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Pentax K-3 II Review

August 5, 2015

Overall Rating:

4.5

Pentax K-3 II


Pros:

  • + In-body image stabilisation
  • + Quick autofocusing system
  • + Pixel Shift Resolution feature
  • + Unique astrotracer feature for astrophotography

Cons:

  • - No touch/Articulation to LCD screen
  • - No Wi-Fi/NFC connectivity
  • - Only 27 autofocusing points

Manufacturer:

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The Pentax K-3 II aims to improve on the K-3 with better continuous autofocusing, in-body image stabilisation and never before seen features like Pixel Shift Resolution and Astrotracer. Callum McInernery-Riley investigates

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Full Specification

  • Sensor: 24.35 MP APS-C-sized CMOS
  • Output size: 6016 x 4000
  • Focal length mag: 1.5x
  • Lens mount: Pentax K-mount
  • File format: Raw (Adobe DNG or PEF) JPEG
  • Shutter speeds: 30-1/8,000sec
  • ISO: ISO 100-51,200
  • Exposure modes: PASM, TAV, bulb, X sync, auto, scene modes
  • Metering sensor: 86,000-pixel RGB Matrix sensor
  • Metering modes: Multi, centreweighted, spot
  • Exp comp: ±/5EV
  • Drive: 8.3fps
  • Video: Full HD 1080p 60i/50i/30p/25p/24p
  • Viewfinder: Pentaprism viewfinder – 100% 0.95x magnification
  • AF points: 27 AF points (25 cross type)
  • Display: 1.04-million-dot, 3.2in TFT LCD
  • Memory card: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Dimensions: 131.5 x 102.5 x 77.5mm
  • Weight: 800g with battery and card

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