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
The 86,000-pixel RGB sensor featured inside the Pentax K-3 II takes care of calculating the metering. Like the majority of Pentax cameras, the K-3 II has a tendency to slightly underexpose some shots in the multi-segment and centreweighted average metering modes.
The camera appears to prioritise highlight detail, allowing users to bring out more detail from the shadows. This is certainly not a bad thing, as it utilises more of the camera’s dynamic range. On occasions, particularly with backlit scenes, the camera overexposed shots. I found the K-3 II needed regular adjustment of the exposure compensation to get the shot how I wanted it, more so than most APS-C DSLRs.