The 23.35-million-pixel sensor in the new Pentax K-3 is just one of many reasons why this enthusiast DSLR may finally be the one to compete with Canon and Nikon. Read the Pentax K-3 review...

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Pentax K-3 review – The competition

The Pentax K-3 will no doubt find itself pitched against the Nikon D7100, which also features a 23.35-million-pixel APS-C sensor. However, you would expect the K-3’s anti-aliasing filter to produce slightly more detailed images. The K-3 also has excellent weatherproofing and a magnesium-alloy body, compared to the polycarbonate body of the D7100. The new Nikon D5300 is aimed at the less-advanced photographer, but it does feature the 23.35-million-pixel sensor without the AA filter.

Further competition comes from the Canon EOS 70D. Its resolution is lower at 20.2 million pixels, although it does have fast phase-detection AF in live view. Those concerned about weatherproofing should also look at the 16.2-million-pixel, micro four thirds Olympus OM-D E-M5.

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  1. 1. Pentax K-3 at a glance:
  2. 2. Pentax K-3 review - Anti-aliasing
  3. 3. Pentax K-3 review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Pentax K-3 review - Autofocus
  5. 5. Pentax K-3 review - Metering
  6. 6. Pentax K-3 review - Dynamic range
  7. 7. Pentax K-3 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  8. 8. Pentax K-3 review - White balance and colour
  9. 9. Pentax K-3 review - Viewfinder, LCD, live view and video
  10. 10. Pentax K-3 review - The competition
  11. 11. Pentax K-3 review - Our verdict
  12. 12. Hands-on review
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