In all of our tests with the filter off, the Pentax K-3 achieves a high ranking coming in 15th place overall with a DxOMark Sensor of 80 points.
However, this is slightly lower than expected. Had the K-3 offered an ISO80 setting like its predecessors then the score would almost certainly have been on a par with them, click through to see the comparison Pentax K3 vs Pentax K5 II vs Pentax K5 IIs.
As a result the K-3 has slightly lower scores for Low ISO individual metrics (Portrait and Landscape), but the differences are marginal, with perhaps the exception of dynamic range where the K-3 has -0.7 of a stop less than the K-5II models overall.
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April 10, 2014
Pentax cameras have always been innovative, and Ricoh has upped the ante with the K-3. Its image stabilization system not only reduces shake, but it can also simulate an anti-aliasing filter. The K-3 marks the latest evolution of one of the best-handling DSLRs in its class. It features a new autofocus system, 24 megapixel CMOS sensor, 8.3 fps continuous shooting, and USB 3.0 support. Has Ricoh put together a top-notch DSLR in the K-3?
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