Pentax K-3 : Tests and Reviews

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Type SemiProDSLR
Announced 08/10/2013  
Indicative price (USD) 1300  
Sensor type CMOS  
Resolution 6080 x 4032  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 24.51  
Sensor size (mm) 15.6 x 23.5 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm)  
Bits per pixel 15.0
Focal length multiplier 1.5 
Aspect Ratio 3:2 
ISO latitude  100 - 51200 
Shutter type Mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/8000 - 30.0  
Frame rate (fps) 8.3  
Live view  Yes 
Stabilization  Yes 
Firmware  
Dust cleaning  
Mount type Pentax KAF  
Weight (gr)  
Battery type Li-Ion D-LI90 
Battery weight (gr)  
Tropicalization No 
Camera material Metal 
Mount material Metal 
View finder type Optical 
View finder magnification 0.95 
View finder coverage 100 
Mirror lockup Yes 
View finder diopter -2.5 to +1.5 
Monitor type LCD 
Monitor size 3.2 
Monitor pixel 1037000 
Articulated screen No 
Touch screen No 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes AF Single, AF Continuous, Manual 
Number of autofocus points 27 
Exposure bracketing Yes 
Exposure compensation +/- 5 EV 
Drive modes Single, Continuous shooting (Hi, Med, Lo), Self-timer (2 or 12 sec), Remote control (0 or 3 sec, or continuous), Exposure bracketing, Mirror lockup, HDR capture. 
Buffer size  
Recording medium Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC 
Image format JPEG, RAW 
White balance bracketing No 
Connectivity USB/HDMI 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes 
External micro Yes 
Histogram Yes 
GPS No 
Video Yes 
Maximum format image video 920 x 1080 / 60 fps 
Full HD Yes 
Live autofocus  
Video file format MPEG4 
Video codec H264 
Video stabilisation  

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