Pentax K-3 II : Tests and Reviews

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Type SemiProDSLR
Announced 23/04/2015  
Indicative price (USD) 1100  
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 14.0
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 1.0.0 
Dust cleaning Yes 
Mount type Pentax KAF  
Weight (gr)  
Battery type Li-ion, D-Li90, 7.2V, 1860mAh or 6x AA batteries 
Battery weight (gr)  
Tropicalization Yes 
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 (w/ focus lock, focus/shutter priority selectable), AF Continuous (w focus/FPS priority selectable) 
Number of autofocus points 27 
Exposure bracketing 2, 3, or 5 frames, up to +/- 2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps 
Exposure compensation +/- 5 EV (1/3 and 1/2 steps) 
Drive modes Single, Continuous H (Approx 8.3 FPS), Continuous M (Approx 4.5 FPS), Continuous L (Approx 3.0 FPS), Self-Timer (12s, 2s), HDR Capture (3 shots at 1EV, 2EV, or 3EV, 3 blend settings plus Auto, pixel alignment), Multi-exposure, Interval Shooting, Interval  
Buffer size 60 (JPG), 23 (RAW) 
Recording medium SD, SDHC, SDXC, EyeFi, Flucard 
Image format JPEG, RAW (PEF) 
White balance bracketing No 
Connectivity USB 3.0, AV out 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes 
External micro Yes 
Histogram Yes 
GPS Yes 
Video Yes 
Maximum format image video 1920 x 1080 / 60 fps 
Full HD Yes 
Live autofocus  
Video file format MOV, AVI 
Video codec MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, JPG 
Video stabilisation Yes 

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