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Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera Body, Black {23.35 M/P}

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Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera Body, Black {23.35 M/P} Description


The Pentak K-3 was noted as the most advanced enthusiast DSLR during its time with unprecedented technology and specifications. The Pentax K-3 concerts 23.35 effective megapixels APS-C sensor + Prime III image processor, 3.2" 1037k-dot LCD monitor, 1/8000 second high-speed shutter, 27-point AF system with 25 cross-type, 8.3 fps continuous shooting, built-in stabilization, and Full HD video. Coupled with the APS-C sensor the Prime III image processor act together to deliver high-resolution imaging and full HD video recording. It has ergonomic design with dedicated ISO buttons, exposure compensation, SAFOXII AF Module, Real Time metering  and AF mode. K-3 delivers untouchable picture quality in its stainless steel, magnesium alloy structure with 92 protective seals. 

The New Standard of Performance

Benchmarked as the most advanced enthusiast DSLR available, featuring unparalleled technology and specifications, the PENTAX K-3 will set your photography free with the new standard of imaging performance and unsurpassed user-flexibility. The K-3 touts 24 effective mega-pixels in an APS-C sensor, continuous shooting at an incredible 8.3 frames per second, and champions the world's first selectable anti-aliasing filter, giving the user the ability to easily toggle anti-aliasing functionality on or off, for supreme resolution and zero limitation. Power your pictures using the new top-tier SAFOX11 autofocus module, and go beyond wireless functionality with the new FLU card SDHC technology for complete remote camera control, and image transfer. Complete, and capable for every serious photographer, also enjoy professional H.264 video capture, dual memory card slots, and the distinguished PENTAX weather sealing in a stunning magnesium alloy body. Harness the summit of the K-mount with the PENTAX K-3.

KEH Specifications

  • Megapixels: 23.35 
  • Sensor Size/Type: APS-C (23.5 x 15.6mm) / CMOS
  • Resolution: (maximum:) 6016 x 4000 
  • ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 100-51200
  • File Formats: DNG, JPEG, RAW, AVI, MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 
  • Lens Mount: Pentax K
  • Shutter Speeds: 30 sec. - 1/8000 sec., Bulb Mode
  • Continuous Shooting (fps): 8.3 fps
  • Flash: built-in
  • Exposure Modes: Aperture Priority, Bulb, Green, Hyper Program, Metered Manual, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Shutter/Aperture Priority, User, X-Speed 
  • White Balance: Auto, CTE, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Manual, Multi Auto WB, Shade, Tungsten 
  • Self Timer: 2 or 12 sec.
  • Video: Yes
  • Frame Rate (AV recording): 24 - 60 fps 
  • Video Clip Length: 25 min.
  • Viewfinder: Pentaprism 
  • Viewfinder Coverage: 100%
  • Display Screen: 3.2 in. 1,037k-Dot LCD Monitor 
  • Memory Card Type: SD, SDHC, SDXC 
  • Battery: 1x D-LI90  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2VDC, 1860mAh
  • Dimensions: 5.2 x 3.9 x 3.1 in.
  • Weight: (WITH battery and memory card:) 816g
  • Manufacturer's Model #: 15530


Built-in Devices

Built-in Devices Microphone, Speaker


Self Timer 12 Second, 2 Second


Minimum Diopter Adjustment -2.5
Maximum Diopter Adjustment 1.5


Memory Card Supported Eye-Fi Card, Flucard, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card


ISO Sensitivity Auto, ISO 100, ISO 51200
Longest Shutter Speed 30 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/8000 Second
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual


Image Formats JPEG, RAW
Aspect Ratio 16:9


Maximum Frame Rate 60 fps
Video Rec Formats Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
HD Movie Mode Yes
Video Formats AVI, H.264, MOV, MPEG-4 AVC


USB Standard USB 2.0
Analog Video Out Yes

Physical Characteristics

Color Black
Durability Dust Resistant, Weather Resistant
Lens Mount Pentax K (SMC, SMC-M), Pentax KA (SMC-A), Pentax KA2 (MZ-M, ZX-M), Pentax KAF SMC-F, Pentax KAF SMC-FAJ, Pentax KAF2 (SMC-FA), Pentax KAF2 (SMC-DA, SMC-DFA)

Battery Information

Number of Batteries Supported 1
Battery Built-in No
Battery Rechargeable Yes
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)

Display & Graphics

Image Sensor Size 0.93" x 0.61"
Display Screen Type LCD
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Total Camera Resolution 24.7 Megapixel
Display Resolution 1037000 Pixel
White Balance Modes
  • Auto WB
  • Multi Auto WB
  • Daylight
  • Shade
  • Cloudy
  • Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White)
  • Tungsten Light
  • Flash
  • CTE
  • Manual WB (up to 3 Settings)
  • Color Temperature Configuration (up to 3 Settings)
  • Copying the White Balance Setting of a Captured Image
  • WB Fine Adjustment Available in all Modes
Touchscreen No
Effective Camera Resolution 23.4 Megapixel
Screen Size 3.2"


Built-in Flash Yes
External Flash Mount Hot Shoe
Built-in Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash Exposure Compensation, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Front Curtain Sync, High Speed Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Wireless Sync
External Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash Exposure Compensation, Flash OFF, Flash ON, High Speed Sync, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Wireless Flash
External Flash Optional

General information

Product Model K-3
Manufacturer Part Number 15530
Manufacture GTIN 27075274204
Brand Name Pentax


Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Digital, Optical
Digital Zoom No


Language Supported Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Platform Supported Mac, PC
Features Continuous Shooting Mode, External Flash Shoe, Face Detection, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Time Lapse Function
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