Pentax K-3 specifications

Price
MSRP$1299 / £1099 body only, $1699 / £1449 with 18-135 WR lens, $1599 / £1399 for limited edition silver body
Body type
Body typeMid-size SLR
Body materialMagnesium alloy
Sensor
Max resolution6016 x 4000
Other resolutions4608 x 3072, 3072 x 2048, 1920 x 1080
Image ratio w:h3:2
Effective pixels24 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors25 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorPrime III
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayPrimary Color Filter
Image
ISOAuto, 100 - 51200
White balance presets9
Custom white balanceYes (3)
Image stabilizationSensor-shift
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsBest, better, good
File format
  • RAW 14 bits (PEF, DNG)
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3)
  • DCF 2.0
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomNo
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points27
Lens mountPentax KAF2
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3.2
Screen dots1,037,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT LCD monitor
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.95×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Green
  • Hyper Program (P)
  • Sensitivity Priority (Sv)
  • Shutter Priority (Tv)
  • Aperture Priority (Av)
  • Shutter and Aperture Priority (TAv)
  • Metered Manual (M)
  • Bulb
  • X-Speed
  • User (3)
Built-in flashYes (Pop-up)
Flash range13.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flashYes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Flash modesAuto, on, off, red-eye, slow sync, slow sync + red-eye, trailing curtain sync, high speed, wireless, manual
Flash X sync speed1/180 sec
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
Continuous drive8.3 fps
Self-timerYes ( 2 or 12 seconds)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±2 (2, 3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
MicrophoneMono
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesDual SD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
HDMIYes (mini)
WirelessOptional
Wireless notesSpecial version of Flu Card available
Remote controlYes (optional, wired or wireless)
Physical
Environmentally sealedYes (Weather and dust resistant)
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion D-LI90 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)560
Weight (inc. batteries)800 g (1.76 lb / 28.22 oz)
Dimensions131 x 100 x 77 mm (5.16 x 3.94 x 3.03)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes (up to 9999 pictures)
GPSOptional
GPS notesO-GPS1