Pentax K-3

  • Pentax K-3
90
Based on 24 scores, 46 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    18
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Excellent high ISO image quality.
  • Shoots at 8.1fps.
  • Fast.

Cons:

  • Limited autofocus during video recording.
  • A little slow to start.

Expert reviews and ratings

By The Imaging Resource on 90

Ricoh's flagship APS-C camera, the 24-megapixel Pentax K-3 is jam-packed with clever technology, yet it's also affordably priced and among the very smallest enthusiast DSLRs. As well as overhauled imaging, autofocus, and metering, it also boasts an...

By Digital Photography Review on

Pentax has a long history of being a little different from the 'big two' SLR makers, introducing features that would normally be found on cameras costing quite a bit more, such as weatherproofing and larger, pentaprism optical viewfinders. It's also...

By TechRadar AU on 80

Since the biggest selling point of this camera is its weatherproofing credentials, it makes sense to buy it with the 18-135mm WR (weather resistant) lens, otherwise it's only the body that can withstand water. This makes it a little more expensive than...

By Stuff.tv on 100

VERDICT Open Gallery The Pentax K-3 is a serious camera that takes seriously good stills. It's packed with features to make your life easier, such as dual SD card slots, weatherproofing and in-body stabilisation and handles as well as any camera...

By Steves Digicams on

By Josh Fate Pentax has produced a very competitive and capable mid-range dSLR with the K-3. It provides the image quality, performance and feature set to compete with any other dSLR in its price range. Sporting a 24-Megapixel APS-C sized imaging...

By GadgetSpeak on 76

This is a weighty and powerful DSLR unit. I was sent the body and a 18-135mm lens. It went on my various journeys for several weeks, so not only did I get my normal range of test shots but some interesting Landscape...

By DPexpert on

REVIEW—PENTAX K-3 DSLR] by terry on 16 February 2014 Price: $1398(with 18—55mm lens as tested) A photographer’s camera THE LOW-DOWN: This 24mp DSLR is weather-sealed with image stabilisation by sensor shift. It has a true pentaprism optical...

By tech.uk.msn.com on

The K-3 is a really good camera that takes really good pictures but the Canon 70D is a more complete...

By Pocket-lint on 90

Pentax's years of experience shine through in the K-3's well thought-out construction, which puts all of your most commonly used controls in convenient, easy to find locations. The innovation and user choice behind features such as advanced...

By digitalcameraworld.com on

Pentax K-3 review: will the weather-proof K-3 be enough to tempt photographers away from Nikon and Canon? Find out in our Pentax K-3 review video.The Pentax K-3 comes just a year after the Pentax K-5 II was launched, which arrived two years after the...

By Digital Trends on 80

The Pentax K-3 is an Editor's Choice winner – it's really a top-notch 2014 enthusiast DSLR – even with the negatives detailed. If you're in the market for a Canon EOS 70D or a Nikon D7100, give this outfit a very close look. The K-3 is generating a lot...

By Macworld UK on 80

Pentax’s latest DSLR, the Pentax K-3, slightly confusingly marketed by Ricoh who now owns the brand, just happens to be a flagship pro model. Despite this, it fields a 24.7 megapixel APS-C sensor rather than the full frame chip of the Nikon D610, and...

By DigitalVersus on 100

Pentax/Ricoh's K-3 is a sturdy and hard-wearing but quite traditional SLR. It doesn't get any of the newfangled features seen elsewhere, like Wi-Fi, GPS, touch-controls, a swivel screen or extra video features. However, the basics are all covered very...

By reviewed.com on 92

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By Photo Review Australia on 90

In the current marketplace, where sales of DSLR cameras are declining, the K-3 provides a welcome combination of innovative technology, excellent performance and a competitive price tag. Photographers looking for a new camera body on which to base a...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

What is the Pentax K-3? The Pentax K-3 follows on from some impressive recent Pentax DSLRs that have applied some real pressure to the ‘big two' traditional DSLR manufacturers. The K-3 marks a departure from previous generation models, sporting a new...

By Amateur Photographer on 85

Based on image quality alone, the Pentax K-3 is one of the best enthusiast DSLRs we have tested. Images are full of detail and there are more than enough colour settings to satisfy most photographers. The metering is a little on the dark side, although...

By DigitalCameraReview on 90

The K-3 is Pentax's latest flagship DSLR and in typical Pentax fashion offers a lot of performance and features at a relatively bargain price, including weather sealing and a continuous high-speed shooting capability in excess of 8 frames per second....

By PhotographyBLOG on 100

The flagship Pentax K-3 is a new semi-professional DSLR camera. Key features of the K-3 include a 24 megapixel APS-C sensor with an anti-aliasing simulator rather than an optical anti-aliasing filter, 27-point Safox XI AF module that remains operational...

By Digital Photography Review on

The Pentax K-3 is the company's latest range-topping DSLR, which means another robustly constructed, well-proportioned camera built with photographers in mind. The 24MP K-3 does without an anti-aliasing filter, instead offering the unique option of...