Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera 18-135mm WR Lens With Bonus 8GB Flucard

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Developed to be the flagship of the PENTAX K digital SLR camera series, the K-3 features a host of advanced functions and user-friendly features to optimize image quality, operability and maneuverability under demanding shooting conditions in the field.

High-resolution images with the 24 megapixels brand-new sensor
The K-3 is equipped with a new APS-C-size CMOS image sensor (23.5mm×15.6mm) with approximately 24 effective megapixels. By coupling this sensor with a newly developed PRIME III imaging engine with high-efficiency noise and image processing capacities and an anti-aliasing filter-free design, the K-3 delivers high-resolution, fine-gradation images. 

It also offers a top sensitivity of ISO 51200, for the photography of detailed images even under extremely poor lighting conditions, and to simplify handheld shooting of nightscapes.

Reduction of moiré as effectively as an optical anti-aliasing filter
In-body SR mechanism

The K-3 features a PENTAX-developed SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism that can be used with any compatible PENTAX interchangeable lens.** Thanks to the addition of an SR-dedicated servo controller and an increase in the magnetic force driving the SR unit, this mechanism assures more stable, effective camera-shake compensation than ever before.

The World’s-first***, innovative anti-aliasing simulator function

Newly developed for the K-3, the anti-aliasing simulator**** applies microscopic vibrations to the image sensor unit at the subpixel level during image exposure, generating the same level of moiré-reduction effect as an optical anti-aliasing filter. Unlike an optical anti-aliasing filter that always creates the identical result, this innovative simulator allows the user not only to switch the anti-aliasing filter effect on and off, but also to adjust the level of the effect. This allows the user to set the ideal effect for a particular scene or subject.

User-assisting shooting functions

The SR unit’s flexible design, which tilts the image sensor unit in all directions, is one reason why the K-3 can offer a host of handy shooting functions, including auto level compensation, image-composition fine-adjustment, and ASTRO TRACER, which simplifies advanced astronomical photography in combination with the optional O-GPS1 GPS Unit.

** Lenses compatible with this mechanism: K-, KA-, KAF-, KAF2-, and KAF3-mount lenses; screw-mount lenses, (with adapter); and 645- and 67-system lenses (with adapter). Some functions may not be available with all lenses.
*** World’s first as an interchangeable-lens camera to carry this functionality as of October 2013.(Based on RICOH IMAGING COMPANY’s research)
**** This function is most effective with a shutter speed of 1/1000 second or slower. This function is not available during HDR shooting.

Newly designed SAFOX 11 AF module with 27 auto focus points
The K-3 features a new SAFOX 11 AF module with an expanded image-area coverage using 27 AF sensors (25 cross-type sensors positioned in the middle).

 
The center sensor and two sensors just above and below it are designed to detect the light flux of an F2.8 lens, making it easy to obtain pinpoint focus on the subject when using a large-aperture lens.


This newly developed AF module is highly light-sensitive and covers a wide AF working range of –3EV to +18EV.


Since the AF module takes data from RGB light sensors into calculation to optimize AF operation, the K-3 also provides such advanced functions as high-accuracy auto-focusing during the shooting of fast-moving subjects, and the zone-select AF mode to automatically select the best possible in-focus point within a designated nine-sensor zone.

High-precision exposure control

The K-3 is equipped with newly introduced PENTAX Real-Time Scene Analysis System that consists of approximately 86,000 pixel RGB light-metering sensor and improved algorithm, which allows it to not only control the exposure with extreme accuracy, but also to utilize the data taken in by the light-metering sensor to further enhance the accuracy of auto-focusing and white balance adjustment.. This has expanded the measurable minimum luminance level to as low as –3EV. 

By detecting the type of scene or subject using the light sensor, the K-3 also can not only select the exposure settings that are more consistent with the photographer’s creative intentions, but also it can make more precise distinction between the main subject and the background to improve the accuracy of flash discharge level.

Article Number
Article Number
15529
Type
Camera Type
TTL autofocus, auto-exposure SLR digital-still camera with built-in retractable P-TTL flash
Sensor
Type
Primary colour filter, CMOS

AA Filter Simulator: Moiré reduction using SR unit. OFF/Type1/Type2
Size
23.5 x 15.6 (mm)
Total Pixels
Approx. 24.71 megapixels
Effective Pixels
Approx. 24.35 megapixels
Still
JPEG: L(24M: 6016x4000) M(14M:4608x3072) S(6M:3072x2048) XS(2M:1920x1280),

RAW: L(24M:6016x4000)
Movie
Full HD(1920x1080, 60i/50i/30p/25p/24p)

HD (1280x720, 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
Sensitivity
ISO AUTO/100 to 51200 (EV steps can be set to 1EV, 1/2EV, or 1/3EV)
Shake Reduction
Sensor-shift shake reduction (SR: Shake Reduction) ; Approx. 3.5EV
Sensor Cleaning
Image sensor cleaning using ultrasonic vibrations "DR II", Dust Alert function
Lens
Mount
PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount (AF coupler, lens information contacts, K-mount with power contacts)
Usable lenses
KAF3, KAF2 (power zoom compatible), KAF, KA mount lens
Focusing System
Type
Type TTL: phase-matching autofocus
Functions
Focus Sensor: SAFOX 11, 27 point (25 cross type focus points in the centre)

Brightness Range: EV-3 to 18 (ISO 100 / at normal temperature)

AF mode: Single AF (AF.S), Continuous AF (AF.C), Auto select AF (AF.A)

Customization on focus settings possible.

AF Point Selection: Spot, Select, Expanded Area (S, M, L), Zone select, Auto (27 AF points)
AF assist
Dedicated LED AF assist light
Viewfinder
Type
Pentaprism Finder
Field of View
Approx. 100%
Magnification
Approx. 0.95x (50mmF1.4 at infinity)
Focusing screen
Interchangeable Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen
Indication
Eye-Relief Length: Approx. 20.5mm (from the view window), Approx 22.3mm (from the centre of lens)
Diopter adjustment
Approx. -2.5m to + 1.5m-1
Screen
Type
Wide viewing angle TFT colour LCD with AR coating, Air-gapless glass, 3.2 inch (aspect ratio 3:2)

Resolution
Approx. 1037K dots
Playback
Brightness, Saturation and Colours adjustable
Shutter
Type
Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
Speed
1/8000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV steps or 1/2EV steps), Bulb
X-Synchronization
Sync Speed 1/180 sec.
Exposure system
Metering
TTL open aperture metering using 86K pixel RGB sensor, Multi-segment, centre-weighted and spot metering
Exposure Modes
Green mode, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb, Flash X-sync Speed, USER1, USER2, USER3
Metering Range
EV-3 to 20 (ISO100 at 50mm F1.4)
Auto Exposure Lock
Button type (timer type: two times the meter operating time set in Custom Setting); 
Continuous as long as the shutter button is halfway pressed
Compensation
Type TTL: phase-matching autofocus±5EV (1/2EV steps or 1/3EV steps can be selected)
Flash
Type
Built-in P-TTL flash with pop-up, GN: approx. 13 (ISO100/m)
Modes
Flash Mode:

Auto Flash Discharge(Green mode), Flash On, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync. Manual Flash Discharge (Full-1/128)

High-Speed Sync and Wireless Sync are also available with PENTAX dedicated external flash.
Angle of View Coverage
equivalent to angle of view of 28mm lens (35mm format equivalent)
Exposure Compensation
-2.0 to + 1.0EV
Exposure Parameters
Modes
Drive modes:

Mode Selection:

Still Image : Single frame, Continuous (H, M, L), Self-timer (12s, 2s), Remote Control (immediately, 3 sec., continuous), Exposure Bracketing (2, 3 or 5 frames/ Possible to use with Self-timer or Remote Control ), Mirror-up (Possible to use with Remote Control), Interval shooting, Interval Composite

Movie : Remote Control, Interval Movie Record

Continuous Shooting: Max. approx. 8.3 fps, JPEG ( L: xxx at Continuous H): up to approx. 60 frames, RAW: up to approx. 23 frames

Multi-Exposure: Composite Mode(Additive/Average/Bright), Number of Shots(2 to 2000 images)

Interval Shooting:

Still Image / Interval : 2s. to 24h., Number of shots : 2 : 2000 images,
Start Interval : Now/Set Time

Movie / Recorded size:4K/FullHD/HD Interval:2s. to 1h., Recording time:14s.to 99h.,
Start Interval:Now/Set Time

 

Capture Setting:

Custom Image: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing

Cross Processing: Randum, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3

Noise Reduction: Slow Shutter Speed NR, High-ISO NR

Dynamic Range compensation: Highlight Correction, Shadow Correction

Lens Correction: Distortion Correction, Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction, Peripheral Illumin. Corr.

Digital Filter: Extract Colour, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Colour, Unicolour Bold, Bold Monochrome

HDR: Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3, Exposure Bracket Value adjustable, Automatic composition correction function

Horizon Correction: SR On: correction up to 1 degrees, SR Off: correction up to 2 degrees

Composition Adjustment: Adjustment range of ±1.5mm up, down, left or light (1mm when rotated); rotating range of 1 degree

Electronic Level: Displayed in viewfinder and LCD panel (horizontal direction only); displayed on LCD monitor (horizontal direction and vertical direction)
White Balance
Type: Method using a combination of the CMOS image sensor and the light source detection sensor

AUTO WB, Multi Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D:Daylight Colour, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White), Tungsten Light, Flash, CTE, Manual WB (up to 3 settings), Colour Temperature Configuration (up to 3 settings), Copying the white balance setting of a captured image

Fine Adjustment: Adjustable ±7 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis

Largest magnification: Approx. 0,1X with focus mode Macro, Focal Length 4.3mm, Focusing distance 0.03m
Movie
Recording
File Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV)

Motion JPEG(AVI) for Interval Movie Record

Recorded Pixels: Full HD(1920x1080, 60i/50i/30p/25p/24p)

HD (1280x720, 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)

Sound: Built-in monaural microphone, external microphone (Streo recording compatible)
Recording Sound Level adjustable

Recording Time: Up to 25 minutes; automatically stops recording if the internal temperature of the camera becomes high.

Custom Images: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing

Cross Processing: Randum, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3

Digital Filter: Extract Colour, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Colour, Unicolour Bold, Bold Monochrome

HDR: *availble only for Inteval Movie Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3, Exposure Bracket Value adjustable
Playback
Digital Filter
Base Parameter Adj, Extract Colour, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Colour, Unicolour Bold, Bold Monochrome, Tone Expansion, Sketch, Water Colour, Pastel, Posterization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Slim
Options
Playback View:

Single frame, multi-image display (6,12, 20, 35, 80 segmentation), display magnification (up to 16, 100% display and quick magnification available), rotating, histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), bright area warning, Auto Image Rotation, detailed inf, Copyright Information (Photographer, Copyright holder), Folder Display, Calendar Filmstrip Display, Slide Show

Delete:

Delete single image, delete all, select & delete, delete folder, delete instant review image

RAW Development:

RAW file select :Select Single Image, Select Multiple Images, Select a folder RAW Development Parameter: File Format (JPEG/TIFF), Aspect ratio, JPEG recorded pixels, JPEG Quality, Colour Space, Distortion Correction, Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction, Peripheral Illumin. Corr. Colour Fringe Correction, Digital filter, HDR, White Balance, Custom Image, Sensitivity, High-ISO NR, Shadow Correction, GPS(Latitude, Longitude, Altitude, Time)

Edit:

Colour Moiré Correction, Resize, Cropping (Aspect ratio and Slant adjustment available), Index, Movie Edit (Divide or delete selected frames), Capturing a JPEG still picture from a movie, Saving RAW data in buffer memory, Image Copy, Eye-Fi Image Transfer
Storage
External
Storage Medium: SD, SDHC and SDXC Memory Card (Conforms to USH-1 standards), Eye-Fi card,
FLU card

Dual SD slot: Sequential Use, Save to Both, Separate RAW/JPG, Image copy between slots possible
File Format
RAW (PEF/DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.30), DCF2.0 compliant

Recorded Pixels JPEG: L(24M: 6016x4000) M(14M:4608x3072) S(6M:3072x2048) XS(2M:1920x1280),
RAW: L(24M:6016x4000)

Quality Level RAW (14bit): PEF, DNG, JPEG:*(Best),**(Better),***(Good), RAW + JPEG
simultaneous capturing available

Colour Space: sRGB, AdobeRGB
File Name
"IMGP****" or User assingned file name
File name numbering: Sequential, Reset
Special Features
Features
Playback View:

Single frame, multi-image display (6,12, 20, 35, 80 segmentation), display magnification (up to 16, 100% display and quick magnification available), rotating, histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), bright rea warning, Auto Image Roation, detailed inf, Copyright Information (Photographyer, Copyright holder), Folder Display, Calendar Filmstrip Display, Slide Show

USER Mode: Up to 3 settings can be saved

Custom Functions: 27 items

Mode Memory: 11 items

Custom Button: RAW/Fx Button (One Push File Format, Exposure Bracketing, Optical Preview, Digital Preview, Shake Reduction, LCD Panel Illumination, AF button (Enable AF, Cancel AF)

Various settings for the action of the e-dials in each exposure mode can also be saved

Text Size: Standard, Large

World Time: World Time settings for 75 cities (28 time zones)

AF fine Adjustment: ±10 step, Uniform adjustment, Individual adjustment (up to 20 can be saved)

Copyright Information: Names of "Photographer" and "Copyright Holder" are embedded to the image file. Revision history can be checked using the provided software.
Language
Depends on market
Interface
Interface
Connection Port: USB3.0 (micro B), external power supply terminal, external release controller terminal, X-synch socket, HDMI output terminal (Type D), stereo miscrophone input terminal, Headphone terminal

USB Connection: MSC/PTP
Power
Source
Battery Type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90P
AC Adapter: AC Adapter Kit K-AC132 (Optional)
Performance
Battery Life:

Number of recordable images: (with 50% flash usage): approx. 560 images,
(without flash usage): approx: 720 images

Playback time: Approx. 370 minutes

* With a fully-recharged Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery. Tested in compliance with CIPA
standard. Actual results may vary depending on the shooting condition.
Dimensions
Height
100mm
Width
131.5mm
Depth
77.5mm
Weight
Approx. 800g (Including dedicated battery and 1x SD Memory Card), Approx. 715g (body only)
Accessories
Kit Content
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90

Battery Charger D-BC90

AC plug cord

Strap O-ST132

ME Viewfinder Cap

Software (CD-ROM) S-SW140

Eyecup Fs

Hot shoe cover FK

Body mount cover

Battery Grip terminal cover

Sync sock 2p cap
Optional
Lithium-Ion battery D-LI90

Battery Charger kit K-BC90E

AC Adapter K-AC132E

Weather resistant grip D-BG5

SLR case

SLR backpack

Weatherproof remote control O-RC1

Cable switch CS-205

Ring fl ash AF 160FC

Flash AF 200FG

Flash AF 360FGZ II

Flash AF 540FGZ II

O-ICK1 sensor cleaning kit

O-GPS1 GPS unit

 

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