Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera Body + Grip

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Features

Selectable Anti-Aliasing Filter

 

Enjoy 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 limitations. This breakthrough technology eliminates the need to commit to either supreme resolution or superior moiré control, by providing both options in a single camera body. 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. * This function is most effective with a shutter speed of 1/1000 second or slower. This function is not available during HDR shooting.

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.

 

24 effective mega-pixels in an APS-C sized CMOS sensor

 

Designed for the demanding photographer, the K-3 features 24 effective megapixels in an APS-C sized CMOS sensor for outstanding high resolution imagery.

 

Fastest continuous shooting at 8.3FPS

 

Never miss a single moment with an incredibly fast frame rate of 8.3 FPS, for extreme action capture and demanding high performance shooting.

 

SAFOX11 Autofocus Module

 

The newly designed SAFOX11 autofocus module maximizes 27 AF sensors and a vast light sensitivity range of –3EV to +18EV.

 

Real Time Scene Analysis with 86,000 pixel sensor

 

The new Real Time Scene Analysis System features an 86,000 pixel RGB light-metering sensor and improved algorithms that further enhance accuracy of exposure, white balance and autofocusing.

 

PENTAX body-based Shake Reduction (SR)

 

The PENTAX-original SR stabilization system is built right into the body, and is compatible with any of the 27 million PENTAX lenses ever produced.

 

Dual SD card slots

 

Dual SD card slots allow for greater memory card flexibility, for separation of JPG and RAW files, and for use with Eye-fi card and new FLU card technology.

 

Pentaprism Optical Viewfinder for 100% FOV and .95 magnification

 

Low profile glass pentaprism viewfinder, with interchangeable focusing screens, achieves a 100% optical field of view for framing accuracy in a highly compact form factor.

 

Magnesium alloy body w stainless steel chassis

 

Durable magnesium alloy covers surround a rugged stainless steel chassis.

Specifications

Type

Digital SLR

Sensor

Type: CMOS w primary color filter and integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor movement system

Size: 23.5 x 15.6mm

Color depth: 8 bits/channel JPG, 14 bits/channel RAW

Effective pixels: 23.35 MP

Total pixels: 24.71 MP

Recorded resolutions

Still: Jpeg – 

L (24M?6016x4000), 

M (14M: 4608x3072), 

S (6M: 3072x2048),

XS (2M: 1920x1280) 

RAW – L (24M?6016x4000)

Quality levels: ??? Best, ?? Better, ? Good, RAW (14-bit)

Movie (resolution/FPS): 

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

HD (1280x720, 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p) 

Dust Removal: DR II (ultrasonic vibration to low pass filter) with Dust Alert function

Lens

Type/construction: PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount

Usable lenses: PENTAX KAF3, KAF2, KAF, and KA (K mount, 35mm screwmount, 645/67 med format lenses useable w adapter and/or restrictions)

SDM function: Yes

Power zoom function: Yes (power zoom only)

Focus System

Type: SAFOX 11 TTL phase-matching - 27 point (25 cross type focus points in the center)

Focus modes: AF Single (w focus lock, focus/shutter priority selectable), AF Continuous (w focus/FPS priority selectable), Manual

Focus point adjustment: Spot, Select, Expanded Area (S, M, L), Zone select, Auto (27 AF points)

Viewfinder

Type: Pentaprism

Coverage (field of view): 100%

Magnification: 0.95X (w 50mm F1.4 at infinity)

Standard focusing screen: Natural-Bright-Matte III (interchangeable)

Diopter adjustment: -2.5m to 1.5m

Depth of field preview: Optical (diaphragm stop-down), Digital

LCD Monitor

Type: 3.2” TFT color LCD with brightness/saturation/color adjustment AR coating and air-gapless glass. 

Resolution: 1037K dots

Wide angle viewable: Yes

Flash

Type: Retractable P-TTL popup flash

Guide number: 13m (ISO 100)

Coverage: 28mm wide angle (equiv 35mm)

Flash modes: Auto, On, Redeye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, High-speed sync, Wireless, Manual 

Flash exposure compensation: -2 to 1 EV (1/2 steps)

External Flash

Type: Hotshoe (P-TTL), high speed sync and wireless w PENTAX dedicated flash, X-Sync Socket

Synchronization speed: 1/180 sec

Storage Media

Internal memory: n/a

Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC, EyeFi, FLU 

Interfaces

Ports: USB 3.0 hi-speed, AV out, HDMI out, DC in, cable switch, 3.5mm stereo microphone, X-sync socket

Video out: HD (via HDMI), NTSC, PAL

Printer interfaces: n/a

Power Supply

Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI90, D-BG5 Battery Grip (optional) with trays for 2nd D-Li90 battery or 6x AA batteries

Recordable images: Approx 720 (approx 560 w 50% flash, CIPA)

Playback time: Approx 370 min

Movie recording time: Approx 25 min (automatic overheat shutdown protection)

AC adapter available: Yes - (optional) K-AC132

Physical Specs

Body dimensions (W x H x D): 5.17in x 3.94in x 3.05in

Body weight

Without battery or removable memory: 25.2 oz

Loaded and ready: 28.2 oz

Construction material(s): Magnesium alloy shell over metal chassis

Weather resistant: Yes (92 special sealing parts)

Operating temperature: 14-104°F (-10 to 40°C)

Language Support

English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish,

Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Chinese

(Simplified/Traditional), Japanese

Image Stabilization

Type: Sensor-Shift Shake Reduction with rotational compensation (3.5EV TBD)

Electronic level function: Yes, verification via viewfinder and LCD panel

Metering System

Type: TTL open aperture metering using 86K pixel RGB sensor 

Sensitivity range: EV -3 to 20 (ISO 100, 50mm F1.4)

Multi-Segment: Yes

Center weighted: Yes

Spot: Yes

Exposure compensation: +/- 5 EV (1/3 and 1/2 steps)

Exposure lock: Yes

Exposure bracketing: Yes (2, 3, or 5 frames, up to +/- 2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps)

ISO Sensitivity

Auto: ISO 100-51200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), Auto ISO range selectable,

Bulb mode: Auto ISO n/a

Manual: 100-51200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), 

White Balance

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 mode(s): Yes, 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

Shutter

Type: Electronically controlled, vertical-run, focal plane shutter

Shutter speed: 1/8000 to 30 sec (1/3 or 1/2 EV steps), Bulb

Capture Modes

Mode selection: Green, Hyper Program (P), Sensitivity Priority (Sv), Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter & Aperture Priority (TAv), Metered Manual, Bulb, X-Speed, USER (3 presets). 

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

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

- All include gamut radar and fine adjustment of saturation, hue, high/low key, contrast, and sharpness (regular and fine adjustment scales). Monochrome mode includes adjustments for filter effects (green, yellow, orange, red, magenta, blue, cyan, infrared), toning (sepia, warm/cool), high/low key, contrast, and sharpness (regular, fine, and extra sharp adjustment scales).

Green simplified mode available: Yes

P/A/S/M/B: P, A, S, M, B (extended modes Sv, TAv)

Date stamp: n/a

Digital filters (capture): Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome

Data record: Folder name (standard, date), file name (standard, customizable), embed copyright. 

Drive Modes

Mode selection: Single, Continuous (H,M,L), Self-Timer (12s, 2s), Remote (0s, 3s, continuous), Exp. Bracketing (standard, timer, remote), Mirror up (standard, remote), HDR Capture (3 shots at 1EV, 2EV, or 3EV, 3 blend settings plus Auto, pixel alignment)

Multi-exposure: Composite Mode (Additive/Average/Bright) Number of Shots (2 to 2000 images), Interval 2000 shots, 2 sec to 24 hrs, time delay available)

Continuous FPS (JPG ???)

- Continuous H: Approx 8.3 FPS (60 JPG, 23 RAW)

- Continuous M: Approx 4.5 FPS (100 JPG, 32 RAW)

- Continuous L: Approx 3.0 FPS (200 JPG, 52 RAW)

Self-timer: Yes (12s, 2s)

Remote control: Yes, infrared (0s, 3s, continuous), cable switch

Playback Modes

Mode selection: 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 info, Copyright Information (Photographer, Copyright holder), Folder Display, Calendar Filmstrip Display, Slide Show Mode pallet: Image Rotation, Digital Filter, Resize, Cropping, Slideshow, Save as Manual WB, RAW Development, Index Print, Protect, Movie Edit, Extract JPG from Movie, Magnification: up to 16X, scrollable, quick magnification.

Digital filters (playback): Base Parameter Adj, Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome, Tone Expansion, Sketch, Water Color, Pastel, Posterization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Slim

File Formats

Still: RAW (PEF, DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.30), DCF 2.0 compliant 

Movie: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264?MOV) - JPEG(AVI) for internal movie record 

Custom Functions

Functions available: 27

Computer Requirements

*For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary.

Windows: Windows 8 (32 bit/64 bit) / Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) / Windows Vista (32 bit/64 bit), Windows XP SP3 (32 bit) 

Mac: Mac OS X 10.8 / 10.7 / 10.6 

Battery Life

Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI90, D-BG5 Battery Grip (optional) with trays for 2nd D-Li90 battery or 6x AA batteries

Recordable images: Approx 720 (approx 560 w 50% flash, CIPA)

Playback time: Approx 370 min

Movie recording time: Approx 25 min (automatic overheat shutdown protection)

AC adapter available: Yes - (optional) K-AC132

Dimensions

5.17in x 3.94in x 3.05in

 

Weight

Body weight

Without battery or removable memory: 25.2 oz

Loaded and ready: 28.2 oz

Operating Temperatures

Operating temperature: 14-104°F (-10 to 40°C)

Operating Humidity

Weather resistant: Yes (92 special sealing parts)

 

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