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Pentax K-3 Mark III

Pentax K-3 Mark III
alaScore 90

41 reviews

Mar, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Pentax K-3 Mark III. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the low light performance and usability. The durability and image quality also get good views, but the contrast and screen get critical comments. Opinions about the focus and size are mixed.

performance, image quality, durability, usability, low-light

price, screen, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax K-3 Mark III is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Pentax K-3 Mark III from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People are impressed by the price and durability. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, but opinions about the size and focus are mixed.

performance, usability, image quality, durability, price

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2024

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Pentax K-3 Mark III Review


Stabilized 25.7MP image sensor ; Wide-spread autofocus ; 10fps continuous shooting ; High-magnification optical viewfinder ; Magnesium body with dust and splash protection ; In-camera USB-C charging

Shaky viewfinder with unstabilized lenses ; 4K video doesn't use full sensor width ; Only one card slot supports UHS-II speed ; Many compatible lenses showing their age ; Omits built-in GPS for Astrotracer ; External battery charger not included ;...

The Pentax K-3 Mark III includes the company's best-yet autofocus system and a sturdy, all-weather build. It's a worthwhile upgrade for devoted Pentax users, but others should look elsewhere.

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Richard Butler (

Pentax K-3 Mark III initial review


The Pentax K-3 Mark III is that rarest of things: a completely new DSLR. We've got hands-on with the camera to find out just what's changed in the six years since the Mark II. The answer is: almost everything.

Mar, 2021

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Pentax K-3 III Review


It has been a long time since I've gone hands-on with a new DSLR camera. I still use DSLR cameras regularly for my work;

Expert review by : Marc McLaren (

Pentax K-3 III review: The last great DSLR?


The Pentax K-3 III is a 25MP DSLR that takes superb images and is lovely to shoot with, but it also has some compromises. Here's our full Pentax K-3 III review.

Stellar image quality ; Excellent image stabilization ; Excellent build and handling ; Plenty of controls ; Great battery life

No flip-out LCD ; 4K video is cropped ; Autofocus struggles in some scenarios ; High price

Ultimately, while the K-3 III takes beautiful photos, it doesn’t do quite enough to justify that high price — or to explain why Pentax is sticking with DSLRs as the rest of the world moves on.

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : Rod Lawton (

Pentax K-3 Mark III review


The Pentax K-3 Mark III is Pentax's latest and best APS-C DSLR. but how good is it, and is it worth the formidable asking price?

Sturdy build ; Clever if complex exposure modes ; 12fps continuous shooting

Inexplicably expensive ; Fixed rear screen ; Slow contrast AF in live view ; Limited buffer capacity

The Pentax K-3 Mark III is tough, fast, powerful and packed with clever features. It’s also oddly dated, as if Pentax has deliberately stepped back from modern innovations like on-sensor phase detect AF and vari-angle screens, and back to simpler...

Aug, 2021

Expert review by : Ron Leach (

Pentax K-3 III APS-C DSLR Review: If You Thought DSLRs Were Dead, Think Again!


Like many “serious” photographers, I'm unapologetic about owning quite a few cameras, including a DSLR, two mirrorless systems, and a vintage 35mm SLR. My arsenal also includes an array of nice glass to support the foregoing, and a few historically...

Jun, 2021

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Pentax K-3 III Review


We review the new Pentax K-3 III DSLR from Ricoh Imaging, and take an in-depth look at the cameras new features, as well as look at image quality from the camera. Find out how the K-3 III performs.

Jul, 2021

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