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Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3
alaScore 92

570 reviews

Mar, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 570 reviews of Pentax K-3. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and durability. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the flash.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax K-3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax K-3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Pentax K-3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the durability and image quality. The usability and portability also get good feedback, but there are mixed comments on the size and reliability.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2024

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax K-3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 user reviews of Pentax K-3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the portability and image quality are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the shutter. Some have doubts about the flash and battery.

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98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2024

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Pentax K-3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Pentax K-3 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People really like the image quality and focus. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably.

price, performance, usability, focus, image quality

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

Mar, 2024

Expert review by : Richard Butler , Jeff Keller (dpreview.com)

Pentax K-3 Review

 

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...

The K-3 is the latest iteration of what's become a very strong series of DSLRs - the

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Pentax K-3

 

The Pentax K-3 is the most refined K-mount SLR to date, offering fast autofocus and superb image quality. Its video autofocus implementation isn't the best, but it still manages to snag our Editors' Choice award.

Excellent high ISO image quality. Shoots at 8.1fps. Fast, 27-point autofocus system. In-camera shake reduction. Selectable simulated low-pass filter. Weather-sealed design. Pentaprism viewfinder. Sharp rear display. Top-notch control layout. Dual SD...

Limited autofocus during video recording. A little slow to start. Lacks built-in GPS or Wi-Fi.

When using the FluCard to control the K-3 remotely you'll have access to a basic control mode that lets you select a focus point and fire the shutter. You can switch this to advanced mode, which gives you more control, including the shutter speed,...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Pentax overhauls top-of-line dSLR

 

While the camera still has the weather-sealed body and same basic design, almost everything else about the Pentax K-3 from sensor to control layout is different.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Pentax K-3

 

In the fall of 2013, Ricoh Imaging announced the new PENTAX K-3 DSLR. Designed with "advanced enthusiasts" in mind, the K-3 boasts a 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor, the ability to continuously shoot at 8.3 frames-per-second, Full HD 1080p Video...

Green" shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; Full 1080p HD video capture with tons of control ; HDMI output and audio input add to the video capabilities of the camera ;...

Although performance was very good, it did not live up to expectations ; High ISO images are incredibly noisy ; Face Detection only works in "Green" mode with Live View enabled

Pentax has introduced an excellent dSLR into the mid-level range. Its APS-C sized 24-Megapixel CMOS sensor, built-in SR stabilization, 1080p HD video and fantastic performance and quality make it a true challenger in this market. The weather sealed...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Pentax K-3 Prestige Gunmetal Edition

 

Pentax K-3 Special Edition D-SLR camera : In keeping with its tradition of excellence and the new standard of performance, Ricoh Imaging is proud to presents the Pentax K3 Prestige Edition. The Pentax K-3 Prestige is a special-edition model of the...

The AA simulator, a highly innovative function developed specifically for the Pentax K-3, allows the user to effectively minimize moiré without actually installing an optical AA filter in the digital camera. This provides a choice of filtered or...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Pentax K-3 Review

 

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...

The Pentax K-3 is the most full-featured prosumer DSLR camera on the market, but not only that, it also delivers great performance, weather-resistant build quality, slick handling and excellent image quality too. The K-3 certainly has what it takes to...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Pentax K-3 Review

 

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...

Top-notch image quality; Great ergonomics in a compact body; Unique on-demand low-pass filtering; Broad sensitivity range; Large and bright viewfinder for an APS-C camera; Dual card slots; Optional Wi-Fi remote control

AE Lock button is poorly located; Below-average battery life for a DSLR; Rather dated-looking menu system; Requires a different battery grip accessory than its predecessors; Less third-party support than some rivals

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...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : imaging-resource.com (imaging-resource.com)

Pentax K-3

 

Since the launch of the Pentax K-7 in 2009, the company's flagship models have been among our favorite enthusiast-grade digital SLRs. Pentax's most recent iterations -- the simultaneously-launched K-5 II and K-5 IIs -- were very much evolutionary...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Shutterbug (shutterbug.com)

Pentax Unleashes Special Gunmetal "Prestige" Edition of K-3 DSLR

 

Pentax has unveiled a new limited edition "Prestige" version of its K-3 digital SLR with a distinctive gunmetal chassis. According to Pentax, the K-3 is a special edition camera created to commemorate “the many awards bestowed upon the K-3” by...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : jmeyer (digitalcameraworld.com)

Pentax K-3 review

 

Pentax K-3 review: will the weather-proof K-3 be enough to tempt photographers away from Nikon and Canon?

Jan, 2014

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