The Pentax K-3 II suits enthusiasts and serious travel photographers. Its impressive feature set includes a built-in GPS module that delivers geotagging capabilities in-camera and a filter-free sensor configuration for high-resolution image results.
24.35 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
At the heart of the K3 II is a 24.35 megapixel APS-C size CMOS imaging sensor which delivers detail rich, high resolution images and Full HD movies with superb colour reproduction.
PRIME III Image Processor
The sensor is paired with Pentax’s proven PRIME III image engine, as found in the revered Pentax 645Z medium-format DSLR. The image processor maximises the effectiveness of the eliminated optical filter to provide crisp detail and fine-gradation across the entire colour range.
8.3 fps Burst Mode
Its ultra-fast processing equips you with a lightning fast maximum burst rate of 8.3 shots per second ensuring you’re ready to capture even the most fleeting moments.
Low-noise Shooting Results
The processor also delivers a broad ISO100 to ISO51200 range for excellent shooting versatility in a variety of lighting conditions. The impressive range ensures excellent low-noise results, even when lighting conditions are not ideal.
Sensor Shake Reduction Design
An improved SR (shake reduction) mechanism utilises a high-precision gyroscopic sensor which provides convenient in-camera image stabilisation for even greater sharpness, detail and low-light usability. Compatible with any1 Pentax interchangeable lens, the updated SR system provides an advantage of up to 4.5 stops for excellent shooting versatility and exposure control.
Pixel-Shift Super-Resolution Technology
The unique Pixel Shift Resolution System2 further improves image detail and size by combining four images to create a super-resolution composite image. The resulting shot features even greater detail, exceptional tonal range and ultra-low noise characteristics, perfect for heavy cropping or large format printing.
This adjustable image sensor design also enables a variety of handy shooting tools such as an auto level feature and an astro tracer function for advanced astronomical photography.
Lightning Fast AF
An 86,000 pixel RGB sensor is combined with Pentax’s Real-Time Scene Analysis System to provide fast, consistent, accurate exposure and white balance. The system works with the SAFOX 11 autofocus sensor and it’s 25 cross-type focus points to quickly and accurately obtain razor sharp focus, even in dim lighting conditions. This powerful combination also improves AF tracking performance and continuous autofocus, greatly improving clarity when shooting fast moving objects such as cars, sports action, wildlife and more.
The built-in GPS module provides a comprehensive list of geographical information including location, latitude, longitude, altitude and bearing, allowing you to map position data of each individual photo. The GPS also can track your movement through a city, or mountain hike, allowing you to easily re-trace your steps by plotting key points on a map. An electronic compass is also built-in for more accurate navigation.
Large 3.2-inch 1037k-dot LCD Screen
The rear of the camera houses a large 3.2-inch 1037k-dot LCD screen with a protective tempered-glass front panel for maximum optical transmission. A unique air-gapless design further improves clarity by reducing the reflection and dispersion of light, delivering improved visibility even when shooting in direct sunlight.
Dual SD Card Slots
Dual SD card slots deliver professional level functionality and shooting versatility, allowing you to save to both cards simultaneously for an instant backup, or save RAW files to one card and JPG copies to another card. Copying images from slot to slots is also possible, ensuring maximum file management versatility.
Weather Proof Chassis
With an internal chassis made from a strong yet lightweight magnesium alloy, the weather-proof Pentax K-3 II features 92 internal seals to protect it from dust, water and freezing temperatures as low as -10°C.
1Lenses compatible with this mechanism: K-, KA-, KAF-, KAF2- and KAF3-mount lenses, screw mount lenses (with an adapter) and 645 - and 67-system lenses (with an adapter). Some functions are not available with certain lenses.
2When using this system, the user is advised to stabilize the camera firmly on a tripod. When a moving subject is captured in the camera’s image field, its image may not be reproduced clearly, either in part or as a whole.
Product Code:1PentaxK3II Body
TTL autofocus, auto-exposure SLR digital-still camera
PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount (AF coupler, lens information contacts, K-mount with power contacts)
KAF3, KAF2 (power zoom compatible), KAF, KA mount lens
Image capture unit
Primary colour filter, CMOS. Size: 23.5 x 15.6 (mm)
Approx. 24.35 megapixels
Approx. 24.71 megapixels
Image sensor cleaning using ultrasonic vibrations "DR II" with the Dust Alert function
Sensitivity (Standard output)
ISO AUTO/100 to 51200 (EV steps can be set to 1EV, 1/2EV or 1/3EV)
Field of View approx. 100%, Magnified view (2x, 4x, 8x, 10x), Grid display (4x4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale display), Histogram, Bright area warning, Composition Adjustment
Wide viewing angle TFT colour LCD with AR coating, Air-gapless glass.
3.2 inch (aspect ratio 3:2)
Approx. 1037K dots
Brightness, Saturation and Colours adjustable
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
Adjustable ±7 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis
TTL: phase-matching autofocus
SAFOX XI, 27 point (25 cross type focus points in the centre)
EV-3 to 18 (ISO 100 / at normal temperature)
Single AF (AF.S), Continuous AF (AF.C), Auto select AF (AF.A)
AF Point Selection
Spot, Select, Expanded Area (S, M, L), Zone select, Auto (27 AF points)
AF Assist Light
Dedicated LED AF assist light
TTL open aperture metering using 86K pixel RGB sensor, Multi-segment, Centre-weighted and Spot metering
Button type (timer type: two times the meter operating time set in Custom Setting); Continuous as long as the shutter button is halfway pressed
Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter * Electronic shutter when using Pixel Shift Resolution
Auto: 1/8000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV steps or 1/2EV steps), Bulb
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
TBD: Max. approx. 8.3 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous H): up to approx. 60 frames, RAW: up to approx. 23 frames TBD: Max. approx. 4.5 fps, JPEG L: ★★★ at Continuous M): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 32 frames TBD: Max. approx. 3.0 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous Lo): up to approx. 200 frames, RAW: up to approx. 52 frames *ISO100
Composite Mode(Additive/Average/Bright) Number of Shots(2 to 2000 images)
Still Image： Interval：2s. to 24h. Number of shots:2～2000images 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
Auto Flash Discharge, Auto Flash + Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On + Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Slow-speed Sync + Red-eye, P-TTL, Trailing Curtain Sync, Contrast-control-sync, High-speed sync, Wireless sync (available with dedicated external flash)
Extract Colour, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Coluor, Unicolour Bold, Bold Monochrome
HDR *available only for Interval Movie
Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3, Exposure Bracket Value adjustable
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, GPS information (latitude, longitude, altitude, Coordinated Universal Time , Orientation)
Delete single image, delete all, select & delete, delete folder, delete instant review image
Base Parameter Adj, Extract Colour, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Colour, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome, Tone Expansion, Sketch, Water Colour, Pastel, Pasteurization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Slim
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, Peripheral Illumination. Corr., Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction, Diffraction Correction, Colour Fringe Correction, White Balance, Custom Image, Digital filter, HDR, Pixel Shift Resolution, Sensitivity, High-ISO NR, Shadow Correction
Image Rotation, 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
Up to 3 settings can be saved
RAW/ran Button (One Push File Format, Exposure Bracketing, Optical Preview, Digital Preview, Shake Reduction, LCD Panel Illumination, AF button (AF1, AF2, Cancel AF)
World Time settings for 75 cities (28 time zones)
AF fine Adjustment
±10 step, Uniform adjustment, Individual adjustment (up to 20 can be saved)
Names of "Photographer" and "Copyright Holder" are embedded to the image file. Revision history can be checked using the provided software.
GPS, QZSS, SBAS(WAAS/EGNOS/GAGAN/MSAS)
Latitude, Longitude, Altitude, Time (UTC), Direction
World Geodetic System (WGS84)
KML format, Logging Interval: 5/10/15/30sec. /1min., Logging Duration: 1-24hr. (Up to 9hours at Logging Interval 5sec. Up to 18hrs. at Logging Interval 10sec.)
Azimuth calculation using triaxial geomagnetic sensor and triaxial acceleration sensor, True north standard
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90
AC Adapter Kit K-AC132 (Optional)
Number of recordable images: 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.
Strap O-ST132, ME Viewfinder Cap, Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90, Battery Charger D-BC90, AC plug cord, Software (CD-ROM) S-SW160 <Mounted to the camera> Eyecup Fs, Hot shoe cover FK, Body mount cover, Battery Grip terminal cover, Sync socket 2p cap
Digital Camera Utility 5
Support for optional accessories
FLUCARD FOR PENTAX 16GB O-FC1: Remote Release, Image Browsing
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice