Like its predecessors, the K-7, K-5, K-5 II(s), and K3 the K-3II’s body has a steel chassis, a mangesium-alloy shell, and many (92) seels to keep out dust and moisture.
Pixel Shift Resolution
Advanced resolution technology for capturing still life subjects in ultra high definition
The CMOS sensor is operated to consecutively shoot four images for individual pixel. Using the overwhelmingly large volume of color information (24M×RGB), the Pixel Shift Resolution generates a single ultra-high-definition image. The increase in resolving power and color reproducibility makes it possible to obtain such high-definition images, especially when photographing stationary subjects. High-ISO noise is also greatly reduced, and, in theory, moiré and false color are not generated. During shooting, an electronic shutter is used so camera shake can be minimized.
Record location information and such only with K-3 II
The K-3 II features a built-in GPS function. Only with the camera itself, you can record the information of shooting location, facing direction, and the shooting date and time (Coordinated Universal Time) in image data. The K-3 II’s GPS button allows you to easily activate the GPS function when shooting.
Easy Astronomical tracking for capturing vivid stars
Coupled with in-body SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism, this function easily tracks and photographs astronomical body such as stars. The latitude obtained by the GPS function, and camera position (horizontal/vertical tilt and facing direction) detected by the magnetic and acceleration sensors are used to calculate the movement of astronomical body. The CMOS sensor is synchronized with the movement of astronomical body, making it possible to capture stars as points of light not as trails of light even during long exposures.
The special Silver Edition of the Pentax K-3 II is announced to commemorate the 80th anniversary of RICOH’s foundation. It is limited to 500 units worldwide.
|Exact Name||K-3 II||K-3 II|
|Year of Introduction||2015||2016|
|Sold with Case||—||—|
|Lens Mount||“crippled” KAF2|
|Mount Limitations||digital A aperture or metered manual only|
|AF System (sensitivity)||SAFOX X, 27 sensors, 25 cross-sensors, f2.8 sensor (-3 ~ 18 EV)|
|AF with supersonic lenses||yes|
|Power-Zoom Features||auto-lens retract, power zoom|
|Self-Timer||12 / 2 sec|
|Infra-Red Release||remote control F|
|Additional Features||weather sealed, DOF preview, mirror lock-up|
|Width x Height x Depth||131.5 x 100 x 77.5 mm|
|Effective Pixel Count||24 megapixel|
|Sensor Size||15.6 x 23.5 mm|
|Focal-Length Multiplication Factor||1.53 x|
|Data-Storage Formats||RAW (DNG, PEF), RAW + JPG, JPG|
|Storage Media||Secure Digital (SD and SDHC)|
|Exposure Modes||Av, HyM, HyP, P, Pgreen, Sv, TAv, Tv|
|Metering Modes with K and M Lenses||center-weighted, spot|
|Metering Modes with A and newer Lenses||77-segment, center-weighted, spot|
|Exposure Compensation (Step)||+/-5 (1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)|
|Meter Range||0 ~ 22 EV|
|ISO Range||80 ~ 51200 ASA|
|Shutter Speeds||30 ~ 1/8000, B|
|Magnification [Coverage]||0.95x [100%]|
|Batteries||1 x Lithium-Ion D-LI90 rechargeable|
|External||Battery Grip D-BG5|
|Continuous Shooting||8.3 frames per second|
|Synchronization Speed(s)||1/180 ~ 30, B|