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Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

from  $973.95+
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90 Global Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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Engadget Summary

In a DSLR market often dominated by Canon and Nikon, the Pentax K-3 is a stand out option that delivers on multiple fronts. For starters, the K-3 excels in the optics department, earning high marks from nearly every critic that reviewed it. Pocket-Lint says the K-3's "stills performance is excellent," and PC-Mag finds it "delivers outstanding image quality in the most difficult lighting situations." Video quality wasn't as well received, but the K-3 still holds its own with DigitalCameraReview saying the "video image quality is good." And while the design of the K-3 is nothing to get excited about, it still has a weather-sealed body to protect it from the elements. On the inside, the K-3 is no slacker, with Digital Trends finding it "extremely responsive ... it never felt like it slowed us down." If you're shopping for a new camera, the Pentax K-3 is definitely worth your time and attention, thanks to its excellent image quality and snappy performance.

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Specs

Key Specs

Type
DSLR
Lens mount
Pentax K
Resolution (effective)
24 megapixels
Sensor size
Other
Image stabilization
Optical (sensor-shift)
Memory card
SD
Type
Lens mount
Resolution (effective)
Sensor size
Image stabilization
Memory card
DSLR
Pentax K
24 megapixels
Other
Optical (sensor-shift)
SD

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90 Global Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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I give full 10 overall rating since its primary purpose - image taking - has...read more
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