90
Global
Score
90

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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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Breakdown

Ease of use
8.4
Image quality
10.0
Speed (start-up time, lag)
8.4
Battery life
8.0
Durability
8.6
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Specs

K-3

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

K-3

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