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Pentax K-3 II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 reviews of Pentax K-3 II. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the durability and image quality are on the whole positive. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical reviews about the shutter and glare.

usability, performance, screen, image quality, durability

flash, color, glare, shutter

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

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Consumer review ( review summary for Pentax K-3 II


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Pentax K-3 II from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The sensor is also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the portability.

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Pentax K-3 II


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Pentax K-3 II from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

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Expert review by : Callum McInerney-Riley (

Pentax K-3 II


The Pentax K-3 II is a high-end APS-C 24-megapixel DSLR, the last stop before you end up in full-frame sensor territory. It arrives two years after its predecessor, and while several of its core features seem similar, it improves a few important areas...

Excellent OIS ; Good dynamic range and detail ; Unusual feature set

No Wi-Fi or NFC ; A little large and heavy ; Flawed JPEG processing

Sep, 2015

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Pentax K-3 II review


The K-3 II is unapologetically different from most cameras, for better and worse

Excellent build quality ; Takes great photos ; Built-in stabilisation ; Astrotracer and GPS

No flip-out LCD or Wi-Fi ; Average video options ; Sometimes a little slow

It's not quite a do-it-all DSLR legend, but if you're looking for a camera that does a few unusual things very well, look no further

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Amy Davies (

Pentax K-3 II review


It's tough, fast and powerful, and Pentax's new DSLR is aimed at adventurers

Pixel Shift high-res shooting mode ; Solid build ; Intuitive controls and menus ; Excellent image quality

No touchscreen or vari-angle screen ; No built-in Wi-Fi ; Noisy autofocusing ; Only modest improvements over the K-3

Pentax's Pixel Shift Technology and similar high-res shooting modes will have their day, but they're not yet sufficiently advanced to make this a must-have feature. That aside, the K-3 II is a capable and well-specced enthusiast DSLR.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Pentax K-3 II prosumer dSLR is ready to hit the road


The update to the well-received K-3 gets a built-in GPS.

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Pentax K-3 II review

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A semi-professional DSLR camera, the Pentax K-3 II is the brand's latest update to the K3 model. It includes a 24Mp APS-C sensor, combining well with the standard 18-55mm kit lens for great quality shots. Despite the larger sensor size, does it excel...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Ricoh K-3 II : Ricoh K-3 II DSLR


Without doubt this is a semi-professional unit and it takes images of very high quality. What is perhaps a little more surprising is that in my own bumbling way I enjoyed using it and I certainly enjoyed the results that it gave me.

The Pentax K-3 II DSLR measures 13x9.5x14cm and weights a tad over 1kilo. It was supplied with an 18-55mm lens and this fully extended added around 1.5cm to the width. This was one of the few DSLR units that I fitted with the neck strap as carrying a...

Nov, 2015

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Expert review by : John Riley (

Pentax K-3 Mark II Review


John Riley reviews the new Pentax K-3 II DSLR, with a 24 megapixel sensor and pixel shift technology to produce sharper images.

Superb clarity in image quality with 24MP sensor ; New Pixel Shift High Resolution Feature ; Built in GPS ; Built in Astrotracer ; Rugged weather sealed construction with 92 seals ; Flucard and Eye-Fi card compatibility ; Shutter rated to 200,000...

No built in flash unit ; Current lack of lens support from some 3rd party manufacturers ; Competitors offer Wi-Fi as standard

Pentax continue to offer rugged, weather resistant DSLRs that offer outstanding image quality at a very attractive price. Coupled with high quality lenses, this continues to be a winning combination. The new Pixel Shift Resolution feature looks like a...

Jul, 2015

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Introducing the PENTAX K-3 II


Ricoh Imaging Europe is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX K-3 II digital SLR camera.

Apr, 2015

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Pentax K3 MkII


Wouldn't it be great if you could continue shooting even when the heavens open? If so, the K-3 II could be for you as it has 92 seals to keep the elements out. Interestingly, the Mk II isn't a replacement to the now two-year old K-3. Instead, it sits...

Pentax has really pulled out all the stops with the K-3 II. It really is loaded with some fantastic technology. The stabilised sensor, 25 cross-type AF points, weather-sealing, 8.3fps burst mode, headphone and mic ports are not to be sniffed at, but a...

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Pentax K-3 II


The Pentax K-3 II D-SLR adds some features to its predecessor, including an in-camera GPS, but does so at the cost of the built-in flash.

Affordable. Solid, weather-sealed design. 24-megapixel image sensor omits OLPF. 27-point AF system. In-camera shake reduction. Pixel Shift Resolution shooting mode improves detail. OLPF simulation mode. 8fps shooting rate. In-camera GPS. Pentaprism...

Omits in-camera flash. Astrotracer function is hit or miss. Burst rate slows when tracking focus is enabled. Lacks in-camera Wi-Fi. Disappointing video features.

Conclusions The Pentax K-3 II is an interesting, but somewhat puzzling, update to the original K-3. It retains a lot of what I loved about the K-3, including its stellar build quality, superb control layout, weather-sealed design, and access to a...

Aug, 2015

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