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Pentax K-3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 565 reviews of Pentax K-3. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the price and durability. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the flash.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax K-3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax K-3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Pentax K-3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the durability and image quality are on the whole positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback, whereas views about the size and reliability are mixed.

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax K-3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 user reviews of Pentax K-3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the portability and image quality are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the shutter. Some have doubts about the flash and battery.

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98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Pentax K-3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Pentax K-3 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the image quality and focus. The usability and performance also get good feedback.

price, performance, usability, focus, image quality

93% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax K-3

 

The K-3 more than punches its weight versus its Nikon and Canon rivals

Dec, 2013

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Pentax K-3 review

 

This rugged DSLR has an abundance of pro features but a curious lack of cutting-edge camera whizz-bangery. Can it compete with the might of Nikon and Canon?

Superb weatherproof build ; Incredibly detailed pictures ; Built-in stabilisation ; Dual SD card slots

Average video skills ; Lacks flip-out screen ; No Wi-Fi

The Pentax K-3 may not have all the latest bells and whistles, but as a stills shooter it's hard to beat

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Nik Rawlinson (pocket-lint.com)

Pentax K-3 review

 

It might be playing third-fiddle to Canon and Nikon, but Pentax - now part of Ricoh Imaging - is a venerable name in the field of photography. Its long history means that its DSLRs, like the now-top-spec K-3, can more than hold their own. The company...

Price, rugged build quality, controls and menus are very well thought-out, stills performance is excellent

Grain at middling sensitivities, noise on video soundtrack caused by lens mechanics, smaller lens arsenal than competition

Pentax’s years of experience shine through in the K-3's well thought-out construction, which puts all of your most commonly used controls in convenient, easy to find locations. The innovation and user choice behind features such as advanced anti-moire...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Pentax K-3 pictures and hands-on: Top-spec DSLR sticks with APS-C sensor, loads up on new features - Pocket-lint

 

Ahead of the unveiling of the Pentax K-3 we had the chance to test out a pre-production model of this top-spec DSLR. And we like what we've seen from the

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Pentax K-3 review

 

Will the weatherproof K-3 be enough to tempt consumers away from Nikon and Canon?

Weatherproof body ; 100% viewfinder ; Universal DNG raw format

Chromatic aberration issues ; LCD screen fixed ; Tends to underexpose

A completely weatherproof body, good image quality and intuitive handling puts the K-3 cat among the pigeons, but there's still work to do if Pentax is to seriously compete with the DSLR options from Canon and Nikon.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Seth Barton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Pentax K-3 review

 

The Pentax K-3 is the company's the new top-end APS-C SLR with no AA filter, fast shooting and the usual weather-sealed body

Oct, 2013

EISA AWARD - Best Product 2014-2015

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

Pentax K-3

 

EUROPEAN ADVANCED DSLR CAMERA 2014-2015 - Pentax K-3: The Pentax K-3 has many of the features you'd expect to find in a professional-level camera: a weather-resistant body with 92 dust and moisture seals; an image-stabilised 24-megapixel CMOS sensor;...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by (tipa.com)

Pentax K-3

 

Developed by Ricoh Imaging as the flagship of the PENTAX K digital SLR camera series, the Pentax K-3 with 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor adds the unique 'anti-aliasing simulator' to its low pass filter-less design. Housed in a weather-sealed magnesium alloy...

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Pentax K-3 review

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The Pentax K-3 is the brand's latest enthusiast DSLR, going up against heavyweights such as the Sony Alpha 7R, the Canon EOS 70D and the upcoming Nikon D7200. Its APS-C sensor packs in 24.1 megapixels, and with the 18-55mm kit lens it's a fairly hefty...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by (photographymonthly.com)

New limited 'Prestige' edition from Pentax, the K-3

 

Photography Monthly brings you the latest photography news and camera equipment reviews.

Jul, 2014

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