- Resolution: 24 MP
- Sensor size: 23.5 x 15.6 mm
- Screen size: 3.2 inches
- Sensor type: CMOS
- Type: DSLR
- Wi-Fi: Yes, 802.11b/g/n, GPS
- Image Stabilizer: Sensor-shift
- Battery Type: Lithium-Ion D-LI90
- LCD Info Display: TFT LCD
Pentax introduced the K-3-II camera recently. Although the price of this camera is yet to be revealed, this camera is sure to hit a mass of enthusiasts with charm. Here is a comprehensive review that entails the features and such.
The Pentax K-3-II camera has plenty of features that ease the essentials of photography and provide refined images. First off, this camera has a 24 Megapixel 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor. The camera carries the Pentax KAF2 Lens mount with a sensor size of 23.5 x 15.6 mm. The camera has an effective ISO ranging from 100 all the way to a whooping 51200. Additionally, the camera boasts a minimum shutter speed of 30 seconds as well as a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000 sec. Users can also enjoy the benefits of a macro mode that enables the user to point the camera 1 cm close to the subject to get some of the most spectacular shots. In terms of the smorgasbord of features, this camera has a USB 3.0 connection, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) as well as GPS connectivity. However, there is no 3G or NFC connection option in this camera. The Auto focus on this camera includes Contrast Detect (sensor), Phase Detect, Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous, Face Detection as well as Live View. Additionally, this camera features a few general additions such as red eye reduction, white balance settings includingAWB, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, CWF, Incandescent, Manual WB and Color T. This camera also shoots 1920 x 1080 pixel movies. Full HD is essential for all types of cameras these days. The camera shoots MOV AVC / H.264 videos in .mov format along with Linear PCM, Stereo Audio files. This camera also has Metering modes including Multi, Center-weighted as well as spot metering that add a professional touch to every click. For every dark and low light situation, this camera offers Auto Flash Discharge, Auto Flash + Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On + Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Slow-speed Sync + Red-eye, P-TTL, Trailing Curtain Sync, Contrast-control-sync, High-speed sync, Wireless sync (available with dedicated external flash). Overall, the camera has the combination of new and the conventional features.
Build and Display:
Sharing its looks with that of a DSLR camera, the Pentax K-3-II measures 131 x 100 x 77 mm and carries a combined weight of 800 grams. This camera is compatible with Dual SD, SDHC and SDXC cards. Getting on with the display, this camera boasts a 3.2-inch TFT LCD screen that is not touch enabled. But, a 1037k-dot image resolution on the screen is certainly a boastful feat. The Sensor-shift image stabilizer comes very much in handy with such a display. Battery is a bare necessity that determines the number of shots. This camera comes with a lithium-ion powered LI90 rechargeable battery pack. This battery provides a decent battery backup that gets the user engaged for a pleasing amount of time. The camera also has manual focus that allows advanced level photographers to lay their hands on some of the more intricate shots fused with some serious photography.
Pentax brings some of the finest cameras to the market. This camera happens to be one of them. It’s a great grab that should carry a pleasing price.