Pentax K-3 II Digital SLR Camera Body with Pro Accessory Bundle
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Pentax K-3 II Digital SLR Camera Body with Pro Accessory Bundle

Price: $991.98



About Pentax K-3 II

Save $577.55 in "Accessory Savings" when you buy this Pentax K-3 II. This Value Bundle comes with a Pentax K-3 II, Lowepro Format 160 Camera Bag, Black, SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-I U3 V30, Power2000 D-LI90, Corel Software and a Pro Optic Complete Optics Care and Cleaning Kit and more... and Shipping is free!

Building upon the legacy of the award-winning K-3, the Pentax K-3 II offers outstanding image quality and operability to meet a photographer's greatest demands. It features an impressive 24.35 effective megapixel AA Filter-less APS-C CMOS sensor, along with a high-performance 27-point AF system and 8.3 frames per second of continuous shooting.

The addition of the newly developed Pixel Shift Resolution System delivers more truthful color reproduction and finer details while significantly lowering the level of high-sensitivity noise. With the updated Pentax Real-time Scene Analysis System, supported by the 86K-pixel RGB light-metering sensor, the K-3 II has the most responsive subject tracking of all Pentax DSLRs. Thanks to its new high-precision gyro-sensor, the K-3 II assures more effective camera-shake compensation up to 4.5EV steps.

The K-3 II's newly integrated, built-in GPS and Electronic Compass extends the range of your photo shooting expedition, while the built-in Astrotracer function simplifies astrophotography by eliminating the need of an extra accessory to capture celestial objects such as stars, nebulas and planets. With a weather-resistant and dust proof magnesium alloy body, this exceptional field camera allows you to get closer to the action in the most extreme conditions.

24 effective megapixels in an APS-C sized CMOS sensor 
Designed for the demanding photographer, the K-3II features a 24.35 effective megapixel AA Filter-less APS-C sized CMOS sensor for outstanding image quality. The Prime III image-processing engine assures high quality image output up to ISO 51200.

Fast, continuous shooting at 8.3FPS 
Never miss the perfect shot with an incredibly fast frame rate of 8.3FPS, for extreme action capture and demanding high performance shooting.

SAFOX 11 27-point AF System 
The SAFOX 11 autofocus module maximizes 27 AF sensors and a vast light sensitivity range of -3EV to +18EV. This focus module includes 25 cross sensors and three AF sensors designed to detect the light flux of an F2.8 lens, making it easy to obtain pinpoint focus on the subject when using a large-aperture lens. The Expanded AF area allows for accurate focusing, even on moving subjects.

Built-in GPS functionality and Electronic Compass 
The built-in GPS module extends the range of your photo shooting expedition. Use the Electronic compass to help find your way while GPS Log lets you keep track of where the trails have taken you. With the addition of Astrotracer, eliminate the need of an extra accessory with this functionality built directly into the camera to capture celestial objects such as stars, nebulas and planets.

Pixel Shift Resolution System 
The Pixel Shift Resolution System captures 4 images of the same scene by shifting the image sensor by a single pixel for each image and then synthesizes them into a single composite image. The result is exceptional detail and true-to-life color accurate images as this innovative system obtains full RGB information from every pixel. The composite process also effectively reduces image noise in high ISO settings.

Improved AF Tracking Performance 
The K-3 II assures the most responsive subject tracking in all Pentax DSLRs thanks to the combination of a state-of-the-art AF algorithm and the advanced Pentax Real-Time Scene Analysis System. Enjoy improved AF tracking performance in AF Continuous mode, while providing an extra-wide measurable luminance range (-3EV to +18EV).

Pentaprism Viewfinder for 100% Field of View 
What you see is what you get with the K-3 II. Experience magnification at approximately 0.95x.

Fully Weather Sealed 
With 92 seals, the K-3 II boasts a fully weather and cold proof design to resist water, fog, snow, sand and dust, for top performance in extreme field conditions.

Improved In-body Shake Reduction (SR) 
The K-3II's in-body shake reduction (SR) mechanism effectively compensates for camera shake up to 4.5EV steps regardless of the lens type mounted.

Diffraction Correction 
Diffraction Correction helps to suppress aberrations that degrade the definition of the image, which often occurs when shooting with a larger F-stop.

Professional H.264 video 
Enhance your video recording experience with full HD movie capture in the H.264 format (1920x1080 pixels; 60i/30p). Interval movie mode captures a series of 4K-resolution movie clips at a fixed interval.

Flucard For Pentax Connectivity 
Wirelessly connect with your smartphone using the Flucard for Pentax. Enjoy wireless image browsing, live viewing and operate functions such as shutter release, tough operation for AF point and exposure settings.

Panning Detection 
When the SR unit detects the panning motion of the camera, it controls the SR mechanism movement to help produce the best image possible under the given conditions.

Faster focusing at AF.S 
When used with their new Pentax lenses, the AF.S focusing speed on K-3II is even faster since the lens activation method is optimized to eliminate redundant movement at the last moment's "fine adjustment" step.

Large, easy-to-view 3.2-inch LCD monitor 
The 3.2-inch high-resolution LCD monitor with approximately 1,037,000 dots (in a 3:2 aspect ratio) features a protective tempered-glass front panel for added durability. The unique air-gapless construction effectively reduces the reflection and dispersion of the light to improve visibility during outdoor shooting.

Pentax K-3 II Features

  • Pixel Shift Resolution Technology: Composite an image from 4 shots taken by shifting the image sensor by exactly a pixel in 4 directions. The result can be outstanding high definition and true-to-life color accurate image since the data is reproduced from full RGB information contained in every single pixel.
  • Diffraction Correction: suppresses the aberrations that degrade the definition of the image which occurs when shooting with larger F stop. Maximum 2 F-stop improvement. Fast processing time attained due to PRIME III. Can be applied also at in-camera RAW development
  • Optical AA filter-less 24.35M CMOS image sensor and high performance image processing engine "PRIME III": assures the high quality image output up to ISO 51200
  • AA filter simulator: Microscopic vibration of the image sensor unit during image exposure generates the same level of moire-reduction effect as optical AA filters.
  • AF.C algorithm is renewed to improve tracking accuracy on the moving object in depth (near - far) direction: With the updated PENTAX Real-time Scene Analysis System supported by the 86K-pixel RGB metering sensor, K-3II assures the most responsive subject tracking in all PENTAX DSLRs.
  • Built-in GPS with AstroTracer function: K-3II's built-in GPS and Electronic Compass extends your range of photo shooting expeditions
  • 27-points Auto-focusing: High sensitivity of AF minimum luminance -3EV 
    27 AF points(25 cross points). 
    3 points at the center covers even F2.8 luminance flux.
  • Electronic Compass
  • Improved AF-Continuous Tracking
  • 86K RGB sensor
  • 8.3 fps continuous shooting: Mirror-bounce Damper mechanism absorbs the unnecessary mirror-shock so the camera can quickly start the metering and focusing for the next shot.
  • Shake Reduction (SR): Thanks to the newly adopted high sensitive gyro-sensor, K-3II now ensures camera shake free shooting up to 4.5EV steps


Pentax K-3 II Specifications
Camera Type
Digital SLR
Sensor Type
CMOS with primary color filter and integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor movement system
Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.6mm
Color Depth
8 bits/channel JPG, 14 bits/channel RAW
Effective pixels: 24.35MP
Total pixels: 24.71MP
Recorded Resolutions
Photo: Jpeg - L (24M:6016x4000), M (14M: 4608x3072), S (6M: 3072x2048), XS (2M: 1920x1280), RAW - L (24M:6016x4000)
Movie (resolution/FPS): Full HD (1920x1080, 60i/50i/30p/25p/24p)
HD (1280x720, 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
Quality levels: Best, Better, Good, RAW (14-bit)
Dust Removal
DR II (ultrasonic vibration to low pass filter) with Dust Alert function
Lens Mount
Type/construction: Pentax KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount
Usable lenses: PENTAX KAF3, KAF2, KAF and KA (K mount, 35mm screwmount, 645/67 med format lenses useable with adapter and/or restrictions)
SDM function: Yes
Power zoom function: Yes (power zoom only)
Type: SAFOX 11 TTL phase-matching - 27 point (25 cross type focus points in the center)
Focus modes: AF Single (w focus lock, focus/shutter priority selectable), AF Continuous (with focus/FPS priority selectable), Manual
Focus point adjustment: Spot, Select, Expanded Area (S, M, L), Zone select, Auto (27 AF points)
Type: Pentaprism
Coverage (field of view): 100%
Magnification: 0.95X (with 50mm F1.4 at infinity)
Standard focusing screen: Natural-Bright-Matte III (interchangeable)
Diopter adjustment: -2.5m to 1.5m
Depth of field preview: Optical (diaphragm stop-down), Digital
LCD Monitor
Type: 3.2" TFT color LCD with brightness/saturation/color adjustment AR coating and air-gapless glass.
Resolution: 1037K dots
Wide angle viewable: Yes
Live View
Type: TTL by CMOS image sensor
Field Of View: 100%
Display Modes: Magnification (2-6X AF, 2-10X MF), Grid Overlay (4x4, Golden Ratio, Scale), Bright/Dark Indication, Histogram
Autofocus: Yes, Contrast + Face Detection, Contrast Detection, Phase Difference
Built-In GPS
GPS and electronic compass function ( LCD compass and co-ordinate display)
GPS Logging: Logs GPS travel data, compatible with Google Earth
GPS AtroTracer Function: Compensates for earth movement during long exposures of the night sky by moving the Shake Reduction system to prevent star trails
External Flash
Type: Hotshoe (P-TTL), high speed sync and wireless w Pentax dedicated flash, X-Sync Socket
Synchronization speed: 1/180 sec
Storage Media
Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC, EyeFi, Flucard
Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, HDMI out, DC in, cable switch, 3.5mm stereo microphone, X-sync socket
Video out: HD (via HDMI), NTSC, PAL
Image Stabilization
Type: Sensor-Shift Shake Reduction with rotational compensation (Up to 4.5 Stops)
Electronic level function: Yes, verification via viewfinder and LCD panel
Metering System
Type: TTL open aperture metering using 86K pixel RGB sensor
Sensitivity range: EV -3 to 20 (ISO 100, 50mm F1.4)
Multi-Segment: Yes
Center weighted: Yes
Spot: Yes
Exposure compensation: +/- 5 EV (1/3 and 1/2 steps)
Exposure lock: Yes
Exposure bracketing: Yes (2, 3 or 5 frames, up to +/- 2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps)
ISO Sensitivity
Auto: ISO 100-51200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps), Auto ISO range selectable,
Manual: 100-51200 (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps)
White Balance
AUTO WB, Multi Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White), Tungsten Light, Flash, CTE,
Manual mode(s): Yes, Manual WB (up to 3 settings), Color Temperature Configuration (up to 3 settings), Copying the white balance setting of a captured image WB fine adjustment available in all modes
Type: Electronically controlled, vertical-run, focal plane shutter
Shutter speed: 1/8000 to 30 sec (1/3 or 1/2 EV steps), Bulb
Mode Selection
Green, Hyper Program (P), Sensitivity Priority (Sv), Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter & Aperture Priority (TAv), Metered Manual, Bulb, X-Speed, USER (3 presets).
Custom Image Modes
Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Capture Modes: HDR
Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3, Exposure Bracket Value adjustable, Automatic composition correction function
Fine Tuning
Gamut radar and fine adjustment of saturation, hue, high/low key, contrast and sharpness (regular and fine adjustment scales). Monochrome mode includes adjustments for filter effects (green, yellow, orange, red, magenta, blue, cyan, infrared), toning (sepia, warm/cool), high/low key, contrast and sharpness (regular, fine and extra sharp adjustment scales).
Green simplified mode available: Yes
Pixel Shift Resolution: On / Off
P/A/S/M/B: P, A, S, M, B (extended modes Sv, TAv)
Digital filters (capture): Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome
Data record: Folder name (standard, date), file name (standard, customizable), embed copyright
Drive Mode Selection
Single, Continuous (H,M,L), Self-Timer (12s, 2s), Remote (0s, 3s, continuous), Exp. Bracketing (standard, timer, remote), Mirror up (standard, remote), HDR Capture (3 shots at 1EV, 2EV or 3EV, 3 blend settings plus Auto, pixel alignment)
Composite Mode (Additive/Average/Bright) Number of Shots (2 to 2000 images)
Interval 2000 shots, 2 sec to 24 hrs, time delay available)
Interval Shooting
Interval 2000 shots, 2 sec 40 24hr, time delay available
Interval Composite
Composite Mode (Additive/Average/Bright), Number of Shots (2 to 2000 images), 2 sec to 24 hrs, time delay available), Save Process
Continuous FPS
Continuous H: Approx. 8.3 FPS (60 JPG, 23 RAW)
Continuous M: Approx. 4.5 FPS (100 JPG, 32 RAW)
Continuous L: Approx. 3.0 FPS (200 JPG, 52 RAW)
Yes (12s, 2s)
Remote Control
Yes, infrared (0s, 3s, continuous), cable switch
Playback: Mode Selection
Single frame, multi-image display (6,12, 20, 35, 80 segmentation), display magnification (up to 16, 100% display and quick magnification available), rotating, histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), bright area warning, Auto Image Rotation, detailed info, Copyright Information (Photographer, Copyright holder), Folder Display, Calendar Filmstrip Display
Playback: Slide Show Mode Pallet
Image Rotation, Digital Filter, Resize, Cropping, Slideshow, Save as Manual WB, RAW Development, Index Print, Protect, Movie Edit, Extract JPG from Movie, Magnification: up to 16X, scrollable, quick magnification.
Playback: Digital Filters
Base Parameter Adj, Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome, Tone Expansion, Sketch, Water Color, Pastel, Posterization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Slim
File Formats
Still: RAW (PEF, DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.30), DCF 2.0 compliant
Movie: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 MOV) - JPEG(AVI) for internal movie record
Custom Functions
Functions available: 27
Computer System Requirements
Windows: Windows 8 (32 bit/64 bit) / Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) / Windows Vista (32 bit/64 bit), Windows XP SP3 (32 bit)
Power Source
Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI90, D-BG5 Battery Grip (optional) for 2nd D-LI90 battery or 6X AA batteries
Battery Recordable Images
Approx. 720
Battery Playback Time
Approx. 370 min
Battery Movie Recording Time
Approx. 25 min (automatic overheat shutdown protection)
AC Adapter Available
Yes (optional) K-AC132
Construction Material
Magnesium alloy shell over stainless steel chassis
Weather Resistant
Yes (92 weather protection seals)
Operating Temperature
14 to 104 deg. F / -10 to 40 deg. C
Body Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.17 x 3.94 x 3.05" / 131.32 x 100.08 x 77.47mm
Without battery or removable memory: 25.2oz / 714.41g
Loaded and ready: 28.2oz / 799.46g

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