PENTAX K-3 II WR Semi-Professional (Body only)

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K-3 II

Field camera steps into a high-definition stage

Body kit, 18-135WR lens kit: Come out in 2015.05.22
16-85WR lens kit: coming soon

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Pixel Shift Resolution 
Advanced resolution technology for capturing still life
subjects in ultra high definition

The in-body SR (shake reduction) mechanism is used to move the image sensor unit in minute increments, a single pixel pitch at a time, to capture four shots. Pixel Shift Resolution merges those shots into a single image to generate an ultra high-definition image. This method differs from the traditional Bayer method, which acquires only a single element of color information for single pixel, by acquiring all RGB color information for individual pixel. This difference makes it excellent for detail and color reproduction, creating super high-definition images. This also prevents false colors from occurring theoretically, and also has a high-sensitivity noise reduction effect when compared to normal shooting.
Photographed RAW images can be processed on the camera and also developed using the included utility software as Pixel Shift Resolution.
*Be sure to use a tripod for thorough stabilization when shooting.
*When shooting, use Drive Mode options: Self-timer, Remote Control, or Mirror Lock-up Shooting.
*Effects may not be gained if the subject moves or the camera shakes.



Move the image sensor unit a single pixel pitch at a time to capture four shots.
This acquires all RGB color information for individual pixel. By merging those shots into a single image, an ultra high-definition image is generated.
●The information and diagrams here are for visualizing the structure and effects of Pixel Shift Resolution.

 
 
 
 

 

Model Description

Type TTL autofocus, auto-exposure SLR digital-still camera with built-in retractable P-TTL flash
Lens Mount PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount (AF coupler, lens information contacts, K-mount with power contacts)
Compatible Lens KAF3, KAF2 (power zoom compatible), KAF, KA mount lens

Image capture unit

Image Sensor Primary color filter, CMOS. Size: 23.5 x 15.6 (mm)
Effective Pixels Approx. 24.35 megapixels
Total Pixels Approx. 24.71 megapixels
Dust Removal Image sensor cleaning using ultrasonic vibrations "DR II" with the Dust Alert function
Sensitivity 
(Standard output)
ISO AUTO/100 to 51200 (EV steps can be set to 1EV, 1/2EV, or 1/3EV)
Image Stabilizer Sensor-shift shake reduction (SR: Shake Reudction)
AA Filter Simulator Moiré reduction using SR unit. OFF/Type1/Type2

File formats

File format RAW (PEF/DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.30), DCF2.0 compliant
Recorded Pixels JPEG:L(24M:6016x4000)、M(14M:4608x3072)、S(6M:3072x2048)、XS(2M:1920x1280) 
RAW:L(24M:6016x4000)
Quality Level RAW (14bit): PEF, DNG 
JPEG: ★★★ (Best), ★★ (Better), ★ (Good), RAW + JPEG simultaneous capturing available
Color Space sRGB, AdobeRGB
Storage Medium SD, SDHC and SDXC Memory Card (Conforms to UHS-1 standards), Eye-Fi card,FLU card.
Dual SD slot Sequential Use, Save to Both, Separate RAW/JPG, Image copy between slots possible
Storage Folder Folder name: Date (100_1018,101_1019...) or User assigned folder name (Default "PENTX")
Recording File File name: "IMGP****" or User assingned file name 
File name numbering: Sequential, Reset

Viewfinder

Type Pentaprism Finder
Coverage (FOV) Approx. 100%
Magnification Approx. 0.95x (50mmF1.4 at infinity)
Eye-Relief Length Approx. 20.5mm (from the view window), Approx 22.3mm (from the center of lens)
Diopter adjustment Approx. -2.5m to + 1.5m-1
Focusing Screen Interchangeable Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen

Live view

Type TTL method using CMOS image sensor
Focusing Mechanism Contrast detection ( Face detection, Tracking, Multiple AF points, Select, Spot) 
Focus peaking: ON/OFF
Display Field of View approx. 100%, Magnified view (2x, 4x, 8x, 10x), 
Grid display (4x4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale display), Histogram, Bright area warning, Composition Adjustment

LCD monitor

Type Wide viewing angle TFT color LCD with AR coating, Air-gapless glass.
Size 3.2 inch (aspact ratio 3:2)
Dots Approx. 1037K dots
Adjustment Brightness, Saturation and Colors adjustable

White Balance

Type Method using a combination of the CMOS image sensor and the light source detection sensor
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 WB (up to 3 settings), Color Temperature Configuration (up to 3 settings), Copying the white balance setting of a captured image
Fine Adjustment Adjustable ±7 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis

Autofocus System

Type TTL: phase-matching autofocus
Focus Sensor SAFOX 11, 27 point (25 cross type focus points in the center)
Brightness Range EV-3 to 18 (ISO 100 / at normal temperature)
AF mode Single AF (AF.S), Continuous AF (AF.C), Auto select AF (AF.A) 
Customization on focus settings possible.
AF Point Selection Spot, Select, Expanded Area (S, M, L), Zone select, Auto (27 AF points)
AF Assist Light Dedicated LED AF assist light

Metering

Type TTL open aperture metering using 86K pixel RGB sensor, Multi-segment, center-weighted and spot metering
Metering Range EV-3 to 20 (ISO100 at 50mm F1.4)
Exposure Mode Green mode, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb, Flash X-sync Speed, USER1, USER2, USER3
EV Compensation ±5EV (1/2EV steps or 1/3EV steps can be selected)
AE Lock Button type (timer type: two times the meter operating time set in Custom Setting); 
Continuous as long as the shutter button is halfway pressed

Shutter

Type Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
Shutter Speed Auto: 1/8000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV steps or 1/2EV steps), Bulb

Drive modes

Mode Selection Still Image: 
Single frame, Continuous (H, M, L), Self-timer (12s, 2s), Remote Control (immediately, 3 sec., continuous), Exposure Bracketing (2, 3 or 5 frames/ Possible to use with Self-timer or Remote Control ), Mirror-up (Possible to use with Remote Control), Interval shooting, Inteval Composite 
Movie:Remote Control, Interval Movie Record
Continuous Shooting Max. approx. 8.3 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous H): up to approx. 60 frames, RAW: up to approx. 23 frames 
Max. approx. 4.5 fps, JPEG L: ★★★ at Continuous M): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 32 frames 
Max. approx. 3.0 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous Lo): up to approx. 200 frames, RAW: up to approx. 52 frames 
*ISO100
Multi-Exposure Composite Mode(Additive/Average/Bright) 
Number of Shots(2 to 2000 images)
Interval Shooting Still Image: 
Interval:2s. to 24h. 
Number of shots:2~2000images 
Start Interval:Now/Set Time 

Movie 
Recorded size:4K/FullHD/HD 
Interval:2s. to 1h. 
Recording time:14s.to 99h. 
Start Interval:Now/Set Time

Built-in Flash

Type Built-in P-TTL flash with pop-up, 
GN: approx. 13 (ISO100/m) 
Angle of view: equivalent to angle of view of 28mm lens (35mm format equivalent)
Flash Mode Auto Flash Discharge(Greem mode), Flash On, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync. Manual Flash Discharge (Full-1/128) 

High-Speed Sync and Wireless Sync are also available with PENTAX dedicated external flash.
Sync Speed 1/180 sec.
Flash Exposure 
Compensation
-2.0 to + 1.0EV

Capture Setting

Custom Image Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Cross Processing Randum, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3
Noise Reduction Slow Shutter Speed NR, High-ISO NR
Dynamic Range 
compensation
Highlight Correction, Shadow Correction
Lens Correction Distortion Correction, Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction, Peripheral Illumin. Corr.
Digital Filter Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome
HDR Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3, Exposure Bracket Value adjustable, Automatic composition correction function
Horizon Correction SR On: correction up to 1 degrees, SR Off: correction up to 2 degrees
Composition Adjustment Adjustment range of ±1.5mm up, down, left or light (1mm when rotated); rotating range of 1 dehree
Electronic Level Displayed in viewfinder and LCD panel (horizontal direction only); 
displayed on LCD monitor (horizontal direction and vertical direction)

Movie

File Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264(MOV) 
*Motion JPEG(AVI) for Interval Movie Record
Recorded Pixels Full HD(1920x1080, 60i/50i/30p/25p/24p)、 
HD (1280x720, 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
Sound Built-in monaural microphone, external microphone (Streo recording compatible) 
Recording Sound Level adjustable. 
Recording Time Up to 25 minutes; automatically stops recording if the internal temperature of the camera becomes high.
Custom Images Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Cross Processing Randum, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3.
Digital Filter Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome
HDR 
*availble only for Inteval Movie
Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3, Exposure Bracket Value adjustable

Playback

Playback View 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 Roation, detailed inf, Copyright Information (Photographyer, Copyright holder), Folder Display, Calendar Filmstrip Display, Slide Show
Delete Delete single image, delete all, select & delete, delete folder, delete instant review image
Digital Filter 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
RAW Development RAW file select: 
Select Single Image, Select Multiple Images, Select a folder 

RAW Development Parameter: 
File Format (JPEG/TIFF), Aspect ratio, JPEG recorded pixels, JPEG Quality, Color Space, Distortion Correction, Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction, Peripheral Illumin. Corr. Color Fringe Correction、Digital filter, HDR, White Balance, Custom Image, Sensitivity, High-ISO NR, Shadow Correction, GPS(Latitude, Longitude, Altitude, Time )
Edit Color Moiré Correction, Resize, Cropping (Aspect ratio and Slant adjustment available), Index, 
Movie Edit (Divide or delete selected frames), Capturing a JPEG still picture from a movie、Saving RAW data in buffer memory, Image Copy, Eye-Fi Image Transfer

Customization

USER Mode Up to 3 settings can be saved
Custom Functions 27 items
Mode Memory 11 items
Custom Button RAW/Fx Button (One Push File Format, Exposure Bracketing, Optical Preview, Digital Preview, Shake Redction,LCD Panel Illumination, 
AF button (Enable AF, Cancel AF) 
Various settings for the action of the e-dials in each exposure mode can also be saved.
Text Size Standard, Large
World Time World Time settings for 75 cities (28 time zones)
AF fine Adjustment ±10 step, Uniform adjustment, Individual adjustment (up to 20 can be saved)
Copyright Information Names of "Photographer" and "Copyright Holder" are embedded to the image file. 
Revision history can be checked using the provided software.

Power supply

Battery Type Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90
AC Adapter AC Adapter Kit K-AC132 (Optional)
Battery Life Number of recordable images: 
(with 50% flash usage): approx. 560 images, 
(without flash usage): approx: 720 images 
Playback time: 
Approx. 370 minutes 
* With a fully-recharged Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery. Tested in compliance with CIPA standard. 
Actual results may vary depending on the shooting condition.

Interfaces

Connection Port USB3.0 (micro B), external power supply terminal, 
external release controller terminal, X-synch socket, HDMI output terminal (Type D) , stereo miscrophone input terminal, Headphone terminal
USB Connection MSC/PTP

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions Approx. 131.5mm (W) x100mm (H) x 77.5mm (D) (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 800g (Including dedicated battery and 1x SD Memory Card), Approx. 715g (body only)

Accessories

Included Strap O-ST132, ME Viewfinder Cap, Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90, 
Battery Charger D-BC90, AC plug cord, Software (CD-ROM) S-SW140<Mounted to the camera> Eyecup Fs, Hot shoe cover FK, Body mount cover, Battery Grip terminal cover, sync sock 2p cap
Software Digital Camera Utility 5

Support for optional accessories

GPS Unit O-GPS1:Latitude, Longitude, Altitude, Time (UTC), Direction 
Electronic Compass、ASTROTRACER
FLU Card FLU Card: Remote Release, Image Browsing

K-3 System Requirements

<Windows>

OS Windows 8 (32 bit/64 bit) / Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit) / Windows Vista (32 bit/64 bit), Windows XP SP3 (32 bit)
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo or higher
RAM 2GB or more
Free Disk Space Program installation and start-up: 100 MB or more of available space
Image file saving: Approximately 10 MB per file (JPEG) / approximately 30MB (RAW)
Monitor 1280 x 1024 dots, 24 bit full-color or more

<Macintosh>

OS Mac OS X 10.8 / 10.7 / 10.6
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo or later
RAM 2GB or more
Free Disk Space Program installation and start-up: 100 MB or more of available space
Image file saving: Approximately 10 MB per file (JPEG) or approximately 30MB (RAW)
Monitor 1280 x 1024 pixels, 24 bit full-color or more
  • Auto Flash(Case and stand included)
    (AF540FGZ II)

    A high-power, weather-resistant, dustproof flash unit compatible for movie recording

  • Auto Flash(Case and stand included)
    (AF360FGZ II)

    A high-performanec flash unit featuring an LED light

  • GPS Unit
    (O-GPS1)

    For astronomical photography, with easy data management. Click here for details

  • Battery Grip
    (D-BG5)

    For extended shooting sessions and vertical-shooting convenience

  • FLUCARD FOR PENTAX 16GB 
    (O-FC1)

    For remote camera operation and wireless data transfer. Click here for details

  • Waterproof Remote Control
    (O-RC1)

    A high-power flash unit featuring an LED light

  • Cable Switch
    (CS-205)

    A shutter-release accessory handy for extended exposures

  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
    (D-LI90)

    For a spare battery on the road

  • Battery Charger Kit
    (D-BC90)

    For recharging the exclusive D-LI90 battery

  • AC Adapter Kit
    (K-AC132J)

    For power supply from household electrical outlets

  • Strap
    (O-ST1401)

    For active, flexible shooting

  • Magnifier Eyecup
    (O -ME53)

    For a magnified viewfinder image

  • Focusing screens
    ML-60 (AF Cross-Lined Matte)

  • Focusing screens
    MF-60 (standard)

  • Focusing screens
    MI-60 (AF Scale Matte)

  • Focusing screens
    ME-60 (All-Surface Matte)