Pentax K-3 vs Canon EOS 6D

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Pentax K-3

100

Canon EOS 6D

98

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-3

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
138 ms shutter lag
More storage slots
Storage slots
2
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 6D

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,340 ISO
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
500 ms startup delay
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 6D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-3.

competitors

Pentax K-3 Competitors

Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$840 - $846 body only

$1,421 with 16-85mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$999 - $1,000 body only

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$800 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Supports 24p No 24p support

Canon EOS 6D Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,099 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,100 - $2,299 body only

$2,639 - $2,899 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Focus points More focus points
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$1,965 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
GPS No built-in GPS

discussion

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Avatar for José Luis Vuelta Rodríguez José Luis Vuelta Rodríguez (0:08 PM, February 05, 2015)
I can use my K3 under most harsh weather conditions, what about it?
 
LDK (2:46 PM, October 22, 2014)
Canond EOS 6D vs. Pentax K-3 , Full frame vs A-SPC ? ISO vs ISO ...
 
Michael (10:33 AM, October 21, 2014)
Canon EOS 6D vs. Pentax K-3: 87 - 92
Canon EOS 6D vs. Sony A7R: 94 - 74
Pentax K-3 vs. Sony A7R: 62 - 74


Yeah right... This is still a nice site to compare specs and get an overview, but the ranking algorithm is a joke.