Pentax K-3

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Pentax K-3

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Canon EOS 6D

88

Canon EOS 6D

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-3

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.4 EV
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 6D

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,340 ISO
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
Light sensitivity
High ISO
25,600 ISO
Sensor size
Large sensor
Full frame 35.8x23.9mm
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon 6D

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Low light performance
Significantly lower noise at high ISO
2,340 ISO vs 1,216 ISO
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The 6D has a slight edge (0.9 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Sensor size
Much larger sensor
Full frame 35.8x23.9mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
Viewfinder size
Significantly larger viewfinder
0.71x vs 0.62x
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Around 30% larger viewfinder
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Lens availability
Significantly more lenses available
156 lenses vs 109 lenses
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More than 40% more lenses available
Startup delay
Less startup delay
500 ms vs 900 ms
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More than 40% less delay when turning on
Battery life
Longer battery life
980 shots vs 560 shots
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Around 80% more shots per battery charge
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
82.0 vs 80.0
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
102,400 ISO vs 51,200 ISO
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The 6D's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Thickness
Thinner
2.8" vs 3"
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Around 10% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
770 g vs 800 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Pentax K-3

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
8.3 fps vs 4.5 fps
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More than 80% faster continuous shooting
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
138 ms vs 290 ms
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2.1x less delay when taking photos
Cross type focus points
Many more cross-type focus points
25 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
51,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The K-3's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.4 EV vs 12.1 EV
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1.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Focus points
More focus points
27 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
True resolution
Higher true resolution
24.1 MP vs 20.9 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder coverage
Significantly better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 97%
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Almost the same
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Size
Smaller
131x100x77 mm vs 145x111x71 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$729.00 vs $1,519.00
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The best price we've seen is $790 cheaper (2.1x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Common Weaknesses
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,099 - $3,399 body only

              $3,699 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Focus points Has significantly more focus points
              Cross type focus points Has significantly more cross-type focus points
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,799 body only

              $2,149 with 18-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,495 body only

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,497 - $1,597 body only

              $1,897 - $2,040 with 24-85mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,499 body only

              $1,099 - $1,978 with 28-135mm lens

              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,149 - $2,297 body only

              $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon EOS 6D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 6D.

              Pentax K-3 Competitors

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              Pentax K-5 IIs

              Pentax K-5 IIs

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $846 body only

              $793 with 18-55mm lens

              GPS Has a GPS
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Pentax K-50

              Pentax K-50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $350 - $400 body only

              $420 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Pentax K-5

              Pentax K-5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,169 body only

              $910 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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              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.