Pentax K-3

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Pentax K-3

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Canon EOS 6D

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Canon EOS 6D

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-3

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.4 EV
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Light sensitivity
High ISO
51,200 ISO
 

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
 
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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 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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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
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points 25 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 138 ms vs 290 ms
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2.1x less delay when taking photos
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
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 8.3 fps vs 4.5 fps
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More than 80% faster continuous shooting
True resolution Higher true resolution 24.1 MP vs 20.9 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Focus points More focus points 27 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Size Smaller 131x100x77 mm vs 145x111x71 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $930.53 vs $1,699.00
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The best price we've seen is $768 cheaper (around 50% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
              6D:25,600 ISO
              K-3:51,200 ISO
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post

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              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,199 - $3,399 body only

              $3,799 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Focus points Has significantly more focus points
              Cross type focus points Has significantly more cross-type focus points
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 7D MII

              Canon EOS 7D MII

              Pro DSLR

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,099 - $1,155 body only

              $450 - $1,449 with 18-135mm 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 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,799 body only

              $1,299 - $1,729 with 18-135mm lens

              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,797 - $1,897 body only

              $2,297 - $2,397 with 24-85mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,180 - $2,199 body only

              $2,889 - $3,650 with 24-105mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,097 body only

              $1,394 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

              Canon EOS 6D Competitors

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              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

              $639 - $989 body only

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Pentax K-5

              Pentax K-5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,199 body only

              $1,349 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Pentax K-50

              Pentax K-50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $447 - $476 body only

              $520 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Significantly thinner
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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