Nikon D610 vs Pentax K-3

Winner
Nikon D610

98

Pentax K-3

88

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D610

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,925 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
94.0
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8.3 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
138 ms shutter lag
Cross type focus points
Many cross-type focus points
25

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D610.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-3.

competitors

Nikon D610 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,700 - $1,997 body only

$2,479 - $2,497 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$1,052 - $1,097 body only

$1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,420 - $2,797 body only

$3,060 - $3,497 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

Pentax K-3 Competitors

Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$850 body only

$1,338 with 18-135mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,797 body only

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$1,052 - $1,097 body only

$1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Overall image quality Better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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