Nikon D610 vs Pentax K-3

Winner
Nikon D610

97

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
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.70x
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
 

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

$1,560 - $1,997 body only

$2,108 - $2,297 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

$879 - $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 D500

Nikon D500

Pro DSLR

$1,997 body only

$3,067 with 16-80mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

Pentax K-3 Competitors

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$544 - $747 body only

$599 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$879 - $1,097 body only

$1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$718 - $799 body only

$863 with 18-55mm lens

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

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