Pentax K-3 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

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Pentax K-3

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-3

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
Phase detection autofocus
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fast and accurate
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Size
Really small
Standard size (124×85×45 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Thickness
Thin
1.8"

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

competitors

Pentax K-3 Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$331 body only

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Size Slightly smaller
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$333 with 5-15mm lens

Size Significantly smaller
Weight Much lighter
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,149 - $1,297 body only

$1,797 with 24-120mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,699 - $2,049 body only

$1,998 with 12-40mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Placeholder

Sony a7 III

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,876 - $1,998 body only

$2,116 - $2,198 with 28-70mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Larger
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$511 - $899 body only

$999 with 14-150mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Supports 24p No 24p support

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