differences

Advantages of the Pentax K-3 II

Report a correction
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
Help
Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
Help
Around 10% larger screen
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
Help
More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Battery life
Longer battery life
720 shots vs 410 shots
Help
Around 80% more shots per battery charge
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
Help
Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Size
Smaller
131×100×77 mm vs 143×104×81 mm
Help
Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
3" vs 3.2"
Help
Almost the same
Pentax K-3 II Learn more about
the Pentax K-3 II

Advantages of the Sony A77 II

Report a correction
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
12 fps vs 8.3 fps
Help
More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Focus points
Many more focus points
79 vs 27
Help
Set focus accurately within the frame
Viewfinder size
Significantly larger viewfinder
0.71x vs 0.62x
Help
More than 30% larger viewfinder
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
Help
Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,228k dots vs 1,037k dots
Help
Around 20% higher resolution screen
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
126 lenses vs 113 lenses
Help
More than 10% more lenses available
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
24.7 MP vs 24.1 MP
Help
Almost the same
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
Help
A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Lowest price
Cheaper
$1,198.00 vs $1,786.32
Help
The best price we've seen is $588 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Weight
Lighter
647 g vs 800 g
Help
Around 20% lighter
Sony SLT A77 II Learn more about
the Sony A77 II
vs

recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent DSLRs, and ignoring price

Snapsort Recommends
Pentax K-3 II Pentax K-3 II 96
Retailer
    Style
      Color
        You save
        vs
        100 Sony SLT A77 II Sony SLT A77 II
        Retailer
          Style
            Color
              You save

              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Continuous shooting Very fast continuous shooting Help
              K-3 II8.3 fps
              A77 II12 fps
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              K-3 II3"
              A77 II3.2"
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              K-3 II113 lenses
              A77 II126 lenses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              appearance

              Sony SLT A77 II Pentax K-3 II
              Sony SLT A77 II
              Pentax K-3 II

              discussion

              Pentax K-3 II
              K-3 II
              Pentax

              Report a correction
              Sony SLT A77 II
              SLT A77 II
              Sony

              Report a correction

              Showing 0 comments