Pentax K-3 vs Pentax KP

Pentax K-3
Pentax KP

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-3

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8.3 fps
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
138 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax KP

Light sensitivity
High ISO
819,200 ISO
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

galleries

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

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Size Smaller
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$333 with 5-15mm lens

Size Much smaller
Thickness Much thinner
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,149 - $1,297 body only

$1,797 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Pentax KP Competitors

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Nikon Z6

Boutique

$1,764 - $1,997

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Focus points Many more focus points
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$1,786 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$672 - $715 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Significantly smaller
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution

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