Pentax K-3 II

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  • AstroTracer feature
  • weatherproof
  • powerful sensor
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  • A bit pricey
  • no NFC pairing

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Pentax K-3 II Review

Photography enthusiasts have been waiting for a while, but Pentax K-3 II is now here, and it’s ready to deliver exactly what people want and need. Canon and Nikon may be the well-known brands in the area of cameras, but with the launch of K-3 II, it seems the giants are starting to lag behind. The reason is simple and it lies in product design: these well-established companies don’t seem willing to provide much-needed features, while the newest Pentax camera brings in a wide range of options that are surely going to be put to good use by both professionals and amateurs.

 

Are night sky photos a thing you’ve been trying to do, only to discover that the stars are not as crisp as needed, despite a low exposure time? If so, then Pentax K-3 II has a great solution, thanks to the AstroTracer addition on the features list. When activated, this technology will control the camera’s sensor and adjust it according to the Earth rotation. This way, unless you aim for longer than physically possible exposure times, the nighttime photos of the sky will be extremely crisp.

Pentax K-3 II relies on the success of the initial K-3 model, but the legacy is continued with new and improved additions that justify the upgrade. The CMOS sensor of the camera is an APS-C sized one and it provides 24.35 megapixels for those that demand top quality. This time, it’s not about satisfying the masses with a bit of everything, like others do, but about providing extra features where they’re needed the most. Professionals might want to put the K-3 II to use in a fast-paced environment, where fast shooting is a must. The camera is able to deliver continuous shooting at a staggering rate of 8.3 frames per second. Just keep the button pressed and at the end of the day, select the photos you value the most.

 

AstroTracer is not the only great addition to the K-3 II model of Pentax. Aside from this, the manufacturer has also added an internal GPS module, which is perfect if you want to keep track of the locations where you took some great shots during your trip. And, if we’re talking about traveling and taking photos with the Pentax K-3 II, we must not rule out bad weather. The forecast might not always be on your side, despite your need to take some photos, but when you’re working with K-3 II, you don’t have to worry about severe weather conditions. Take it out in the rain, do some work in a blizzard or even catch on camera the effects of a sandstorm; the 92 seals of the camera are perfectly designed to protect the body.

 

The Pentax K-3 II can be used in high ISO conditions without worrying about noise. The Pixel Shift Resolution feature has been designed to provide crisp and true-color images in any conditions. If you’re looking for a camera tailored for the needs of a pro, then the latest Pentax model is what you should aim for.

  • The Good :
    AstroTracer feature, weatherproof, powerful sensor
  • The Bad :
    A bit pricey, no NFC pairing
Our score:
5 / 5

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Product Description

  • The Pentax K-3 II is manufactured by Pentax and was added in June 2015 in the Digital Cameras section
  • This product has a rating of 5.0 out of 5

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