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Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera (Body Only)

BH #PEK3 • MFR #15530
Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera (Body Only)
Key Features
  • 23.35MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • PRIME III Image Processor
  • User-Selectable Anti-Aliasing Filter
  • 3.2" 1,037k-Dot LCD Monitor
The Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera is an advanced DSLR featuring a 23.35MP APS-C CMOS sensor and PRIME III image processor to produce high-resolution still imagery and full HD 1080i/p video with high low-light sensitivity to ISO 51200. Full-resolution continuous shooting is supported up to 8.3 fps for 22 consecutive RAW frames, with a top shutter speed of 1/8000 sec., and the SAFOX11 autofocus system utilizes 27 focus points, with 25 cross-type points, to maintain sharp focus in a quick and accurate manner. Benefitting the image quality is a selectable anti-aliasing filter, which can be turned on or off to either garner the highest resolution and sharpness possible or provide enhanced protection against moiré. Additionally, in-camera Shake Reduction image stabilization renders any K-mount lens stabilized and helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake when working with greater shutter speeds or longer focal lengths.
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Is the kit lens with the K-3 a plastic body as was the kit lens with the K-50?
Asked by: George D.
The lens is a plastic body, but in my experience has great optical quality.
Answered by: Steve B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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I have a K-50, actually my second one. The first had to be replaced under warranty because of faulty sensor issues. My replacement (well out of warranty) has sensor issues - I cannot use through-the-lens metering so its essentially not a DSLR any longer but a mirrorless camera. Am I likely to be burned similarly with with the K-3? I feel like I'm committed to Pentax because of my investment in lenses but really want to make sure this won't be another mistake.
Asked by: George D.
The K-3 is a whole different level up from a K-50. i have the K-3 as well as predecessors K-5 and K-7. Never had a lick of a problem on any of them. These are pro level bodies.
Answered by: Michael V.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Is live view available in viewfinder or just lcd monitor?
Asked by: William Q.
Only on the LCD monitor.
Answered by: stoney l.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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does this box include Pentax Flu Card or any other simple SD card ?
Asked by: Yash P.
Not that I recall. I had so many sd cards lying around that I didn't pay attention. The Pentax card definitely wasn't included though.
Answered by: FREDERIC A.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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I am very eager to buy this k3 but when I checked the official site of Ricoh at that time I came to know that Pentax k 3 is now considered as DISCONTINUED Product so would it be alright to buy this discontinued product ?
Asked by: Yash P.
Yes, as we still have inventory, you may purchase this camera until it is listed as no longer available on the B&H site.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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also is it safe to ship internationally from b&h to India through FedEx International Priority.I mean what if they do not ship properly or I just receive my first Broken DSLR which would disappoint me a lot.So is international shipping SAFE ?
Asked by: Yash P.
Yes, international shipping is safe.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Is there any worldwide warranty or particularly in my country INDIA for Pentax k-3.
Asked by: Yash P.
The included warranty for this camera is valid for Pentax USA customers only, however, you have the option to purchase Square Trade protection with the camera, which offers international coverage. More information regarding the coverage, terms and conditions of the Square Trade protection plans can be found at the following link: http://bhpho.to/1fMHaTB
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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What does the U1, U2, U3 stand on the selector? Are they for programmable settings (say U1 for my base landscape settings, U2 for base wildlife settings)?
Asked by: Anonymous
Those are custom user settings, I have each one set up and it is WONDERFUL. I have one setting for my macro which requires spot metering spot focus, I have one for my wildlife set on TAV and the third is set for my night long exposure shots for fireworks and lightning storms, i have that set for remote as well, it just saves a lot of time flipping controls on the settings you use the most, my favorite thing about these modes, you can name them to what you want to make things easier to remember what they were set to do!
Answered by: Julie G.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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