Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera with 50mm Lens Kit

Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera with 50mm Lens Kit

Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera with 50mm Lens Kit

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Product Highlights

  • 23.35MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • PRIME III Image Processor
  • User-Selectable Anti-Aliasing Filter
  • 3.2" 1,037k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080i Video Recording at 60 fps
  • SAFOX11 27-Point AF System
  • Native ISO 51200, 8.3 fps Shooting
  • 83k-Pixel RGB Sensor Exposure Metering
  • In-Camera Shake Reduction Stabilization
  • smc PENTAX DA 50mm f/1.8 Lens
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The Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera with 50mm Lens Kit from B&H combines the versatile DSLR along with an smc PENTAX DA 50mm f/1.8 prime lens. The components of this kit provide the basic essentials for photographing in a wide variety of shooting situations.

The K-3 features 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 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 effect, 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. The cold, weather, and dust-sealed body design incorporates a 0.95x magnification pentaprism viewfinder, 3.2" 1,037k-dot LCD monitor, and dual SD memory card slots.

Included with the body is the smc PENTAX DA 50mm f/1.8 lens, which provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 76.5mm to produce a short telephoto-length perspective. The fast maximum aperture benefits working with shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques while the seven rounded aperture blades help to render an aesthetic out-of-focus quality. An SP (Super Protect) coating has also been applied to repel dust, water, and other elements from the surface of the lens.

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Pentax K-3 Reviews

K-3 DSLR Camera with 50mm Lens Kit is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this thing! Full disclosure: this is my first DSLR; however, I've used large CCD cameras with big telescopes so I know a bit about photography and optics. Having said that, I really love this camera. It's solid, well built, and the grip feels good in my medium sized hand. Right out of the box, it's incredibly user friendly. The automatic setting and autofocus is excellent in typical conditions (indoor and outdoor). I've been systematically going through the instruction booklet that came with it and have had no trouble figuring out the buttons and how to change settings. I got this camera primarily for astrophotography and nightscapes as well as everyday family photos. The 50mm lens has been great for family photos so far. It's incredibly sharp, compact, and feels like it's good quality. I've already taken some nice portraits of my kid. It is a bit more telephoto than I had hopped for, so I may end up getting the 35mm or perhaps an 18-55 to round out my kit. I'd definitely go for the 35 over the 50 if you plan to do more group shots. I haven't gotten my wide angle lens yet nor have I hooked it up to the scope, so I can't say how it performs as an astrocam yet. But an astronomy friend has this model, and I've been impressed by the very low noise. I really don't have any complaints about either at this point.
Date published: 2015-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from K-3 Kit is an Excellent Value I wanted to upgrade from my K-50 and am not disappointed. The K-3 has top-end features that rival other brands that cost much more. What sold me on this deal was the kit that included the battery grip and 50mm 1.8 prime lens. I have had the camera less than a month, but I've taken it on a trip and enjoy it immensely. Well worth it!
Date published: 2015-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera, great bargain bundle! As I expected, the K-3 is much bigger & heavier than my 5yr-old K-x entry-level DSLR. Best features for me: solid build, weather-sealed, almost silent and fast shutter, fast AF with tracking, two SD slots. My thing is nature photography, esp. birds, so this body with my 300/f4 and 1.4x HD TC works really well. Staying focused on most birds in flight is easy now. Excellent menus, large LCD monitor. Haven't tried video yet, but I hear others are better if that's most important to you.
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent like its sisters Like almost all Pentax products this mark is excellent. I have used the K10 and K20 before. And some other Brands also. Every one has its plusses. But I haven't feel any need to upgrade my Pentax K kit until I have gave my K20 to an talented young man as a present. I am very sutisfied with this camera.
Date published: 2016-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice camera and B&H price Best camera I have seen so for the price. Great product of pentax. The price we get from B &H is great.
Date published: 2016-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like all Pentax. Great and simple It's really simple to use, fast, and have a solid body
Date published: 2016-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great camera, picky about memory cards I purchased this camera to replace a Pentax K2000 that I had dropped by accident, and as I am a loyal Pentax customer, I couldn't pass this K3 up. I would have chosen a full format camera, but this crop camera had decent enough specs, and very competitive price. It's interface takes a little getting used to, but if you are familiar with Pentax DSLR's, you'll be happy to know that it's not too drastically different, and is quite similar. The menu structure itself is almost entirely identical. I love the multi card support, however here's where things get a little interesting. How it handles the cards, I feel there should be more options, it's only just a couple modes. Either mirroring, or filling one card and rolling over to the other. I would like the ability to manually select a card to use, for different sessions, however this is not an option. Also, the camera appears to be a little picky about your cards. For one, definitely use at least class 10. Class 4 should in theory be quick enough for one or two shots, but as I found out, if you do a lot of burst photography, the cameras RAM will fill up before it has had enough time to dump them to the memory card, and you end up with no photos ever being saved at all, as I sadly found out. I'm not sure why, because the first couple photos were taken one at a time, and even after burst firing a few shots, I was able to see them in a preview just fine, but when I put the memory card in my computer, the entire folder was empty. Data recovery software found zero evidence of those photos ever being shot, which was sadly a let down, as I lost an entire quick session of photos as a result. However, with other faster memory cards, I have had no problems whatsoever, and everything has been honestly fine. The quality of photos is good, it has a great auto focus, and for manual focus, allows you to see what part is in focus, as through the view finder it visually circles what area is in focus, and helps to let you know if that is the target you intend to pull someones eyes
Date published: 2016-05-10
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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


Is the 50 mm lens pictured in the 50mm lens and Batt. combo Weatherproof?
Asked by: Anonymous
Lens, I think it is. Don't know about flash. I don't have one. I originally bought a K10 kit with 50 mm lens. I later bought K3 body only and use the K10 50 mm lens on the K3. I like the K3 a lot and use a Sigma 17 to 235 lens.
Answered by: RON T.
Date published: 2018-08-25


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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