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K-3 II


The evolution of the field camera, with a built-in GPS function

HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mmF3.5-5.6ED DC WR Aperture : F5.0; Shutter speed : 1/40 sec. ; Exposure compensation : -0.7EV ; Sensitivity : ISO 400 ; White balance : Daylight ; Custom image : Landscape

Built-in GPS 
Record location information and such only with K-3 II

The K-3 II features a built-in GPS function. Only with the camera itself, you can record the information of shooting location, facing direction, and the shooting date and time (Coordinated Universal Time) in image data. The K-3 II’s GPS button allows you to easily activate the GPS function when shooting.
*GPS data will not be recorded in conditions where GPS information cannot be obtained.

Easy Astronomical tracking for capturing vivid stars

Coupled with in-body SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism, this function easily tracks and photographs astronomical body such as stars. The latitude obtained by the GPS function, and camera position (horizontal/vertical tilt and facing direction) detected by the magnetic and acceleration sensors are used to calculate the movement of astronomical body. The CMOS sensor is synchronized with the movement of astronomical body, making it possible to capture stars as points of light not as trails of light even during long exposures.

*Be sure to use a tripod to thoroughly stabilize the camera.
*Make sure to precisely calibrate the function before shooting.
*ASTROTRACER cannot be used with some shooting modes, including Interval Shooting and Interval Composite.

Lens:HD PENTAX-DA 35mmF2.8 Macro Limited ; Shutter speed:120.05sec ; Aperture:F2.8、ISO:1600 ; Processing software:Digital Camera Utility 5.4

GPS Log/Electronic Compass 
Useful to check traveled route record and direction

The K-3 II is equipped with a GPS log function that can get and record camera position. You can load the log onto your computer and display the route traveled using a map service such as Google EarthTM. Functions such as the Electronic Compass are also useful in the field for checking direction on the image screen monitor.
*GPS data will not be recorded in conditions where GPS information cannot be acquired.

Electronic Compass screen

Electronic Compass screen

  • Latitude
  • Longitude
  • Altitude
  • Coordinated Universal Time
  • GPS status
  • Lens direction

Cold-resistant: Operation guaranteed down to -10°C
Stable operation can be maintained even in cold climates

Environment tests were carried out at a punishing 10 degrees below freezing to check the electronic circuit and mechanical mechanism operating accuracy and responsiveness, as well as optical system stability. Results show that K-3 II can actively be used for challenging shoots even in cold climates.
*When temperatures drop, battery performance suffers. When using in cold climates, keep a backup battery warm inside your clothes to ensure continued use.

Magnesium alloy casing and metallic chassis
Tough metal shell for exceptional rigidity, outstanding durability and reduced weight

The K-3 II’s top, bottom and side panels are made of highly rigid, lightweight and shock-resistant magnesium alloy. Its chassis is made of high-rigidity, corrosion-resistant stainless steel.

Dust proof and weather-resistance construction
Worry-free shooting even in severe conditions with rain and dust.

A dust proof and weather-resistant construction is used to prevent rain, sand, and dust from entering the camera. Seals are placed in 92 locations on the body alone, including operation parts such as buttons and dials, cover openings and external joints. Battery Grip D-BG5 (optional) also features the same dust proof and weather-resistant construction.

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