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K-3 II


A camera fast enough to keep up with the photographer’s sharp reflexes

HD PENTAX-DA16-85mmF3.5-5.6ED DC WR Aperture : F18 ; Shutter speed : 1/30 sec. ; Exposure compensation : -0.3EV ; Sensitivity : ISO 100 ; White balance : AWB ; Custom image : Bright

HD PENTAX-D FA70-200mmF2.8ED DC AW Aperture : F4.0; Shutter speed : 1/640 sec. ; Exposure compensation : -1.7EV ; Sensitivity : ISO 400 ; White balance : AWB ; Custom image : Bright

New high-speed AF algorithm 
Never miss a shot with this fast response autofocus

The K-3 II uses a 27-point (25 cross-type points) AF system used in the K-3. By combining this with the latest AF algorithm, the AF has increased its speed. With Continuous AF (AF.C), tracking of subjects that move toward the depth direction is improved. The synergy with the PENTAX Real-time Scene Analysis System makes AF shooting of moving objects smooth and easy. The Single AF (AF.S) can be faster when using the latest design zoom lens*. These features prove to be a powerful ally for photo opportunities.

*Compatible lens: HD PENTAX-D FA70-200mmF2.8ED DC AW,
HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mmF4.5-5.6ED DC AW,
HD PENTAX-DA 18-50mmF4-5.6 DC WR RE
(April 2015)

Advanced SR Shake Reduction
In-body shake reduction mechanism provides 4.5 step correction

The sensor shift-type shake reduction is advanced. By including a new, high-precision gyro sensor, the highest correction effect in the K series is achieved at 4.5 shutter steps*. Not only can you actively use telephoto lenses, but powerful stabilization is available for any lens used with K-3 II.

*Conforms to CIPA standards
F = 85mm, When using HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mmF3.5-5.6ED DC WR

[ Panning Detection ] 

The K-3 II SR is also effective for panning shots. The gyro sensor detects a certain moving direction of the camera and controls the SR unit. Only by activating the SR, effect is applied to both normal shooting and panning.

CMOS image sensorCoil

Approx. 8.3 fps high-speed drive
Capture split-second moments of fast-moving subjects

Thanks to the high-speed processing capability of the PRIME III imaging enging, a high-capacity buffer, mirror bound control mechanism, and three-motor system, continuous high-speed shooting at approx. 8.3 fps is possible. In JPEG format you can capture up to approx. 60 shots*, and in RAW up to approx. 23 shots continuously.

*When using JPEG (L/★★★/Continuous Shooting H). At ISO 100, using an SDXC card.

[ Mirror-bounce damper mechanism ]

Adopted damper mechanism minimizes the shock caused by the swing action of the mirror, at both the mirror-up and mirror-down positions. This improves the precision and stability of the AF and AE systems.

[ Three-motor System ]

A three-motor system is employed to control the mirror, shutter, and aperture independently. An efficient powertrain and optimal motor control makes mechanical driving faster, more precise, and ensures high durability of components.

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