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K-3 II

K-3 II

Included items
- Strap O-ST132
- ME Viewfinder Cap
- Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90
- Battery Charger D-BC90
- AC plug cord
- Software (CD-ROM) S-SW160
<Mounted to the camera>
Eyecup Fs, Hot shoe cover FK, Body mount cover, Battery Grip terminal cover, Sync socket 2p cap

●Digital Camera Utility 5

Model Description

Type TTL autofocus, auto-exposure SLR digital-still camera
Lens Mount PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount (AF coupler, lens information contacts, K-mount with power contacts)
Compatible Lens KAF3, KAF2 (power zoom compatible), KAF, KA mount lens

Image Capture Unit

Image Sensor Primary color filter, CMOS. Size: 23.5 x 15.6 (mm)
Effective Pixels Approx. 24.35 megapixels
Total Pixels Approx. 24.71 megapixels
Dust Removal Image sensor cleaning using ultrasonic vibrations "DR II" with the Dust Alert function
(Standard output)
ISO AUTO/100 to 51200 (EV steps can be set to 1EV, 1/2EV, or 1/3EV)
Image Stabilizer sor-shift shake reduction (SR: Shake Reduction)
AA Filter Simulator Moiré reduction using SR unit. OFF/Type1/Type2/Bracket

File Formats

File Format RAW (PEF/DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.30), DCF2.0 compliant
Recorded Pixels JPEG: L(24M:6016x4000), M(14M:4608x3072), S(6M:3072x2048)、XS(2M:1920x1280),
RAW: (24M:6016x4000)
Quality Level RAW (14bit): PEF, DNG
JPEG: ★★★ (Best), ★★ (Better), ★ (Good), RAW + JPEG simultaneous capturing available
Color Space sRGB, AdobeRGB
Storage Medium SD, SDHC and SDXC Memory Card (Conforms to USH-1 standards), Eye-Fi card, FLU card.
Dual SD slot Sequential Use, Save to Both, Separate RAW/JPG, Image copy between slots possible
Storage Folder Folder name: Date (100_1018,101_1019...) or User assigned folder name (Default "PENTX")
Recording File File name: "IMGP****" or User assingned file name
File name numbering: Sequential, Reset


Type Pentaprism Finder
Coverage (FOV) Approx. 100%
Magnification Approx. 0.95x (50mmF1.4 at infinity)
Eye-Relief Length Approx. 20.5mm (from the view window), Approx. 22.3mm (from the center of lens)
Diopter Adjustment Approx. -2.5m to + 1.5m-1
Focusing Screen Interchangeable Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen

Live View

Type TTL method using CMOS image sensor
Focusing Mechanism Contrast detection (Face detection, Tracking, Multiple AF points, Select, Spot)
Focus peaking: ON/OFF
Display Field of View approx. 100%, Magnified view (2x, 4x, 8x, 10x),
Grid display (4x4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale display), Histogram, Bright area warning, Composition Adjustment

LCD monitor

Type Wide viewing angle TFT color LCD with AR coating, Air-gapless glass.
Size 3.2 inch (aspect ratio 3:2)
Dots Approx. 1037K dots
Adjustment Brightness, Saturation and Colors adjustable

White Balance

Type Method using a combination of the CMOS image sensor and the light source detection sensor
White Balance AUTO WB, Multi Auto WB,
Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White),
Tungsten Light, Flash, CTE,
Manual WB (up to 3 settings), Color Temperature Configuration (up to 3 settings), Copying the white balance setting of a captured image
Fine Adjustment Adjustable ±7 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis

Autofocus System

Type TTL: phase-matching autofocus
Focus Sensor SAFOX 11, 27 point (25 cross type focus points in the center)
Brightness Range EV-3 to 18 (ISO 100 / at normal temperature)
AF Mode Single AF (AF.S), Continuous AF (AF.C), Auto select AF (AF.A)
AF Point Selection Spot, Select, Expanded Area (S, M, L), Zone select, Auto (27 AF points)
AF Assist Light Dedicated LED AF assist light


Type TTL open aperture metering using 86K pixel RGB sensor, Multi-segment, Center-weighted and Spot metering
Metering Range EV-3 to 20 (ISO100 at 50mm F1.4)
Exposure Mode Green mode, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb, Flash X-sync Speed, USER1, USER2, USER3
EV Compensation ±5EV (1/2EV steps or 1/3EV steps can be selected)
AE Lock Button type (timer type: two times the meter operating time set in Custom Setting);
Continuous as long as the shutter button is halfway pressed


Type Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
* Electronic shutter when using Pixel Shift Resolution
Shutter Speed Auto: 1/8000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV steps or 1/2EV steps), Bulb

Drive modes

Mode Selection Still Image:
Single frame, Continuous (H, M, L), Self-timer (12s, 2s), Remote Control (immediately, 3 sec., continuous), Exposure Bracketing (2, 3 or 5 frames/ Possible to use with Self-timer or Remote Control ), Mirror-up (Possible to use with Remote Control), Interval shooting, Interval Composite

Remote Control, Interval Movie Record
Continuous Shooting TBD: Max. approx. 8.3 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous H): up to approx. 60 frames, RAW: up to approx. 23 frames
TBD: Max. approx. 4.5 fps, JPEG (L: ★★★ at Continuous M): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 32 frames
TBD: Max. approx. 3.0 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous Lo): up to approx. 200 frames, RAW: up to approx. 52 frames
Multi-Exposure Composite Mode(Additive/Average/Bright)
Number of Shots(2 to 2000 images)
Interval Shooting Still Image:
Interval:2s. to 24h.
Number of shots:2~2000images
Start Interval: Now/Set Time

Recorded size:4K/FullHD/HD
Interval:2s. to 1h.
Recording time:14s.to 99h.
Start Interval: Now/Set Time


Flash Mode Auto Flash Discharge, Auto Flash + Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On + Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Slow-speed Sync + Red-eye, P-TTL, Trailing Curtain Sync, Contrast-control-sync, High-speed sync, Wireless sync (available with dedicated external flash)
Sync Speed 1/180 sec.
Flash Exposure

Capture Setting

Custom Image Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Cross Processing Random, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3
Digital Filter Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome
HDR Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3, Exposure Bracket Value adjustable, Automatic composition correction function
Pixel Shift Resolution On/Off
Lens Correction Distortion Correction, Peripheral Illumin. Correction, Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction, Diffraction Correction
D-RANGE Compensation Highlight Correction, Shadow Correction
Noise Reduction Slow Shutter Speed NR, High-ISO NR
GPS GPS Logging (Logging Interval, Logging Duration, Memory Card Options), ASTROTRACER, Calibration, Additional Settings (GPS Time Sync, GPS Indicator Lamp)
Horizon Correction SR On: correction up to 1 degrees, SR Off: correction up to 2 degrees
Composition Adjustment Adjustment range of ±1.5mm up, down, left or right (1mm when rotated); Rotating range of 1 degree
Electronic Level Displayed in viewfinder and LCD panel (Horizontal direction only);
Displayed on LCD monitor (Horizontal direction and vertical direction)


File Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264(MOV)
*Motion JPEG(AVI) for Interval Movie Record
Recorded Pixels Full HD(1920x1080, 60i/50i/30p/25p/24p)
HD (1280x720, 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
Sound Built-in monaural microphone, external microphone (Stereo recording compatible)
Recording Sound Level adjustable.
Recording Time Up to 25 minutes; automatically stops recording if the internal temperature of the camera becomes high.
Custom Images Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Cross Processing Random, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3.
Digital Filter Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome
*available only for Interval Movie
Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3, Exposure Bracket Value adjustable


Playback View Single frame, multi-image display (6,12, 20, 35, 80 segmentation),
display magnification (up to 16, 100% display and quick magnification available), rotating,
histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), bright area warning, Auto Image Rotation, detailed inf, Copyright Information (Photographer, Copyright holder), Folder Display, Calendar Filmstrip Display, Slide Show, GPS information (latitude, longitude, altitude, Coordinated Universal Time , Orientation)
Delete Delete single image, delete all, select & delete, delete folder, delete instant review image
Digital Filter Base Parameter Adj, Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome, Tone Expansion, Sketch, Water Color, Pastel, Pasteurization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Slim
RAW Development RAW file select:
Select Single Image, Select Multiple Images, Select a folder

RAW Development Parameter:
File Format (JPEG/TIFF), Aspect Ratio, JPEG Recorded Pixels, JPEG Quality, Color Space, Distortion Correction, Peripheral Illumin. Corr., Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction, Diffraction Correction, Color Fringe Correction, White Balance, Custom Image, Digital filter, HDR, Pixel Shift Resolution, Sensitivity, High-ISO NR, Shadow Correction
Edit Image Rotation, Color Moiré Correction, Resize, Cropping (Aspect ratio and Slant adjustment available), Index,
Movie Edit (Divide or delete selected frames), Capturing a JPEG still picture from a movie, Saving RAW data in buffer memory, Image Copy, Eye-Fi Image Transfer


USER Mode Up to 3 settings can be saved
Custom Functions 26 items
Mode Memory 12 items
Button Customization RAW/ran Button (One Push File Format, Exposure Bracketing, Optical Preview, Digital Preview, Shake Reduction, LCD Panel Illumination, AF button (AF1, AF2, Cancel AF)
Text Size Standard, Large
World Time World Time settings for 75 cities (28 time zones)
AF fine Adjustment ±10 step, Uniform adjustment, Individual adjustment (up to 20 can be saved)
Copyright Information Names of "Photographer" and "Copyright Holder" are embedded to the image file.
Revision history can be checked using the provided software.

GPS/Electronic Compass

Reception Frequency L1 1575.42MHz
Recorded Information Latitude, Longitude, Altitude, Time (UTC), Direction
Geodesics World Geodetic System (WGS84)
GPS Logging KML format, Logging Interval: 5/10/15/30sec. /1min., Logging Duration: 1-24hr. (Up to 9hours at Logging Interval 5sec. Up to 18hrs. at Logging Interval 10sec.)
Electronic Compass Azimuth calculation using triaxial geomagnetic sensor and triaxial acceleration sensor, True north standard

Power supply

Battery Type Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90
AC Adapter AC Adapter Kit K-AC132 (Optional)
Battery Life Number of recordable images: Approx.: 720 images
Playback time: Approx. 370 minutes
* With a fully-recharged Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery. Tested in compliance with CIPA standard.
  Actual results may vary depending on the shooting condition.


Connection Port USB3.0 (micro B), External power supply terminal, External cable switch terminal, X-sync socket, HDMI output terminal (Type D) , Stereo microphone input terminal, Headphone terminal
USB Connection MSC/PTP

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions Approx. 131.5mm (W) x102.5mm (H) x 77.5mm (D) (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 785g (Including dedicated battery and 1x SD Memory Card), Approx. 700g (body only)


Included Strap O-ST132, ME Viewfinder Cap, Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90,
Battery Charger D-BC90, AC plug cord, Software (CD-ROM) S-SW160 Eyecup Fs, Hot shoe cover FK, Body mount cover, Battery Grip terminal cover, Sync socket 2p cap
Software Digital Camera Utility 5

Storage capacity


●Quality Level: 4GB
[RAW] (6016x4000): 74 Shots(PEF) / 74 Shots(DNG)
[JPEG...L] 24M(6016x4000): 219 Shots(★★★) / 496 Shots(★★) / 973 Shots(★)
[JPEG...M] 14M(4608x3072): 371 Shots(★★★) / 832 Shots(★★) / 1609 Shots(★)
[JPEG...S] 6M(3072x2048): 821 Shots(★★★) / 1801 Shots(★★) / 3352 Shots(★)
[JPEG...XS] 2M(1920x1280): 2011 Shots(★★★) / 4161 Shots(★★) / 7099 Shots(★)

●Quality Level: 8GB
[RAW] (6016x4000): 151 Shots(PEF) / 151 Shots(DNG)
[JPEG...L] 24M(6016x4000): 446 Shots(★★★) / 1010 Shots(★★) / 1980 Shots(★)
[JPEG...M] 14M(4608x3072): 755 Shots(★★★) / 1693 Shots(★★) / 3274 Shots(★)
[JPEG...S] 6M(3072x2048): 1670 Shots(★★★) / 3665 Shots(★★) / 6822 Shots(★)
[JPEG...XS] 2M(1920x1280): 4093 Shots(★★★) / 8469 Shots(★★) / 14448 Shots(★)

●Quality Level: 16GB
[RAW] (6016x4000): 304 Shots(PEF) / 303 Shots(DNG)
[JPEG...L] 24M(6016x4000): 898 Shots(★★★) / 2033 Shots(★★) / 3985 Shots(★)
[JPEG...M] 14M(4608x3072): 1520 Shots(★★★) / 3408 Shots(★★) / 6589 Shots(★)
[JPEG...S] 6M(3072x2048): 3361 Shots(★★★) / 7376 Shots(★★) / 13727 Shots(★)
[JPEG...XS] 2M(1920x1280): 8236 Shots(★★★) / 17041 Shots(★★) / 29070 Shots(★)

●Quality Level: 32GB
[RAW] (6016x4000): 611 Shots(PEF) / 609 Shots(DNG)
[JPEG...L] 24M(6016x4000): 1802 Shots(★★★) / 4079 Shots(★★) / 7994 Shots(★)
[JPEG...M] 14M(4608x3072): 3050 Shots(★★★) / 6836 Shots(★★) / 13217 Shots(★)
[JPEG...S] 6M(3072x2048): 6743 Shots(★★★) / 14796 Shots(★★) / 27537 Shots(★)
[JPEG...XS] 2M(1920x1280): 16522 Shots(★★★) / 34184 Shots(★★) / 58314 Shots(★)

<Movie recording time (approx.)>

●Recorded Pixels: 4GB
[Full HD (1920×1080)] 60i...00:16′13″/ 50i...00:19′23″/ 30p...00:16′13″/ 25p...00:19′23″/ 24p...00:20′10″
[HD (1280×720)] 60p...00:16′13″/ 50p...00:19′23″/ 30p...00:27′55″/ 25p...00:33′14″/ 24p...00:34′33″

●Recorded Pixels: 8GB
[Full HD (1920×1080)] 60i...00:33′01″/ 50i...00:39′26″/ 30p...00:33′01″/ 25p...00:39′26″/ 24p...00:41′01″
[HD (1280×720)] 60p...00:33′01″/ 50p...00:39′26″/ 30p...00:56′49″/ 25p...01:07′38″/ 24p...01:10′19″

●Recorded Pixels: 16GB
[Full HD (1920×1080)] 60i...01:06′26″/ 50i...01:19′21″/ 30p...01:06′26″/ 25p...01:19′21″/ 24p...01:22′33″
[HD (1280×720)] 60p...01:06′26″/ 50p...01:19′21″/ 30p...01:54′19″/ 25p...02:16′05″/ 24p...02:21′28″

●Recorded Pixels: 32GB
[Full HD (1920×1080)] 60i...02:13′16″/ 50i...02:39′10″/ 30p...02:13′16″/ 25p...02:39′10″/ 24p..02:45′36″.
[HD (1280×720)] 60p...02:13′16″/ 50p...02:39′10″/ 30p...03:49′19″/ 25p...04:32′59″/ 24p...04:43′49″

* The maximum file size is 4GB for movie.
* The maximum length is 25 minutes for movie.

System Requirements


OS Windows 8.1 (32bit/64bit)/ Windows 8 (32bit/64bit)/ Windows 7 (32bit/64bit) / Windows Vista (32bit/64bit)
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo or higher
RAM 2GB or more
HDD Program installation and start-up: 100 MB or more of available space
Image file saving: Approximately 10 MB per file (JPEG) / approximately 30MB (RAW)
Monitor 1280×1024 dots, 24 bit full-color or more


OS OS X 10.10 / 10.9 / 10.8 / 10.7
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo or later
RAM 2GB or more
HDD Program installation and start-up: 100 MB or more of available space
Image file saving: Approximately 10 MB per file (JPEG) or approximately 30MB (RAW)
Monitor 1280×1024 pixels, 24 bit full-color or more

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