Pentax K-3 Mark III Camera Body (Black) with 11-18mm f/2.8 ED DC AW Lens & O-GPS2 GPS Unit

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Pentax K-3 Mark III Camera Body (Black)

  • Pentax K-3 Mark III Camera Body (Black)
  • Rechargeable-Ion Battery (D-LI90(E))
  • USB Power Adapter (AC-U2)
  • Powe Plug
  • USB Cable (I-USB166)
  • Finder Cap for ME
  • Pentax Strap (P O-ST162)
  • Eyecup
  • Hotshoe Cover FK
  • Body Mount Cap KII
  • Synchro Terminal 2P Cap
  • Pentax K-1 Triangular Ring
  • Pentax K-1 Protective Cover
  • Battery Grip Connector Cover

Pentax HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm f/2.8 ED DC AW Lens

  • Pentax HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW Lens
  • Lens Hood PH-RBF82
  • Lens Cap O-LC82
  • Lens Mount Cap K
  • Lens Case S120-150

Pentax GPS Unit O-GPS2

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Pentax K-3 Mark III Camera Body (Black) with 11-18mm f/2.8 ED DC AW Lens & O-GPS2 GPS Unit

Pentax K-3 Mark III Camera Body (Black)

The Pentax K-3 Mark III builds on the Pentax legacy, incorporating a back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with approximately 25.73 effective megapixels. The camera produces super-high-resolution images by coupling this sensor with an AA (anti-aliasing)-filter-free optical design. A new, super-bright optical viewfinder delivers a nearly 100% field of view and magnification of approximately 1.05 times. With a newly developed high-refraction glass prism, the viewfinder provides a wide field of view equivalent to that of a full-frame SLR, fully immersing the photographer in a shooting. It features a high-performance, five-axis shake-reduction (SR) system, and the innovative Pixel Shift Resolution System. The high-definition 3.2-inch touch-screen LCD monitor—the first touch screen in the Pentax K series, improves efficiency and operability.

Pentax K-3 Mark III Camera Body (Black)

The K-3 Mark III is built on the Pentax legacy, utilizing a back-illuminated CMOS image sensor delivering approximately 25.73 effective megapixels. This sensor coupled with an AA (anti-aliasing)-filter-free optical design helps produce super-high-resolution images. The camera comes with a newly-developed, high-performance PRIME V imaging engine and accelerator unit that delivers outstanding images with minimal noise while retaining high-resolution reproduction at all sensitivities — even when shooting in super-low or super-high range. By greatly improving the noise-reduction performance at high-sensitivity ranges, it boasts a top sensitivity of ISO 1600000 to extend the range of scenes that can be photographed. A super-bright optical viewfinder offers nearly 100% field of view and up to 1.05x magnification. Plus, a high-definition 3.2-inch touch-screen LCD monitor helps improve the camera’s efficiency and operability. The Pentax K-3 Mark III features a high-performance, five-axis shake-reduction (SR) system that compensates for shakes providing blur-free images.

4K Movie Recording

The Pentax K-3 Mark III captures 4K-resolution movie clips at 30p/24p frame rate or Full HD movie clips at 60p/30p/24p frame rate in the H-264 recording format. It has a stereo microphone input terminal and headset terminal that lets you manually set the audio recording level and monitor the sound pressure level for microphone input.

SAFOX 13 Autofocus System with 101 Focus Sensors

The Pentax K-3 Mark III features a SAFOX 13 phase-matching AF sensor module for high-precision autofocus operations. This module uses 101 focus sensors, 25 of which are cross-type sensors positioned in the middle. These sensors ensure pinpoint focus on the subject at minimum brightness levels as low as -4 EV. An AF point selector lever lets you select the desired focus point more intuitively (up to 41 points). The camera also features a high-capacity RGBIr image sensor with approximately 307,000 pixels and an image-tracking algorithm that helps accurately track moving subjects that are at varying speed or in an irregular motion.

Real-Time Scene Analysis System

Supported by the combination of a high-density RGBIr image sensor and the high-performance PRIME V imaging engine, the Pentax Real-time Scene Analysis System quickly detects the subject’s face and eyes using advanced image recognition technology and later makes real-time analysis of their movement. This feature helps the camera in optimizing exposure settings and improving autofocusing accuracy. The Pentax K-3 Mark III adopts Deep Learning that ensures more accurate subject detection and more reliable scene judgment.

Built-In Shake-Reduction Mechanism

The built-in SR II shake-reduction mechanism reduces camera shake to deliver sharp, blur-free images. This five-axis mechanism compensates for camera shake caused by pitch and yaw, horizontal and vertical shift, and roll. It offers effective compensation of approximately 5.5 shutter steps. Plus, the SR II shake-reduction mechanism also provides a new Panning mode for capturing sharp, clear images of slow-moving subjects.

High-Speed Continuous Shooting at 12 ips

Combination of a mirror-driving mechanism that ensures high-speed, high-accuracy control of the mirror and shutter mechanisms, and a high-performance PRIME V imaging engine that allows for high-speed data transmission results in high-speed drive continuous shooting. The Pentax K-3 Mark III supports high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 12 images per second in the AF.S mode or approximately 11 images per second in the AF.C mode.

Optical Viewfinder with Nearly 100% Field of View

The camera features an optical viewfinder that offers a nearly 100-percent field of view and up to 1.05x magnification. The viewfinder has a high refraction glass prism that ensures comfortable viewing with a wide field of view equivalent to that of a full-frame SLR. Using a distortion-correcting optical element and optimizing the lens coatings delivers a clear, true-to-life viewfinder image free of distortion. 

LCD Monitor with Intuitive Touch-Screen Control

The Pentax K-3 Mark III comes with a high-definition, 3.2-inch LCD monitor with approximately 1,620,000 pixels. Touch-screen control allows for the intuitive operation of functions, including menu selection and image zooming during playback. Plus, its air-gapless construction effectively reduces reflections and the dispersion of light for improved visibility when shooting outdoors. The viewfinder eyepiece is designed to protrude away from the LCD screen so that your nose does not contact the camera body. Just below the eyepiece is an eye sensor that turns off the monitor the moment you look into the viewfinder.

Dustproof, Weather-Resistant Construction

The Pentax K-3 Mark III camera’s top, bottom, front and rear panels are all made of lightweight, high-rigidity magnesium alloy. It is backed by a dustproof, weather-resistant construction featuring special seals on the camera body. The camera is designed to be extremely durable and dependable even in harsh environmental conditions and can stably operate at -10-degree-C. It also features a durable, dependable shutter unit to perfectly match the camera’s rugged body for worry-free shooting at any location.

Pentax HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm f/2.8 ED DC AW Lens

Pentax is ushering in the next generation of high performance camera lenses with the HD Pentax-DA* 11-18mm f/2.8 ED DC AW lens. This dynamic interchangeable lens was designed for complete compatibility with Pentax’s full frame series of DSLR cameras such as the Pentax K1. The Pentax 11-18mm f/2.8 DC AW HD DA* Lens features a 35mm focal length equivalent of 17-27.5mm, making it ideal for everyday shooting situations. With an ultra-sharp f/2.8 maximum aperture provides a beautiful bokeh effect while simultaneously delivering clear, bright images. Pentax is making high performance, high resolution photos an everyday standard with this exceptional lens.

Crystal Clear Images

You can capture crystal clear images thanks to the Pentax 11-18mm lens’ incredible f/2.8 maximum aperture. This dynamic lens features 15 lens elements in 9 groups, including two ED (extra-low dispersion) lenses that help to prevent spherical and chromatic aberrations and provide high-fidelity, error free pictures.

Advanced Autofocus

A newly developed DC autofocus motor helps you obtain clear views of your subjects in just seconds. The DC motor has enormous driving power that enables smooth, high-speed shifting of the rear lens group during focusing.

Optical Technology

The Pentax-DA* 11-18mm f/2.8 lens has been treated with Pentax’s specially developed Aero Bright II Coating, which employs nanotechnology for a super-low refractive film fabrication process. This process is combined with the multi-layer HD Coating to effectively eliminate unwanted flare and ghosting. The HD Pentax-DA* is part of the New Generation Star Series that delivers the best image quality with sharpness from edge to edge.

Weather Resistant Construction

Built for durability, the D FA* 11-18mm f/2.8 can operate in almost any weather condition for unique and creative shots. Developed as an All Weather (AW) lens, it features a dustproof and weather resistant structure with 8 special seals to prevent water or dust intrusion. SP (Super Protect) Coating effectively repels water and grease on the front of the lens. There’s no limit to where this lens can go, especially when paired with a weatherproof DSLR camera.

Pentax GPS Unit O-GPS2

The PENTAX O-GPS2 provides reliable and high-precision positioning data gathered from GPS in the U.S., QZSS in Japan, GLONASS, and Galileo. When the PENTAX O-GPS2 is mounted on a compatible PENTAX digital SLR camera*, the user can record the latitude, longitude, altitude, universal time coordinated (UTC), and aspect of shooting locations onto captured images. Image files carrying the location data can be used to track shooting locations and review location data on a PC. The location data stored on such files also makes it much easier to sort and file recorded images.

By coupling the location data with the camera’s SR (Shake Reduction) system, the unit offers a range of unique, advanced applications, including ASTROTRACER function, which makes it easy to capture stellar images of the night sky, Simple Navigation function, which calculates the direction and distance to a given destination from a current position, and Electronic Compass function which displays the camera’s direction on its LCD monitor with great precision

GPS function for an effortless recording of shooting location data

The O-GPS2 mounts on the hot shoe of a compatible camera and records the latitude, longitude, altitude, universal time coordinated (UTC), and direction of the shooting location onto captured images. In addition to GPS in the US and QZSS in Japan, GLONASS and Galileo can be newly received.

ASTROTRACER simplifies astrophotography

When mounted on the corresponding PENTAX digital SLR camera body, the O-GPS2 also offers the advanced ASTROTRACER function,** which couples the unit with the camera’s SR (Shake Reduction) system for the effortless tracing and photography of celestial bodies. The unit calculates the movement of stars, planets, and other bodies using the latitude obtained from the location data and the camera’s alignment data (horizontal and vertical inclinations and aspects) obtained from its magnetic and acceleration sensors, then shifts the camera’s image sensor in synchronization with the movement of the objects.*** In the resulting image, stars and other bodies are captured as solid points rather than blurry streaks, even during extended exposures. It also makes astrophotography much simpler, as it requires only a tripod and eliminates the need for an additional accessory such as an equatorial telescope.

In addition to the normal ASTROTRACER: Type 1, ASTROTRACER: Type 2, available only when the O-GPS2 is used with the PENTAX K-3 Mark III, makes the image sensor follow the movement of the celestial body at half the speed of the Type 1. The photographer can suppress the flow of the landscape on the ground and shoot both the stars and the landscape in a well-balanced manner.

** This function is available only when the O-GPS2 is mounted on a PENTAX digital SLR camera body equipped with a SR system.

Simple Navigation calculates location data for destinations

The O-GPS2 offers a Simple Navigation function, which calculates the direction and distance to a given destination from the current position. The user can either locate destinations using location data stored on recorded images or register and/or assign them by uploading location data created on a PC.

Electronic Compass function indicates and records direction

The O-GPS2 has an Electronic Compass function which displays the camera’s direction on its LCD monitor with great precision. Using its magnetic sensor and the location data, the unit indicates the aspect in relation to the true north. The user can also record directional data on captured images.

Pentax K-3 Mark III Camera Body (Black) with 11-18mm f/2.8 ED DC AW Lens & O-GPS2 GPS Unit

Focus

Focus PointsSAFOX 13, 101 point (25 cross type focus points)
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus

Imaging

Sensor Resolution25.73 Megapixels
Lens MountPentax K
Maximum ResolutionSAFOX 13, 101 point (25 cross type focus points)
Image File Formats
  • JPEG
  • RAW
Sensor TypeCMOS
Camera Format23.3 x 15.5 mm
Sensor Size23.3 x 15.5 mm
Megapixels0.00

Exposure Control

Shutter SpeedAuto:1/8000 to 30 sec., Manual:1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV steps or 1/2EV steps), Bulb (Timed exposure setting possible from 1 sec. to 20min.)
ISO SensitivityISO AUTO/100 to 1600000 (EV steps can be set to 1EV, 1/2EV, or 1/3EV)
Exposure Compensation±5EV (1/2EV steps or 1/3EV steps can be selected)
Metering RangeEV-3 to 20 (ISO100 at 50mm F1.4)
White Balance Settings
  • Auto
  • Color Temperature
  • Daylight
  • Fluorescent
  • Tungsten Light
Self Timer12s, 2s
Metering MethodTTL open aperture metering using 307K pixel RGBIr sensor, Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot and Highlight-weighted
Exposure ModesScene Analyze Auto, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb, Flash X-sync Speed, USER1, USER2, USER3, USER4, USER5
Continuous ShootingMax. approx. 12 fps, JPEG ( L: at Continuous H): up to approx. 37 frames, RAW: up to approx. 32 frames, RAW+: up to approx. 30 frames Max. approx. 7.0 fps, JPEG L: at Continuous M): up to approx. 60 frames, RAW: up to approx. 37 frames, RAW+: up to approx. 33 frames Max. approx. 2.5 fps, JPEG ( L: at Continuous L): up to approx. 90 frames, RAW: up to approx. 39 frames, RAW+: up to approx. 37 frames

Video

Recording LimitUp to 25 minutes
Video Resolution3840 x 2160
Recording Modes4K (3840x2160, 30p/24p) Full HD (1920x1080, 60p/30p/24p)

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Eye PointLength Approx. 20.5mm (from the view window), Approx. 22.0mm (from the center of lens)
Viewfinder typePentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage100%
Viewfinder MagnificationApprox. 1.05x (FA 50mmF1.4 at infinity)

Flash

Flash Sync Speed1/200sec
Flash Compensation-2.0~+1.0EV
Flash ModesAuto Flash Discharge, Auto Flash + Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On + Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Slow-speed Sync + Red-eye, P-TTL, Contrast-control-sync, Highspeed sync, Wireless sync
Flash ConnectionHot Shoe

Interface

WirelessBluetooth
Memory Card SlotSDXC

Physical

BatteryRechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90 AC
Camera ModelPentax K-3 Mark III
ColorBlack

Monitor

Monitor Size3.2 inch

Features

Camera FeaturesTouch Screen

Pentax K-3 Mark III Camera Body (Black)

Focus

Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus

Imaging

Sensor Resolution25.73 Megapixels
Lens MountPentax K
Camera Format23.3 x 15.5 mm
Sensor Size23.3 x 15.5 mm
Megapixels0.00

Exposure Control

Continuous ShootingMax. approx. 12 fps, JPEG ( L: at Continuous H): up to approx. 37 frames, RAW: up to approx. 32 frames, RAW+: up to approx. 30 frames Max. approx. 7.0 fps, JPEG L: at Continuous M): up to approx. 60 frames, RAW: up to approx. 37 frames, RAW+: up to approx. 33 frames Max. approx. 2.5 fps, JPEG ( L: at Continuous L): up to approx. 90 frames, RAW: up to approx. 39 frames, RAW+: up to approx. 37 frames

Video

Video Resolution3840 x 2160
Recording Modes4K (3840x2160, 30p/24p) Full HD (1920x1080, 60p/30p/24p)

Interface

WirelessBluetooth
Memory Card SlotSDXC

Physical

Camera ModelPentax K-3 Mark III
ColorBlack
WaterproofYes

Miscellaneous

Lens IncludedBody Only

Features

Camera FeaturesTouch Screen

Pentax HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm f/2.8 ED DC AW Lens

Main

Lens MountPentax K-Mount
Zoom/PrimeZoom Lenses
Lens TypeWide Angle Zoom
Zoom Focal Length11-18mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Lens SeriesPentax DA
Lens FormatAPS-C Sensors
ColorBlack

Pentax GPS Unit O-GPS2

General

ColorBlack

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