Pentax K-3 Mark III 25MP Monochrome Camera Body 4K Video, and High ISO Capability Bundle

SKU: ARIC01195K3

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Pentax K-3 Mark III Monochrome Camera Body (Black)

  • Pentax K-3 Mark III Monochrome Body Kit
  • Rechargeable-ion Battery D-LI90(E)
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Power Plug
  • USB Cable I-USB166
  • Finder Cap For Me
  • Pentax Strap O-st162
  • Eyecup FU
  • 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 Battery Grip D-BG8 (Black)

SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I Memory Card

  • SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I Memory Card
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

StatGear BOOMR Bungee Camera Strap (Red Logo)

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Pentax K-3 Mark III Monochrome Camera Body (Black)

Monochrome-specific CMOS image sensor

The PENTAX K-3 Mark III Monochrome incorporates a monochrome-specific, APS-C-format CMOS image sensor free of an AA (anti-aliasing) filter with approximately 25.73 effective megapixels. Typical color image sensors are designed to receive light passing through red (R), green (G), and blue (B) color filters, so each pixel detects only one color data component. To compose a monochrome image, color sensors must convert color data into monochromatic data by interpolating the color data they collect. The new monochrome-specific image sensor, however, can faithfully reflect the brightness data obtained by each pixel in the image — without the interpolation process — to produce extra-fine monochromatic expression, in images high in resolution and rich in gradation.

Image quality exclusively designed for monochrome photography

The image quality produced by the original PENTAX K-3 Mark III was thoroughly reevaluated and totally redesigned to optimize the imaging characteristics of the new monochrome-specific image sensor. The result is a highly sensitive expression with a natural bokeh (defocus) effect, rich gradation, and extra-fine sharpness — an image only the monochrome-specific image sensor can deliver.

A selection of monochrome-specific finishing touches

The PENTAX K-3 Mark III Monochrome offers three Custom Image modes exclusively designed for monochrome photography to provide distinctive finishing touches. In addition to Standard mode, it also provides Hard mode to produce high-contrast images, and Soft mode to create high-key, low-contrast images. Each mode provides minute adjustments of parameters such as tone, key, contrast, and sharpness, allowing the photographer to personalize images for the desired finishing touch.

Exterior design reflecting the monochrome photography concept

The concept of monochrome photography is evident throughout the PENTAX K-3 Mark III Monochrome camera body, from the white backlight illumination on the LCD data panel positioned on its upper panel, to the “Monochrome” lettering printed on the upper-left shoulder of the back panel, and the SR (Shake Reduction) logo finished in silver. The camera’s user interface menu features a black-and-white color scheme as default, while the icons printed on buttons and switches across the camera’s exterior are finished in three shades of gray.

Note: Since the PENTAX K-3 Mark III Monochrome is solely designed for black-and-white photography, some of its features and functions may differ from those of the PENTAX K-3 Mark III.

Pentax Battery Grip D-BG8 (Black)

The D-BG8 Battery Grip is exclusively designed for use with the Pentax K-3 Mark III Camera. The grip holds a large-capacity D-LI90(E) Lithium-ion Battery offering a power backup for your camera. The battery can be easily recharged using the camera’s USB terminal. The battery grip comes with a dustproof, weather-resistant construction to match with the K-3 Mark III Camera’s design. It provides an extra set of camera control buttons including shutter release, Smart Function, AF/AE lock, and exposure compensation, along with a focus point selector lever. Plus, it also features a pair of electronic dials to facilitate vertical-position shooting.

SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I Memory Card

The SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I Memory Card saves you time transferring media with reading speeds of up to 200MB/s. With shot speeds of up to 90MB/s and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) recording, you are ready to capture stunning, high-resolution, stutter-free 4K UHD video.

Improve Your Workflow Efficiency

With SanDisk QuickFlow Technology, this card optimizes performance for timesaving media offloads with quick transfer speeds up to 200MB/s (64GB-1TB). You can pair with the SanDisk Professional Pro-Reader SD and microSD to achieve maximum speeds (sold separately).

Shot Speeds up to 140MB/s

With shot speeds up to 140MB/s the card is perfect for capturing the action as it happens, without missing a beat.

Perfect for 4K UHD Video

Sometimes speed is what you need. The SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-I card delivers the performance to capture stunning, uninterrupted 4K UHD video.

Stunning Sequential Burst Mode Shots

Rated UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) and Video Speed Class 30 (V30), the SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-I card lets you capture sequential burst mode shots without missing a beat.

Durability You Can Count On

Built for and tested in harsh conditions, the SanDisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-I card is temperature-proof, waterproof, shock-proof, and x-ray-proof.

Recover Images You Accidentally Deleted

Includes an offer for RescuePro Deluxe 2-year data recovery software, which lets you restore images you accidentally deleted.

StatGear BOOMR Bungee Camera Strap (Red Logo)

Inspired by the popular bungee cord rifle slings used in the military, StatGear designed the patent-pending StatGear BOOMR Bungee Camera Strap to be the most comfortable camera strap/sling on the market! The Bungee cords are extremely strong and durable and incorporated into the design of BOOMR to act as shock absorbers which significantly decrease the weight load of carrying a camera around your neck or shoulders. 


Pentax K-3 Mark III Monochrome Camera Body (Black)


Focus Points101 point (25 cross type focus points)
Focus Type
  • Auto and Manual Focus
  • Focus Free


Sensor Resolution25.73 Megapixels
Lens MountPentax KAF2 Bayonet
Image StabilizationYes
Sensor TypeCMOS
Camera FormatAPS-C
Sensor SizeAPS-C

Exposure Control

Shutter SpeedMechanical shutter: Auto: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.) Electronic shutter: Auto:1/16000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/16000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV steps or 1/2EV steps)
ISO SensitivityISO AUTO/200 to 1600000 (EV steps can be set to 1EV, 1/2EV or 1/3EV)
Exposure Compensation-2.0~+1.0EV
Metering RangeEV-2 to 21 (ISO200 at 50mm F1.4)
Self Timer12s, 2s
Exposure ModesSingle Frame, Continuous (H, M, L), Bracketing (2, 3 or 5 frames), Depth of Field Bracketing, Motion Bracketing, Mirror-up, Multi-Exposure (Average/Additive/Bright), Interval Shooting, Interval Composite
Continuous ShootingMax. approx. 12 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous H): up to approx. 55 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. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 40 frames, RAW+: up to approx. 33 frames Max. approx. 2.5 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous L): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 100 frames, RAW+: up to approx. 65 frames * The number of images captured in the continuous shooting mode is an approximate figure, tested at a sensitivity of ISO 200. The number may vary depending on the type of memory card used and/or the photographic conditions. * The continuous shooting speed may decrease depending on the type of lens used and/or the aperture, shutter speed and sensitivity selected by the user. * A certain amount of time is required for the playback of images captured in the continuous shooting mode. The time required may vary depending on the number of captured images and/or the recording format.


Recording LimitUp to 25 minutes or 4GB; automatically stops recording if the internal temperature of the camera becomes high
Video Resolution3840 x 2160


Viewfinder typePentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage100%
Viewfinder MagnificationApprox. 1.05x (FA 50mmF1.4 at infinity)


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 * Contrast-control-sync and High-speed sync requires 2 or more dedicated external flash


Memory Card SlotYes


BatteryRechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90 AC Adapter Kit K-AC166(Optional)
Camera ModelPentax K-3 Mark III


Monitor Size3.2 inch (aspect ratio 3:2)


Lens IncludedBody Only


Camera FeaturesTouch Screen

Pentax Battery Grip D-BG8 (Black)


battery gripsPentax K-3 Mark III
Battery Mount TypeNo Mount

StatGear BOOMR Bungee Camera Strap (Red Logo)



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