Product Description

The Pentax K-3 III Monochrome Body is the origin of photographic expression. Without color data, monochrome can more clearly depict the form and texture of a subject using light, shadow and the in-between gradations. This means that the photographer can create images that are more impressive and persuasive.

For users who want to master monochrome photography, the PENTAX K-3 Mark III Monochrome features an image sensor specifically designed to capture monochrome images only. By designing the camera solely for the purpose of monochrome photography, each pixel detects brightness data of the light coming through the lens. The obtained data is then directly converted to compose an image.

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 obtained color data while using adjacent areas of the image field as a reference.

Since a monochrome-specific image sensor can faithfully reflect the brightness data obtained by each pixel in the image — without the interpolation process — the photographer can create extra-fine monochromatic expression, in an image high in resolution and rich in gradation..

Image quality has been re-evaluated and redesigned to optimize the imaging characteristics of the monochrome-specific image sensor. Unlike a color sensor that requires the interpolation process, each pixel of the monochrome-specific image sensor corresponds precisely to each pixel in the resulting image. The result is minimal deterioration of the data obtained, and optimal visual expression. To optimize these advantages, the imaging process has been completely restructured to assure 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.

 

Key Features of the Pentax K-3 III Monochrome Body

  • 5-Axis SR II In-Body Shake Reduction
  • Weather-Sealed Magnesium-Alloy Body
  • Wi-Fi & Bluetooth; Dual SD Card Slots
  • UHD 4K30p Video Recording

Monochrome-Specific CMOS Image Sensor

Incorporating an APS-C-format 25.7MP CMOS sensor, the K-3 Mark III Monochrome is designed without an AA (anti-aliasing) filter for exceptional sharpness, and the monochrome-specific image sensor faithfully reflects the brightness data obtained by each pixel to produce exquisite high-resolution images rich in gradation. An ISO range of 200-1600000 allows the camera to perform in a variety of lighting conditions, and the sensor is paired with a sophisticated image processor to provide quick performance and processing when shooting both stills and video.

SR II In-Body Shake Reduction

Distinct among DSLRs, an advanced 5-axis SR II Shake Reduction system provides 5.5 stop-effective image stabilization performance with select lenses. This in-body IS system helps to greatly reduce the appearance of camera shake when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds, making it easier to work in more difficult lighting conditions.

SAFOX 13 Phase-Detection AF

Updated with more points and improved coverage, the SAFOX 13 autofocus sensor is a phase-detection focusing system that uses 101 individual points, including 25 cross-type sensors in the middle of the image frame. This array benefits focusing speed and accuracy in a variety of lighting conditions, down to -3 EV.

Body Design

arge and bright optical pentaprism viewfinder provides an impressive 1.05x magnification and covers 100% of the image frame for clear and accurate eye-level viewing.

 

  • MPN - 1196
  • GTIN -  027075305380
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Pentax K-3 III Monochrome Body

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Product Overview

  • 5-Axis SR II In-Body Shake Reduction
  • Weather-Sealed Magnesium-Alloy Body
  • Wi-Fi & Bluetooth; Dual SD Card Slots
  • UHD 4K30p Video Recording
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The Pentax K-3 III Monochrome Body is the origin of photographic expression. Without color data, monochrome can more clearly depict the form and texture of a subject using light, shadow and the in-between gradations. This means that the photographer can create images that are more impressive and persuasive.

For users who want to master monochrome photography, the PENTAX K-3 Mark III Monochrome features an image sensor specifically designed to capture monochrome images only. By designing the camera solely for the purpose of monochrome photography, each pixel detects brightness data of the light coming through the lens. The obtained data is then directly converted to compose an image.

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 obtained color data while using adjacent areas of the image field as a reference.

Since a monochrome-specific image sensor can faithfully reflect the brightness data obtained by each pixel in the image — without the interpolation process — the photographer can create extra-fine monochromatic expression, in an image high in resolution and rich in gradation..

Image quality has been re-evaluated and redesigned to optimize the imaging characteristics of the monochrome-specific image sensor. Unlike a color sensor that requires the interpolation process, each pixel of the monochrome-specific image sensor corresponds precisely to each pixel in the resulting image. The result is minimal deterioration of the data obtained, and optimal visual expression. To optimize these advantages, the imaging process has been completely restructured to assure 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.

 

Key Features of the Pentax K-3 III Monochrome Body

  • 5-Axis SR II In-Body Shake Reduction
  • Weather-Sealed Magnesium-Alloy Body
  • Wi-Fi & Bluetooth; Dual SD Card Slots
  • UHD 4K30p Video Recording

Monochrome-Specific CMOS Image Sensor

Incorporating an APS-C-format 25.7MP CMOS sensor, the K-3 Mark III Monochrome is designed without an AA (anti-aliasing) filter for exceptional sharpness, and the monochrome-specific image sensor faithfully reflects the brightness data obtained by each pixel to produce exquisite high-resolution images rich in gradation. An ISO range of 200-1600000 allows the camera to perform in a variety of lighting conditions, and the sensor is paired with a sophisticated image processor to provide quick performance and processing when shooting both stills and video.

SR II In-Body Shake Reduction

Distinct among DSLRs, an advanced 5-axis SR II Shake Reduction system provides 5.5 stop-effective image stabilization performance with select lenses. This in-body IS system helps to greatly reduce the appearance of camera shake when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds, making it easier to work in more difficult lighting conditions.

SAFOX 13 Phase-Detection AF

Updated with more points and improved coverage, the SAFOX 13 autofocus sensor is a phase-detection focusing system that uses 101 individual points, including 25 cross-type sensors in the middle of the image frame. This array benefits focusing speed and accuracy in a variety of lighting conditions, down to -3 EV.

Body Design

arge and bright optical pentaprism viewfinder provides an impressive 1.05x magnification and covers 100% of the image frame for clear and accurate eye-level viewing.

 

  • MPN - 1196
  • GTIN -  027075305380
+ Read more

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 KAF4, KAF3, KAF2 (power zoom compatible), KAF, KA mount lens

Image Capture Unit

Image Sensor Monochrome, CMOS. Size: 23.3 x 15.5 (mm)
Effective Pixels Approx. 25.73 megapixels
Total Pixels Approx. 26.78 megapixels
Dust Removal Image sensor cleaning using ultrasonic vibrations "DR II"
Sensitivity
(Standard output)
ISO AUTO/200 to 1600000 (EV steps can be set to 1EV, 1/2EV or 1/3EV)
Image Stabilizer Sensor-shift shake reduction "SR II"(5-axis), Auto/Panning/Off
AA Filter Simulator Moiré reduction using SR unit. OFF/Low/High/Bracketing(2 images)/Bracketing (3 images)

File Formats

File Format RAW (PEF/DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant
Recorded Pixels JPEG:L(26M:6192x4128)、M(15M:4752x3168)、S(9M:3648x2432)、XS(2M:1920x1280)
RAW:(26M:6192x4128)
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 Cards UHS-1/UHS-II compatible (UHS-II is only available for the memory card inserted in the SD1 slot.)
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 assigned file name
File name numbering: Sequential, Reset

Viewfinder

Type Pentaprism Finder
Coverage (FOV) Approx. 100%
Magnification Approx. 1.05x (FA 50mmF1.4 at infinity)
Eye-Relief Length Approx. 20.5mm (from the view window), Approx. 22.0mm (from the center of lens)
Diopter adjustment Approx. -4.0m to + 1.0m-1
Focusing Screen Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen
Viewfinder Overlay AF Points, Grid Display, Electronic Level, AF Frame, Spot Metering Frame, Crop, Smart Function, Operation Control Lock

Live View

Type TTL method using image sensor
Focusing Mechanism Contrast detection (Auto Area, Zone Select, Tracking, Select(L/M/S), Spot)
Functions Focus Peaking, Face detection, Touch AF
Display Field of View approx. 100%, Magnified view (up to 16x),
Grid Display (4x4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale, Square(L), Square(S), Grid Color: Black/Gray/White ), Histogram, Bright area warning, Composition Adjustment

LCD Monitor

Type Wide viewing angle TFT color LCD, Air-gapless glass
Size 3.2 inch (aspect ratio 3:2)
Dots Approx. 1620K dots
Touch Screen Capacitive sensing method
Adjustment Brightness, Saturation and Colors adjustable
Outdoor View Setting Adjustable ±2 step
Night Vision LCD Display ON/OFF

Autofocus System

Type TTL: Phase-matching autofocus
Focus Sensor SAFOX 13, 101 point (25 cross type focus points)
Brightness Range EV-3 to 19 (ISO 200 / at normal temperature)
*-3 EV is only available for AF points that support F2.8 light flux when an F2.8-light-flux compatible lens is attached.
AF mode Single AF (AF.S), Continuous AF (AF.C)
AF Point Selection Auto Area, Zone Select, Select, Expanded Area(S, M, L), Select(S), Select(XS), Spot
AF Assist Light Dedicated LED AF assist light

Metering

Type TTL open aperture metering using 307K pixel RGBIr sensor, Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot and Highlight-weighted
Metering Range EV-2 to 21 (ISO200 at 50mm F1.4)
Exposure Mode Scene Analyze Auto, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb, Flash X-sync Speed, USER1, USER2, USER3, USER4, USER5
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

Shutter

Type Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter / Electronic shutter
Shutter Speed Mechanical 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)

Drive Modes

Mode Selection Single 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
Self-timer 12s, 2s
Remote Control 0s, 3s
Continuous Shooting Max. 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.

External Flash

Flash Modes 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, Contrast-control-sync, High-speed sync, Wireless sync
*Contrast-control-sync and High-speed sync requires 2 or more dedicated external flash
Sync Speed 1/200sec.
Flash Exposure Compensation -2.0 to +1.0EV

Capture Settings

Custom Image Standard, Hard, Soft
Digital Filter Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Tone Expansion, Grainy Monochrome
Clarity Adjustable ±4 step
HDR Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3, Advanced HDR, Exposure bracket value adjustable, Automatic composition correction function
Lens Correction Distortion Correction, Peripheral Illumin. Correction, Diffraction Correction
D-Range Correction Highlight Correction, Shadow Correction
Noise Reduction Slow Shutter Speed NR, High-ISO Noise Reduction
ASTROTRACER Type 1, Type 2, Type 3 * Type 1 and Type 2 available with O-GPS unit(Optional)
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 (Horizontal and vertical); Displayed on LCD monitor (Horizontal and vertical)
Program Line AUTO, Normal, Hi-speed Priority, DOF Priority (Deep), DOF Priority (Shallow), MTF Priority

Movie

File Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264(MOV)
Recorded Pixels 4K(3840x2160, 30p/24p)
Full HD(1920x1080, 60p/30p/24p)
Sound Built-in stereo microphone, external microphone (Stereo recording compatible)
Recording Sound Level adjustable, Wind Noise Reduction
Recording Time Up to 25 minutes or 4GB ; automatically stops recording if the internal temperature of the camera becomes high.
Custom Images Standard, Hard, Soft
Digital Filter Retro, High Contrast, Invert Color

Playback

Playback View Single frame, Multi-image display (20, 48, 70 segmentation), Display magnification (up to 16, 100% display, quick zoom and Focus Magnification available), Grid display (4x4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale, Square(L), Square(S), Grid Color: Black/Gray/White, Rotating, Histogram (Y histogram), Bright area warning, Auto Image Rotation, Detailed information, Copyright Information (Photographer, Copyright holder), GPS information (latitude, longitude, altitude, Coordinated Universal Time) , Orientation, Folder Display, Calendar Filmstrip Display
Delete Single image, All images, Selected images, Folder, Images on the selected shooting date, Instant review image
Digital Filter Base Parameter Adj, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Tone Expansion, Grainy Monochrome, Miniature, Soft, Fish-eye, Slim, Frame Composite
RAW Development RAW file select:
Select Single Image, Select Multiple Images, Select a folder, Select a shooting date
RAW Development Parameter:
Custom Image, Sensitivity, Digital filter, Clarity, HDR, Distortion Correction, Peripheral Illumin. Corr., Diffraction Correction, High-ISO Noise Reduction, Shadow Correction, File Format (JPEG/TIFF), JPEG Recorded Pixels, JPEG Quality, Aspect Ratio, Color Space
Edit Protect, Image Rotation, Image Copy, File Transfer, Save RAW Data in buffer memory, Resize, Cropping (Aspect ratio and Slant adjustment available), Levels Adjustment, Movie Edit (Divide or delete selected frames), Capturing a JPEG still picture from a movie

Customization

Settings USER Mode, Fx Button, AF/AE Lock Settings, Preview Dial, E-Dial Programming, Smart Function, Monitor Touch Operation, Eye Sensor, Viewfinder Display, LCD Panel, Monitor Display, Instant Review, Zoom Review, Warning Display, Control Panel, Memory, EV Steps, ISO Sensitivity Steps, Input MF Lens Focal Length, Save Rotation Information, Aperture Information Record, AF Fine Adjustment, Copyright Information
Language English, French, Germany, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese

Power supply

Battery Type Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90
AC Adapter AC Adapter Kit K-AC166(Optional)
Battery Life Number of recordable images: Approx. 800 images
Playback time: Approx. 250 minutes
* With a fully-recharged Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery. Tested in compliance with CIPA standard.
Actual results may vary depending on the shooting condition.

Interfaces

Connection Port USB Terminal(USB Type-C), External cable switch terminal(2.5mm diameter), X-sync socket, HDMI output terminal (Type D) , Stereo microphone input terminal, Headphone terminal
USB Connection USB 3.2 Gen1, Data Transfer: MTP/CD-ROM, Battery Recharge/Power Supply (Optional AC Adapter required)

Wireless LAN

Standards IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Frequency
(Center Frequency)
2412MHz~2462MHz (1ch~11ch)
Security Authentication: WPA2, Encryption: AES

Bluetooth

Standards Bluetooth v4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy)
Frequency
(Center Frequency)
2402MHz~2480MHz(CH0~CH39)

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions Approx. 134.5mm (W) x103.5mm (H) x 73.5mm (D) (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 820g (Including dedicated battery and SD Memory Card),
Approx. 735g (body only)

Operating Environment

Temperature -10°C~40°C (14°F~104°F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)

Accessories

Included Strap O-ST162, ME Viewfinder Cap, Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90, USB Power Adapter, Power Plug, USB Cable I-USB166
<Mounted to the camera > Eyecup FU, Hot shoe cover FK, Sync socket 2p cap, Body mount cap KII, Battery Grip terminal cover
Software Digital Camera Utility 5
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