Pentax K-3 III vs Leica S3 Comparison



Let’s compare the Pentax K-3 III vs Leica S3.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Pentax K-3 III and Leica S3. While Pentax K-3 III has APS-C sensor, Leica S3 has Medium format sensor and 25.7 has a 25.7 MP and Leica S3 has a 64.0 MP resolution.

  Pentax K-3 III Leica S3
  Pentax K-3 III Front Leica S3 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Ricoh Leica
Megapixels 25.7 64.0
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format APS-C Medium format
SLR Type Dslr Dslr
Crop Factor 1.5x 0.8x
AA Filter Optional None
Image Resolution 6192 x 4128 (25.6 MP, 3:2) 9800 x 6530 (64.0 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes No
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 160000 Min 100 - Max 50000
Full ISO Settings Auto, 100-160000 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps) Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12500, 25000, 50000
Startup Time
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type SAFOX 13 TTL phase-matching - 101 point (25 cross type focus points in the center) Phase-detect TTL with central cross-hair sensor: Choice of AFs (single) = Sharpness priority, AFc (continuous) = Shutter release priority, MF (manual), Manual override of automatic setting possible at any time; Contrast detect AF during live view at any point in image
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, 100-160000 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps) Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12500, 25000, 50000
Shutter Speed Range 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 125 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 30 Unlimited
AW Buffer Size 6
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.2 3.0
LCD Resolution 1,620,000 dots (540,000 px) 921,600 dots
Touchscreen Yes No
Articulating Screen No No
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen No No
Top Deck Display Yes Yes
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder Optical / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, ~100% coverage, 1.05x mag., 20.5mm eyepoint, -4.0 to +1.0 diopter High eyepoint pentaprism viewfinder, 98% coverage, 0.87x magnification, -3 to +1 diopter correction, interchangeable focusing screen, ground glass screen with microprism ring and split image (standard)
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/​24p) 4096x2160 (24p)
Video File Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV) MOV (motion JPEG)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC CF1 / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes Yes
SD UHS Support Dual SD + CF (UDMA7)
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/200 1/125 or 1/1000 depending on lens (shutter type)
Internal connections USB 3.2 Gen1 (Type-C), Micro B,Micro (Type D) HMDI, External cable switch terminal (2.5mm), X-sync socket, 3.5mm stereo mic input, 3.5mm headphone jack Mini HDMI Type C, X-sync, 7-pin LEMO socket for remote accessories, contact strip for multi-function hand grip, audio in (3.5 mm jack) and audio out (3.5 mm jack) with audio adapter S (supplied with the camera)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No No
Bluetooth Yes No
Built-In GPS Yes Yes
USB Type USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 800 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 28.9 oz (820 g) includes batteries 44.4 oz (1,260 g) includes batteries
Size 5.3 x 4.1 x 2.9 in. (135 x 104 x 74 mm) 6.3 x 4.7 x 3.1 in. (160 x 120 x 80 mm)
Price
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Release Date 2021-04-06 2020-03-06