Pentax K-3 III vs Leica SL2-S Comparison



Let’s compare the Pentax K-3 III vs Leica SL2-S.

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 SL2-S. While Pentax K-3 III has APS-C sensor, Leica SL2-S has 35mm sensor and 25.7 has a 25.7 MP and Leica SL2-S has a 24.6 MP resolution.

  Pentax K-3 III Leica SL2-S
  Pentax K-3 III Front Leica SL2-S Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Ricoh Leica
Megapixels 25.7 24.6
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format APS-C 35mm
SLR Type Dslr Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.5x 1.0x
AA Filter Optional None
Image Resolution 6192 x 4128 (25.6 MP, 3:2) 6072 x 4056 (24.6 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 160000 Min 50 - Max 100000
Full ISO Settings Auto, 100-160000 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps) Auto, ISO 50 to 100,000
Startup Time
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type SAFOX 13 TTL phase-matching - 101 point (25 cross type focus points in the center) Contrast-detect AF with depth mapping "Leica Object Detection AF": 225 zones; Spot (can be shifted), Field (can be shifted), Multi-Field, Zone, Face detection, object Tracking, optional Touch AF; Smart AF (autonomously selects AFs and AFc), AFs (picture taken only after successful focusing), AFc (picture can be taken at any time), AF setting can be saved
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, 100-160000 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps) Auto, ISO 50 to 100,000
Shutter Speed Range 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 500 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 30 Unlimited
AW Buffer Size
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.2 3.2
LCD Resolution 1,620,000 dots (540,000 px) 2,100,000 dots
Touchscreen Yes Yes
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 EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, ~100% coverage, 1.05x mag., 20.5mm eyepoint, -4.0 to +1.0 diopter EVF: 5.76M-dot "EyeRes" OLED, 0.78x magnification (50mm lens at infinity, -1dpt), 100% coverage, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, 120 fps, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/​24p) 4096x2160 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
Video File Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV) MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio Format: 2ch 48 kHz/16 bit, AAC), MOV: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio Format: 2ch 48 kHz/16 bit, AC-3)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes Yes
SD UHS Support Both slots support UHS-II
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/200 1/250
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 USB 3.1 Gen1 Type C, HDMI 2.0b Type A; 3.5mm mic/remote and headphone/remote jacks; Multifunctional interface in baseplate for optional handgrip
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No No
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Built-In GPS Yes No
USB Type USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 800 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 28.9 oz (820 g) includes batteries 32.8 oz (931 g) includes batteries
Size 5.3 x 4.1 x 2.9 in. (135 x 104 x 74 mm) 5.7 x 4.2 x 3.3 in. (146 x 107 x 83 mm)
Price
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Release Date 2021-04-06 2020-12-21