Pentax K-3 III vs Nikon D3500 Comparison



Let’s compare the Pentax K-3 III vs Nikon D3500.

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 Nikon D3500. Both cameras have APS-C sensors but Pentax K-3 III has a 25.7 MP and Nikon D3500 has a 24.2 MP resolution.

  Pentax K-3 III Nikon D3500
  Pentax K-3 III Front Nikon D3500 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Ricoh Nikon
Megapixels 25.7 24.2
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format APS-C APS-C
SLR Type Dslr Dslr
Crop Factor 1.5x 1.5x
AA Filter Optional None
Image Resolution 6192 x 4128 (25.6 MP, 3:2) 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes No
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 160000 Min 100 - Max 25600
Full ISO Settings Auto, 100-160000 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps) Auto, 100 - 25600
Startup Time 0.4 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type SAFOX 13 TTL phase-matching - 101 point (25 cross type focus points in the center) OVF: Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 11-Area Phase Detection, 1 cross-type, 10 line-type; Contrast-detect AF in Live View mode
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, 100-160000 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps) Auto, 100 - 25600
Shutter Speed Range 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 30 100
AW Buffer Size 13
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.2 3.0
LCD Resolution 1,620,000 dots (540,000 px) 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen Yes No
Articulating Screen No No
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen No No
Top Deck Display Yes No
Focus Peaking Yes No
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 SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.85x mag., 18mm eyepoint, -1.7 to +0.5 diopter, Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Focus Peaking Yes No
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/​24p) 1920x1080 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
Video File Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV) MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Monaural Linear PCM)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes No
SD UHS Support
Microphone Jack Yes No
Headphone Jack Yes No
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No Yes
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/200 1/200
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 Type-C Mini HDMI with CEC, USB 2.0
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes No
NFC No No
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Built-In GPS Yes No
USB Type USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 800 shots 1550 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 28.9 oz (820 g) includes batteries 21.7 oz (615 g) includes batteries, kit lens
Size 5.3 x 4.1 x 2.9 in. (135 x 104 x 74 mm) 4.9 x 3.8 x 2.7 in. (124 x 97 x 70 mm)
Price
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Release Date 2021-04-06 2018-09-15