Pentax K-3 III vs Nikon D500 Comparison



Let’s compare the Pentax K-3 III vs Nikon D500.

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 D500. Both cameras have APS-C sensors but Pentax K-3 III has a 25.7 MP and Nikon D500 has a 20.9 MP resolution.

  Pentax K-3 III Nikon D500
  Pentax K-3 III Front Nikon D500 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Ricoh Nikon
Megapixels 25.7 20.9
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) 5568 x 3712 (20.7 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes No
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 160000 Min 100 - Max 51200
Full ISO Settings Auto, 100-160000 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps) Auto, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to Lo-1 ISO 50 to Hi-5 ISO 1,638,400
Startup Time 0.3 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 Advanced Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection fine-tuning, and 153 focus points (including 99 cross-type sensors and 15 sensors that support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross-type sensors and 9 f/8 sensors) are available for selection; ; Contrast-detect AF in Live View mode
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, 100-160000 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps) Auto, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to Lo-1 ISO 50 to Hi-5 ISO 1,638,400
Shutter Speed Range 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 30 200
AW Buffer Size 200
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.2 3.2
LCD Resolution 1,620,000 dots (540,000 px) 2,359,000 dots (589,750 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen No No
Top Deck Display Yes Yes
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 pentaprism, 100% coverage, 1.0x magnification (~0.67x 35mm eq.), 16mm eyepoint, -2 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking Yes No
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/​24p) 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p)
Video File Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV) MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC XQD / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes Yes
SD UHS Support Dual slots, XQD+SD
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 Type-C Mini HDMI with uncompressed video support, 10-pin Remote Terminal, PC Sync
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No Yes
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 1240 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 28.9 oz (820 g) includes batteries 30.2 oz (856 g) includes batteries
Size 5.3 x 4.1 x 2.9 in. (135 x 104 x 74 mm) 5.8 x 4.5 x 3.2 in. (147 x 115 x 81 mm)
Price
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Release Date 2021-04-06 2016-03-15