Pentax K-3 III vs Nikon D780 Comparison



Let’s compare the Pentax K-3 III vs Nikon D780.

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 D780. While Pentax K-3 III has APS-C sensor, Nikon D780 has 35mm sensor and 25.7 has a 25.7 MP and Nikon D780 has a 24.5 MP resolution.

  Pentax K-3 III Nikon D780
  Pentax K-3 III Front Nikon D780 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Ricoh Nikon
Megapixels 25.7 24.5
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format APS-C 35mm
SLR Type Dslr Dslr
Crop Factor 1.5x 1.0x
AA Filter Optional Fixed
Image Resolution 6192 x 4128 (25.6 MP, 3:2) 6048 x 4024 (24.3 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) ISO 100 - 51,200, Lo-1 (ISO 50), Hi-1 (ISO 102,400), Hi-2 (ISO 204,800), Auto (adjustable)
Startup Time
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type SAFOX 13 TTL phase-matching - 101 point (25 cross type focus points in the center) OVF: 51-point (15 cross-type, f/8 supported by 11 points) TTL phase detection with 3D focus tracking via Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX II; Hybrid phase-detect/contrast-detect AF in Live View mode
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, 100-160000 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps) ISO 100 - 51,200, Lo-1 (ISO 50), Hi-1 (ISO 102,400), Hi-2 (ISO 204,800), Auto (adjustable)
Shutter Speed Range 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 900 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 30
AW Buffer Size
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.2 3.2
LCD Resolution 1,620,000 dots (540,000 px) 2,359,296 dots (786,432 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 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 SLR type; fixed eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.70x magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/​24p) 3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p)
Video File Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV) MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video with Linear PCM audio)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes Yes
SD UHS Support
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No No
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 USB 3.1 Gen1 USB-C, Type-C Mini HDMI, Accessory Terminal, 3.5mm Stereo Mic Jack, 3.5mm Stereo Headphone Jack, Built-in Wi-Fi
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 2260 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 28.9 oz (820 g) includes batteries 29.6 oz (840 g)
Size 5.3 x 4.1 x 2.9 in. (135 x 104 x 74 mm) 5.6 x 4.5 x 3.0 in. (144 x 116 x 76 mm)
Price
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Release Date 2021-04-06 2020-01-25