Pentax K-3 III vs Nikon D850 Comparison



Let’s compare the Pentax K-3 III vs Nikon D850.

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 D850. While Pentax K-3 III has APS-C sensor, Nikon D850 has 35mm sensor and 25.7 has a 25.7 MP and Nikon D850 has a 45.7 MP resolution.

  Pentax K-3 III Nikon D850
  Pentax K-3 III Front Nikon D850 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Ricoh Nikon
Megapixels 25.7 45.7
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format APS-C 35mm
SLR Type Dslr Dslr
Crop Factor 1.5x 1.0x
AA Filter Optional None
Image Resolution 6192 x 4128 (25.6 MP, 3:2) 8256 x 5504 (45.4 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes No
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 160000 Min 64 - Max 25600
Full ISO Settings Auto, 100-160000 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps) Auto, 64 - 25,600 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1EV steps, plus down to 32 in Lo-1, up to 102,400 in Hi-2
Startup Time 0.2 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type SAFOX 13 TTL phase-matching - 101 point (25 cross type focus points in the center) Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection and fine-tuning: 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, 64 - 25,600 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1EV steps, plus down to 32 in Lo-1, up to 102,400 in Hi-2
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 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; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.75x magnification, 17mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/​24p) 3840x2160 (30p/25p)
Video File Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV) MOV/MP4 (H.265/MPEG-4 AVC, Linear PCM/AAC audio)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC XQD / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes Yes
SD UHS Support 1 SD UHS-II slot, 1 XQD slot
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 Mini HDMI (Type C), USB 3.0 Micro-B, 10-pin Expansion Terminal (GP-1 GPS compatible), Stereo Mic Mini Jack (3.5mm), Stereo Audio Out (3.5mm)
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 1840 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable EN-EL15a Lithium-ion rechargeable or MB-D18 battery grip
Weight 28.9 oz (820 g) includes batteries 32.3 oz (915 g)
Size 5.3 x 4.1 x 2.9 in. (135 x 104 x 74 mm) 5.7 x 4.9 x 3.1 in. (146 x 124 x 79 mm)
Price
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Release Date 2021-04-06 2017-09-15