Pentax K-3 III vs Pentax KP Comparison



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

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 Pentax KP. Both cameras have APS-C sensors but Pentax K-3 III has a 25.7 MP and Pentax KP has a 24.3 MP resolution.

  Pentax K-3 III Pentax KP
  Pentax K-3 III Front Pentax KP Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Ricoh Ricoh
Megapixels 25.7 24.3
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format APS-C APS-C
SLR Type Dslr Dslr
Crop Factor 1.5x 1.5x
AA Filter Optional Optional
Image Resolution 6192 x 4128 (25.6 MP, 3:2) 6016 x 4000 (24.1 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 160000 Min 100 - Max 819200
Full ISO Settings Auto, 100-160000 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps) Auto, 100-819200 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
Startup Time 1.4 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type SAFOX 13 TTL phase-matching - 101 point (25 cross type focus points in the center) SAFOX 11 TTL phase-matching - 27 points (25 cross type focus points in the center), Auto (27 AF points), Zone select, Select, Expanded Area (S, M, L), Spot; Contrast detection AF in Live View with Face detection, Tracking, Multiple AF points, Select, Spot AF area modes
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, 100-160000 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps) Auto, 100-819200 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
Shutter Speed Range 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/24000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 30 35
AW Buffer Size 10
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 Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen No No
Top Deck Display Yes No
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; eye-level pentaprism, ~100% coverage, 0.95x mag., 23.3mm eyepoint (from center of lens), -2.5 to +1.5 diopter, interchangeable Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/​24p) 1920x1080 (60i/50i/30p/25p/24p)
Video File Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV) MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), Motion JPEG (AVI) for interval movie record
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes No
SD UHS Support
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes No
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No Yes
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/200 1/180
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 2.0 Micro B (SlimPort compatable; SlimPort-HDMI adapter required for HDMI output), 3.5mm external stereo mic / cable switch jack, external power terminal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No No
Bluetooth Yes No
Built-In GPS Yes No
USB Type USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 800 shots 390 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 28.9 oz (820 g) includes batteries 24.7 oz (699 g) includes batteries
Size 5.3 x 4.1 x 2.9 in. (135 x 104 x 74 mm) 5.2 x 4.0 x 3.0 in. (132 x 101 x 76 mm)
Price
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Release Date 2021-04-06 2017-02-25