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Pentax K-3 II DSLR Sample Photos

Full size sample photos from the new Pentax K-3 II DSLR, including a number taken in the Pixel Shift Resolution mode.

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Pentax K-3 II DSLR Sample Photos: Pentax K 3 II (8)

Here are a number of sample photos from the new Pentax K-3 II - the camera features a 24 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, along with a "Pixel Shift Resolution" mode that takes 4 photos and combines them to produce an image with improved resolution and detail. 

We will be posting our full review shortly, but in the meantime simply click the images below to view our sample photos. Click "High-Res" to view the full size originals.

Pentax K-3 II ISO test images

These ISO test images were taken in the normal mode.

Pentax K-3 II ISO

This second set of ISO test images were taken in the "Pixel Shift Resolution" mode.

Pentax K-3 II White-balance test images

Pentax K-3 II Specifications

Effective Magnification1.5x
Image Sensor
Pixels24.35Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)6016
Pixels (H)4000
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Size (width)23.5mm
Sensor Size (height)15.6mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3.2in
Screen resolution1037k
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • AF Fine Tuning (Micro Adjustment)
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/8000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 51200
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-5
MagnificationNo Data
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting8.3fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
Video FPS60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p
Stereo SoundNo
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeRechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90P
Battery Life (CIPA rating)720shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo Data

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dannyr Avatar
dannyr 14 47 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2015 4:54PM
What's with all that strange banding in the high ISO high rez shots?
Is it my PC or are they a bit odd looking.
Niknut Avatar
Niknut Plus
13 3.7k 82 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2015 3:56PM
Impressive image quality !!.......the detail & tonal quality in the AWB studio shots is exquisite, with superb noise control in the
high ISO images............good on yer Pentax !!!

Look forward to the full review !.Grin
AnthonyM Avatar
AnthonyM 18 428 2 United States
24 Jun 2015 8:36PM
Wow, ditto. Whats up with the banding on the High ISO Pixel-shift images?
Of course pixel-shift only works well with absolutely static images... why would anyone need/want high ISO to begin with? But still makes me wonder if Ricoh did any QA with processing those? Sad
joshwa Avatar
joshwa Plus
13 927 1 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2015 9:50AM
The banding is caused by the use of an electronic shutter at high speeds. It's quite common, and other cameras (and smartphones) show the same effect when using a high shutter speed and an electronic shutter.

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