LCD and Viewfinder
Pentax K-3 II has a Fixed Type 3.2″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,037k dots. The Pentax K-3 II's 3.2″ screen is larger than average and its resolution is up to the class standarts.
K-3 II has a built-in Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder.
The viewfinder has a coverage of 100% and a magnification ratio of 0.95×
Pentax K-3 II can shoot continuously at max speed of 8.3 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec . Unfortunately K-3 II doesn't have a built-in flash but there is a port for mounting external flashes.
Pentax K-3 II features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 27 points to choose from.
Pentax K-3 II has a creative Astro Tracer mode where the camera utilizes its GPS and sensor shift mechanism to track the motion of the stars and creates a long exposure image without visible star trails. This makes K-3 II one of the best equipped camera for Astrophotography.
With Pentax K-3 II, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60i,50i,30p,25p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Pentax K-3 II will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.K-3 II has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker. Pentax K-3 II also has a port for an external microphone and a headphone port for connecting external headphones which make Pentax K-3 II a very suitable camera high quality videography.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) port.
Battery Pentax K-3 II is powered by D-LI90 battery which provides a shooting life of 720 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 876 shots, Pentax K-3 II has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend K-3 II owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras
Nikon Df with its 1400shots is the model with longest battery life among Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Pentax K-3 II vs Nikon Df or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Current Lowest price for Pentax K-3 II is $845.00