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Pentax K-3 Mark III Digital SLR Camera Grip and Battery Kit

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Pentax K-3 Mark III Digital SLR Camera Grip and Battery Kit Key Features:

  • Kit includes the Pentax D-BG8 Battery Grip & an additional Pentax D-LI90 Battery
  • A high-resolution 25.7-Megapixel APS-C imaging CMOS sensor
  • A newly designed Prime V Image engine & accelerator unit
  • Powerful 5-axis sensor-shift shake reduction IBIS
  • 101 AF Sensors, with centre-weighted 25 cross sensors, up to -4 EV
  • Fast and accurate phase-matching autofocus performance
  • High-magnification viewfinder with a wide field of view
  • An AA filter simulator eliminate false colour & moiré
  • Offers beautifully crisp 4K and Full HD video capture
  • A wide ISO sensitivity range from 100-1600000
  • Excellent low-light performance and night shooting
  • Ultrasonic vibrations 'DR II' Image sensor cleaning
  • Able to connect to devices via reliable Wi-Fi or Bluetooth
  • Dual SD Card slot: Slot 1 USH-II, Slot 2 UHS-I

Expanded Pentax K-3 Mark III Digital SLR Camera Grip and Battery Kit Key Features:

The Grip and Battery

The Pentax D-BG8 Battery Grip has been specifically designed for use with the K3-III APS-C Digital Camera Body. This battery grip provides both an additional boost of power for longer sessions of use and continuous shooting, but as well as this the grip offers a comfortable vertical shooting orientation which additional function buttons including a second shutter. This kit also comes with an additional battery that will keep you shooting for longer, ensuring you don’t miss a shot.

High-Resolution, Accurate & Versatile

You might think that in a world that's moving towards exclusively mirrorless systems, what can an APS-C DSLR camera offer me? Well, the K-3 Mark III features an array of technology that enables the capture of beautiful and dramatic images and videos, and its compact and lightweight design makes it perfect for travel photographers and videographers. The K-3 III is equipped with a high-resolution 25.7-megapixel APS-C imaging CMOS sensor and Prime V Image engine & accelerator unit which not only can capture stunning images but offers beautifully crisp 4K and Full HD video capture, and the camera allows for up to 25 minutes or 4GB of constant recording.

To complement these capture features, the K-3 Mark III is fitted with Pentax's advanced and intelligent 5-axis sensor-shift shake reduction 'SR II' IBIS that offers a stabilisation compensation effect of 5.5 steps. This ultimately results in significantly reduced camera shake in stills and smoother video capture. In addition to this, the camera is afforded a newly designed AF system that offers fast and accurate phase-matching autofocus that is able to accurately track subjects even with the K-3 Mark III's extremely fast continuous shooting speeds.

AA Filter Simulator

Brought to us in the original K-3 camera body and seen throughout this series is one of the world's first AA filter simulation systems. This simulation technology recreates the effects of an optical AA filter by applying microscopic vibrations to the CMOS imaging sensor during exposure, resulting in significantly reduces false colours and moiré. This intelligent system gives you three settings that result in different levels of the effect such as finding the best balance between image resolution and moiré, prioritisation of moiré compensation and finally a prioritisation of image resolution. The result of this advanced system is that when using the K-3 Mark III you effectively reap the benefits of two completely different cameras - a high-resolution AA-filter-free camera, and a highly colour accurate and moiré assured AA-filter camera.

The Optical Viewfinder

This newly designed optical viewfinder (OVF) sees an improvement over the K-3 II body by providing an approximately 1.05x angle of view (previously approx. 0.95) which is equal to that of a full-frame model. Pentax needed to increase the magnification, which can be achieved by sacrificing eye relief, but this would result in an inferior viewfinder. So instead, Pentax designed a high-refraction glass pentaprism that increased the viewfinder magnification which compromising the eye relief.

The improvements don't stop there. In addition to the newly developed magnification, Pentax has updated the viewfinder display system by optimising the viewfinder optics and prism with specially designed coatings that significantly reduce colour tinting, reflections and distortions within the system. By adding these optical corrections, the K-3 III provides a huge improvement to both viewfinder image quality and user experience.

Shutter Upgrades

Adopting the three-leaf switch mechanism that's featured in Pentax 645Z and K-1 series, Pentax moved away from the tactile switch in the shutter-release mechanism used on the K-3 II that was used to reduce the size of the camera body. The decision to change this was for the simple reason that the K-3 III needed to have a lighter and smoother shutter action. As well as this, it was important to reduce the anxiety of unexpected or accidental shutter releases. The three-leaf switch provides just the right amount of pressure and depth without needed to apply excessive force, which is particularly useful as it helps stabilise the camera at the moment the shutter is released and makes for effortless continuous shooting without fear of shutter failures.

What's in the box?

  • 1 x Pentax K-3 Mark III DSLR Camera
  • 2 x Rechargeable-Ion Battery D-LI90(B)
  • 1 x Pentax D-BG8 Battery Grip
  • 1 x USB Power Adapter AC-U2
  • 1 x Power Plug AC-U1
  • 1 x USB Cable I-USB166
  • 1 x Finger Cap
  • 1 x PENTAX Strap O-ST162
  • 1 x Eyecup FU
  • 1 x Hotshoe Cover FK
  • 1 x Body Mount Cap KII
  • 1 x Synchro Terminal 2P CAP
  • 1 x PENTAX K-1 Triangular Ring
  • 1 x PENTAX K-1 Protective Cover
  • 1 x Battery Grip Connector Cover
  • Pentax K-3 Mark III Digital SLR Camera Product Video:

    PENTAX K-3 Mark III ¦ Impression ¦ Mike Muizebel


    How long with the battery last?

    When using just one Pentax D-LI90 Battery, you'll get up to approximately 800 images on a single charge.

    Is the K-3 Mark III weatherproof?

    The K-3 Mark III is fitted with weatherproof housing that is resistant to temperatures as low as -10°C and has 95 sealed points that protect against dust and moisture.

    What lenses are compatible with this camera?

    The PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount used on this camera is compatible with KAF4, KAF3, KAF2 (power zoom compatible), KAF, KA mount lenses.

    Can you turn the AA Simulation filter effect on and off?

    The AA filter effect can be turned on and off and is the effect of the simulation is more evident with a 1/1000 second shutter speed or slower.

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    Product Specification

    AEB [Bracketing] ±5 (2, 3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
    Aspect Ratio 3:2
    Battery Model D-LI90
    Card Format Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II supported in slot 1)
    Connectivity USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec) micro HDMI Microphone port Headphone port WiFi Bluetooth
    Crop Factor 1.5x
    Diopter Adjustment -4.0m to + 1.0m-1
    Effective Megapixels 25.7
    Exposure Compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
    Exposure Modes Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority
    Frames Per Second 12.0
    Image Processor PRIME V
    Image Stabilisation Sensor-shift shake reduction ,SR II,(5-axis) 5.5 stops
    Included Accessories Rechargeable-ion battery D-LI90 x2, Battery Grip D-BG8, USB power adapter AC-U2, Power plug AC-U1 EU USB cable I-USB166, Finder cap for ME, Pentax strap O-ST162, Eyecup FU, Hotshoe cover FK, Body mount cap KII, Synchro terminal 2P cap, Pentax K-1 triangular ring, Pentax K-1 protective cover, Battery grip connector cover
    Integrated Cleaning Image sensor cleaning using ultrasonic vibrations ,DR II
    ISO Max 1600000
    ISO Min 100
    Lens Mount Pentax K
    Operating Environment -10°C~40°C | 85% or less
    Screen Resolution 1,620,000
    Screen Size [inches] 3.2
    Sensor Format APS-C
    Sensor Size 23 x 15.5 mm
    Sensor Type CMOS
    Shutter Speed Fast 1/8000
    Shutter Speed Slow 30 sec
    Size 135 x 104 x 74 mm
    Tilting | Rotating Screen Fixed
    VF Coverage 100%
    Weight [g] 820.00
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