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Pentax K-3 Review

The Pentax K-3 is the flagship model partially professional entry level DSLR camera with 24 mega pixel APS-C sensor and anti-aliasing simulator. The system offers ISO range of 100 to 51200 with 86000 pixel RGB light metering sensor and 27 point Safox XI AF module. The system features full HD 1080p video at 60 frames per second non-stop shooting and in built digital filter effects. The system consists of High Dynamic Range mode with dust proof facility and weather resistant. The product has a shutter speed framed for 200000 releases and is of cold resistant construction. The top shutter speed of 1/8000 second and the optical viewfinder are also its characteristics. The device is incorporated with 3.2 inch LCD monitor added with 920 dots, shake reduction system as well as Dual card slots and USB of 3 port. The product is available only in black color along with battery grip, camera strap and FLU card for wireless LAN connection. The system measures 100 x 131 x 77.5 mm and weighs 715 grams exclusive of the battery and memory card.

The system is framed with stainless steel alloy and the body made up of magnesium steel alloy. The product is cold, water and dust resistant with its 92 special seals and can function at low temperature as -10°C. The battery compartment is opened with the help of small rotating latch. The system consists of shutter unit that gives quick shutter speed of 1/8000 per second and unbelievable 20000 shutter release duration. The camera features optical anti-aliasing filter and creative anti-aliasing simulator that can be switched off. The smc PENTAX-DA 18-135mm WR F3.5-5.6 ED AL (IF) DC WR lens contains easy weather-resistant structure formulated to reduce the disturbance of water and moisture into the lens barrel. A special coating is included that keeps away dust, grease and water that simplifies the wiping off dirt and filth. The function of the camera is complex and it offers different external control. The system is not disorderly even though it contains many buttons and switches, but will take time to adjust with the new DSLR.

The camera is coated with rubberized compound to get proper handgrip at the right side and this facilitates to employ three fingers to hold it and the right forefinger to function the shutter button. The shutter release action is very silent that makes the camera suited to candid photography. At the front of the camera RAW/FX button is placed that suddenly sets the image quality to the chosen RAW format. This button can be modified to optional control like exposure bracketing, composition adjustment, electronic level or digital preview. To open the pop up flash, a button is situated at the top that extends above the lens for helping to reduce red-eye. Under the Shutter and Aperture Priority mode, the system chooses the suitable ISO speed for shutter speed and aperture combination permitting to use ISO sensitivity. Other functions consist of shake reduction system, info button, dust removal mechanism, High Dynamic Range capture, index option etc. To understand the functions of the camera, the Pentax offers a manual in printed form.


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