3 Reasons Why The Pentax K3 III is a Top DSLR in 2022

  By Ryley Smith

 

If you are looking for a new DSLR camera, you might be curious which is the best. The answer to that is the Pentax K-3 Mark III, the perfect blend of updated technology and the familiarity of a full-frame SLR. With a great optical viewfinder and exceptional image quality, all in a compact, fully weather-sealed body, there is a reason we have chosen the Pentax K-3 Mark III as a top DSLR in 2022.

Great Optical Viewfinder

Pentax has done an outstanding job of creating a high-quality viewfinder for the K-3 Mark III. Being a DSLR, when you look through the viewfinder, you’re looking directly through the lens, allowing photographers to get the exact composition they want. With 100 percent coverage and a 1.5x magnification, it is an exceptionally pleasing viewfinder experience. Another bonus of the viewfinder is that you save on battery life, unlike cameras with an electronic viewfinder which have to be powered on. 

Exceptional Image Quality

The Pentax K-3 Mark III produces incredible, crisp images, even in challenging shooting situations. With a back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with approximately 25.73 effective megapixels, plus an AA (anti-aliasing)-filter-free optical design and high-performance PRIME V imaging engine, it is able to create well-defined images with minimal noise while retaining high-resolution reproduction at all sensitivities. The significantly improved noise-reduction performance of the K-3 Mark III gives photographers high-sensitivity ranges, with a top sensitivity of ISO 1600000. There is also a built-in SR II shake-reduction mechanism, which minimizes camera shake and delivers sharp, blur-free images, even in camera-shake-prone conditions. Additionally, the Pentax K-3 Mark III boasts exceptional autofocus performance with 101 autofocus points and can shoot a speedy 12 frames per second. 

Compact and Fully Weather-Sealed

Made of lightweight, high-rigidity magnesium alloy, the Pentax K-3 Mark III is dust-proof and weather-resistant, with special seals applied to crucial parts of the camera body. The camera design is impressively durable and dependable for a compact body, even in harsh environmental conditions, including cold temperatures of -10°C. When paired with a weather-sealed lens, the K-3 Mark III becomes fully weather-sealed, making it the ideal choice for outdoor photographers.

Want to learn more about the Pentax K-3 Mark III? Then check out our TCSTV Pentax K-3 Mark III Hands-on Review!

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Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.