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Pentax K-3 II Specs Leak Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Announcement

By Anthony Thurston on April 22nd 2015

Pentax is expected to announce their new K-3 II DSLR tomorrow, but the surprise has already been spoiled as the specs leaked online ahead of the announcement.

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The specs indicate quite a nice upgrade over the current Pentax K-3 model, including a 24MP sensor, 25 cross-type AF points, and dual SD slots. Overall, it looks like a nice addition to the Pentax system. Full leaked specs below:

Pentax K-3 II Leaked Specs

*Text machine translated, some interpretation required

  • 24MP CMOS sensor (no low pass filter)
  • Improved anti-moire function
  • Shutter 4.5 stages of the effects of camera shake correction
  • The high-resolution image by pixel shift. Low noise excellent color reproduction and detail
  • 86000 pixel RGB metering sensor
  • ISO range ISO100-51200
  • Video full HD 60 fps / 30 fps
  • Dust and water. Of 92 places sealing
  • Chassis stainless. The body is magnesium alloy
  • Flash not equipped
  • GPS built-in
  • Electronic compass built. Can display a direction on the LCD monitor
  • ASTROTRACER
  • AF module SAFOX 11. AF point 27 points (25 points cross type)
  • Continuous AF accuracy improvement of
  • Continuous shooting 8.3 frames / sec. 60 sheets in JPEG, 23 shots at the RAW
  • Image processing engine PRIME III
  • 100% field of view, magnification 0.95X
  • LCD monitor 3.2 inches, 1.037 million dot
  • Dual SD card slot
  • Allows remote operation from the smartphone-tablet · PC with the optional Flu Card
  • USB 3.0 and HDMI terminal
  • Synchro Terminal
  • The battery D-LI90
  • Size 131.5 x 102.5 x 77.5
  • Weight 785g

It is, of course, worth noting that these are just rumored specs. While they have been portrayed as leaks, it is very possible someone just made them up. That said, in most recent cases, these kinds of leaks have been fairly accurate and true – so I see no reason to doubt this one. Still – don’t go selling your entire Pentax kit in preparation for this announcement.

We should know more tomorrow about the K-3 II and its capabilities, pricing, and availability. So stay tuned and we will update you as soon as the official announcement hits the web.

What are your thoughts on these K-3 II specs? Do  you think it is a competitive camera in today’s DSLR market? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

18 Comments

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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Nice specs

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  3. satnam singh

    wow!!!

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  4. Matthew Saville

    (The official announcement is now live. We’ll post pre-order links as soon as possible!)

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  5. Matthew Saville

    YES BUILT IN GPS BABY!!!

    Oh boy, if this thing can do the O-GPS1 thing, astro-tracking, I’m sold in a heartbeat. I’ll sell all my Nikon gear for this, and an FX version of it. The Pentax K-3 has quietly been stealing the DSLR spotlight from both Nikon and Canon for a while now, with their D300-killing overall body design, but with the high-speed FPS that Nikon cannot seem to deliver, and the Sony sensor that Canon cannot seem to match.

    Do this exact camera at 4-6 FPS (36 MP) in an FX body for $1K more, and I’m there.

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    • John Cavan

      As always, Pentax continues to quietly produce the camera that photographers actually want and in a body that is just a pleasure to hold and shoot with.

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    • Kristopher Galuska

      The list of specks mentions the ASTROTRACER! One of the cooler features of any DSLR I’ve seen.

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    • Kristopher Galuska

      If this is the same sensor as the Nikon D5500 and D7200 then I’m very tempted. If these specs are right the IBIS has been improved to 4.5 stops. If that’s at all close to Olympus’ 5 stops then this will be an amazing indoor camera. Imagine that sensor with that IBIS with a Sigma 18-35. I just keep of all the dark, atmospheric cathedrals in Europe that wouldn’t let me use a tripod.

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    • Rafael Steffen

      I totally agree.

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    • Rafael Steffen

      I am sure Nikon can deliver 8fps on a D400 body with their new Expeed 5a processor. Let´s wait and see what they have under their sleave. They can even push 10fps if they use a 20 MB sensor.

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    • Matthew Saville

      Rafael, I’m sure that Nikon could indeed deliver 8-10 FPS in a D400. However the other things that Pentax is pioneering are clearly NEVER going to find their way into a Nikon DSLR, and maybe not even into a Nikon mirrorless. (IBIS, GPS astro-tracking, weather-sealed lenses, etc.)

      All in all, ironically the only thing that might make me feel bummed out about buying a K-3 mk2, if a D400 did come out immediately after, would be an articulated LCD screen. If a D400 had that, a la D750, I’d be slightly let down. Then again, the D750 has a host of other configuration drawbacks that I wouldn’t miss, either.

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    • Paul Monaghan

      It’s nice to see others taking a proper look at the Pentax system, it has always been a good system although in the past the low light auto focus had let it down but the k3 fixed that.

      The k3ii does look nice, not sure if I like the removal of the built in flash as you no longer have a wireless pttl commander built in but Pentax do need to do some work on there flash system anyway and radio triggers are more reliable (although Pentax lacks a lot of 3rd party support).

      They have a 35mm prototype shown, its apparently due at the end of the year and they already have released two new DFA lens so they could be brining out what you are asking for.

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  6. adam sanford

    Pentax makes nerdy, detail oriented gear. They lack the large lens ecosystems of Canon and Nikon, but in many ways, they are innovators on so many fronts — for quite some time they’ve embraced weather sealing, shock resistance, IBIS, and dropping the AA filter. I’m sure this will be a fine camera.

    One of Kai and Lok’s finest intros paints a perfect picture of Pentax rigs:
    http://goo.gl/hBkoyF
    (just watch the first minute = perfect)

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    • Thomas Horton

      If only Pentax would advertise more.

      Their cameras offer so much for a lower cost, but it does not do anyone any good if Pentax cameras are treated as a secret.

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    • Ralph Hightower

      I got halfway through before I had to quit to catch up.

      But when I bought my first SLR, there were more SLR manufacturers than there are today. I had Canon, Nikon, Minolta, Pentax, Olympus, Contax as choices in 1980.

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    • Dave Haynie

      I don’t really want a Pentax… happy with my other cameras. But any company with the brass ones to release a camera like the “K-r Kore Janai Robo Model” has my everlasting admiration. They are clearly people with my geeky sense of humor at that company.

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  7. Ed Rhodes

    nice specs

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  8. Thomas Horton

    The K3 is a sweet camera. I imagine that the K3ii will be significantly better. Now if we can only get a FF out of Pentax.

    When I was changing systems, I was very tempted by the K3… still not 100% sure I made the right decision not going with the K3.

    But all the cool kids are shooting FF so I went with the herd. :)

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