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Nikon B700 vs Pentax K-3 II

The Nikon Coolpix B700 and the Pentax K-3 II are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in February 2016 and April 2015. The B700 is a fixed lens compact, while the K-3 II is a DSLR. The cameras are based on a 1/2.3-inch (B700) and an APS-C (K-3 II) sensor. The Nikon has a resolution of 20.2 megapixels, whereas the Pentax provides 24.1 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Nikon B700
versus
Pentax K-3 II
Nikon B700 Pentax K-3 II
Fixed lens compact camera Digital single lens reflex
24-1440mm f/3.3-6.5 Pentax K mount lenses
20.2 MP, 1/2.3" Sensor 24.1 MP, APS-C Sensor
4K/30p Video 1080/60i Video
ISO 100-3,200 ISO 100-51,200
Electronic viewfinder (921k dots) Optical viewfinder
3.0 LCD, 921k dots 3.2 LCD, 1037k dots
Swivel screen (not touch-sensitive) Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)
5 shutter flaps per second 8.3 shutter flaps per second
Lens-based stabilizationIn-body stabilization
not weather sealedWeathersealed body
350 shots per battery charge720 shots per battery charge
125 x 85 x 107 mm, 565 g 131 x 100 x 77 mm, 800 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Nikon Coolpix B700 and the Pentax K-3 II? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Nikon B700 and the Pentax K-3 II. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The B700 can be obtained in two different colors (black, red), while the K-3 II is also available in two color-versions, but different ones (black, silver).

Size Nikon B700 vs Pentax K-3 II
Compare B700 versus K-3 II top
Comparison B700 or K-3 II rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Pentax K-3 II is notably larger (23 percent) than the Nikon B700. It is noteworthy in this context that the K-3 II is splash and dust-proof, while the B700 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the B700 has a lens built in, whereas the K-3 II is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup.

Concerning battery life, the B700 gets 350 shots out of its EN-EL23 battery, while the K-3 II can take 720 images on a single charge of its D-LI90 power pack. The power pack in the B700 can be charged via the USB port, so that it is not always necessary to take the battery charger along when travelling.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. If you would like to visualize and compare a different camera combination, you can navigate to the CAM-parator app and make your selection from a broad list of cameras there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon B700 125 mm 85 mm 107 mm 565 g 350 n Feb 2016 499 i
2.
 
Pentax K-3 II 131 mm 100 mm 77 mm 800 g 720 Y Apr 2015 1,099 i
3.
 
Canon SX70 127 mm 91 mm 117 mm 608 g 325 n Sep 2018 549 i
4.
 
Kodak AZ901 139 mm 104 mm 119 mm 777 g 400 n Jan 2016 499 i
5.
 
Nikon B500 114 mm 78 mm 95 mm 541 g 600 n Jan 2016 299 i
6.
 
Nikon P900 140 mm 103 mm 137 mm 899 g 360 n Mar 2015 599 i
7.
 
Nikon L840 113 mm 78 mm 96 mm 538 g 590 n Feb 2015 299 i
8.
 
Panasonic ZS70 112 mm 67 mm 41 mm 322 g 380 n Apr 2017 449 i
9.
 
Panasonic FZ80 130 mm 94 mm 119 mm 616 g 330 n Jan 2017 399 i
10.
 
Pentax K-3 III 135 mm 104 mm 74 mm 820 g 800 Y Mar 2021 1,999 i
11.
 
Pentax KP 132 mm 101 mm 76 mm 703 g 390 Y Jan 2017 1,099 i
12.
 
Pentax K-S2 123 mm 91 mm 73 mm 678 g 410 Y Feb 2015 749 i
13.
 
Pentax K-3 131 mm 100 mm 77 mm 800 g 560 Y Oct 2013 1,299 i
14.
 
Pentax K-5 II 131 mm 97 mm 73 mm 760 g 740 Y Sep 2012 1,099 i
15.
 
Sony HX350 130 mm 93 mm 103 mm 652 g 300 n Dec 2016 449 i
16.
 
Sony HX90V 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 245 g 360 n Apr 2015 429 i
17.
 
Sony HX400V 130 mm 93 mm 103 mm 660 g 300 n Feb 2014 499 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The B700 was launched at a lower price than the K-3 II, despite having a lens built in. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

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Sensor comparison

The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Nikon B700 features a 1/2.3-inch sensor and the Pentax K-3 II an APS-C sensor. The sensor area in the K-3 II is 1211 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 5.6 and 1.5. The sensor in the B700 has a native 4:3 aspect ratio, while the one in the K-3 II offers a 3:2 aspect.

Nikon B700 and Pentax K-3 II sensor measures

With 24.1MP, the K-3 II offers a higher resolution than the B700 (20.2MP), but the K-3 II nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 3.90μm versus 1.18μm for the B700) due to its larger sensor. However, the B700 is a somewhat more recent model (by 10 months) than the K-3 II, and its sensor might have benefitted from technological advances during this time that enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that neither of the two cameras has an anti-alias filter installed, so they are able to capture all the detail the sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Pentax K-3 II implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the K-3 II for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 30.1 x 20 inches or 76.4 x 50.8 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 24.1 x 16 inches or 61.1 x 40.6 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 20.1 x 13.3 inches or 50.9 x 33.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Nikon B700 are 25.9 x 19.4 inches or 65.8 x 49.4 cm for good quality, 20.7 x 15.6 inches or 52.7 x 39.5 cm for very good quality, and 17.3 x 13 inches or 43.9 x 32.9 cm for excellent quality prints.

Unlike the B700, the K-3 II has the capacity to capture high quality composite images by combining multiple shots after shifting its sensor by miniscule distances. This multi-shot, pixel-shift mode is most suitable for photography of stationary objects (landscapes, studio scenes).

The Nikon Coolpix B700 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 3200. The corresponding ISO settings for the Pentax K-3 II are ISO 100 to ISO 51200 (no boost).

B700 versus K-3 II MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. The adjacent table reports on the physical sensor characteristics and the outcomes of the DXO sensor quality tests for a sample of comparator-cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Nikon B700 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p...... ..
2.
 
Pentax K-3 II APS-C 24.1 6016 40001080/60i23.613.61106 80
3.
 
Canon SX70 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p...... ..
4.
 
Kodak AZ901 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38881080/30p...... ..
5.
 
Nikon B500 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/60i...... ..
6.
 
Nikon P900 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/60p...... ..
7.
 
Nikon L840 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/60i...... ..
8.
 
Panasonic ZS70 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p19.110.6106 36
9.
 
Panasonic FZ80 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p...... ..
10.
 
Pentax K-3 III APS-C 25.6 6192 41284K/30p...... ..
11.
 
Pentax KP APS-C 24.1 6016 40001080/60i...... ..
12.
 
Pentax K-S2 APS-C 20.0 5472 36481080/30p...... ..
13.
 
Pentax K-3 APS-C 24.1 6016 40001080/60i23.713.41216 80
14.
 
Pentax K-5 II APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/25p23.814.11235 82
15.
 
Sony HX350 1/2.3 19.9 5152 38641080/60p...... ..
16.
 
Sony HX90V 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36721080/60p...... ..
17.
 
Sony HX400V 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38881080/60p...... ..

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. The two cameras under consideration both have sensors whose read-out speed is fast enough to capture moving pictures, but the B700 provides a higher video resolution than the K-3 II. It can shoot video footage at 4K/30p, while the Pentax is limited to 1080/60i.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. For example, the B700 has an electronic viewfinder (921k dots), while the K-3 II has an optical one. Both systems have their advantages, with the electronic viewfinder making it possible to project supplementary shooting information into the framing view, whereas the optical viewfinder offers lag-free viewing and a very clear framing image. The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Nikon B700, the Pentax K-3 II, and comparable cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Nikon B700921 n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/4000s 5.0 Y Y
2.
 
Pentax K-3 IIoptical Y 3.2 1037 fixed n 1/8000s 8.3 n Y
3.
 
Canon SX702360 n 3.0 922 swivel n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
4.
 
Kodak AZ901202 n 3.0 920 swivel n 1/2000s 5.0 Y Y
5.
 
Nikon B500none n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/4000s 7.4 Y Y
6.
 
Nikon P900921 n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y
7.
 
Nikon L840none n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/4000s 7.4 Y Y
8.
 
Panasonic ZS701166 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
9.
 
Panasonic FZ801166 n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
10.
 
Pentax K-3 IIIoptical Y 3.2 1620 fixed Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
11.
 
Pentax KPoptical n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/6000s 7.0 Y Y
12.
 
Pentax K-S2optical n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/6000s 5.4 Y Y
13.
 
Pentax K-3optical Y 3.2 1037 fixed n 1/8000s 8.3 Y Y
14.
 
Pentax K-5 IIoptical Y 3.0 921 fixed n 1/8000s 7.0 Y Y
15.
 
Sony HX350202 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/4000s 10.0 Y Y
16.
 
Sony HX90V638 n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
17.
 
Sony HX400V210 n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/4000s 10.0 Y Y

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The B700 has one, while the K-3 II does not. While the built-in flash of the B700 is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The B700 has an articulated LCD that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in snapping selfies. In contrast, the K-3 II does not have a selfie-screen.

The Nikon B700 and the Pentax K-3 II both have an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the B700 and the K-3 II write their files to SDXC cards. The K-3 II features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the B700 only has one slot. The K-3 II supports UHS-I cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s), while the B700 cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Nikon Coolpix B700 and Pentax K-3 II and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Nikon B700-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
2.
 
Pentax K-3 IIYmonomonoYYmini3.0---
3.
 
Canon SX70-stereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
4.
 
Kodak AZ901-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
5.
 
Nikon B500-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
6.
 
Nikon P900-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
7.
 
Nikon L840-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
8.
 
Panasonic ZS70-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
9.
 
Panasonic FZ80Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
10.
 
Pentax K-3 IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
11.
 
Pentax KPYstereomonoY--2.0Y--
12.
 
Pentax K-S2YmonomonoY-micro2.0YY-
13.
 
Pentax K-3YmonomonoYYmini3.0---
14.
 
Pentax K-5 IIYstereomonoY-mini2.0---
15.
 
Sony HX350-stereomono--micro2.0---
16.
 
Sony HX90V-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
17.
 
Sony HX400VYstereomono--micro2.0YY-

It is notable that the B700 offers wifi support, while the K-3 II does not. Wifi can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Pentax K-3 II (unlike the B700) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

Travel and landscape photographers will find it useful that the K-3 II has an internal geolocalization sensor and can record GPS coordinates in its EXIF data.

The B700 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Nikon. In contrast, the K-3 II has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the K-3 II was succeeded by the Pentax K-3 III. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Nikon and Pentax websites.

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Review summary

So what conclusions can be drawn? Which of the two cameras – the Nikon B700 or the Pentax K-3 II – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.

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Reasons to prefer the Nikon Coolpix B700:

  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 1080/60i).
  • More framing info: Has an electronic viewfinder that displays shooting data.
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Ready to shoot: Comes with a built-in lens, while the K-3 II requires a separate lens.
  • More compact: Is smaller (125x85mm vs 131x100mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter even though it comes with a built-in lens (unlike the K-3 II).
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • More affordable: Was introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More modern: Is somewhat more recent (announced 10 months after the K-3 II).

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Arguments in favor of the Pentax K-3 II:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (24.1 vs 20.2MP), which boosts linear resolution by 11%.
  • High quality composites: Can combine several shots after pixel-shifting its sensor.
  • Better image quality: Features bigger pixels on a larger sensor for higher quality imaging.
  • Richer colors: The pixel size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger pixels capture a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger pixels means good image quality even under poor lighting.
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • Easier setting verification: Features a control panel on top to check shooting parameters.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1037k vs 921k dots).
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (8.3 vs 5 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • More flexible: Makes it possible to change lenses and thus to use specialty optics.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (720 versus 350) out of a single battery charge.
  • Better sealing: Is splash and dust sealed for shooting in inclement weather conditions.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • Easier geotagging: Features an internal GPS sensor to log localization data.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.0 vs 2.0).
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Has an SD card interface that supports the UHS-I standard.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been on the market for longer (launched in April 2015).

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the K-3 II is the clear winner of the contest (24 : 14 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

B700 14:24 K-3 II

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon B700 and the Pentax K-3 II place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Superzoom Camera and Best DSLR Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the B700 or the K-3 II. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is why expert reviews are important. The adjacent summary-table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon B700..+..4/54/5 Feb 2016 499 i
2.
 
Pentax K-3 II4.5/5....5/55/5 Apr 2015 1,099 i
3.
 
Canon SX70..+ +..3.5/53.5/5 Sep 2018 549 i
4.
 
Kodak AZ901......3.5/53/5 Jan 2016 499 i
5.
 
Nikon B500..+..4/53.5/5 Jan 2016 299 i
6.
 
Nikon P900....77/1004/54/5 Mar 2015 599 i
7.
 
Nikon L840..+ +..3.5/54/5 Feb 2015 299 i
8.
 
Panasonic ZS70..+ +..4/54/5 Apr 2017 449 i
9.
 
Panasonic FZ80..+ +..4.5/54.5/5 Jan 2017 399 i
10.
 
Pentax K-3 III.......... Mar 2021 1,999 i
11.
 
Pentax KP4/5..82/1005/54.5/5 Jan 2017 1,099 i
12.
 
Pentax K-S24.5/5....5/54.5/5 Feb 2015 749 i
13.
 
Pentax K-34/5..83/1005/55/5 Oct 2013 1,299 i
14.
 
Pentax K-5 II5/5..80/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2012 1,099 i
15.
 
Sony HX350........4/5 Dec 2016 449 i
16.
 
Sony HX90V4/5+ +..4/54.5/5 Apr 2015 429 i
17.
 
Sony HX400V4/5+ +..4/54/5 Feb 2014 499 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

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    Specifications: Nikon B700 vs Pentax K-3 II

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Nikon B700 Pentax K-3 II
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens 24-1440mm f/3.3-6.5 Pentax K mount lenses
    Launch Date February 2016 April 2015
    Launch Price USD 499 USD 1,099
    Sensor Specs Nikon B700 Pentax K-3 II
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format 1/2.3" Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 6.17 x 4.55 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 28.0735 mm2 366.6 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 7.7 mm 28.2 mm
    Crop Factor 5.6x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 20.2 Megapixels 24.1 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 5184 x 3888 pixels 6016 x 4000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 1.18 μm 3.90 μm
    Pixel Density 71.80 MP/cm2 6.56 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 1080/60i Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 3,200 ISO 100 - 51,200 ISO
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) .. 80
    DXO Color Depth (bits) .. 23.6
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) .. 13.6
    DXO Low Light (ISO) .. 1106
    Screen Specs Nikon B700 Pentax K-3 II
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.63x
    Viewfinder Resolution 921k dots
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.2inch
    LCD Resolution 921k dots 1037k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen Fixed screen
    Shooting Specs Nikon B700 Pentax K-3 II
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 5 shutter flaps/s 8.3 shutter flaps/s
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationLens-based stabilizationIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Dual card slots
    UHS card support no UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Nikon B700 Pentax K-3 II
    External Flash no Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash no PC Sync PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 3.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI mini HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in no Wifi
    Near-Field Communication NFC built-in no NFC
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Geotagging no internal GPS GPS built-in
    Body Specs Nikon B700 Pentax K-3 II
    Environmental Sealingnot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type EN-EL23 D-LI90
    Battery Life (CIPA)350 shots per charge720 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging no USB charging
    Body Dimensions 125 x 85 x 107 mm
    (4.9 x 3.3 x 4.2 in)
    131 x 100 x 77 mm
    (5.2 x 3.9 x 3.0 in)
    Camera Weight 565 g (19.9 oz) 800 g (28.2 oz)

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