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Nikon W300 vs Pentax K-3 II

The Nikon Coolpix W300 and the Pentax K-3 II are two digital cameras that were announced, respectively, in May 2017 and April 2015. The W300 is a fixed lens compact, while the K-3 II is a DSLR. The cameras are based on a 1/2.3-inch (W300) and an APS-C (K-3 II) sensor. The Nikon has a resolution of 15.9 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 W300
versus
Pentax K-3 II
Nikon W300 Pentax K-3 II
Fixed lens compact camera Digital single lens reflex
24-120mm f/2.8-4.9 Pentax K mount lenses
15.9 MP, 1/2.3" Sensor 24.1 MP, APS-C Sensor
4K/30p Video 1080/60i Video
ISO 125-1,600 (125 - 6,400) ISO 100-51,200
No viewfinder, LCD framing Optical viewfinder
3.0 LCD, 921k dots 3.2 LCD, 1037k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)
7 shutter flaps per second 8.3 shutter flaps per second
Lens-based stabilizationIn-body stabilization
Waterproof body (nom)Weathersealed body
280 shots per battery charge720 shots per battery charge
112 x 66 x 29 mm, 231 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 W300 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

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Nikon W300 and the Pentax K-3 II is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The W300 can be obtained in three different colors (black, orange, yellow), while the K-3 II is available in two color-versions (black, silver).

Size Nikon W300 vs Pentax K-3 II
Compare W300 versus K-3 II top
Comparison W300 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 considerably larger (77 percent) than the Nikon W300. In this context, it is worth noting that both cameras are splash and dust-proof and can, hence, be used in inclement weather conditions or harsh environments. More than that, the W300 is water-proof up to 30m and can, thus, be used for underwater photography.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the W300 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 W300 gets 280 shots out of its EN-EL12 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 W300 can be charged via the USB port, so that it is not always necessary to take the battery charger along when travelling.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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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 W300 112 mm 66 mm 29 mm 231 g 280 Y May 2017 389 i
2.
 
Pentax K-3 II 131 mm 100 mm 77 mm 800 g 720 Y Apr 2015 1,099 i
3.
 
Nikon B600 122 mm 82 mm 99 mm 500 g 280 n Jan 2019 349 i
4.
 
Nikon A1000 114 mm 72 mm 41 mm 330 g 250 n Jan 2019 429 i
5.
 
Nikon P1000 146 mm 119 mm 181 mm 1415 g 250 n Jul 2018 999 i
6.
 
Olympus TG-5 113 mm 66 mm 32 mm 250 g 340 Y May 2017 449 i
7.
 
Panasonic TS7 117 mm 76 mm 37 mm 319 g 300 Y May 2018 449 i
8.
 
Pentax K-3 III 135 mm 104 mm 74 mm 820 g 800 Y Mar 2021 1,999 i
9.
 
Pentax KP 132 mm 101 mm 76 mm 703 g 390 Y Jan 2017 1,099 i
10.
 
Pentax K-S2 123 mm 91 mm 73 mm 678 g 410 Y Feb 2015 749 i
11.
 
Pentax K-3 131 mm 100 mm 77 mm 800 g 560 Y Oct 2013 1,299 i
12.
 
Pentax K-5 II 131 mm 97 mm 73 mm 760 g 740 Y Sep 2012 1,099 i
13.
 
Ricoh WG-60 123 mm 62 mm 30 mm 193 g 300 Y Oct 2018 279 i
14.
 
Sony HX99 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 242 g 370 n Aug 2018 449 i
15.
 
Sony HX95 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 242 g 370 n Aug 2018 429 i
16.
 
Sony WX800 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 233 g 370 n Oct 2018 399 i
17.
 
Sony HX80 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 245 g 390 n Mar 2016 349 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. 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 W300 was launched at a lower price than the K-3 II, despite having a lens built in. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. 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 size of the imaging sensor is a crucial determinant 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 are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Nikon W300 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 W300 has a native 4:3 aspect ratio, while the one in the K-3 II offers a 3:2 aspect.

Nikon W300 and Pentax K-3 II sensor measures

With 24.1MP, the K-3 II offers a higher resolution than the W300 (15.9MP), but the K-3 II nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 3.90μm versus 1.33μm for the W300) due to its larger sensor. However, the W300 is a much more recent model (by 2 years and 1 month) than the K-3 II, and its sensor will 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 the K-3 II has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its 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 W300 are 23 x 17.3 inches or 58.5 x 43.9 cm for good quality, 18.4 x 13.8 inches or 46.8 x 35.1 cm for very good quality, and 15.4 x 11.5 inches or 39 x 29.3 cm for excellent quality prints.

Unlike the W300, 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 W300 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 125 to ISO 1600, which can be extended to ISO 125-6400. The corresponding ISO settings for the Pentax K-3 II are ISO 100 to ISO 51200 (no boost).

W300 versus K-3 II MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar 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 W300 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p...... ..
2.
 
Pentax K-3 II APS-C 24.1 6016 40001080/60i23.613.61106 80
3.
 
Nikon B600 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/30p...... ..
4.
 
Nikon A1000 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p...... ..
5.
 
Nikon P1000 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p...... ..
6.
 
Olympus TG-5 1/2.3 12.0 4000 30004K/30p...... ..
7.
 
Panasonic TS7 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p...... ..
8.
 
Pentax K-3 III APS-C 25.6 6192 41284K/30p...... ..
9.
 
Pentax KP APS-C 24.1 6016 40001080/60i...... ..
10.
 
Pentax K-S2 APS-C 20.0 5472 36481080/30p...... ..
11.
 
Pentax K-3 APS-C 24.1 6016 40001080/60i23.713.41216 80
12.
 
Pentax K-5 II APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/25p23.814.11235 82
13.
 
Ricoh WG-60 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/60p...... ..
14.
 
Sony HX99 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p...... ..
15.
 
Sony HX95 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p...... ..
16.
 
Sony WX800 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p...... ..
17.
 
Sony HX80 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36721080/60p...... ..

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the W300 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

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the K-3 II has an optical viewfinder, which can be very useful when shooting in bright sunlight. In contrast, the W300 relies on live view and the rear LCD for framing. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Nikon W300 and Pentax K-3 II along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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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 W300none n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y
2.
 
Pentax K-3 IIoptical Y 3.2 1037 fixed n 1/8000s 8.3 n Y
3.
 
Nikon B600none n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 7.4 Y Y
4.
 
Nikon A10001166 n 3.0 1036 tilting Y 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y
5.
 
Nikon P10002359 n 3.2 921 swivel n 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y
6.
 
Olympus TG-5none n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/2000s 20.0 Y Y
7.
 
Panasonic TS71170 n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/1300s 10.0 Y Y
8.
 
Pentax K-3 IIIoptical Y 3.2 1620 fixed Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
9.
 
Pentax KPoptical n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/6000s 7.0 Y Y
10.
 
Pentax K-S2optical n 3.0 921 swivel n 1/6000s 5.4 Y Y
11.
 
Pentax K-3optical Y 3.2 1037 fixed n 1/8000s 8.3 Y Y
12.
 
Pentax K-5 IIoptical Y 3.0 921 fixed n 1/8000s 7.0 Y Y
13.
 
Ricoh WG-60none n 2.7 230 fixed n 1/4000s 8.0 Y n
14.
 
Sony HX99638 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
15.
 
Sony HX95638 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
16.
 
Sony WX800none n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
17.
 
Sony HX80638 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The W300 has one, while the K-3 II does not. While the built-in flash of the W300 is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The Pentax K-3 II has 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 W300 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 W300 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 W300 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 W300 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 W300-stereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
2.
 
Pentax K-3 IIYmonomonoYYmini3.0---
3.
 
Nikon B600-stereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
4.
 
Nikon A1000-stereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
5.
 
Nikon P1000YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
6.
 
Olympus TG-5-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
7.
 
Panasonic TS7-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
8.
 
Pentax K-3 IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
9.
 
Pentax KPYstereomonoY--2.0Y--
10.
 
Pentax K-S2YmonomonoY-micro2.0YY-
11.
 
Pentax K-3YmonomonoYYmini3.0---
12.
 
Pentax K-5 IIYstereomonoY-mini2.0---
13.
 
Ricoh WG-60-monomono--micro2.0---
14.
 
Sony HX99-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
15.
 
Sony HX95-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
16.
 
Sony WX800-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
17.
 
Sony HX80-stereomono--micro2.0YY-

It is notable that the W300 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 W300) 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 both cameras feature internal geolocalization sensors and can record GPS coordinates in their EXIF data.

The W300 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 how do things add up? Is there a clear favorite between the Nikon W300 and the Pentax K-3 II? Which camera is better? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.

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Arguments in favor of the Nikon Coolpix W300:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 1080/60i).
  • Ready to shoot: Comes with a built-in lens, while the K-3 II requires a separate lens.
  • More compact: Is smaller (112x66mm 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.
  • Water-proof: Is rugged and sealed and can thus be used for underwater photography (up to 30m).
  • 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 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: Reflects 2 years and 1 month of technical progress since the K-3 II launch.

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Advantages of the Pentax K-3 II:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (24.1 vs 15.9MP), which boosts linear resolution by 25%.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • 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.
  • Easier framing: Has an optical viewfinder for image composition and settings control.
  • 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 7 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • More flexible: Makes it possible to change lenses and thus to use specialty optics.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (720 versus 280) out of a single battery charge.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • 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 around for much longer (launched in April 2015).

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the K-3 II is the clear winner of the contest (24 : 12 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 wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

W300 12:24 K-3 II

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon W300 and the Pentax K-3 II place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Travel-Zoom 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 incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the W300 or the K-3 II perform in practice. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is where reviews by experts come in. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear 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 W300..+..4/54/5 May 2017 389 i
2.
 
Pentax K-3 II4.5/5....5/55/5 Apr 2015 1,099 i
3.
 
Nikon B600..+..3.5/53/5 Jan 2019 349 i
4.
 
Nikon A1000..+ +..3.5/53/5 Jan 2019 429 i
5.
 
Nikon P1000..+73/1003.5/53.5/5 Jul 2018 999 i
6.
 
Olympus TG-5..+ +..4/54/5 May 2017 449 i
7.
 
Panasonic TS7..+....3.5/5 May 2018 449 i
8.
 
Pentax K-3 III.......... Mar 2021 1,999 i
9.
 
Pentax KP4/5..82/1005/54.5/5 Jan 2017 1,099 i
10.
 
Pentax K-S24.5/5....5/54.5/5 Feb 2015 749 i
11.
 
Pentax K-34/5..83/1005/55/5 Oct 2013 1,299 i
12.
 
Pentax K-5 II5/5..80/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2012 1,099 i
13.
 
Ricoh WG-60.......... Oct 2018 279 i
14.
 
Sony HX99......4/54.5/5 Aug 2018 449 i
15.
 
Sony HX95.......... Aug 2018 429 i
16.
 
Sony WX800.......... Oct 2018 399 i
17.
 
Sony HX80.......... Mar 2016 349 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods 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 W300 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 W300 Pentax K-3 II
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens 24-120mm f/2.8-4.9 Pentax K mount lenses
    Launch Date May 2017 April 2015
    Launch Price USD 389 USD 1,099
    Sensor Specs Nikon W300 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 15.9 Megapixels 24.1 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 pixels 6016 x 4000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 1.33 μm 3.90 μm
    Pixel Density 56.73 MP/cm2 6.56 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 1080/60i Video
    ISO Setting 125 - 1,600 ISO 100 - 51,200 ISO
    ISO Boost 125 - 6,400 ISO no Enhancement
    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 W300 Pentax K-3 II
    Viewfinder Type no viewfinder Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.63x
    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 Fixed screen Fixed screen
    Shooting Specs Nikon W300 Pentax K-3 II
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 7 shutter flaps/s 8.3 shutter flaps/s
    Time-Lapse Photographyno IntervalometerIntervalometer 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 W300 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
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Geotagging GPS built-in GPS built-in
    Body Specs Nikon W300 Pentax K-3 II
    Environmental SealingWaterproof body (30m)Weathersealed body
    Battery Type EN-EL12 D-LI90
    Battery Life (CIPA)280 shots per charge720 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging no USB charging
    Body Dimensions 112 x 66 x 29 mm
    (4.4 x 2.6 x 1.1 in)
    131 x 100 x 77 mm
    (5.2 x 3.9 x 3.0 in)
    Camera Weight 231 g (8.1 oz) 800 g (28.2 oz)

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