• Pentax K-3 III DSLR Monochrome DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • Pentax K-3 III DSLR Monochrome DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • Pentax K-3 III DSLR Monochrome DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • Pentax K-3 III DSLR Monochrome DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • Pentax K-3 III DSLR Monochrome DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • Pentax K-3 III DSLR Monochrome DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • Pentax K-3 III DSLR Monochrome DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • Pentax K-3 III DSLR Monochrome DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • Pentax K-3 III DSLR Monochrome DSLR Camera (Body Only)

Pentax K-3 III DSLR Monochrome DSLR Camera (Body Only)

$3,499.00 ETA: 19/05/2024

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  • Pentax K-3 III DSLR Monochrome DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • Pentax K-3 III DSLR Monochrome DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • Pentax K-3 III DSLR Monochrome DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • Pentax K-3 III DSLR Monochrome DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • Pentax K-3 III DSLR Monochrome DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • Pentax K-3 III DSLR Monochrome DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • Pentax K-3 III DSLR Monochrome DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • Pentax K-3 III DSLR Monochrome DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • Pentax K-3 III DSLR Monochrome DSLR Camera (Body Only)

Pentax K-3 III DSLR Monochrome DSLR Camera (Body Only)

$3,499.00 ETA: 19/05/2024
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Returning to the Starting Point of Photography:
Capture Images with Light and Shadow

The PENTAX K-3 Mark III Monochrome features an exclusively designed image sensor that delivers the ultimate in black-and-white photography, enabling photographers to express a distinct view of the color-rich world in high-resolution black-and-white images.

Monochrome (or black-and-white) photography is the origin of photographic expression. Without color data, monochrome can more clearly depict the form and texture of a subject using light, shadow and the in-between gradations. This means that the photographer can create images that are more impressive and persuasive.

Typical color image sensors are designed to receive light passing through red (R), green (G) and blue (B) color filters, so each pixel detects only one color data component. To compose a monochrome image, color sensors must convert color data into monochromatic data by interpolating the obtained color data while using adjacent areas of the image field as a reference.

Since a monochrome-specific image sensor can faithfully reflect the brightness data obtained by each pixel in the image — without the interpolation process — the photographer can create extra-fine monochromatic expression, in an image high in resolution and rich in gradation.

Model Description


TTL autofocus, auto-exposure SLR digital-still camera

Lens Mount

PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount (AF coupler, lens information contacts, K-mount with power contacts)

Compatible Lens

KAF4, KAF3, KAF2 (power zoom compatible), KAF, KA mount lens

Image Capture Unit

Image Sensor

Monochrome, CMOS. Size: 23.3 x 15.5 (mm)

Effective Pixels

Approx. 25.73 megapixels

Total Pixels

Approx. 26.78 megapixels

Dust Removal

Image sensor cleaning using ultrasonic vibrations "DR II"

(Standard output)

ISO AUTO/200 to 1600000 (EV steps can be set to 1EV, 1/2EV or 1/3EV)

Image Stabilizer

Sensor-shift shake reduction "SR II"(5-axis), Auto/Panning/Off

AA Filter Simulator

Moiré reduction using SR unit. OFF/Low/High/Bracketing(2 images)/Bracketing (3 images)

File Formats

File Format

RAW (PEF/DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF2.0 compliant

Recorded Pixels


Quality Level

RAW (14bit): PEF, DNG
JPEG: ★★★ (Best), ★★ (Better), ★ (Good), RAW + JPEG simultaneous capturing available

Color Space


Storage Medium

SD, SDHC and SDXC Memory Cards UHS-1/UHS-II compatible (UHS-II is only available for the memory card inserted in the SD1 slot.)

Dual SD Slot

Sequential Use, Save to Both, Separate RAW/JPG, Image copy between slots possible

Storage Folder

Folder Name: Date (100_1018,101_1019...) or User assigned folder name (Default "PENTX")

Recording File

File Name: ""IMGP****"" or User assigned file name
File name numbering: Sequential, Reset



Pentaprism Finder

Coverage (FOV)

Approx. 100%


Approx. 1.05x (FA 50mmF1.4 at infinity)

Eye-Relief Length

Approx. 20.5mm (from the view window), Approx. 22.0mm (from the center of lens)

Diopter adjustment

Approx. -4.0m to + 1.0m-1

Focusing Screen

Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen

Viewfinder Overlay

AF Points, Grid Display, Electronic Level, AF Frame, Spot Metering Frame, Crop, Smart Function, Operation Control Lock

Live View


TTL method using image sensor

Focusing Mechanism

Contrast detection (Auto Area, Zone Select, Tracking, Select(L/M/S), Spot)


Focus Peaking, Face detection, Touch AF


Field of View approx. 100%, Magnified view (up to 16x),
Grid Display (4x4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale, Square(L), Square(S), Grid Color: Black/Gray/White ), Histogram, Bright area warning, Composition Adjustment

LCD Monitor


Wide viewing angle TFT color LCD, Air-gapless glass


3.2 inch (aspect ratio 3:2)


Approx. 1620K dots

Touch Screen

Capacitive sensing method


Brightness, Saturation and Colors adjustable

Outdoor View Setting

Adjustable ±2 step

Night Vision LCD Display


Autofocus System


TTL: Phase-matching autofocus

Focus Sensor

SAFOX 13, 101 point (25 cross type focus points)

Brightness Range

EV-3 to 19 (ISO 200 / at normal temperature)
*-3 EV is only available for AF points that support F2.8 light flux when an F2.8-light-flux compatible lens is attached.

AF mode

Single AF (AF.S), Continuous AF (AF.C)

AF Point Selection

Auto Area, Zone Select, Select, Expanded Area(S, M, L), Select(S), Select(XS), Spot

AF Assist Light

Dedicated LED AF assist light



TTL open aperture metering using 307K pixel RGBIr sensor, Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot and Highlight-weighted

Metering Range

EV-2 to 21 (ISO200 at 50mm F1.4)

Exposure Mode

Scene Analyze Auto, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb, Flash X-sync Speed, USER1, USER2, USER3, USER4, USER5

EV Compensation

±5EV (1/2EV steps or 1/3EV steps can be selected)

AE Lock

Button type (timer type: two times the meter operating time set in Custom Setting);
Continuous as long as the shutter button is halfway pressed



Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter / Electronic shutter

Shutter Speed

Mechanical shutter:
Auto:1/8000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV steps or 1/2EV steps), Bulb (Timed exposure setting possible from 1 sec. to 20min.)
Electronic shutter:
Auto:1/16000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/16000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV steps or 1/2EV steps)

Drive Modes

Mode Selection

Single Frame, Continuous (H, M, L), Bracketing (2, 3 or 5 frames), Depth of Field Bracketing, Motion Bracketing, Mirror-up, Multi-Exposure(Average/Additive/Bright), Interval Shooting, Interval Composite


12s, 2s

Remote Control

0s, 3s

Continuous Shooting

Max. approx. 12 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous H): up to approx. 55 frames, RAW: up to approx. 32 frames, RAW+: up to approx. 30 frames
Max. approx. 7.0 fps, JPEG L: ★★★ at Continuous M): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 40 frames, RAW+: up to approx. 33 frames
Max. approx. 2.5 fps, JPEG ( L: ★★★ at Continuous L): up to approx. 100 frames, RAW: up to approx. 100 frames, RAW+: up to approx. 65 frames
* The number of images captured in the continuous shooting mode is an approximate figure, tested at a sensitivity of ISO 200. The number may vary depending on the type of memory card used and/or the photographic conditions.
* The continuous shooting speed may decrease depending on the type of lens used and/or the aperture, shutter speed and sensitivity selected by the user.
* A certain amount of time is required for the playback of images captured in the continuous shooting mode. The time required may vary depending on the number of captured images and/or the recording format.

External Flash

Flash Modes

Auto Flash Discharge, Auto Flash + Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On + Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Slow-speed Sync + Red-eye, P-TTL, Contrast-control-sync, High-speed sync, Wireless sync
*Contrast-control-sync and High-speed sync requires 2 or more dedicated external flash

Sync Speed


Flash Exposure Compensation

-2.0 to +1.0EV

Capture Settings

Custom Image

Standard, Hard, Soft

Digital Filter

Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Tone Expansion, Grainy Monochrome


Adjustable ±4 step


Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3, Advanced HDR, Exposure bracket value adjustable, Automatic composition correction function

Lens Correction

Distortion Correction, Peripheral Illumin. Correction, Diffraction Correction

D-Range Correction

Highlight Correction, Shadow Correction

Noise Reduction

Slow Shutter Speed NR, High-ISO Noise Reduction


Type 1, Type 2, Type 3 * Type 1 and Type 2 available with O-GPS unit(Optional)

Horizon Correction

SR On: correction up to 1 degrees, SR Off: correction up to 2 degrees

Composition Adjustment

Adjustment range of ±1.5mm up, down, left or right (±1mm when rotated); Rotating range of ±1 degree

Electronic Level

Displayed in viewfinder (Horizontal and vertical); Displayed on LCD monitor (Horizontal and vertical)

Program Line

AUTO, Normal, Hi-speed Priority, DOF Priority (Deep), DOF Priority (Shallow), MTF Priority


File Format


Recorded Pixels

4K(3840x2160, 30p/24p)
Full HD(1920x1080, 60p/30p/24p)


Built-in stereo microphone, external microphone (Stereo recording compatible)
Recording Sound Level adjustable, Wind Noise Reduction

Recording Time

Up to 25 minutes or 4GB ; automatically stops recording if the internal temperature of the camera becomes high.

Custom Images

Standard, Hard, Soft

Digital Filter

Retro, High Contrast, Invert Color


Playback View

Single frame, Multi-image display (20, 48, 70 segmentation), Display magnification (up to 16, 100% display, quick zoom and Focus Magnification available), Grid display (4x4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale, Square(L), Square(S), Grid Color: Black/Gray/White, Rotating, Histogram (Y histogram), Bright area warning, Auto Image Rotation, Detailed information, Copyright Information (Photographer, Copyright holder), GPS information (latitude, longitude, altitude, Coordinated Universal Time) , Orientation, Folder Display, Calendar Filmstrip Display


Single image, All images, Selected images, Folder, Images on the selected shooting date, Instant review image

Digital Filter

Base Parameter Adj, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Tone Expansion, Grainy Monochrome, Miniature, Soft, Fish-eye, Slim, Frame Composite

RAW Development

RAW file select:
Select Single Image, Select Multiple Images, Select a folder, Select a shooting date
RAW Development Parameter:
Custom Image, Sensitivity, Digital filter, Clarity, HDR, Distortion Correction, Peripheral Illumin. Corr., Diffraction Correction, High-ISO Noise Reduction, Shadow Correction, File Format (JPEG/TIFF), JPEG Recorded Pixels, JPEG Quality, Aspect Ratio, Color Space


Protect, Image Rotation, Image Copy, File Transfer, Save RAW Data in buffer memory, Resize, Cropping (Aspect ratio and Slant adjustment available), Levels Adjustment, Movie Edit (Divide or delete selected frames), Capturing a JPEG still picture from a movie



USER Mode, Fx Button, AF/AE Lock Settings, Preview Dial, E-Dial Programming, Smart Function, Monitor Touch Operation, Eye Sensor, Viewfinder Display, LCD Panel, Monitor Display, Instant Review, Zoom Review, Warning Display, Control Panel, Memory, EV Steps, ISO Sensitivity Steps, Input MF Lens Focal Length, Save Rotation Information, Aperture Information Record, AF Fine Adjustment, Copyright Information


English, French, Germany, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese

Power supply

Battery Type

Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90

AC Adapter

AC Adapter Kit K-AC166(Optional)

Battery Life

Number of recordable images: Approx. 800 images
Playback time: Approx. 250 minutes
* With a fully-recharged Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery. Tested in compliance with CIPA standard.
Actual results may vary depending on the shooting condition.


Connection Port

USB Terminal(USB Type-C), External cable switch terminal(2.5mm diameter), X-sync socket, HDMI output terminal (Type D) , Stereo microphone input terminal, Headphone terminal

USB Connection

USB 3.2 Gen1, Data Transfer: MTP/CD-ROM, Battery Recharge/Power Supply (Optional AC Adapter required)

Wireless LAN


IEEE 802.11b/g/n

(Center Frequency)

2412MHz~2462MHz (1ch~11ch)


Authentication: WPA2, Encryption: AES



Bluetooth® v4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy)

(Center Frequency)


Dimensions and Weight


Approx. 134.5mm (W) x103.5mm (H) x 73.5mm (D) (excluding protrusions)


Approx. 820g (Including dedicated battery and SD Memory Card),
Approx. 735g (body only)

Operating Environment


-10°C~40°C (14°F~104°F)


85% or less (no condensation)



Strap O-ST162, ME Viewfinder Cap, Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90, USB Power Adapter, Power Plug, USB Cable I-USB166
<Mounted to the camera > Eyecup FU, Hot shoe cover FK, Sync socket 2p cap, Body mount cap KII, Battery Grip terminal cover


Digital Camera Utility 5

  • K-3 Mark III Monochrome, Body only
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI90(E)
  • USB Power Adapter AC-U2
  • Power Plug
  • USB Cable I-USB166
  • Finder Cap ME
  • Strap O-ST162
  • Eyecup
  • Hot shoe Cover FK
  • Body Mount Cap KII
  • Synchro Terminal 2P Cap

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