• 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • Detailed specifications
  • Leica V-LUX 40
  • Pentax K-3 II
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Predecessor:   Pentax K-3
K-3 vs K-3 II
Successor:    
General
Model Number: V-LUX 40 K-3 II
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $699.00 $850.00
Street Price: $698.00 $829.99
Date Available: 2012-05-10 2015-05-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 7.4 oz (210 g)
includes batteries
27.7 oz (785 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.1 x 2.3 x 1.1 in.
(105 x 59 x 28 mm)
5.2 x 4.0 x 3.1 in.
(132 x 102 x 77 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 14.1 24.4
Sensor Format: 1/2.33 inch APS-C
Sensor size: 28.198mm2 (6.13mm x 4.6mm) 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.42 microns 3.91 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Optional
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:   80
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   23.6
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   13.6
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   1,106
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4320 x 3240 (14.0 MP, 4:3),
4320 x 2880 (12.4 MP, 3:2),
4320 x 2432 (10.5 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2432 (8.9 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2056 (7.5 MP, Other),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 1728 (5.3 MP, 16:9),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1712 (4.4 MP, 3:2),
2560 x 1440 (3.7 MP, 16:9),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
3232 x 3232 (10.4 MP, 1:1),
2736 x 2736 (7.5 MP, 1:1),
2304 x 2304 (5.3 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1920 (3.7 MP, 1:1),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9)
6016 x 4000 (24.1 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF v2.3), MPO JPEG (EXIF 2.30), 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0 8.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/60i/30p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
640x480 (30p)
320x240 (220p)
1920x1080 (60i/50i/30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD, MP4, QuickTime Motion JPEG (High-speed video) MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), Motion JPEG (AVI) for interval movie record
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: No n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2/3)
Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR, 12 elements in 10 groups, 3 elements with 6 aspherical surfaces n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 480mm  
Focal Length (actual): 4.3 - 86mm  
Zoom Ratio: 20.00x  
Aperture Range: f/3.3 - 8.0 (W) / f/6.4 - 8.0 (T) Multistage Iris Diaphram  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range: 3 cm to Infinity
1.2 in to Infinity
 
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect: face detection, AF tracking, multi-point, single point, spot, touch field SAFOX 11 TTL phase-matching - 27 point (25 cross type focus points in the center)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: No Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, ~100% coverage, 0.95x mag., TBDmm eyepoint, -2.5 to +1.5 diopter
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.63x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.95x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 460,800 dots 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: Yes No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:   16.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   51200
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200; High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400) Auto, 100-51200 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, Manual Auto, Multi Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White), Tungsten Light, Flash, CTE, Manual (up to 3 settings), Color Temperature (up to 3 settings)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 15 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot TTL open-aperture: Multi-segment with 86K-pixel RGB sensor, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene Modes: Portrait, soft skin, scenery, panorama-assist, sports, night portrait, night scenery, handheld night, HDR, food, baby mode 1, baby mode 2, pet, sunset, high sensitivity, through glass, high-speed video; Creative Control: Expressive, retro, high key, low key, sepia, mono, high dynamic range, toy effect, miniature effect, soft focus Sensitivity Priority, Shutter and Aperture Priority; Digital filters (capture): Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome; HDR: Auto, HDR1, HDR2, HDR3; Pixel Shift Resolution (On/Off)
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No 24.0 megapixels
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: AUTO, AUTO with pre-flash (red-eye prevention), AUTO with longer shutter speeds and pre-flash, on, forced off P-TTL; Modes available depends on external flash mounted
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: 0.6 - 6.4m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 3.3m (Tele/ISO Auto) n/a
Max Flash Sync:   1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation:   -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Hot Shoe, PC Sync socket
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No Yes
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: AVCHD, MP4, QuickTime Motion JPEG (High-speed video) MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), Motion JPEG (AVI) for interval movie record
Included Memory: 12.0 MB No memory included
Included Memory Type: Internal  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No Yes
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 3.0 Super Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type:   Optional Wired or IR
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI, DC input Micro (Type D) HMDI, USB 3.0 Micro B, DC input, wired remote jack, 3.5mm external stereo mic jack, 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):   <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.60
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.0 8.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10 60
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   8.2
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   22
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   8.2
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   23
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):   0.14 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):   0.274 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.094 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused):   0.090 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:   1.2 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.5 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:   0.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 260 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   720 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary D-LI90
Usable Battery Types: 3.6V, 895mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary D-LI90 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10 Software CD-ROM includes Digital Camera Utility 5
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Touchscreen LCD, Full HD Movies, Built-in GPS, High-speed Burst modes. Available in in black. Improved sensor-shift shake reduction (up to 4.5 stops), new Pixel Shift Resolution mode (4-shot composite provides full color information at each pixel and reduces noise), built-in GPS with ASTROTRACER and electronic compass.