• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 6400
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon V2
  • Pentax K-3 II
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Predecessor:   Pentax K-3
K-3 vs K-3 II
Successor: Nikon V3
V2 vs V3
 
General
Model Number: V2 K-3 II
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $899.95 $850.00
Street Price: $234.91 $829.99
Date Available: 2012-11-30 2015-05-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 16.1 oz (457 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
27.7 oz (785 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.2 x 3.2 x 1.8 in.
(108 x 82 x 46 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: Aptina  
Effective Megapixels: 14.2 24.4
Sensor Format: 1 inch APS-C
Sensor size: 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm) 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 2.86 microns 3.91 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.7x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Optional
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes No
DxO Sensor Score: 50 80
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 20.2 23.6
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 10.8 13.6
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 403 1,106
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 3072 (10.6 MP, Other),
2304 x 1536 (3.5 MP, 3:2)
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 2.3), 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG JPEG (EXIF 2.30), 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 60.6 8.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/​30p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
640x240 (400p)
320x120 (1200p)
1920x1080 (60i/​50i/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
Movie File Format: MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with AAC sound MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), Motion JPEG (AVI) for interval movie record
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon 1 Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2/3)
Lens: 1 Nikkor 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 81mm  
Focal Length (actual): 10 - 30mm  
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x  
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (W)- f/5.6 (T)  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 40.5mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom:
Digital Zoom Values:    
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF): Single-point AF: 135 focus areas; the center 73 areas support phase-detection AF; Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas SAFOX 11 TTL phase-matching - 27 point (25 cross type focus points in the center)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF type; 0.47-inch, 1440k-dot color TFT LCD, 100% coverage, eye sensor, 18mm eyepoint, -3 to +2 m^-1 diopter, eye sensor SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, ~100% coverage, 0.95x mag., TBDmm eyepoint, -2.5 to +1.5 diopter
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: 1,440,000 dots n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.63x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.95x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:   16.0x
Top Deck Display: No Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 51200
Minimum ISO (native): 160 100
ISO Settings: Auto (ISO 160-6400, 160-3200, 160-800), 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400; in 1 EV steps Auto, 100-51200 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning 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: 1/16000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Matrix, Center-weighted (4.5mm), Spot (2mm) 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 (Portrait, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Close-up, Auto), Best Moment Capture (Slow View and Smart Photo Selector), Advanced movie, Motion Snapshot; Active D-Lighting, In-camera HDR, Live Image Control. 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, 10 seconds 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes Yes
High Resolution Composite: No 24.0 megapixels
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: Fill flash, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow sync P-TTL; Modes available depends on external flash mounted
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 5.0 m / 16.4 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: GN=6.3m at ISO 160; Range is lens aperture dependent. n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: Accessory port 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: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with AAC sound MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), Motion JPEG (AVI) for interval movie record
Included Memory: 0.0 MB No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
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: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional ML-L3 IR remote Optional Wired or IR
Connections (extended): HDMI out (Type C, Mini), Multi Accessory Port, Stereo Mic Jack (3.5mm) 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): 0.32 <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.32  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.31 0.60
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 60.6 8.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 40 60
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 58.8 8.2
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 40 22
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 62.5 8.2
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 40 23
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.07 seconds 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): 0.055 seconds 0.094 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.39 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.055 seconds 0.090 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus, Auto-area AF mode = 0.148s  
Startup Time: 2.1 seconds 1.2 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.6 seconds 0.5 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.1 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 310 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   720 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL21 Proprietary D-LI90
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL21 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 Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: ViewNX 2 / Short Movie Creator CD-ROM Software CD-ROM includes Digital Camera Utility 5
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in black or white. 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.