• 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 45.7 megapixels
  • ISO 64 - 25,600
  • APS-C 361.2mm2
  • 25.7 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 1,600,000

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Differences

Nikon Z7 II advantages over Pentax K-3 III

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.35 vs 3.76 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • More pixels
    45.7 vs 25.7 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Pentax K-3 III advantages over Nikon Z7 II

  • Less expensive
    $2344 vs $3597
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • More viewfinder magnification
    1.05x vs 0.80x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Optional anti-aliasing filter
    Optional vs None
    Lets you choose sharper photos or reduced moiré
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.0 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    1600000 vs 102400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

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The Competition

Compared to Pentax KP

Nikon Z7 II
Pentax KP
  • $2997
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite
Pentax K-3 III
Pentax KP
  • $1997
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony A7R IV

Nikon Z7 II
Sony A7R IV
  • $2997
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Top deck display
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • High resolution composite
  • NFC
Pentax K-3 III
Sony A7R IV
  • $1997
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon 90D

Nikon Z7 II
Canon 90D
  • $2997
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Pentax K-3 III
Canon 90D
  • $1997
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon R5

Nikon Z7 II
Canon R5
  • $2997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Pentax K-3 III
Canon R5
  • $1997
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony A1

Nikon Z7 II
Sony A1
  • $2997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Top deck display
  • $6498
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • NFC
Pentax K-3 III
Sony A1
  • $1997
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $6498
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
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