• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • Detailed specifications
  • Pentax K-3
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
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Predecessor:   Canon 7D
7D vs 7D Mark II
Successor: Pentax K-3 II
K-3 vs K-3 II
 
General
Model Number: K-3 7D Mark II
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Pro SLR Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $1149.95 $2149.00
Street Price: $699.00 $1,399.00
Date Available: 2013-11-01 2014-11-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 43.7 oz (1,240 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
49.0 oz (1,388 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.2 x 3.9 x 3.1 in.
(132 x 100 x 77 mm)
5.9 x 4.4 x 3.1 in.
(149 x 112 x 78 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Canon
Effective Megapixels: 24.4 20.2
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm) 337.5mm2 (22.50mm x 15.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.91 microns 4.11 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.6x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Optional Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 80 70
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.7 22.4
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 13.4 11.8
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,216 1,082
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 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)
5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
3468 x 2432 (8.4 MP, Other),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
720 x 480 (0.3 MP, 3:2),
5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
4104 x 2736 (11.2 MP, 3:2),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.30), 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit RAW, MRAW, SRAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 7.1 9.5
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/50i/30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
1920x1080 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p/30p/25p)
640x480 (30p/25p)
Movie File Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), Motion JPEG (AVI) for interval movie record MP4/MOV (Video: H.264 Intra-Frame / Inter-Frame, Audio: Stereo AAC/Linear PCM)
Composite Video Out: No Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a Yes
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2/3) Canon EF/EF-S
Lens: smc Pentax 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC DA WR Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 203mm 29 - 216mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 135mm 18 - 135mm
Zoom Ratio: 7.50x 7.50x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 (wide) / f/5.6 - f/40 (tele) f/3.5 - f/22 (wide) / f/5.6 - f/36 (tele)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
39 cm to Infinity
15.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 62.0mm 67.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values:   3-10x available during movie recording only
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: SAFOX 11 TTL phase-matching - 27 point (25 cross type focus points in the center) OVF: AF-dedicated CMOS sensor, 65-points, all cross-type AF points, center dual cross-type point for f/2.8; Live View: Dual-Pixel CMOS AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, ~100% coverage, 0.95x mag., TBDmm eyepoint, -2.5 to +1.5 diopter SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 1.0x magnification, 22mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter, interchangeable focusing screens
Focus Peaking: Yes No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.63x 0.63x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.95x 1.00x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.2 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px) 1,040,000 dots (346,600 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 51200 16000
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100-51200 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps) Auto, 100 - 16000 in 1/3 or 1EV steps, Expandable to 25600 and 51200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: 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) Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy/Twilight/Sunset, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL open-aperture: Multi-segment with 86K-pixel RGB sensor, Center-weighted, Spot 150K-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor, 252-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Partial, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: 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. Three custom settings (C1-C3)
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds 10 or 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: P-TTL, Red-eye reduction, Slow-speed sync, Rear Curtain Sync. High-Speed Sync and Wireless Sync also available with PENTAX dedicated external flash. E-TTL II, Manual; wireless slave flash supported via built-in flash
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 13.0 m / 42.7 ft. 11.0 m / 36.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: Depends on lens Lens aperture dependent; GN= 11m (36 ft.) at ISO 100
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC Sync socket Hot Shoe, PC Socket
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC CF1 / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:   UDMA7/UHS-I compliant
Dual Card Slots: Yes Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG), RAW+JPEG 14-bit RAW, MRAW, SRAW, RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), Motion JPEG (AVI) for interval movie record MP4/MOV (Video: H.264 Intra-Frame / Inter-Frame, Audio: Stereo AAC/Linear PCM)
Included Memory: No memory included 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: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes Yes
External Connections: USB 3.0 Super Speed USB 3.0 Super Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired or IR Optional wired or wireless
Connections (extended): 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 Mini (Type-C) HDMI, 3.5mm Microphone Jack, 3.5mm Headphoe Jack, N3 Remote Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.79 <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.64 <0.3
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.69 <0.3
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 7.1 9.5
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 75 103
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 7.1 9.5
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 24 26
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 7.1 9.4
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 25 18
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.14 seconds 0.25 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 1.01 seconds 0.26 seconds
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.226 seconds 0.052 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.097 seconds 0.154 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.33 seconds 0.37 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.096 seconds 0.052 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF lag, Wide-area mode, OVF = 0.157s Live View: Center mode AF lag = 1.014s Wide-area mode AF lag = 1.005s Prefocused = 0.226s Additional OVF: Full AF, 65-point Auto AF iTR On (default) = 0.398s Full AF, 65-point Auto AF iTR Off = 0.305s Live View: Full AF lag (center)= 0.256s Prefocused = 0.052s
Startup Time: 0.9 seconds 0.5 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.6 seconds 0.3 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.3 seconds 3.2 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   250 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 560 shots 670 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI90 Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable LP-E6N/LP-E6 Lithium-ion rechargeble
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI90 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary LP-E6N 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: Software CD-ROM S-SW140 Canon Solutions Disc (EOS Utility, ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser, Digital Photo Professional.Picture Style Editor, Movie Edit Task, PhotoStitch, Memory Card utility,)
OS Compatibility:   Windows, Mac OS X
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Image stabilization system also acts as a selectable AA filter, 8.3 fps full-res burst mode, new 27-point AF system, new 86,000 pixel RGB metering system, Full HD video up to 60i with H.264 encoding, dual SD card slots, freeze-proof, dust-proof, weather-resistant magnesium alloy construction, USB 3.0 port. 20.2 megapixel APS-C Canon CMOS with Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, up to 10fps burst mode, new 65-point all cross-type AF, 150K-pixel RGB+IR 252-zone metering sensor, Full HD videos up to 60p in ALL-I or IPB codecs.