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09-14-2014, 04:40 AM - 1 Like   #1
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1000 reasons why I bought a K-3 (5 at a time)

For those considering purchasing a K-3, I thought it would be good to have a place for members to post reasons why they purchased their K-3.


My guess is it won't take long to reach 100, so I a posting a long goal of 1000 reasons. Just so all the positives are in one location. (As nay-sayers have many threads in place)







My top 5


1. Low light performance
2. Wonderful sensor performance and color rendering
3. Almost unlimited customization of camera for different applications, yet easy to use.
4. Backward compatibility with K range of lenses
5. Solid feel, durability and Weather Protection


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09-14-2014, 05:16 AM   #2
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6. Compulsive gearhead
7. Looks great in silver
8. Extra Megapixels for cropping
9. Fast AF
10. Machine gun shutter.
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11. Upgrade from K30
12. No AA Filter
13. Works great with my screw driven converted DA*16-50/2.8
14. Miss the use of the grip
15. Consolidate batteries as I also have a K5IIs
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16) Bigger viewfinder
17) Placement of AF button
18) Low light AF
19) Tracking AF
20) Shutter on burst is like a pretty girl fluttering her eyelids, not like a machine gun at all

09-14-2014, 05:25 AM   #5
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Coming from a K-5:

21. Dual card slots.
22. Better (low light) autofocus performance.
23. Bigger and brighter viewfinder.
24. Focus peaking (and more usable live view in general).
25. Dedicated mode wheel positions for user modes.

That was sort of 6 camouflaged as 5. Sorry!
09-14-2014, 05:29 AM   #6
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26. Weight with or without grip
27. Overall size bags and carries well.
28. Reintroduction of the leather covers on strap rings
29. Choice of colour schemes on the rear screen. No. 9 my favourite as it matches the red white and black colours of Pentax forums red option.
30. Return of the P30T body colour on the prestige edition...
09-14-2014, 10:19 AM   #7
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31. Better in every way than the K10D it replaced*
32. Quiet shutter
33. Significant AF improvements
34. Decent high ISO
35. Frame rate


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36- great price
37- best APS-C sensor
38- great low light focusing and noise control
39- lovely performance with high quality lenses
50- great ergonomics

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41 - It's k-mount
42 - It's Pentax
43 - Everything is better than the K20D it replaced
44 - Dual Cards
45 - ISO performance
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46. AA simulator
47. Body metal construction
48. TAV mode
49. Can use old K mount lens
50.Ability to track astro photography.( which I do not have yet)
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51. Magnesium body construction
52. weather sealing
53. use of legacy lenses(my personal biggie)
54. 24 megapickles
55. ergonomics
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56 Flucard. Remote tethering is very useful sometimes.
57 Tough reliable in all weather
58 Huge improvement in every way over the K5
59 Made the DA*300 like a new and improved lens.
60 New features and better stability in each firmware update
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61. Better in so many way compare with my used K10Ds it replaced*
62. Can take video
63. nice price with the 18-135 kit lance
64. Quiet shutter sound
65. continue use all my old Pentax staffs ( lance, flash, experience, ... )
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1)Sharper pics.

2) Wanted the WB problem corrected.

3)Wanted the PTTL w/Bounce Flash fixed.

4)Better FPS, Megapickles and Focusing.

5)Focus Peaking.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Arjay Bee Quote
26. Weight with or without grip
27. Overall size bags and carries well.
28. Reintroduction of the leather covers on strap rings
29. Choice of colour schemes on the rear screen. No. 9 my favourite as it matches the red white and black colours of Pentax forums red option.
30. Return of the P30T body colour on the prestige edition...
The K-5 had the leather covers.

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66. It was there.
65. I had some money.
68. I was bored, I needed something to spice up my life.
69. I could order on-line.
70. My credit card company fronted me the money, until I got around to paying them.
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