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Nikon D40 vs Pentax K-3 Mark III
Comparison

Optics
Video
Features
Storage & Battery

Nikon D40

Nikon d40 camera image
28%

Pentax K-3 Mark III

pentax k3 mark iii
Winner!
83%
Nikon D40
vs
Pentax K-3 Mark III
Price
Brand
Nikon
Pentax
Model
D40
K-3 Mark III
Released
2006
2021
Announcement Date
November 16, 2006
March 30, 2021
Camera Type
DSLR
DSLR
Camera Size
Camera Weight
Optics
Optics
33%
82%
Megapixels
6 MP
26 MP
Image Resolution
3008 x 2000 px
6192 x 4128 px
Sensor Type
CCD
CMOS
Sensor Size
16 x 24 mm
23 x 15.5 mm
Sensor Format
APS-C
APS-C
Frame Rate
2.5 fps
12 fps
Lens Mount
Nikon F DX
Pentax KAF2
Image Processor
Nikon Image processing engine
Prime IV
Aspect Ratio
3:2
3:2
Minimum ISO (Native)
200
100
Maximum ISO (Native)
1,600
1,600,000
Minimum ISO (Expanded)
200
100
Maximum ISO (Expanded)
3200
1600000
Minimum Shutter Speed
30 s
30 s
Maximum Shutter Speed
1/ 4000 s
1/ 8000 s
Autofocus Points
3
101
In-body Stabilization
Viewfinder Type
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentaprism)
Video
Video
83%
Video
Max Video Resolution
N/A
4K
Max Video Dimensions
N/A
3840 x 2160 px
Max Video Frame Rate
N/A
60 p
Time-Lapse Built In
Video File Format
N/A
MPEG-4, MOV
Features
Features
17%
87%
Built-in Flash
External Flash
GPS
Weather Sealing
Screen Type
LCD
TFT LCD
Touch Screen
Screen Size
2.5"
3.2"
Screen Resolution
230,000 dots
1,620,000 dots
Flip Screen
Live View
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Storage and Battery
Storage and Battery
27%
81%
Memory Card
SD / SDHC
SD / SDHC / SDXC (1 slot is UHS-II compatible)
Dual Memory Card Slots
Battery Type
EN-EL9
D-LI90
Battery Life
470 shots
800 shots
USB Charging
DXOMARK Scores
Sensor scores tested by DXOMARK
Overall Score
56%
N/A
Portrait (Color Depth)
21 bits
N/A
Landscape (Dynamic Range)
11 EVs
N/A
Sports (Low-Light ISO)
561
N/A
Scores
User Scores
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