Pentax K-3 vs Fujifilm X-T1

Pentax K-3
Fujifilm X-T1

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-3

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
High ISO
Light sensitivity
51,200 ISO
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-T1

Size
Really small
Standard size 129x89x46 mm
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X-T1

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Size
Smaller
129x89x46 mm vs 131x100x77 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Movie continuous focus
Continuous video focus
Yes vs No
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Record movies without worrying about focus
Weight
Significantly lighter
440 g vs 800 g
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Around 50% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1.8" vs 3"
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Around 40% thinner
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Advantages of the Pentax K-3

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
51,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The K-3's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Lens availability
Significantly more lenses available
109 lenses vs 8 lenses
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More than 13.5x more lenses available
True resolution
Higher true resolution
24.1 MP vs 16.3 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Battery life
Longer battery life
560 shots vs 350 shots
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60% more shots per battery charge
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Startup delay
Slightly less startup delay
900 ms vs 1000 ms
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10% less delay when turning on
Lowest price
Cheaper
$799.00 vs $1,232.09
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The best price we've seen is $433 cheaper (around 40% less)
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths
Weather sealed Both are weather sealed, which is fairly uncommon among similar cameras Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
X-T11,040k dots
K-31,037k dots
External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
Many lenses to choose from
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
Avoids dust in your photos
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
X-T1Digital
K-3Pentaprism
Common Weaknesses
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$897 body only

$1,160 - $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Focus points Has much more focus points
Weather sealed It's body is not weather sealed
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 - $1,498 body only

$1,298 - $1,798 with 28-70mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$949 - $999 body only

$1,019 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,499 body only

$3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$585 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Thickness Is thicker
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage

Fujifilm X-T1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$825 - $1,299 body only

$1,450 - $2,099 with 12-40mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$699 - $800 body only

$999 - $1,100 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Size Smaller
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$800 - $896 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$555 - $1,099 body only

$499 - $1,350 with 14-42mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

Pentax K-3 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$586 body only

$947 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Supports 24p No 24p support
Screen size Smaller screen
Pentax K-5 IIs

Pentax K-5 IIs

Entry-level DSLR

$617 body only

$989 with 18-135mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Supports 24p No 24p support
Screen size Smaller screen
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$989 - $1,197 body only

$1,497 - $1,697 with 18-140mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Slightly larger
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$1,126 body only

$816 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$334 - $350 body only

$380 - $496 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Screen size Smaller screen

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