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 true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
High ISO
Light sensitivity
51,200 ISO
 

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

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
$841.00 vs $1,199.00
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The best price we've seen is $358 cheaper (around 30% 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-T1:1,040k dots
K-3:1,037k dots
External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Interchangeable lenses Interchangeable lenses Help
Many lenses to choose from
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
Avoids dust in your photos
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
X-T1:Digital
K-3:Pentaprism
Common Weaknesses
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$997 body only

$1,170 - $1,297 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

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Has much more focus points
Weight Is slightly lighter
Weather sealed It's body is not weather sealed
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,298 - $1,698 body only

$1,500 - $1,998 with 28-70mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$856 - $999 body only

$1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,030 - $1,399 body only

$1,565 - $2,199 with 12-40mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Thickness Is thicker
Low light performance Is slightly more noisy at high ISO
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,328 - $1,399 body only

$1,799 - $1,999 with 24-105mm lens

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

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$797 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

Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$700 - $799 body only

$999 - $1,000 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

$999 - $1,000 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

$549 - $1,099 body only

$699 - $1,390 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 IIs

Pentax K-5 IIs

Entry-level DSLR

$497 - $982 body only

$788 with 18-55mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Supports 24p No 24p support
Screen size Smaller screen
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$1,094 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

$337 - $367 body only

$408 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Screen size Smaller screen
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,699 body only

$2,049 with 18-135mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
GPS Has a GPS
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Overall image quality Worse image quality

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