Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 vs Pentax Q

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

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Pentax Q

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
108 lenses
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Q

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
11.1 EV
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax Q.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$220 body only

$260 with 14mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$312 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available

Pentax Q Competitors

Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$209 - $247 body only

$359 with 5-15mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Thickness Slightly thicker
Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$190 body only

$603 with 5-15mm, 15-45mm lenses

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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