Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 vs Pentax Q

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

60

Pentax Q

58

Runner-up

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
Size
Really small
Compact (98×57×31 mm)

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

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$278 body only

$296 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External flash Supports an external flash
Touch screen No touch screen
Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F

Travel zoom

$275

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Slightly smaller
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$668 with 14-42mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Shorter battery life

Pentax Q Competitors

Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$335 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Canon EOS 30D

Canon EOS 30D

Entry-level DSLR

$284 with 17-85mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1

Travel zoom

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
Screen size Much smaller screen

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