Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 vs Pentax Q

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

62

Pentax Q

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1900 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
312 ms shutter lag
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
108 lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Q

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Size
Really small
Compact (98×57×31 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.2"

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

$96 body only

$290 with 14-42mm lens

External flash Supports an external flash
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Fujifilm FinePix S6800

Fujifilm FinePix S6800

Super zoom

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$243

Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

Pentax Q Competitors

Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$321 with 5-15mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$900 with 17mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $739

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

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