Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 vs Pentax Q

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

62

Pentax Q

59

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
312 ms shutter lag
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

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

Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11

Pro digicam

$602

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Battery life Much longer battery life
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 body only

$486 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Thickness Slightly thicker

Pentax Q Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$400 with 14-42mm 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
Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$199 body only

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Thickness Slightly thicker
Pentax K-7

Pentax K-7

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Size Much larger

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