Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 vs Pentax Q

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

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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

$350 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$286 body only

$329 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$494 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Pentax Q Competitors

Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$203 - $216 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$190 body only

$592 with 5-15mm, 15-45mm lenses

Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1

Pro digicam

$389

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

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