Pentax K-3 vs Pentax Q-S1

Pentax K-3
Pentax Q-S1

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-3

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Q-S1

Size
Really small
Compact (105×58×34 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
203 g
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-3.
Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Pentax Q-S1.

competitors

Pentax K-3 Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$331 body only

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Size Slightly smaller
Supports 24p No 24p support
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,149 - $1,297 body only

$1,797 with 24-120mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$872 - $999 body only

$870 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Battery life Much longer battery life
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

Pentax Q-S1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$2,192

GPS Has a GPS
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax Q7

Pentax Q7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$219 with 5-15mm lens

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$394 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Battery life Much longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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