Sony A7S vs Pentax K-3

Winner
Sony A7S

65

Pentax K-3

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony A7S

Really small
Size
Standard size (127×94×48 mm)
High ISO
Light sensitivity
409,600 ISO
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Thin
Thickness
1.9"
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-3.

competitors

Sony A7S Competitors

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Sony a7 III

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,876 - $1,998 body only

$2,116 - $2,198 with 28-70mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Sony A7R

Sony A7R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,604 body only

$2,148 with 35mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,150 with 18-140mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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
Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$333 with 5-15mm lens

Size Significantly smaller
Weight Much lighter
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
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

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