Sony NEX C3 vs Pentax Q

Winner
Sony NEX C3

70

Pentax Q

37

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX C3

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,083 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
73.0
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Q

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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax Q.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX C3.

competitors

Sony NEX C3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$318 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$481 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Startup delay Less startup delay
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$887 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Pentax Q Competitors

Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$207 body only

$603 with 5-15mm, 15-45mm lenses

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$223 - $247 body only

$319 - $359 with 5-15mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Thickness Slightly thicker
Pentax Q7

Pentax Q7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$255 body only

$380 with 5-15mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies

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