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
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Great color depth
Color depth
22.7 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Q

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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
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 NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$887 with 16-50mm lens

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

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 body only

$481 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Startup delay Less startup delay
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Pentax Q Competitors

Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$160 body only

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

Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$223 - $229 body only

$298 - $370 with 5-15mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Thickness Slightly thicker
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

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