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

Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

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

$355 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$347 body only

$448 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$559 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax Q Competitors

Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$223 - $247 body only

$347 - $359 with 5-15mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Thickness Slightly thicker
Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$190 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 Q7

Pentax Q7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$255 body only

$367 with 5-15mm lens

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

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