Sony NEX C3 vs Pentax Q

Winner
Sony NEX C3

72

Pentax Q

38

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
Great color depth
Color depth
22.7 bits
Great battery life
Battery life
400 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Q

Badge
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

$530 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$337 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$500 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Pentax Q Competitors

Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$209 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Pentax Q7

Pentax Q7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$687 body only

$346 with 5-15mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$190 body only

Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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