• 1/2 inch 30.7mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Fujifilm HS35EXR advantages over Pentax K-3

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Pentax K-3 advantages over Fujifilm HS35EXR

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.91 vs 1.39 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    77 mm vs 126 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1037k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    24.4 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Top-notch image quality; Great ergonomics in a compact body; Unique on-demand low-pass filtering; Broad sensitivity range; Large and bright viewfinder for an APS-C camera; Dual card slots; Optional Wi-Fi remote control

  • AE Lock button is poorly located; Below-average battery life for a DSLR; Rather dated-looking menu system; Requires a different battery grip accessory than its predecessors; Less third-party support than some rivals

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm HS30EXR

Fujifilm HS35EXR
Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • $778
  • 1/2 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
Pentax K-3
Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Leica V-LUX 4

Fujifilm HS35EXR
Leica V-LUX 4
  • $778
  • 1/2 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • External Mic Jack
Pentax K-3
Leica V-LUX 4
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $899
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Fujifilm S8200

Fujifilm HS35EXR
Fujifilm S8200
  • $778
  • 1/2 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • RAW file ability
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Pentax K-3
Fujifilm S8200
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Slow-motion videos

Compared to Nikon D7100

Fujifilm HS35EXR
Nikon D7100
  • $778
  • 1/2 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $795
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Pentax K-3
Nikon D7100
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $795
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon D5300

Fujifilm HS35EXR
Nikon D5300
  • $778
  • 1/2 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $573
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Pentax K-3
Nikon D5300
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $573
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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