• 1/2 inch 30.7mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 720.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 819,200

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Differences

Fujifilm HS35EXR advantages over Pentax KP

  • Less expensive
    $489 vs $870
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 600 vs 390 shots
    Capture more photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Pentax KP 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)
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    75 mm vs 126 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    18 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/24000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    819200 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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Compared to Fujifilm HS20EXR

Fujifilm HS35EXR
Fujifilm HS20EXR
  • $489
  • 1/2 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $289
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
Pentax KP
Fujifilm HS20EXR
  • $888
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $289
  • 1/2 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Fujifilm HS30EXR

Fujifilm HS35EXR
Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • $489
  • 1/2 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
Pentax KP
Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • $888
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • HDMI out

Compared to Fujifilm HS25EXR

Fujifilm HS35EXR
Fujifilm HS25EXR
  • $489
  • 1/2 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $279
  • 1/2 inch
Pentax KP
Fujifilm HS25EXR
  • $888
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $279
  • 1/2 inch
  • HDMI out

Compared to Nikon D5600

Fujifilm HS35EXR
Nikon D5600
  • $489
  • 1/2 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Pentax KP
Nikon D5600
  • $888
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon T7i

Fujifilm HS35EXR
Canon T7i
  • $489
  • 1/2 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
Pentax KP
Canon T7i
  • $888
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
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