• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Pentax K-3 advantages over Fujifilm X-Pro2

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 560 vs 280 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

Fujifilm X-Pro2 advantages over Pentax K-3

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    45 mm vs 77 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 1037k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.2 fps vs 7.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.2 fps vs 7.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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

  • Weather-sealed, ergonomic camera body; Fast hybrid AF system; Excellent high ISO performance; Improved continuous shooting performance; Better video quality than previous Fuji cameras.

  • Some controls don't impress; Continuous autofocus still lags behind competing DSLR cameras; No 4K video; Fixed LCD without touchpanel.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7100

Pentax K-3
Nikon D7100
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $795
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
Fujifilm X-Pro2
Nikon D7100
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $795
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Nikon D5300

Pentax K-3
Nikon D5300
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $445
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X-Pro2
Nikon D5300
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $445
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon D7200

Pentax K-3
Nikon D7200
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Fujifilm X-Pro2
Nikon D7200
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A6500

Pentax K-3
Sony A6500
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $1098
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X-Pro2
Sony A6500
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync
  • More dots on screen
  • $1098
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Leica CL

Pentax K-3
Leica CL
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X-Pro2
Leica CL
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
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