• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 19.6 megapixels
  • 21.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Pentax K-3 advantages over Sigma dp0 Quattro

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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 200 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
  • Thinner
    77 mm vs 126 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    24.4 vs 19.6 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 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sigma dp0 Quattro advantages over Pentax K-3

  • Higher max flash sync
    1/1600 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7100

Pentax K-3
Nikon D7100
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $810
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
Sigma dp0 Quattro
Nikon D7100
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $810
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Leica X Vario

Pentax K-3
Leica X Vario
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $2099
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher max flash sync
Sigma dp0 Quattro
Leica X Vario
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $2099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon D5300

Pentax K-3
Nikon D5300
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Sigma dp0 Quattro
Nikon D5300
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sigma dp3 Quattro

Pentax K-3
Sigma dp3 Quattro
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync
Sigma dp0 Quattro
Sigma dp3 Quattro
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Wider angle lens
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon D7200

Pentax K-3
Nikon D7200
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Sigma dp0 Quattro
Nikon D7200
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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