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Canon SL3 vs Pentax KF

Portability
71
Imaging
69
Features
84
Overall
75
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 front
 
Pentax KF front
Portability
63
Imaging
73
Features
81
Overall
76

Canon SL3 vs Pentax KF Key Specs

Canon SL3
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Bump to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 449g - 122 x 93 x 70mm
  • Introduced April 2019
  • Also referred to as EOS 250D / EOS Kiss X10
  • Superseded the Canon SL2
Pentax KF
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 102400
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/6000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Pentax KAF2 Mount
  • 684g - 126 x 93 x 74mm
  • Revealed November 2022
  • Previous Model is Pentax K-70
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Canon SL3 vs Pentax KF Overview

Here, we are contrasting the Canon SL3 and Pentax KF, both Entry-Level DSLR cameras by companies Canon and Pentax. The sensor resolution of the SL3 (24MP) and the KF (24MP) is fairly comparable and both cameras provide the identical sensor sizes (APS-C).

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The SL3 was unveiled 4 years prior to the KF which is a fairly big difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (Compact SLR).

Before getting right into a full comparison, here is a brief summary of how the SL3 matches up against the KF for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon SL3 over the Pentax KF

 SL3 KF 
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Reasons to pick Pentax KF over the Canon SL3

 KF SL3 
RevealedNovember 2022April 2019Newer by 43 months

Common features in the Canon SL3 and Pentax KF

 SL3 KF 
Manual focus More exact focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated display
Display size3"3.00"Same display dimensions
Display resolution1040k1040kSame display resolution
Selfie screen Both are selfie friendly

Canon SL3 vs Pentax KF Physical Comparison

In case you're going to travel with your camera, you will have to take into account its weight and size. The Canon SL3 offers outer measurements of 122mm x 93mm x 70mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 2.8") with a weight of 449 grams (0.99 lbs) whilst the Pentax KF has specifications of 126mm x 93mm x 74mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 2.9") having a weight of 684 grams (1.51 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are employing at the time. Underneath is a front view overall size comparison of the SL3 compared to the KF.

Canon SL3 vs Pentax KF size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the SL3 and KF is 71 and 63 respectively.

Canon SL3 vs Pentax KF top view buttons comparison

Canon SL3 vs Pentax KF Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it can be tough to envision the contrast in sensor dimensions purely by going through specifications. The pic here may offer you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the SL3 and KF.

To sum up, each of these cameras come with the identical sensor size and the identical resolution and you can expect comparable quality of files although you might want to take the age of the cameras into account. The more aged SL3 will be behind in sensor innovation.

Canon SL3 vs Pentax KF sensor size comparison

Canon SL3 vs Pentax KF Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SL3 vs Pentax KF Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon SL3
Portrait photography with Pentax KF
81
manual focus
good MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
offers face detect focusing
exports RAW formats
83
you can focus manually
megapixel count decent (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
includes face detect autofocus
saves RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon SL3
Street photography with Pentax KF
75
screen can move to multiple angles
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
supports focus by touch
great ISO range (25,600)
lack of image stabilization
73
screen articulates fully
image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
saves RAW files
environment proof
good ISO range (102,400)
more heavy than others in class (684 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Canon SL3 as a Sports photography camera
Pentax KF as a Sports photography camera
70
good MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
offers tracking focus
better than average battery power (1,070 per charge)
supports phase detect AF
continuous shooting slow (5.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
75
max shutter speed is good (1/6,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
megapixel count decent (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
includes tracking focus
environment proof
comes with phase detect autofocus
slow continuous shooting (6.0 frames per second)
low battery (410 per charge)
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Travel Comparison

Canon SL3 Travel photography information
Pentax KF Travel photography information
82
better than average battery power (1,070 shots)
has bluetooth
supports focus by touch
good MP (24 megapixels)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
66
environment proof
megapixel count decent (24 megapixels)
has built in flash
screen is selfie friendly
low battery (410 per charge)
more heavy than others in class (684 grams)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SL3 as a Landscape photography camera
Pentax KF as a Landscape photography camera
79
manual focus
switch lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
screen size is good (3")
good MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
great ISO range (25,600)
exports RAW formats
better than average battery power (1,070 CIPA)
lack of image stabilization
80
you can focus manually
change lenses (Pentax KAF2 mount)
screen is a decent size (3.00")
image stabilization (Sensor based)
megapixel count decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
no low pass filter
good ISO range (102,400)
saves RAW files
environment proof
low battery (410 per charge)
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SL3 Vlogging details
Pentax KF Vlogging details
75
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen functionality
offers face detect focusing
high quality video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
comes with mic support
lack of image stabilization
73
screen is selfie friendly
image stabilization (Sensor based)
includes face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does have microphone jack
more heavy than others in class (684g)
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Canon SL3 vs Pentax KF Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SL3 and Pentax KF
 Canon EOS Rebel SL3Pentax KF
General Information
Brand Name Canon Pentax
Model Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Pentax KF
Also referred to as EOS 250D / EOS Kiss X10 -
Category Entry-Level DSLR Entry-Level DSLR
Introduced 2019-04-10 2022-11-09
Body design Compact SLR Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Processor DIGIC 8 -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 22.3 x 14.9mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 332.3mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixels 24 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Highest resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Highest native ISO 25600 102400
Highest boosted ISO 51200 -
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 9 11
Cross focus points 1 9
Lens
Lens mount Canon EF/EF-S Pentax KAF2
Available lenses 326 161
Focal length multiplier 1.6 1.5
Screen
Range of screen Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Screen size 3" 3.00"
Resolution of screen 1,040 thousand dot 1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.54x 0.63x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000s 1/6000s
Continuous shooting speed 5.0 frames/s 6.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range - 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes - Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, flash on, flash + redeye reduction, slow sync, trailing curtain sync, manual
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 449 grams (0.99 lb) 684 grams (1.51 lb)
Physical dimensions 122 x 93 x 70mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 2.8") 126 x 93 x 74mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 2.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 1070 shots 410 shots
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LP-E17 D-LI109
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2 or 12 secs, continuous)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
Storage slots Single Single
Launch price $599 $850