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Fujifilm X-Pro3 vs Pentax Q-S1

Portability
78
Imaging
71
Features
81
Overall
75
Fujifilm X-Pro3 front
 
Pentax Q-S1 front
Portability
92
Imaging
38
Features
54
Overall
44

Fujifilm X-Pro3 vs Pentax Q-S1 Key Specs

Fujifilm X-Pro3
(Full Review)
  • 26MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 160 - 12800 (Push to 51200)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 497g - 141 x 83 x 46mm
  • Launched October 2019
  • Old Model is Fujifilm X-Pro2
Pentax Q-S1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Pentax Q Mount
  • 203g - 105 x 58 x 34mm
  • Launched August 2014
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Fujifilm X-Pro3 vs Pentax Q-S1 Overview

Its time to examine more in depth at the Fujifilm X-Pro3 and Pentax Q-S1, former is a Advanced Mirrorless while the latter is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by companies FujiFilm and Pentax. There exists a substantial gap among the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm X-Pro3 (26MP) and Q-S1 (12MP) and the Fujifilm X-Pro3 (APS-C) and Q-S1 (1/1.7") possess totally different sensor sizes.

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The Fujifilm X-Pro3 was manufactured 5 years after the Q-S1 which is a fairly big difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before diving through a step-by-step comparison, below is a brief view of how the Fujifilm X-Pro3 scores against the Q-S1 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X-Pro3 over the Pentax Q-S1

 Fujifilm X-Pro3 Q-S1 
LaunchedOctober 2019August 2014Newer by 64 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution1620k460kSharper screen (+1160k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Pentax Q-S1 over the Fujifilm X-Pro3

 Q-S1 Fujifilm X-Pro3 

Common features in the Fujifilm X-Pro3 and Pentax Q-S1

 Fujifilm X-Pro3 Q-S1 
Focus manually More exact focusing
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen dimensions
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen

Fujifilm X-Pro3 vs Pentax Q-S1 Physical Comparison

If you're looking to travel with your camera regularly, you're going to have to factor in its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm X-Pro3 comes with physical measurements of 141mm x 83mm x 46mm (5.6" x 3.3" x 1.8") along with a weight of 497 grams (1.10 lbs) while the Pentax Q-S1 has measurements of 105mm x 58mm x 34mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") with a weight of 203 grams (0.45 lbs).

Take a look at the Fujifilm X-Pro3 and Pentax Q-S1 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you have attached during that time. The following is the front view physical size comparison of the Fujifilm X-Pro3 compared to the Q-S1.

Fujifilm X-Pro3 vs Pentax Q-S1 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm X-Pro3 and Q-S1 is 78 and 92 respectively.

Fujifilm X-Pro3 vs Pentax Q-S1 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X-Pro3 vs Pentax Q-S1 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is very tough to envision the difference in sensor dimensions purely by going through specs. The pic underneath should offer you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm X-Pro3 and Q-S1.

All in all, both cameras posses different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The Fujifilm X-Pro3 featuring a bigger sensor will make getting shallower DOF easier and the Fujifilm X-Pro3 will show more detail due to its extra 14MP. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop shots somewhat more aggressively. The younger Fujifilm X-Pro3 is going to have a benefit with regard to sensor innovation.

Fujifilm X-Pro3 vs Pentax Q-S1 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X-Pro3 vs Pentax Q-S1 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-Pro3 vs Pentax Q-S1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X-Pro3 Portrait photography features
Pentax Q-S1 Portrait photography features
82
focusing manually
great MP (26 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
provides face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats
46
manual focus
features face detection focus
delivers RAW files
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X-Pro3 Street photography details
Pentax Q-S1 Street photography details
78
has a tilting screen
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
comes with touch focus
environment proof
no image stabilization
69
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
delivers RAW files
lighter than average in class (203 grams)
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm X-Pro3
Sports photography with Pentax Q-S1
79
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
quiet mode (1/32,000s)
high max fps (20.0 frames/s)
great MP (26 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
provides tracking autofocus
environment proof
comes with phase detect autofocus
no image stabilization
37
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
features tracking autofocus
slow frames per second (5.0 frames/s)
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
terrible battery life (250 per charge)
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X-Pro3 Travel photography highlights
Pentax Q-S1 Travel photography highlights
77
environment proof
supports bluetooth
comes with touch focus
great MP (26 megapixels)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
60
lighter than average in class (203 grams)
flash built-in
terrible battery life (250 shots)
low MP (12MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X-Pro3 Landscape photography factors
Pentax Q-S1 Landscape photography factors
81
focusing manually
switch lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
good sized screen (3")
great MP (26 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
no low pass filter
exports RAW formats
environment proof
has double storage slots
no image stabilization
55
manual focus
switch lenses (Pentax Q mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
delivers RAW files
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/1.7")
terrible battery life (250 per charge)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm X-Pro3
Vlogging with Pentax Q-S1
36
touchscreen capability
provides face detection autofocus
high video quality (4096 x 2160 pxls)
does have external microphone port
doesn't have selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
35
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
features face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than average in class (203g)
display isn't selfie friendly
missing external mic socket
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Fujifilm X-Pro3 vs Pentax Q-S1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X-Pro3 and Pentax Q-S1
 Fujifilm X-Pro3Pentax Q-S1
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Pentax
Model Fujifilm X-Pro3 Pentax Q-S1
Class Advanced Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Launched 2019-10-23 2014-08-04
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip X-Processor 4 Q Engine
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C 1/1.7"
Sensor dimensions 23.5 x 15.6mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor surface area 366.6mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 26 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 6240 x 4160 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 12800 12800
Max enhanced ISO 51200 -
Minimum native ISO 160 100
RAW support
Minimum enhanced ISO 80 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 425 -
Lens
Lens mounting type Fujifilm X Pentax Q
Amount of lenses 54 8
Crop factor 1.5 4.8
Screen
Display type Tilting Fixed Type
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 1,620k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic and Optical (tunnel) None
Viewfinder resolution 3,690k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/8000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Fastest quiet shutter speed 1/32000 seconds -
Continuous shutter rate 20.0 frames per sec 5.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range no built-in flash 4.90 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options no built-in flash Auto, redeye reduction, slow sync, trailing curtain sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 (30,25, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30, 25, 24p), 640 x 480 (30, 25, 24p)
Max video resolution 4096x2160 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 497 grams (1.10 lbs) 203 grams (0.45 lbs)
Dimensions 141 x 83 x 46mm (5.6" x 3.3" x 1.8") 105 x 58 x 34mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 - 250 images
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model NP-W126 D-LI68
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II support) SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots Dual 1
Pricing at release $2,000 $250