Nikon 1 J2 vs Pentax Q

Winner
Nikon 1 J2

44

Pentax Q

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J2

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,200 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
60 fps
Phase detection autofocus
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fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Q

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 19 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J2.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax Q.

competitors

Nikon 1 J2 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 with 10-30mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 with 11-2mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

Pentax Q Competitors

Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$209 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Pentax Q7

Pentax Q7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$687 body only

$346 with 5-15mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$190 body only

Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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