Nikon 1 J2 vs Pentax Q

Winner
Nikon 1 J2

44

Pentax Q

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J2

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
363 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
54.0
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,200 fps
 

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

Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 with 10-30mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Color depth Worse color depth

Pentax Q Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Travel zoom

$279

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$335 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$340

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

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