Nikon 1 J2 vs Pentax Q

Winner
Nikon 1 J2

42

Pentax Q

37

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J2

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,200 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
60 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1400 ms startup delay
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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

$229 with 10-30mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 with 10-30mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$699 with 10-30mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

Pentax Q Competitors

Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$223 - $229 body only

$298 - $370 with 5-15mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Thickness Slightly thicker
Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$160 body only

$603 with 5-15mm, 15-45mm lenses

Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax Q7

Pentax Q7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$255 body only

$359 with 5-15mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies

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