Nikon 1 J2 vs Pentax Q

Winner
Nikon 1 J2

68

Pentax Q

58

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
Badge
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
Weight
Light-weight
200 g
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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

Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$310 body only

$400 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$389

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Pentax Q Competitors

Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$335 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$190 body only

$397 with 5-83mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Thickness Slightly thicker
Canon EOS 30D

Canon EOS 30D

Entry-level DSLR

$198 body only

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen

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