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
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

$349 with 10-30mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$500 body only

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
Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 with 11-2mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Pentax Q Competitors

Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$348 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$907 body only

$435 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$190 body only

Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO

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