Nikon 1 J2 vs Pentax Q

Winner
Nikon 1 J2

69

Pentax Q

58

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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
94 ms shutter lag
 

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 J4

Nikon 1 J4

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 with 10-30mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

$580 with 10-30mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Pentax Q Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$700

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

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

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