Nikon 1 J2 vs Pentax Q

Winner
Nikon 1 J2

69

Pentax Q

59

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
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1400 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Q

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Size
Really small
Compact (98×57×31 mm)
Weight
Light-weight
200 g

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 D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$640 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Battery life Much longer battery life
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Nikon Coolpix S31

Nikon Coolpix S31

Waterproof

$261

Waterproof Waterproof
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen

Pentax Q Competitors

Pentax Q7

Pentax Q7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$661 body only

$564 with 5-15mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$325 body only

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Size Slightly larger
Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 body only

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

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