Nikon 1 J1 vs Pentax Q

Winner
Nikon 1 J1

44

Pentax Q

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 J1

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
Phase detection video autofocus
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fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Q

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 46 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 J1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax Q.

competitors

Nikon 1 J1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$649 body only

$350 with 10-30mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 with 10-30mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth

Pentax Q Competitors

Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$160 body only

$522 with 5-15mm, 15-45mm lenses

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

Pentax Q7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$255 body only

$306 with 5-15mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$216 - $229 body only

$298 - $370 with 5-15mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Thickness Slightly thicker

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