Nikon 1 J1 vs Pentax Q

Winner
Nikon 1 J1

68

Pentax Q

59

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
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
Size
Really small
Compact (98×57×31 mm)
Weight
Light-weight
200 g

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 J2

Nikon 1 J2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$397 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Cheaper
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$358 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$500 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution

Pentax Q Competitors

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$499

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Much smaller screen
Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$389 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$480 with 14-45mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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