Nikon 1 J1 vs Pentax Q

Winner
Nikon 1 J1

69

Pentax Q

60

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
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Screen size
Large screen
3"

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 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 with 11-2mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Weight Slightly lighter
Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$869 with 20-50mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Pentax Q Competitors

Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 body only

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Thickness Slightly thicker
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$450

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$717 body only

$544 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

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