Nikon 1 J1 vs Pentax Q

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67

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58

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
Weight
Light-weight
200 g
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

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Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

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

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$206 - $396 with 11-2mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Weight Slightly lighter
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Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 with 10-30mm lens

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

Pentax Q Competitors

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Pentax Q10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Thickness Slightly thicker
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Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$439 with 5-15mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
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Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,178 with 16-50mm, 55-210mm lenses

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

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