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
Phase detection autofocus
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fast and accurate
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Q

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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

$380 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$495 body only

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

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 with 11-2mm lens

Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Color depth Worse color depth

Pentax Q Competitors

Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$203 - $216 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$190 body only

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

Pentax Q7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$315 with 5-15mm lens

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

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