Nikon 1 V1 vs Pentax Q

Winner
Nikon 1 V1

50

Pentax Q

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon 1 V1

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
346 ISO
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
1,200 fps
 

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
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon 1 V1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax Q.

competitors

Nikon 1 V1 Competitors

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$361 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 with 11-2mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Pentax Q Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Travel zoom

$279

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$340

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$335 body only

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

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