Pentax Q10 vs Pentax Q

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Reasons to buy the Pentax Q10

Self cleaning sensor
Sensor cleaning
Avoids dust in your photos
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Light-weight
Weight
200 g
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Q

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Weight
Light-weight
200 g

differences

Advantages of the Pentax Q

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Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.1 EV vs 10.9 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Size
Slightly smaller
98x57x31 mm vs 102x58x34 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.2" vs 1.3"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Pentax Q10

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Color depth
Better color depth
21.1 bits vs 20.2 bits
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Distinguishes 0.9 more bits of color
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 360k dots
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Around 30% higher resolution screen
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
49.0 vs 47.0
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Almost the same
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
270 shots vs 230 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Size Fairly small Help
              Q:98x57x31 mm
              Q10:102x58x34 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              200 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              Q:$210.00
              Q10:$159.99
              Thickness Thin Help
              Q:1.2"
              Q10:1.3"
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              30 seconds
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              Q:20.2 bits
              Q10:21.1 bits
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              Q:11.1 EV
              Q10:10.9 EV
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              7 lenses
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              Q:360k dots
              Q10:460k dots
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              Q:47.0
              Q10:49.0
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              25
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              Q:230 shots
              Q10:270 shots
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              Q:189 ISO
              Q10:183 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax Q7

              Pentax Q7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $229 body only

              $269 - $300 with 5-15mm lens

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Nikon 1 J1

              Nikon 1 J1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $226 with 10-30mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Pentax MX-1

              Pentax MX-1

              Pro digicam

              $382

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $798

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $235 body only

              $300 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Pentax K-01

              Pentax K-01

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon 1 V1

              Nikon 1 V1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $410 body only

              $490 with 10-30mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Thickness Is thicker

              Pentax Q Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Pentax Q.

              Pentax Q10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $342 body only

              $319 - $430 with 20-50mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Built-in flash No built-in flash

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