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Reasons to buy the Pentax Q10

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Weight
Light-weight
200 g
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Q

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
 
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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
Battery life Longer battery life 270 shots vs 230 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 49.0 vs 47.0
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Almost the same
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent mirrorless cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              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:$109.99
              Q10:$149.85
              Thickness Thin Help
              Q:1.2"
              Q10:1.3"
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              7 lenses
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              Q:230 shots
              Q10:270 shots
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              Q:11.1 EV
              Q10:10.9 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              Q:20.2 bits
              Q10:21.1 bits
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              25
              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
              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
              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

              $277 body only

              $230 - $297 with 5-15mm lens

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Nikon 1 J1

              Nikon 1 J1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $189 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
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $236 body only

              $315 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
              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $320 body only

              $420 with 16-50mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $344 - $673

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $438 with 14-42mm 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 Q Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 V1

              Nikon 1 V1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $410 body only

              $460 with 10-30mm lens

              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

              Pentax Q10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 S1

              Nikon 1 S1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $199 - $230 with 11-2mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External flash No external flash support
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung NX2000

              Samsung NX2000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $339 - $349 with 20-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Built-in flash No built-in flash

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