Pentax Q10

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Pentax Q

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Pentax Q

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Reasons to buy the Pentax Q10

Self cleaning sensor
Sensor cleaning
Avoids dust in your photos
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
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
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$159.99 vs $214.69
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The best price we've seen is $55 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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:$214.69
              Q10:$159.99
              Thickness Thin Help
              Q:1.2"
              Q10:1.3"
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              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
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              7 lenses
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              Q:230 shots
              Q10:270 shots
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              Q:47.0
              Q10:49.0
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              Q:360k dots
              Q10:460k dots
              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
              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

              $265 - $269 with 5-15mm lens

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Pentax Q-S1

              Pentax Q-S1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $223 - $397 body only

              $447 - $497 with 5-15mm lens

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $236 body only

              $324 - $400 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
              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
              Nikon 1 J3

              Nikon 1 J3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $289 with 10-30mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $420 - $443

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Pentax MX-1

              Pentax MX-1

              Pro digicam

              $388

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Pentax Q Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus PEN E-P1

              Olympus PEN E-P1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $243 body only

              $377 with 14-42mm lens

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $229 - $400

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Nikon 1 V1

              Nikon 1 V1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $410 body only

              $490 with 10-30mm lens

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

              Pentax Q10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon 1 S1

              Nikon 1 S1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $149 - $170 with 11-2mm lens

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

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