Pentax Q10 vs Pentax Q7

Pentax Q10
Pentax Q7

Reasons to buy the Pentax Q10

Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Light-weight
Weight
200 g
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Q7

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Weight
Light-weight
200 g
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

Items often bought with the Q10 or Q7

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differences

Advantages of the Pentax Q10

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Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
270 shots vs 250 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Pentax Q7

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
  1. Sensor shift
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Size Fairly small Help
Compact (102×58×34 mm)
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
Avoids dust in your photos
Weight Light weight Help
200 g
Thickness Thin Help
1.3"
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Q10$159.99
Q7$254.21
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
30 seconds
Lens availability Few lenses available Help
7 lenses
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
Q109.7 MP
Q712 MP
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
460k dots
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
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
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
Q10270 shots
Q7250 shots
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$228 - $247 body only

$296 - $396 with 5-15mm lens

Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$215 body only

$350 with 5mm lens

Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
Color depth Has slightly less color depth
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 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
Thickness Is thicker
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$279 body only

$350 - $448 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
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$286 - $295 body only

$375 - $378 with 18-55mm 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
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 - $499 body only

$560 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$399

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Weight Is slightly heavier

Pentax Q10 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$149 with 11-2mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Autofocus Faster autofocus
External flash No external flash support
Weight Slightly heavier
Pentax K-S1

Pentax K-S1

Entry-level DSLR

$347 - $441 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

Travel zoom

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Thickness Thinner
Screen size Much smaller screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

Pentax Q7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 - $599 body only

$460 - $699 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Supports 24p No 24p support
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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