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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
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Q7

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Weight
Light-weight
200 g
 
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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $169.99 vs $276.95
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The best price we've seen is $107 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The Q7's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Size Fairly small Help
Compact 102x58x34 mm
Weight Light weight Help
200 g
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
Avoids dust in your photos
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Q10:$169.99
Q7:$276.95
Thickness Thin Help
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
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
30 seconds
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
Q10:1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
Q7:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
Q10:9.7 MP
Q7:12 MP
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
Q10:270 shots
Q7:250 shots
Lens availability Few lenses available Help
7 lenses
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
460k dots
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

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Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$110 - $397 body only

$497 with 5-15mm lens

Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
Color depth Has slightly less color depth
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$329 with 22mm 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

$199 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

$310

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX2000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 - $319 with 20-50mm 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
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$397 - $476 body only

$447 - $497 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
Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3

Olympus PEN E-PL3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$285 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash

Pentax Q10 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1

Pro digicam

$220 - $225

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Color depth Worse color depth

Pentax Q7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$499

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Supports 24p No 24p support

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