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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
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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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 $159.85 vs $229.99
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The best price we've seen is $70 cheaper (more than 30% 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
Size Fairly small Help
Compact 102x58x34 mm
Weight Light weight Help
200 g
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Q10:$159.85
Q7:$229.99
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
Avoids dust in your photos
Thickness Thin Help
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
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
Q10:1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
Q7:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
Lens availability Few lenses available Help
7 lenses
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
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
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$110 body only

$350 with 5mm 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

$236 body only

$315 - $970 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 - $699 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
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$320 body only

$300 - $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
Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX2000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 - $360 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 MX-1

Pentax MX-1

Pro digicam

$292 - $800

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $528

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

Pentax Q10 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon 1 S1

Nikon 1 S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$199 - $200 with 11-2mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Autofocus Faster autofocus
External flash No external flash support
Weight Heavier
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$438 with 14-42mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Pentax Q7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$475 body only

$545 - $598 with 12-32mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$306 - $347 body only

$398 - $497 with 5-15mm lens

Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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