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Reasons to buy the Pentax Q10

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
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 Q7

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
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 Cheaper $165.00 vs $326.95
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The best price we've seen is $162 cheaper (around 50% 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:$165.00
Q7:$326.95
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
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
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
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
460k dots
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen

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competitors

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Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

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

$224 - $234

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

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 body only

$309 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
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$525 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
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$500 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 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

Pentax Q10 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$450 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
External flash No external flash support

Pentax Q7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$645 - $1,215 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

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