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Advantages of the Pentax Q10

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Size
Smaller
102×58×34 mm vs 120×67×43 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Weight
Lighter
200 g vs 287 g
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More than 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 1.7"
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More than 20% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Slightly faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$349.95 vs $606.49
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The best price we've seen is $257 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-6

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Lens availability
Significantly more lenses available
62 lenses vs 7 lenses
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Around 9x more lenses available
True resolution
Higher true resolution
16 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
Battery life
Longer battery life
360 shots vs 270 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The NEX-6's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 5 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Focus points
More focus points
99 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              Q10102×58×34 mm
              NEX-6120×67×43 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              Q10200 g
              NEX-6287 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              Q101.3"
              NEX-61.7"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              Q10$349.95
              NEX-6$606.49
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              Q101080p @ 30fps
              NEX-61080p @ 60fps
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Autofocus Slower hybrid detection autofocus Help
              Q10Contrast detection
              NEX-6Hybrid detection
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              Q109.7 MP
              NEX-616 MP
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              Q1025
              NEX-699
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              Q106,400 ISO
              NEX-625,600 ISO
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              Q107 lenses
              NEX-662 lenses
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              Q10460k dots
              NEX-6921k dots

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