Top Eleven Reasons for the Pentax Q

Top Twelve Reasons for the Nikon 1 J1

 
 
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Pentax Q vs Nikon 1 J1

Top Eleven Reasons for the

Pentax Q

Compared to Nikon 1 J1

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Substantially more megapixels (photo)
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12.4 MP
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10.1 MP
22.77% more megapixels (photo)

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102
A lot lighter
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178.6 g
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234 g
55.40 g lighter

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58
A tad wider dynamic range
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11.1 Evs
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11 Evs
0.91% wider dynamic range. The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.

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56
Has a built-in HDR mode
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Yes
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No
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).

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56
Has a microphone in
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Yes
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No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

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56
Less body volume
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173.17 cm³
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192.69 cm³
11.27% less body volume

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50
Notably narrower
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57 mm
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106 mm
49 mm narrower

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47
Has sensor shift stabilization
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Yes
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No
With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.

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41
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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Yes
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No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

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37
Sizably faster flash X-sync
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0.004 s
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0.01667 s
4.17x faster flash X-sync. Flash synchronization is defined as the firing of a photographic flash coinciding with the shutter admitting light to the image sensor. In general, faster flash sync speeds are better if the photographer needs to flash-fill subjects that are backlit and wants to avoid motion blur, or wants to increase depth of field by using a high aperture.

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Has a hot shoe
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Yes
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No
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

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Top Twelve Reasons for the

Nikon 1 J1

Compared to Pentax Q

175
Measurably larger sensor
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8.8 x 13.2 mm
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4.55 x 6.17 mm
4.14x larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

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142
Substantially more focus points
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135
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25
110 more focus points. The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

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139
Appreciably lower noise at high ISO
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372 ISO
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189 ISO
1.97x lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.

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126
Notably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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60 fps
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5 fps
12x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

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107
Distinctly better image quality
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56
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47
9 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

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86
Considerably better video recording quality
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1080 x 60 fps
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1080 x 30 fps
2x better video recording quality

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71
A lot better color depth
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21.5 bits
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20.2 bits
6.44% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

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67
Modestly higher pixel density
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333 ppi
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326 ppi
2.15% higher pixel density

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61
Measurably faster maximum shutter speed
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0.0000625 s
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0.0005 s
8x faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.

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60
A little bit higher resolution
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831x554 px
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783x587 px
0.16% higher resolution

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54
Measurably shorter
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61 mm
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98 mm
37 mm shorter

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34
Can be controlled remotely
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Yes
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No
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

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Slow Motion
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Yes
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No
Can shoot 400 fps and can shoot 1200 fps☺

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