Pentax Q vs Nikon 1 J1

Top Twelve Reasons for the

Pentax Q

Compared to Nikon 1 J1

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Significantly more megapixels (photo)
12.4 MP
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10.1 MP
22.77% more megapixels (photo)
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Amply lighter
178.6 g
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234 g
55.40 g lighter
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A tad wider dynamic range
11.1 EV
vs
11 EV
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.
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Sizably faster flash X-sync
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 microphone in
Yes
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No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
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Has a built-in HDR mode
Yes
vs
No
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
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Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Yes
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No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
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Has sensor shift stabilization
Yes
vs
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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Less body volume
173.17 cm³
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192.69 cm³
11.27% less body volume
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Has a hot shoe
Yes
vs
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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Shorter
98 mm
vs
106 mm
8 mm shorter
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Plenty narrower
57 mm
vs
61 mm
4 mm narrower

Pentax Q is better than Nikon 1 J1 because...

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Top Eleven Reasons for the

Nikon 1 J1

Compared to Pentax Q

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Significantly lower noise at high ISO
372 ISO
vs
189 ISO
1.97x lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
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Considerably more focus points
135
vs
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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Appreciably better image quality
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. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
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Significantly larger sensor
8.8 x 13.2 mm
vs
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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Significantly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
60 fps
vs
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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Much better color depth
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. We use metrics from http://wwww.dxomark.com.
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Clearly faster maximum shutter speed
0.0000625 s
vs
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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Significantly better video recording quality
1080 x 60 fps
vs
1080 x 30 fps
2x better video recording quality
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Modestly higher pixel density
333 ppi
vs
326 ppi
2.15% higher pixel density
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Slightly higher resolution
831x554 px
vs
783x587 px
0.16% higher resolution
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Can be controlled remotely
Yes
vs
No
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

Nikon 1 J1 is better than Pentax Q because...

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