Pentax Q vs Nikon 1 J1
Top Eleven Reasons for the
Compared to Nikon 1 J1
Vastly more megapixels (photo)
22.77% more megapixels (photo)
55.40 g lighter
Has a built-in HDR mode
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Less body volume
11.27% less body volume
A tad wider dynamic range
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.
Has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Has sensor shift stabilization
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.
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Noticeably faster flash X-sync
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.
49 mm narrower
Has a hot shoe
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
Pentax Q is better than Nikon 1 J1 because...
Top Twelve Reasons for the
Nikon 1 J1
Compared to Pentax Q
Explicitly larger sensor
8.8 x 13.2 mm
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.
Significantly lower noise at high ISO
1.97x lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
Substantially more focus points
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.
Considerably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
12x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
Noticeably better image quality
9 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
Considerably better video recording quality
1080 x 60 fps
1080 x 30 fps
2x better video recording quality
Plenty better color depth
6.44% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
A tad higher pixel density
2.15% higher pixel density
Considerably faster maximum shutter speed
8x faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
A bit higher resolution
0.16% higher resolution
37 mm shorter
Can be controlled remotely
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.