Comparing Nikon 1 J1 vs Pentax Q

1. Nikon 1 J1

13 Reasons why Nikon 1 J1 is better

Comparing Nikon 1 J1 vs Pentax Q

1.Distinctly larger sensor
13.2 x 8.8mmvs 6.17 x 4.55mm (Pentax Q)
The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.Sizably more focus points
135vs 25 (Pentax Q)
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.
3.Explicitly lower noise at high ISO
372ISOvs 189ISO (Pentax Q)
The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
4.Vastly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
60fpsvs 5fps (Pentax Q)
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
5.Significantly better image quality
56vs 47 (Pentax Q)
A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
6.Distinctly better video recording quality
1,080 x 60fpsvs 1,080 x 30fps (Pentax Q)
7.A lot better color depth
21.5bitsvs 20.2bits (Pentax Q)
The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
8.Distinctly faster maximum shutter speed
0.0000625svs 0.0005s (Pentax Q)
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
9.A shade higher pixel density
333ppivs 326ppi (Pentax Q)
10.Slightly higher resolution
831 x 554pxvs 783 x 587px (Pentax Q)
61mmvs 98mm (Pentax Q)
12.Can be controlled remotely
Yesvs No (Pentax Q)
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
13.Slow Motion
Can shoot 400 fps and can shoot 1200 fps☺
Nikon 1 J1
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2. Pentax Q

11 Reasons why Pentax Q is better

Comparing Pentax Q vs Nikon 1 J1

1.Vastly more megapixels (photo)
12.4MPvs 10.1MP (Nikon 1 J1)
178.6gvs 234g (Nikon 1 J1)
3.Considerably wider dynamic range
11.1Evsvs 11Evs (Nikon 1 J1)
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.
4.Appreciably less body volume
173.17cm³vs 192.69cm³ (Nikon 1 J1)
5.Has a microphone in
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
6.Has a built-in HDR mode
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
57mmvs 106mm (Nikon 1 J1)
8.Has sensor shift stabilization
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
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.
9.Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
10.Substantially faster flash X-sync
0.004svs 0.01667s (Nikon 1 J1)
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.
11.Has a hot shoe
Yesvs No (Nikon 1 J1)
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
Pentax Q
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