Pentax Q vs Nikon 1 J1

Top Eleven Reasons for the

Pentax Q

Compared to Nikon 1 J1

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Appreciably more megapixels (photo)
Comment
12.4 MP
vs
10.1 MP
22.77% more megapixels (photo)
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Amply lighter
Comment
178.6 g
vs
234 g
55.40 g lighter
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50
Has a built-in HDR mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
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A shade wider dynamic range
Comment
11.1 Evs
vs
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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Less body volume
Comment
173.17 cm³
vs
192.69 cm³
11.27% less body volume
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Appreciably narrower
Comment
57 mm
vs
106 mm
49 mm narrower
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Has a microphone in
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
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Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Comment
Yes
vs
No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
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Has sensor shift stabilization
Comment
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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Appreciably faster flash X-sync
Comment
0.004 s
vs
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
Comment
Yes
vs
No
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...

Yes
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No

Top Twelve Reasons for the

Nikon 1 J1

Compared to Pentax Q

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Vastly larger sensor
Comment
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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Explicitly lower noise at high ISO
Comment
372 ISO
vs
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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102
Appreciably more focus points
Comment
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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Sizably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
Comment
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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Measurably better image quality
Comment
56
vs
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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Appreciably better video recording quality
Comment
1080 x 60 fps
vs
1080 x 30 fps
2x better video recording quality
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Reasonably better color depth
Comment
21.5 bits
vs
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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Appreciably faster maximum shutter speed
Comment
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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Marginally higher pixel density
Comment
333 ppi
vs
326 ppi
2.15% higher pixel density
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Modestly higher resolution
Comment
831x554 px
vs
783x587 px
0.16% higher resolution
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Noticeably shorter
Comment
61 mm
vs
98 mm
37 mm shorter
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Can be controlled remotely
Comment
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...

Yes
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No

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