Nikon 1 J1Pentax Q
Top 43%861 points
Top 43%
Top 58%636 points
Top 58%
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Megapixels
Number of cameras
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Top 95%
747 cameras
10.91MP - 19.73MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
No
megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life

Nikon 1 J1 vs Pentax Q: 48 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

18.55% more megapixels.
10.10MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
12.40MP
295
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
13.2 x 8.8mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
6.17 x 4.55mm
247
0

3. 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.
135
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
25
191
0

4. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
372ISO
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
189ISO
178
0

5. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
60fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
5fps
176
0

6. weight

55.40g lighter.
234g
HTC Re: 65.50g
178.60g
142
0

7. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
56
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
47
132
0

8. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
6400ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
6400ISO
127
0

9. video recording

2x better video recording quality.
1080 x 60fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 30fps
115
0

10. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
230shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
230shots
114
0

11. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
21.50bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
20.20bits
87
0

12. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s
0s
81
0

13. pixel density

2.15% higher pixel density.
333ppi
Hasselblad Stellar: 544ppi
326ppi
77
0

14. width

49mm narrower.
106mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
57mm
76
0

15. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Nikon 1 J1
Pentax Q
26% have it
73
0

16. 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.
11Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.80Evs
11.10Evs
72
0

17. height

37mm shorter.
61mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
98mm
71
0

18. volume

11.27% less body volume.
192.69cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
173.17cm³
71
0

19. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
460k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
460k dots
71
0

20. resolution

0.16% higher resolution.
831 x 554px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
783 x 587px
69
0

21. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Nikon 1 J1
Pentax Q
23% have it
68
0

22. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
3"
59
0

23. 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.
Nikon 1 J1
Pentax Q
17% have it
57
0

24. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Nikon 1 J1
Pentax Q
73% have it
57
0

25. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Nikon 1 J1
Pentax Q
43% have it
54
0

26. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Nikon 1 J1
Pentax Q
88% have it
51
0

27. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Nikon 1 J1
44% have it
50
0

28. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Nikon 1 J1
Pentax Q
66% have it
49
0

29. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Nikon 1 J1
Pentax Q
67% have it
41
0

30. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Nikon 1 J1
Pentax Q
88% have it
41
0

31. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Nikon 1 J1
Pentax Q
55% have it
41
0

32. flash sync speed

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.
0.02s
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 + Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH: 0s
0s
40
0

33. 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.
Nikon 1 J1
Pentax Q
51% have it
40
0

34. lenses

A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
4
Nikon D5: 400
4
38
0

35. has manual exposure

This allows to manually set the exposure.
Nikon 1 J1
Pentax Q
64% have it
37
0

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