• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Pentax Q10 advantages over Nikon W300

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon W300 advantages over Pentax Q10

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Newer
    17 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.4 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Pentax Q

Pentax Q10
Pentax Q
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
Nikon W300
Pentax Q
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Nikon J3

Pentax Q10
Nikon J3
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon W300
Nikon J3
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $617
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Nikon AW120

Pentax Q10
Nikon AW120
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • RAW file ability
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon W300
Nikon AW120
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $219
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q10
Pentax Q-S1
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Nikon W300
Pentax Q-S1
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon AW130

Pentax Q10
Nikon AW130
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • RAW file ability
  • $110
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon W300
Nikon AW130
  • $387
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $110
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
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