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Nikon Z50 vs Pentax Q

The Nikon Z50 and the Pentax Q are two digital cameras that were announced, respectively, in October 2019 and June 2011. Both the Z50 and the Pentax Q are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are based on an APS-C (Z50) and a 1/2.3-inch (Pentax Q) sensor. The Nikon has a resolution of 20.7 megapixels, whereas the Pentax provides 12 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Nikon Z50 versus Pentax Q
Nikon Z50 Pentax Q
Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
Nikon Z mount lenses Pentax Q mount lenses
20.7 MP, APS-C Sensor 12 MP, 1/2.3" Sensor
4K/30p Video 1080/30p Video
ISO 100-51,200 (100 - 204,800) ISO 125-6,400
Electronic viewfinder (2360k dots) Viewfinder optional
3.2 LCD, 1040k dots 3.0 LCD, 460k dots
Tilting touchscreen Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)
11 shutter flaps per second 1.5 shutter flaps per second
Lens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
Weathersealed bodynot weather sealed
320 shots per battery charge230 shots per battery charge
127 x 94 x 60 mm, 450 g 98 x 57 x 31 mm, 180 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Nikon Z50 and the Pentax Q? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Nikon Z50 and the Pentax Q is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The Pentax Q can be obtained in two different colors (black, white), while the Z50 is only available in black.

Size Nikon Z50 vs Pentax Q
Compare Z50 versus Pentax Q top
Comparison Z50 or Pentax Q rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Pentax Q is considerably smaller (53 percent) than the Nikon Z50. Moreover, the Pentax Q is substantially lighter (60 percent) than the Z50. It is worth mentioning in this context that the Z50 is splash and dust resistant, while the Pentax Q does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

The power pack in the Z50 can be charged via the USB port, so that it is not always necessary to take the battery charger along when travelling.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon Z50 127 mm 94 mm 60 mm 450 g 320 Y Oct 2019 859 i
2.
 
Pentax Q 98 mm 57 mm 31 mm 180 g 230 n Jun 2011 649i
3.
 
Canon M50 116 mm 88 mm 59 mm 390 g 235 n Feb 2018 779i
4.
 
Nikon D6 160 mm 163 mm 92 mm 1270 g 3580 Y Feb 2020 6,499 i
5.
 
Nikon D5500 124 mm 97 mm 70 mm 420 g 820 n Jan 2015 899i
6.
 
Nikon 1 V3 111 mm 65 mm 33 mm 381 g 310 n Mar 2014 799i
7.
 
Nikon D5300 125 mm 98 mm 76 mm 480 g 600 n Oct 2013 799i
8.
 
Olympus XZ-2 113 mm 65 mm 48 mm 346 g 340 n Sep 2012 599i
9.
 
Olympus E-PL2 114 mm 72 mm 42 mm 362 g 280 n Jan 2011 599i
10.
 
Olympus E-PL3 110 mm 64 mm 37 mm 313 g 300 n Jun 2011 599i
11.
 
Olympus E-PL1 115 mm 72 mm 42 mm 334 g 290 n Feb 2010 599i
12.
 
Olympus E-620 130 mm 94 mm 60 mm 521 g 500 n Feb 2009 699i
13.
 
Panasonic G90 130 mm 94 mm 77 mm 536 g 290 Y Apr 2019 999 i
14.
 
Sigma fp 113 mm 70 mm 45 mm 422 g 280 Y Jul 2019 1,899 i
15.
 
Sony A6400 120 mm 67 mm 50 mm 403 g 410 Y Jan 2019 899 i
16.
 
Sony A6100 120 mm 67 mm 59 mm 396 g 420 n Aug 2019 749 i
17.
 
Sony A6300 120 mm 67 mm 49 mm 404 g 400 Y Feb 2016 999i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices give an idea on the placement of the camera in the maker’s lineup and the broader market. The Pentax Q was launched at a somewhat lower price (by 24 percent) than the Z50, which makes it more attractive for photographers on a tight budget. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Nikon Z50 features an APS-C sensor and the Pentax Q a 1/2.3-inch sensor. The sensor area in the Pentax Q is 92 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.5 and 5.6. The sensor in the Z50 has a native 3:2 aspect ratio, while the one in the Pentax Q offers a 4:3 aspect.

In terms of underlying technology, both cameras are build around CMOS sensors.

Nikon Z50 and Pentax Q sensor measures

With 20.7MP, the Z50 offers a higher resolution than the Pentax Q (12MP), but the Z50 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.22μm versus 1.53μm for the Pentax Q) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the Z50 is a much more recent model (by 8 years and 3 months) than the Pentax Q, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the Z50 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Nikon Z50 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the Z50 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 27.8 x 18.6 inches or 70.7 x 47.1 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 22.3 x 14.8 inches or 56.6 x 37.7 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 18.6 x 12.4 inches or 47.1 x 31.4 cm. The corresponding values for the Pentax Q are 20 x 15 inches or 50.8 x 38.1 cm for good quality, 16 x 12 inches or 40.6 x 30.5 cm for very good quality, and 13.3 x 10 inches or 33.9 x 25.4 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Z50 has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Nikon Z50 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 51200, which can be extended to ISO 100-204800. The corresponding ISO settings for the Pentax Q are ISO 125 to ISO 6400 (no boost).

Z50 versus Pentax Q MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. The adjacent table reports on the physical sensor characteristics and the outcomes of the DXO sensor quality tests for a sample of comparator-cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Nikon Z50 APS-C 20.7 5568 37124K/30p........
2.
 
Pentax Q 1/2.3 12.0 4000 30001080/30p20.211.118947
3.
 
Canon M50 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/24p........
4.
 
Nikon D6 Full Frame 20.7 5568 37124K/30p........
5.
 
Nikon D5500 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.114.0143884
6.
 
Nikon 1 V3 1-inch 18.2 5232 34881080/60p20.810.738452
7.
 
Nikon D5300 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.013.9133883
8.
 
Olympus XZ-2 1/1.7 11.8 3968 29761080/30p20.411.321649
9.
 
Olympus E-PL2 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024720/30p21.410.257355
10.
 
Olympus E-PL3 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 30241080/60i20.910.349952
11.
 
Olympus E-PL1 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024720/30p21.510.148754
12.
 
Olympus E-620 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024none21.310.353655
13.
 
Panasonic G90 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
14.
 
Sigma fp Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p........
15.
 
Sony A6400 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p2413.6143183
16.
 
Sony A6100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p........
17.
 
Sony A6300 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.413.7143785

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. Both cameras under consideration are equipped with sensors that have a sufficiently high read-out speed for moving images, but the Z50 provides a higher video resolution than the Pentax Q. It can shoot video footage at 4K/30p, while the Pentax is limited to 1080/30p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the Z50 has an electronic viewfinder (2360k dots), which can be very helpful when shooting in bright sunlight. In contrast, the Pentax Q relies on live view and the rear LCD for framing. That said, the Pentax Q can be equipped with an optional viewfinder – the O-VF1. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Nikon Z50 and Pentax Q along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Nikon Z502360 n 3.2 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
2.
 
Pentax Qoptional n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/2000s 1.5 Y Y
3.
 
Canon M502360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 10.0 Y n
4.
 
Nikon D6optical Y 3.2 2359 fixed Y 1/8000s 14.0 n n
5.
 
Nikon D5500optical n 3.2 1037 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
6.
 
Nikon 1 V3optional n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/4000s 60.0 Y n
7.
 
Nikon D5300optical n 3.2 1037 swivel n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
8.
 
Olympus XZ-2optional n 3.0 920 tilting Y 1/2000s 5.0 Y Y
9.
 
Olympus E-PL2optional n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y Y
10.
 
Olympus E-PL3optional n 3.0 460 tilting n 1/4000s 5.5 n Y
11.
 
Olympus E-PL1optional n 2.7 230 fixed n 1/2000s 3.0 Y Y
12.
 
Olympus E-620optical n 2.7 230 swivel n 1/4000s 4.0 Y Y
13.
 
Panasonic G902360 n 3.0 1240 swivel Y 1/4000s 9.0 Y Y
14.
 
Sigma fpnone n 3.2 2100 fixed Y 1/8000s 12.0 n n
15.
 
Sony A64002359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
16.
 
Sony A61001440 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
17.
 
Sony A63002359 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/4000s 11.0 Y n

One differentiating feature between the two cameras concerns the touch sensitivity of the rear screen. The Z50 has a touchscreen, while the Pentax Q has a conventional panel. Touch control can be particularly helpful, for example, for setting the focus point.

The Z50 has an articulated LCD that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in snapping selfies. In contrast, the Pentax Q does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the Z50 is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Nikon Z50 and the Pentax Q both have an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the Z50 and the Pentax Q write their files to SDXC cards. The Z50 supports UHS-II cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 312 MB/s), while the Pentax Q cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Nikon Z50 and Pentax Q and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Nikon Z50YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
2.
 
Pentax QYmonomono--mini2.0---
3.
 
Canon M50YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
4.
 
Nikon D6YstereomonoYYmini3.1Y-Y
5.
 
Nikon D5500YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y--
6.
 
Nikon 1 V3-stereomonoY-mini2.0Y--
7.
 
Nikon D5300YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y--
8.
 
Olympus XZ-2Ystereomono--mini2.0---
9.
 
Olympus E-PL2Ystereo---mini2.0---
10.
 
Olympus E-PL3Ystereo---mini2.0---
11.
 
Olympus E-PL1Ystereo---mini2.0---
12.
 
Olympus E-620Y-----2.0---
13.
 
Panasonic G90YstereomonoYYmicro2.0Y-Y
14.
 
Sigma fpYstereomonoY-micro3.1---
15.
 
Sony A6400YstereomonoY-micro2.0YYY
16.
 
Sony A6100YstereomonoY-micro2.0YYY
17.
 
Sony A6300YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-

It is notable that the Z50 has a microphone port, which is missing on the Pentax Q. Such an external microphone input can help to substantially improve the quality of audio recordings when a good external microphone is used.

The Z50 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Nikon. In contrast, the Pentax Q has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the Pentax Q was succeeded by the Pentax Q10. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Nikon and Pentax websites.

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Review summary

So how do things add up? Which of the two cameras – the Nikon Z50 or the Pentax Q – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.

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Advantages of the Nikon Z50:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (20.7 vs 12MP) with a 34% higher linear resolution.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better image quality: Features a larger and more technologically advanced imaging sensor.
  • Richer colors: The sensor size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger sensor captures a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger sensor produces good images even in poorly lit environments.
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 1080/30p).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Easier framing: Has an electronic viewfinder for image composition and settings control.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1040k vs 460k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a tilting screen for odd-angle shots in landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Is equipped with a touch-sensitive rear screen to facilitate handling.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/4000s vs 1/2000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (11 vs 1.5 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (320 versus 230) on a single battery charge.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Better sealing: Is weather sealed to enable shooting in dusty or wet environments.
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports Ultra High Speed (UHS-II) SDXC cards.
  • More modern: Reflects 8 years and 3 months of technical progress since the Pentax Q launch.

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Arguments in favor of the Pentax Q:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • More compact: Is smaller (98x57mm vs 127x94mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 270g or 60 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Sharper images: Has stabilization technology built-in to reduce the impact of hand-shake.
  • More affordable: Was released into a lower priced segment (24 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in June 2011).

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the Z50 is the clear winner of the match-up (25 : 6 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional sports photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a street photog, and a person interested in family portraits has distinct needs from a landscape shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

Z50 25:06 Pentax Q

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon Z50 and the Pentax Q place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listing whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the Z50 or the Pentax Q perform in practice. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is why expert reviews are important. The adjacent summary-table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon Z505/5..85/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2019 859 i
2.
 
Pentax Q3/5....4/53.5/5 Jun 2011 649i
3.
 
Canon M50..+79/100..3.5/5 Feb 2018 779i
4.
 
Nikon D6......4.5/54.5/5 Feb 2020 6,499 i
5.
 
Nikon D55005/5+79/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2015 899i
6.
 
Nikon 1 V33/5..76/1004.5/54/5 Mar 2014 799i
7.
 
Nikon D53004/5+ +79/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2013 799i
8.
 
Olympus XZ-24/5+..4.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 599i
9.
 
Olympus E-PL23/583/10071/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2011 599i
10.
 
Olympus E-PL33/5+ +72/1004.5/54/5 Jun 2011 599i
11.
 
Olympus E-PL1..86/10069/1004/54.5/5 Feb 2010 599i
12.
 
Olympus E-6203/588/10072/1004.5/55/5 Feb 2009 699i
13.
 
Panasonic G904.5/5+83/1004.5/54.5/5 Apr 2019 999 i
14.
 
Sigma fp4/5....4/54.5/5 Jul 2019 1,899 i
15.
 
Sony A64004/5+85/1004.5/54/5 Jan 2019 899 i
16.
 
Sony A6100....82/1004/55/5 Aug 2019 749 i
17.
 
Sony A63004.5/5+85/1005/55/5 Feb 2016 999i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

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    Specifications: Nikon Z50 vs Pentax Q

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Nikon Z50 Pentax Q
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Pentax Q mount lenses
    Launch Date October 2019 June 2011
    Launch Price USD 859 USD 649
    Sensor Specs Nikon Z50 Pentax Q
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor 1/2.3" Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.7 mm 6.17 x 4.55 mm
    Sensor Area 368.95 mm2 28.0735 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.3 mm 7.7 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x 5.6x
    Sensor Resolution 20.7 Megapixels 12 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 5568 x 3712 pixels 4000 x 3000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.22 μm 1.53 μm
    Pixel Density 5.60 MP/cm2 42.74 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 1080/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 51,200 ISO 125 - 6,400 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 204,800 ISO no Enhancement
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) .. 47
    DXO Color Depth (bits) .. 20.2
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) .. 11.1
    DXO Low Light (ISO) .. 189
    Screen Specs Nikon Z50 Pentax Q
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Viewfinder optional
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.68x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2360k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.2inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 1040k dots 460k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Fixed screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen no Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Nikon Z50 Pentax Q
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peakingno Peaking Feature
    Continuous Shooting 11 shutter flaps/s 1.5 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/4000sno E-Shutter
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationLens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Build-in Flash Build-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-II no
    Connectivity Specs Nikon Z50 Pentax Q
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI mini HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port no MIC socket
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in no Wifi
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Body Specs Nikon Z50 Pentax Q
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodynot weather sealed
    Battery Type EN-EL25 D-LI68
    Battery Life (CIPA)320 shots per charge230 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging no USB charging
    Body Dimensions 127 x 94 x 60 mm
    (5.0 x 3.7 x 2.4 in)
    98 x 57 x 31 mm
    (3.9 x 2.2 x 1.2 in)
    Camera Weight 450 g (15.9 oz) 180 g (6.3 oz)

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