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Pentax Q-S1 vs Sony ZV-E10

Portability
92
Imaging
38
Features
54
Overall
44
Pentax Q-S1 front
 
Sony ZV-E10 front
Portability
86
Imaging
71
Features
92
Overall
79

Pentax Q-S1 vs Sony ZV-E10 Key Specs

Pentax Q-S1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Pentax Q Mount
  • 203g - 105 x 58 x 34mm
  • Released August 2014
Sony ZV-E10
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 32000 (Boost to 51200)
  • 3840 x 1920 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 343g - 115 x 64 x 45mm
  • Launched July 2021
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Pentax Q-S1 vs Sony ZV-E10 Overview

Lets look much closer at the Pentax Q-S1 versus Sony ZV-E10, both Entry-Level Mirrorless digital cameras by companies Pentax and Sony. There exists a substantial gap between the image resolutions of the Q-S1 (12MP) and ZV-E10 (24MP) and the Q-S1 (1/1.7") and ZV-E10 (APS-C) offer different sensor measurements.

Photography Glossary

The Q-S1 was launched 8 years before the ZV-E10 and that is quite a big difference as far as technology is concerned. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before diving straight to a more detailed comparison, here is a simple synopsis of how the Q-S1 matches up vs the ZV-E10 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Pentax Q-S1 over the Sony ZV-E10

 Q-S1 ZV-E10 

Reasons to pick Sony ZV-E10 over the Pentax Q-S1

 ZV-E10 Q-S1 
LaunchedJuly 2021August 2014Fresher by 85 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display resolution920k460kCrisper display (+460k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Pentax Q-S1 and Sony ZV-E10

 Q-S1 ZV-E10 
Manual focus Dial exact focusing
Display size3"3"Same display measurements

Pentax Q-S1 vs Sony ZV-E10 Physical Comparison

In case you're going to carry your camera frequently, you will have to factor its weight and volume. The Pentax Q-S1 has outer dimensions of 105mm x 58mm x 34mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") with a weight of 203 grams (0.45 lbs) while the Sony ZV-E10 has sizing of 115mm x 64mm x 45mm (4.5" x 2.5" x 1.8") with a weight of 343 grams (0.76 lbs).

Check out the Pentax Q-S1 versus Sony ZV-E10 in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are working with at that moment. Here is a front view over all size comparison of the Q-S1 vs the ZV-E10.

Pentax Q-S1 vs Sony ZV-E10 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Q-S1 and ZV-E10 is 92 and 86 respectively.

Pentax Q-S1 vs Sony ZV-E10 top view buttons comparison

Pentax Q-S1 vs Sony ZV-E10 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it can be difficult to visualize the difference between sensor sizing merely by reviewing specifications. The photograph here should provide you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the Q-S1 and ZV-E10.

To sum up, both of the cameras feature different megapixel count and different sensor sizing. The Q-S1 because of its tinier sensor is going to make achieving bokeh more difficult and the Sony ZV-E10 will offer more detail utilizing its extra 12 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop photos way more aggressively. The older Q-S1 is going to be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Pentax Q-S1 vs Sony ZV-E10 sensor size comparison

Pentax Q-S1 vs Sony ZV-E10 Screen and ViewFinder

Pentax Q-S1 vs Sony ZV-E10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Pentax Q-S1 Portrait photography details
Sony ZV-E10 Portrait photography details
46
has manual focus
supports face detection autofocus
saves RAW formats
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
82
manual focus
MP count decent (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
has face detect focusing
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Pentax Q-S1 Street photography information
Sony ZV-E10 Street photography information
69
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
saves RAW formats
lighter than competition (203 grams)
fixed screen
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
82
fully articulated screen
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW files
includes touch focus
very good ISO range (32,000)
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Pentax Q-S1 Sports photography information
Sony ZV-E10 Sports photography information
37
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
supports tracking autofocus
slow fps (5.0 frames/s)
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
bad battery (250 per charge)
no phase detect autofocus
77
MP count decent (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
has tracking focus
good battery power (440 CIPA)
has phase detect AF
lack of image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Pentax Q-S1
Travel photography with Sony ZV-E10
60
lighter than competition (203g)
flash built-in
bad battery (250 shots)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
88
good battery power (440 shots)
has bluetooth
includes touch focus
MP count decent (24 megapixels)
display is selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Pentax Q-S1 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony ZV-E10 as a Landscape photography camera
55
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Pentax Q mount)
nice screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
saves RAW formats
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/1.7")
bad battery (250 per charge)
81
manual focus
swap lenses (Sony E mount)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
MP count decent (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
very good ISO range (32,000)
exports RAW files
good battery power (440 CIPA)
lack of image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Pentax Q-S1 as a Vlogging camera
Sony ZV-E10 as a Vlogging camera
35
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
supports face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competition (203 grams)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
does not have external mic jack
81
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen functionality
has face detect focusing
video res high (3840 x 1920 resolution)
has mic port
lack of image stabilization
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Pentax Q-S1 vs Sony ZV-E10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Pentax Q-S1 and Sony ZV-E10
 Pentax Q-S1Sony ZV-E10
General Information
Make Pentax Sony
Model Pentax Q-S1 Sony ZV-E10
Class Entry-Level Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Released 2014-08-04 2021-07-30
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Q Engine -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/1.7" APS-C
Sensor dimensions 7.44 x 5.58mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 41.5mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 24 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 6000 x 4000
Highest native ISO 12800 32000
Highest boosted ISO - 51200
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points - 425
Lens
Lens mounting type Pentax Q Sony E
Total lenses 8 150
Focal length multiplier 4.8 1.5
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 460k dot 920k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/8000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting speed 5.0fps 11.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.90 m (at ISO 100) no built-in flash
Flash settings Auto, redeye reduction, slow sync, trailing curtain sync no built-in flash
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30,25, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30, 25, 24p), 640 x 480 (30, 25, 24p) 3840 x 1920 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 1920 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 3840x1920
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 203 grams (0.45 lbs) 343 grams (0.76 lbs)
Physical dimensions 105 x 58 x 34mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") 115 x 64 x 45mm (4.5" x 2.5" x 1.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 250 photos 440 photos
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model D-LI68 NP-FW50
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Storage slots 1 1
Launch price $250 $699