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Pentax Q versus Olympus XZ1 versus Canon PowerShot G12

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Pentax Q

DxOMark Sensor Scores

Overall Score
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47
Portrait
(Color Depth)
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20.2 bits
Landscape
(Dynamic Range)
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11.1 Evs
Sports
(Low-Light ISO)
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189 ISO
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Olympus XZ1

DxOMark Sensor Scores

Overall Score
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34
Portrait
(Color Depth)
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18.8 bits
Landscape
(Dynamic Range)
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10.4 Evs
Sports
(Low-Light ISO)
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117 ISO
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Canon Powershot G12

DxOMark Sensor Scores

Overall Score
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47
Portrait
(Color Depth)
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20.4 bits
Landscape
(Dynamic Range)
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11.2 Evs
Sports
(Low-Light ISO)
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161 ISO
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Pentax Q

Manufacturer specifications

Type Hybrid 
Announced 2011-06-22 
Indicative price (USD) 799  
Sensor type CMOS 
Resolution 4000 x 3000  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 12.00  
Sensor size (mm) 4.6 x 6.2 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm) 1.5  
Bits per pixel 12.0 
Focal length multiplier 5.50 
Aspect Ratio 4:3 
ISO latitude  125 - 6400 
Shutter type Electronic 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/2000 - 30.0  
Frame rate (fps) 5.0  
Live view  Yes 
Stabilization  Yes 
Firmware  
Dust cleaningYes 
Mount typePentax Q  
Weight (gr)  
Battery type Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI68  
Battery weight (gr)  
Tropicalization  
Camera material Magnesium alloy 
Mount material Metal 
View finder type No 
View finder magnification  
View finder coverage  
Mirror lockup  
View finder diopter  
Monitor type LCD 
Monitor size
Monitor pixel 460000 
Articulated screen No 
Touch screen No 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes AF Single (w focus lock, focus/release priority selectable), AF Continuous, AF Face Detection, Manual Focus 
Number of autofocus points 25 
Exposure bracketing Yes (3 frames, up to +/- 3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps, remote enabled) 
Exposure compensation +/- 3 EV (1/3 steps)  
Drive modes Mode selection: Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self Timer (12s, 2s), Infrared Remote (0s, 3s, continuous), Auto Bracketing (3 frames, up to +/- 3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps, remote enabled) Continuous FPS: Approx 5 FPS (Continuous Hi: 5 JPG), 1.5 FPS (Continuou 
Buffer size 5 (JPEG) 
Recording medium Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC 
Image format Still: RAW (DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0, DPOF, PIM III Movie (compression): MP4 (AVC h.264) 
White balance bracketing No 
Connectivity Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, HDMI out (Type D, Micro) Video out: HD (via HDMI), NTSC, PAL 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording  
External micro  
Histogram Yes 
GPS No 
Video Yes 
Maximum format image video 1920 x 1080 / 30fps 
Full HD Yes 
Live autofocus  
Video file format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 
Video codec H264 
Video stabilisation  

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Olympus XZ1

Manufacturer specifications

Type High-end compact 
Announced 2011-01-06 
Indicative price (USD) 494  
Sensor type CCD 
Resolution 3680 x 2760  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 10.16  
Sensor size (mm) 5.8 x 7.9 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm) 2.1  
Bits per pixel 12 
Focal length multiplier 4.41 
Aspect Ratio 4:3 
ISO latitude  100 - 6400 
Shutter type electronic 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/2000 - 60.0  
Frame rate (fps) 2.0  
Live view  Yes 
Stabilization  yes 
Firmware 1.2 
Dust cleaningNo 
Mount typeCompact  
Weight (gr) 275  
Battery type Li-ion, Li-50B, 3.7V, 925 mAh 
Battery weight (gr) 13.6 
Tropicalization  
Camera material mixed plastic 
Mount material  
View finder type electronic VF-2 
View finder magnification 1.15 
View finder coverage 100 
Mirror lockup NA 
View finder diopter -3 to +1 
Monitor type Oled 
Monitor size
Monitor pixel 614000 
Articulated screen No 
Touch screen No 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes AF, Manual Focus (MF), Macro mode, SuperMacro mode, AF tracking (TR) 
Number of autofocus points 11 
Exposure bracketing Yes 
Exposure compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3EV steps 
Drive modes Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, High-speed Sequential shooting1,High-speed Sequential shooting2,Self-timer 
Buffer size
Recording medium SD Memory Card(SDHC/SDXC compatible) ~64GB 
Image format RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG 
White balance bracketing Yes (3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.) 
Connectivity USB 2.0 (480Mbit/sec) Mini HDMI type-D Optional RM-UC1 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes 
External micro Yes, SEMA-1 Microphone Adapter Set  
Histogram Yes 
GPS  
Video  
Maximum format image video  
Full HD  
Live autofocus  
Video file format  
Video codec  
Video stabilisation  

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Canon Powershot G12

Manufacturer specifications

Type Compact 
Announced 2010-09-14 
Indicative price (USD) 499  
Sensor type CCD 
Resolution 3648 x 2736  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 10.00  
Sensor size (mm) 5.6 x 7.5 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm) 2  
Bits per pixel 12 
Focal length multiplier 4.59 
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1, 4:5 
ISO latitude  80 - 3200 
Shutter type Electronic 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/4000 - 15.0  
Frame rate (fps) 2  
Live view  Yes 
Stabilization  Yes (inside mounted lens) 
Firmware  
Dust cleaningN/A 
Mount typeCompact  
Weight (gr)  
Battery type Li-ion, NB-7L, 7.4V, 1050mAh 
Battery weight (gr)  
Tropicalization  
Camera material  
Mount material N/A 
View finder type optical (tunnel) 
View finder magnification  
View finder coverage  
Mirror lockup  
View finder diopter  
Monitor type LCD 
Monitor size 2.8 
Monitor pixel 461000 
Articulated screen Yes 
Touch screen No 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes Autofocus: Single, Continuous, Servo AF AF frame: Face AiAF, Center, FlexiZone, Tracking AF 
Number of autofocus points  
Exposure bracketing 3 shots with amount of compensation +/- 2EV in 0.3EV increments 
Exposure compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments 
Drive modes Single, Continuous, Continuous Shooting AF, Continuous Shooting LV, Self-timer (Delay time (0 - 15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1 - 10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified) 
Buffer size  
Recording medium SD/SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMC Plus Card, HC MMC Plus Card 
Image format JPG, RAW (CR2), DPOF 
White balance bracketing No 
Connectivity USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, HDMI mini connector, AV (NTSC/PAL) 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes (movies with sound) 
External micro No 
Histogram Yes 
GPS No 
Video Yes 
Maximum format image video 1280 x 720 / 24 fps 
Full HD No 
Live autofocus  
Video file format MOV 
Video codec H.264 
Video stabilisation  

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Pentax Q

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Olympus XZ1

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Canon Powershot G12

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