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Comparison of Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 and Pentax Q-S1

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 (DMC-SZ8)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 (DMC-SZ8)
Pentax Q-S1 (QS1)
Pentax Q-S1 (QS1)
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Launch 2014 2014
System Compact MILC
Weight 159 g 203 g
Dimensions 100 x 60 x 27 mm 105 x 58 x 34 mm
Colors black black, gold, gunmetal, silver, white
Lens mount Pentax Q
Tripod socket 1/4 in. 1/4 in.
Processor Venus Engine Q Engine
Technology CCD BSI-CMOS
Format 1/2.33", 6.08 x 4.56 mm 1/1.7", 7.44 x 5.58 mm
Resolution 16 MP 12 MP
Minimum ISO 100 100
Maximum ISO 6400 12800
Image resolution 4608 x 3456 px 4000 x 3000 px
Construction PANASONIC, 8 elements in 8 groups
Focal length 24-288 mm
F-number f/3.1
Zoom 12x
OIS yes yes
Filter size
Digital zoom 2x
Fastest speed 1/2000 sec. 1/8000 sec.
Slowest speed 8 sec. 30 sec.
Continuous speed 1.2 frames per second 5 frames per second
Manual focus no yes
Single-point AF yes yes
Auto-area AF yes yes
Autofocus points 9
Internal flash yes yes
Sync speed
External flash no yes
Display type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Display size 3 in. 3 in.
Optical viewfinder no no
Internal storage 80 MB
External storage SD, SDHC, SDXC SD, SDHC, SDXC
Image file formats JPEG JPEG, RAW
Video file formats MOV MP4
Video resolution 1280 x 720 / 30 fps 1920 x 1080 / 30 fps
Recording time 25 min.
Audio recording yes yes
Audio input
Video output HDMI type D
USB USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Battery type Li-Ion, 690 mAh D-LI68, Li-Ion, 1000 mAh
Shots per charge 200 250
Specials Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n

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