43points

Nikon Coolpix L820

89points

Pentax K-1

Nikon Coolpix L820
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Nikon Coolpix L820 vs Pentax K-1

Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1
Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1

Why is Nikon Coolpix L820 better than Pentax K-1?

  • 540g lighter
    470gvs1010g
  • 45.28% less body volume
    709.21cm³vs1296.02cm³
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • 60.7mm narrower
    76.3mmvs137mm
  • Has a flash
  • Has a BSI sensor
  • 1.5mm thinner
    84.5mmvs86mm
  • Has 3D photo/video recording capabilities

Why is Pentax K-1 better than Nikon Coolpix L820?

  • 2.27x more megapixels (main camera)
    36.4MPvs16MP
  • 30.69x larger sensor
    35.9 x 24mmvs6.17 x 4.55mm
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 64x higher maximum light sensitivity
    204800 ISOvs3200 ISO
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    1080 x 60fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • Has WiFi
  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
    1/8000svs0.00025s
  • Has phase detection autofocus for photos

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Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.Weather sealed
Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

4.Has a built-in focus motor
Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

5.weight

470g

1.01kg

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6.Is a system camera
Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

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Optics

1.sensor size

6.17 x 4.55mm

35.9 x 24mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

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2.has AF tracking
Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

3.megapixels

16MP

36.4MP

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108MP

4.maximum light sensitivity

3200 ISO

204800 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

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1640000 ISO

5.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

6.has built-in optical image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

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Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

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2160 x 60fps

2.Has timelapse function
Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.

3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

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Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

3.number of microphones

1

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

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2

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

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Battery

1. longer battery life

870shots

760shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

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4400shots

2.has a removable battery
Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.Has WiFi
Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

4.can be controlled remotely
Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

5.Has dual card slots
Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1

It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.

6.has GPS
Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

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Miscellaneous

1.has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Nikon Coolpix L820
Pentax K-1

The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.

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