51points

Nikon D3400

61points

Nikon D5300

89points

Pentax K-1

Nikon D3400
Nikon D5300
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Nikon D3400 vs Nikon D5300 vs Pentax K-1

Nikon D3400
Nikon D5300
Pentax K-1
Nikon D3400
Nikon D5300
Pentax K-1

Why is Nikon D3400 better than Nikon D5300 & Pentax K-1?

  • Width
    124mmvs125,137mm
  • Has a BSI sensor
  • Thickness
    76mmvs76,86mm
  • Height
    98mmvs98,110mm

Why is Nikon D5300 better than Nikon D3400 & Pentax K-1?

    Why is Pentax K-1 better than Nikon D3400 & Nikon D5300?

    • Megapixels
      36.4MPvs24.2,24.1MP
    • Sensor size
      35.9 x 24mmvs23.5 x 15.6,23.5 x 15.6mm
    • Maximum light sensitivity
      204800 ISOvs25600,25600 ISO
    • Has built-in optical image stabilization
    • Weather sealed
    • Has a microphone in
    • Has a built-in focus motor
    • Has a 24p cinema mode

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    Design

    1.has a flip-out screen
    Nikon D3400
    Nikon D5300
    Pentax K-1

    Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

    2.Weather sealed
    Nikon D3400
    Nikon D5300
    Pentax K-1

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

    3. more viewfinder coverage

    95%

    95%

    100%

    With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

    Best

    Leica Q-P

    100%

    4.has an optical viewfinder
    Nikon D3400
    Nikon D5300
    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.

    5.Has a built-in focus motor
    Nikon D3400
    Nikon D5300
    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.

    6. higher resolution (screen)

    921k dots

    1037k dots

    1037k dots

    A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

    Best

    Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

    1040000k dots

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    Optics

    1.sensor size

    23.5 x 15.6mm

    23.5 x 15.6mm

    35.9 x 24mm

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

    Best

    Polaroid Snap

    81.2 x 25.4mm

    2.has AF tracking
    Nikon D3400
    Nikon D5300
    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

    24.2MP

    24.1MP

    36.4MP

    Best

    Panono Camera

    108MP

    4.maximum light sensitivity

    25600 ISO

    25600 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.

    Best

    Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

    1640000 ISO

    5.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
    Nikon D3400
    Nikon D5300
    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 D3400
    Nikon D5300
    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 60fps

    1080 x 60fps

    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.

    Best

    Fujifilm X-T3

    2160 x 60fps

    2.Has timelapse function
    Nikon D3400
    Nikon D5300
    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 D3400
    Nikon D5300
    Pentax K-1

    When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

    4.has a 24p cinema mode
    Nikon D3400
    Nikon D5300
    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 D3400
    Nikon D5300
    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 D3400
    Nikon D5300
    Pentax K-1

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

    3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    Nikon D3400
    Nikon D5300
    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

    1200shots

    600shots

    760shots

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

    Best

    Nikon D3x

    4400shots

    2.has a removable battery
    Nikon D3400
    Nikon D5300
    Pentax K-1

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

    3.has a rechargeable battery
    Nikon D3400
    Nikon D5300
    Pentax K-1

    The battery can be recharged and used over again.

    4.has a battery level indicator
    Nikon D3400
    Nikon D5300
    Pentax K-1

    An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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    Features

    1.Has WiFi
    Nikon D3400
    Nikon D5300
    Pentax K-1

    The device can connect to WiFi.

    2.has an external memory slot
    Nikon D3400
    Nikon D5300
    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 D3400
    Nikon D5300
    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 D3400
    Nikon D5300
    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 D3400
    Nikon D5300
    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 D3400
    Nikon D5300
    Pentax K-1

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

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