82points

Pentax K-1

62points

Pentax K-5 II

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Pentax K-1 vs Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-1
Pentax K-5 II
82
points
Pentax K-1
62
points
Pentax K-5 II

Why is Pentax K-1 better than Pentax K-5 II?

  • 2.32x larger sensor
    ?

    35.9 x 24mmvs23.7 x 15.7mm
  • 22 more focus points
    ?

    33vs11
  • 2.23x more megapixels (main camera)
    36.4MPvs16.3MP
  • 4x higher maximum light sensitivity
    ?

    204800 ISOvs51200 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen
    ?
  • 2.66x lower noise at high ISO
    ?

    3280 ISOvs1235 ISO
  • 2.4x better video recording quality (main camera)
    ?

    1080 x 60fpsvs1080 x 25fps
  • 14 better image quality
    ?

    96vs82

Why is Pentax K-5 II better than Pentax K-1?

  • 220shots longer battery life
    ?

    980shotsvs760shots
  • 1.59x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    ?

    7fpsvs4.4fps
  • 349.5g lighter
    660.5gvs1010g
  • Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
    ?
  • Has a flash
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  • 28.43% less body volume
    927.61cm³vs1296.02cm³
  • 32 more lenses available
    ?

    90vs58
  • 6mm narrower
    131mmvs137mm

Price comparison

Design

1.viewfinder coverage
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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 afterward to get them looking perfect.

Best

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III

100%

100%

100%

2.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes. Show more

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3.Has a built-in focus motor
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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.

Pentax K-1
Pentax K-5 II
4.Has a flip-out screen
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Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Pentax K-1
Pentax K-5 II
5.has an optical viewfinder
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An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.

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Pentax K-5 II
6.Has a hot shoe
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A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Pentax K-1
Pentax K-5 II

Optics

1.focus points
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The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

33

11

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

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

35.9 x 24mm

23.7 x 15.7mm

3.has AF tracking
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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.

Pentax K-1
Pentax K-5 II
4.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
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Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images. Show more

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Pentax K-5 II
5.maximum light sensitivity
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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. Show more

Best

Nikon D6

3280000 ISO

204800 ISO

51200 ISO

6.has built-in optical image stabilization
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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. Show more

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Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
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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. Show more

Best

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

2904 x 60fps

1080 x 60fps

1080 x 25fps

2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp. Show more

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3.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
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A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

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Pentax K-5 II
4.Has timelapse function
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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. Show more

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Pentax K-5 II
5.has a 24p cinema mode
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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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Pentax K-5 II
6.supports AVCHD format
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AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

Pentax K-1
Pentax K-5 II

Audio

1.has a microphone input
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A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

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Pentax K-5 II
2.has a stereo microphone
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A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

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Pentax K-5 II
3.number of microphones
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More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Fujifilm X-T4

2

2

1

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones. Show more

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5.has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience. Show more

For example

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*

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6.Has a zoom microphone
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Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations. Show more

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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Battery

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

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

760shots

980shots

2.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken. Show more

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3.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Pentax K-5 II
4.battery power
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Best

Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

4360mAh

1860mAh

1860mAh

5.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Pentax K-1
Pentax K-5 II
6.has wireless charging
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The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base. Show more

For example

Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

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Features

1.image quality
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A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*

100

96

82

2.noise
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The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

3730 ISO

3280 ISO

1235 ISO

3.color depth
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The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

Best

HP Photosmart R927

42bits

25.4bits

23.8bits

4.has an external memory slot
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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. Show more

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Pentax K-5 II
5.dynamic range
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The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon D850 + Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

14.8Evs

14.6Evs

14.1Evs

6.supports Wi-Fi
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The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

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