89points

Pentax K-1

73points

Sony A6000

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Pentax K-1 vs Sony A6000

Pentax K-1
Sony A6000
Pentax K-1
Sony A6000
89
points
73
points

Why is Pentax K-1 better than Sony A6000?

  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
    1/8000svs0.00025s
  • Has a stereo microphone
  • Weather sealed
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
  • Has an optical viewfinder
  • Has a microphone in
  • Has timelapse function
  • Has a touch screen

Why is Sony A6000 better than Pentax K-1?

  • 146 more focus points
    179vs33
  • 2.5x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    11fpsvs4.4fps
  • 72.08% less body volume
    361.8cm³vs1296.02cm³
  • Has a BSI sensor
  • Has a flash
  • Supports AVCHD format
  • Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
  • 17mm narrower
    120mmvs137mm

Top specs and features

Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Pentax K-1
Sony A6000

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.Weather sealed
Pentax K-1
Sony A6000

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

3.has an optical viewfinder
Pentax K-1
Sony A6000

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. more viewfinder coverage

100%

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%

5.Has a built-in focus motor
Pentax K-1
Sony A6000

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.Is a system camera
Pentax K-1
Sony A6000

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

Optics

1.sensor size

35.9 x 24mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

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

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

2.focus points

33

179

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

3.has AF tracking
Pentax K-1
Sony A6000

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.

4.maximum light sensitivity

204800 ISO

25600 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.megapixels

36.4MP

24.3MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

6.has built-in optical image stabilization
Pentax K-1
Sony A6000

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.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

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
Pentax K-1
Sony A6000

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
Pentax K-1
Sony A6000

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.supports AVCHD format
Pentax K-1
Sony A6000

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.

5.has a 24p cinema mode
Pentax K-1
Sony A6000

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

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Pentax K-1
Sony A6000

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

2.has a microphone in
Pentax K-1
Sony A6000

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

3.number of microphones

2

1

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

Best

Canon EOS 200D

2

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Pentax K-1
Sony A6000

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

Battery

1. longer battery life

760shots

420shots

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
Pentax K-1
Sony A6000

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

3.has a rechargeable battery
Pentax K-1
Sony A6000

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Pentax K-1
Sony A6000

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.Has WiFi
Pentax K-1
Sony A6000

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Pentax K-1
Sony A6000

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
Pentax K-1
Sony A6000

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
Pentax K-1
Sony A6000

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

5.Has dual card slots
Pentax K-1
Sony A6000

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 an accelerometer
Pentax K-1
Sony A6000

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

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