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Pentax K-1

94points

Sony Alpha a6500

Pentax K-1
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Pentax K-1 vs Sony Alpha a6500

Pentax K-1
Sony Alpha a6500
Pentax K-1
Sony Alpha a6500

Why is Pentax K-1 better than Sony Alpha a6500?

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
    1/8000svs0.00025s
  • Has an optical viewfinder
  • Has timelapse function
  • Can be controlled remotely
  • Has GPS
  • 20% faster flash X-sync
    1/200svs0.00625s
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack

Why is Sony Alpha a6500 better than Pentax K-1?

  • 392 more focus points
    425vs33
  • 2.5x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    11fpsvs4.4fps
  • 557g lighter
    453gvs1010g
  • Has phase detection autofocus for videos
  • Has a built-in HDR mode
  • 66.98% less body volume
    427.89cm³vs1296.02cm³
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • 17mm narrower
    120mmvs137mm

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Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Pentax K-1
Sony Alpha a6500

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.Weather sealed
Pentax K-1
Sony Alpha a6500

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

3. 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%

4.has an optical viewfinder
Pentax K-1
Sony Alpha a6500

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
Pentax K-1
Sony Alpha a6500

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.Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
Pentax K-1
Sony Alpha a6500

An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display showing the image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image, they can be more compact, focusing is easier with digital zoom, and they can also sometimes have extra info on the display, eg. a live histogram.

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Optics

1.focus points

33

425

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

2.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

3.has AF tracking
Pentax K-1
Sony Alpha a6500

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.megapixels

36.4MP

24.2MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

5.maximum light sensitivity

204800 ISO

51200 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

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Pentax K-1
Sony Alpha a6500

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

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Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

2160 x 30fps

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 phase detection autofocus for videos
Pentax K-1
Sony Alpha a6500

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.

3.Has timelapse function
Pentax K-1
Sony Alpha a6500

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.

4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Pentax K-1
Sony Alpha a6500

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

5.supports AVCHD format
Pentax K-1
Sony Alpha a6500

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.

6.has a 24p cinema mode
Pentax K-1
Sony Alpha a6500

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
Pentax K-1
Sony Alpha a6500

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 Alpha a6500

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

3.number of microphones

2

2

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 Alpha a6500

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

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Battery

1. longer battery life

760shots

350shots

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 Alpha a6500

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

3.has a rechargeable battery
Pentax K-1
Sony Alpha a6500

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Pentax K-1
Sony Alpha a6500

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.Has WiFi
Pentax K-1
Sony Alpha a6500

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Pentax K-1
Sony Alpha a6500

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 Alpha a6500

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 Alpha a6500

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 Alpha a6500

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
Pentax K-1
Sony Alpha a6500

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

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