Pentax K-1 II vs Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Professional DSLR cameras.

K-1 II vs EOS 5D Mark IV - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Pentax K-1 II vs Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Specs

K-1 II

  • Introduced in February 2018
  • Professional DSLR
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 36 megapixel
  • 4 frames/second
  • 100 - 819200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta prism)
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount KAF2
  • WiFi built-in
  • 136.5 x 110 x 85.5mm³ (5.4" x 4.3" x 3.4")
  • 1010g (32.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for K-1 II

EOS 5D Mark IV

  • Introduced in August 2016
  • Professional DSLR
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 30 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 100 - 32000 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta prism)
  • 81.00mm (3.2") Monitor
  • Lens mount EF
  • WiFi built-in
  • 150.7 x 116.4 x 75.9mm³ (5.9" x 4.6" x 3.0")
  • 800g (25.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS 5D Mark IV

K-1 II vs EOS 5D Mark IV Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: K-1 II an EOS 5D Mark IV sensor comparison

K-1 II vs EOS 5D Mark IV: Viewfinder

K-1 II has an optical viewfinder with penta prism. It has magnification of 0.70x and covers 100% of view field.

The EOS 5D Mark IV features an optical viewfinder with a penta prism that also covers 100% of the field of view, its magnification is c. 0.71x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

K-1 II (0.70x)

EOS 5D Mark IV (0.71x)

Simulated viewfinder of the K-1 IISimulated viewfinder of the EOS 5D Mark IV

Better choice: Tie - the difference is hardly noticable

Pentax K-1 II VS Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Other Specs Comparison

Why is Pentax K-1 II a better choice

K-1 II

EOS 5D Mark IV

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)36.4030.40
Better sensibility (4)100 - 819200 ISO100 - 32000 ISO
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the K-1 II are the higher resolution, the larger sensitivity and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the articulated display.

The K-1 II scores 14 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

K-1 II

EOS 5D Mark IV

Higher speed (4, frames/second)47
Auto Focus points (4)3361
Larger lens selection (3)40200
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.62
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10804096 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)670900
Weighs less (2)1010g
(32.6 oz.)
800g
(25.8 oz.)
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS 5D Mark IV are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger selection of lenses. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the EOS 5D Mark IV is made easy by that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the K-1 II and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 24 points for the EOS 5D Mark IV.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

K-1 II

EOS 5D Mark IV

Sensor formatFull frameFull frame
Sensor cleaning
External microphone
Similar size1284cm³1331cm³
WiFi
GPS
Pentax K-1 II VS Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Dimensions

Look at front view of the K-1 II and EOS 5D Mark IV

K-1 II und EOS 5D Mark IV, front viewK-1 II und EOS 5D Mark IV, front view

Top view of cameras

K-1 II und EOS 5D Mark IV, view from aboveK-1 II und EOS 5D Mark IV, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Pentax K-1 II

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

14
24

We recommend Canon EOS 5D Mark IV as better choice.

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