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Pentax K-1 II vs Nikon D5 Specs
All specs: Main page for K-1 II
All specs: Main page for D5
K-1 II vs D5 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:
K-1 II vs D5: Viewfinder
K-1 II has an optical viewfinder with penta prism. It has magnification of 0.70x and covers 100% of view field.
The D5 features an optical viewfinder with a penta prism that also covers 100% of the field of view, its magnification is c. 0.72x.
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)
Better choice: Nikon D5
Pentax K-1 II VS Nikon D5 Other Specs Comparison
Why is Pentax K-1 II a better choice
|Wider resolution (5, megapixel)||36.40||20.80|
|Better sensibility (4)||100 - 819200 ISO||100 - 102400 ISO|
|Image stabilizer (3)|
|Weighs less (2)||1010g|
|More portable (2)||1284cm³|
Conclusion: Advantages of the K-1 II are the higher resolution, the larger sensitivity and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the lower weight than the D5, the more compact size and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection. Finally, there's the the built-in GPS.
The K-1 II scores 20 points.
Otherwise why to choose Nikon D5
|Higher speed (4, frames/second)||4||14|
|Auto Focus points (4)||33||153|
|Larger lens selection (3)||40||200|
|Better monitor (2, Megapixel)||1.04||2.36|
|Touch screen (2)|
|Better Video (2)||1920 x 1080||3840 x 2160|
|Longer battery life (3, photos)||670||3780|
|USB 3.0 (2)|
Conclusion: Advantages of the D5 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 D5 is made easy by that the battery has more stamina and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.
Yields 22 points for the D5.
Common Specs for both cameras compared
|Sensor format||Full frame||Full frame|
|Pentax K-1 II VS Nikon D5 Dimensions|
Look at front view of the K-1 II and D5
Top view of cameras
Here's the total score according to comparison above:
Pentax K-1 II
We advise to choose the newest model: Pentax K-1 II.
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