Pentax K-1 vs Canon EOS 6D Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Professional DSLR cameras.

K-1 vs EOS 6D - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Pentax K-1 vs Canon EOS 6D Specs


  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Professional DSLR
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 36 megapixel
  • 4 frames/second
  • 100 - 204800 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


  • Introduced in September 2012
  • Professional DSLR
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 20 megapixel
  • 4 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta prism)
  • 81.00mm (3.2") Monitor
  • Lens mount EF
  • WiFi built-in
  • 144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2mm³ (5.7" x 4.4" x 2.8")
  • 755g (24.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS 6D

K-1 vs EOS 6D 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 an EOS 6D sensor comparison

K-1 vs EOS 6D: Viewfinder

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

The EOS 6D has an optical viewfinder with a penta prism. It's magnification is 0.71x covering 97% of view field.

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 (0.70x)

EOS 6D (0.71x)

Simulated viewfinder of the K-1Simulated viewfinder of the EOS 6D

Better choice: Tie - the difference is hardly noticable

Pentax K-1 VS Canon EOS 6D Other Specs Comparison

Why is Pentax K-1 a better choice



Wider resolution (5, megapixel)36.4020.40
Auto Focus points (4)3311
Better sensibility (4)100 - 204800 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the K-1 are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the optical image stabilizer, the articulated display.

The K-1 scores 18 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon EOS 6D



Larger lens selection (3)40200
Longer battery life (3, photos)7501090
Weighs less (2)1010g
(32.6 oz.)
(24.4 oz.)
More portable (2)1284cm³

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS 6D are the larger selection of lenses, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the K-1. Another advantage over the K-1: the more compact size.

Yields 10 points for the EOS 6D.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor formatFull frameFull frame
Speed (frames/second)44
Sensor cleaning
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
External microphone
Pentax K-1 VS Canon EOS 6D Dimensions

Look at front view of the K-1 and EOS 6D

K-1 und EOS 6D, front viewK-1 und EOS 6D, front view

Top view of cameras

K-1 und EOS 6D, view from aboveK-1 und EOS 6D, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Pentax K-1

Canon EOS 6D


We recommend Pentax K-1 as better choice.

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