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Pentax K-1 vs Nikon D800 Specs
All specs: Main page for K-1
All specs: Main page for D800
K-1 vs D800 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 vs D800: Viewfinder
K-1 has an optical viewfinder with penta prism. It has magnification of 0.70x and covers 100% of view field.
The D800 features an optical viewfinder with a penta prism that also covers 100% of the field of view, its magnification is c. 0.70x.
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.
Better choice: Draw
Pentax K-1 VS Nikon D800 Other Specs Comparison
Why is Pentax K-1 a better choice
|Wider resolution (5, megapixel)||36.40||36.30|
|Better sensibility (4)||100 - 204800 ISO||100 - 6400 ISO|
|Image stabilizer (3)|
|Better monitor (2, Megapixel)||1.04||0.92|
|Articulated monitor (2)|
|More portable (2)||1284cm³|
Conclusion: Advantages of the K-1 are the higher resolution, the larger sensitivity and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution, the articulated display and the more compact size. Finally, there's the the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection and the built-in GPS.
The K-1 scores 22 points.
Otherwise why to choose Nikon D800
|Auto Focus points (4)||33||51|
|Larger lens selection (3)||40||200|
|Built-in flash (2)|
|Longer battery life (3, photos)||750||1200|
|USB 3.0 (2)|
Conclusion: Advantages of the D800 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger selection of lenses and the built-in flash. A nice touch is 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 14 points for the D800.
Common Specs for both cameras compared
|Sensor format||Full frame||Full frame|
|Video resolution||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080|
|Pentax K-1 VS Nikon D800 Dimensions|
Look at front view of the K-1 and D800
Top view of cameras
Here's the total score according to comparison above:
We recommend Pentax K-1 as better choice.
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