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Pentax K-1 vs Nikon D850 Specs
All specs: Main page for K-1
All specs: Main page for D850
K-1 vs D850 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 D850: Viewfinder
K-1 has an optical viewfinder with penta prism. It has magnification of 0.70x and covers 100% of view field.
The D850 features an optical viewfinder with a penta prism that also covers 100% of the field of view, its magnification is c. 0.75x.
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: Nikon D850
Pentax K-1 VS Nikon D850 Other Specs Comparison
Why is Pentax K-1 a better choice
|Better sensibility (4)||100 - 204800 ISO||64 - 25600 ISO|
|Image stabilizer (3)|
|More portable (2)||1284cm³|
Conclusion: Advantages of the K-1 are the larger sensitivity, the optical image stabilizer and the more compact size. Finally, there's the the built-in GPS.
The K-1 scores 11 points.
Otherwise why to choose Nikon D850
|Wider resolution (5, megapixel)||36.40||45.70|
|Higher speed (4, frames/second)||4||7|
|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)||750||1840|
|USB 3.0 (2)|
Conclusion: Advantages of the D850 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Nikon are the larger selection of lenses, that the display has a higher resolution and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the D850 is made easy by the superior video recording, 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 27 points for the D850.
Common Specs for both cameras compared
|Sensor format||Full frame||Full frame|
|Pentax K-1 VS Nikon D850 Dimensions|
Look at front view of the K-1 and D850
Top view of cameras
Here's the total score according to comparison above:
We recommend Nikon D850 as better choice.
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