Pentax K-1 vs Pentax K-1 II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Professional DSLR cameras.

K-1 vs K-1 II - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Pentax K-1 vs Pentax K-1 II Specs

K-1

  • 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

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

K-1 vs K-1 II 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 K-1 II sensor comparison

K-1 vs K-1 II: Viewfinder

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

The K-1 II 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.

K-1 (0.70x)

K-1 II (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the K-1Simulated viewfinder of the K-1 II

Better choice: Draw

Pentax K-1 VS Pentax K-1 II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Pentax K-1 a better choice

K-1

K-1 II

Longer battery life (3, photos)750670

Conclusion: Advantages of the K-1 are that the battery has more stamina.

The K-1 scores 3 points.

Otherwise why to choose Pentax K-1 II

K-1

K-1 II

Better sensibility (4)100 - 204800 ISO100 - 819200 ISO

Conclusion: Advantages of the K-1 II are the larger sensitivity.

Yields 4 points for the K-1 II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

K-1

K-1 II

Sensor formatFull frameFull frame
Resolution (megapixel)36.4036.40
Speed (frames/second)44
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection4040
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
External microphone
Similar weight1010g1010g
Similar size1284cm³1284cm³
WiFi
GPS
Environmental sealing
Pentax K-1 VS Pentax K-1 II Dimensions

Look at front view of the K-1 and K-1 II

K-1 und K-1 II, front viewK-1 und K-1 II, front view

Top view of cameras

K-1 und K-1 II, view from aboveK-1 und K-1 II, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1 II

3
4

We advise to choose the newest model: Pentax K-1 II.

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