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Nikon D5300 vs Pentax K-S1

4.92 in
3.86 in
Nikon D5300 Digital Camera
Nikon D5300
4.72 in
3.64 in
Pentax K-S1 Digital Camera
Pentax K-S1
Available colors
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4.2 out of 5
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Full Comparison

Sensor

Nikon D5300Nikon D5300
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS
Image sensor formatDXAPS-C
Sensor size0.93 in0.93 in
Sensor photo detectors25.0 Mpx20.0 Mpx
Effective pixels24.0 Mpx20.0 Mpx
Image ratio w:h3:23:2
Max resolution6000 x 4000 px5472 x 3648 px
Other resolutions
  • 4496x3000
  • 2992x2000
  • 4224x2816
  • 3456x2304
  • 3072x2448
  • 1920x1080
ProcessorExpeed 4PRIME MII

Image

Nikon D5300Nikon D5300
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
ISO
  • 100
  • 12800
  • 25600
  • Auto
  • 100
  • 51200
ISO minimum100100
ISO maximum2560051200
Maximum image resolution6000 x 4000 px5472 x 3648 px
White balance presets129
White balance modes
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Manual
  • Shade
  • Sunny
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Daylight
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Manual
  • Shade
  • Tungsten
Custom white balanceyesyes
Supported image file formats
  • JPG
  • RAW
  • PEF
  • DNG
  • JPG
  • RAW
Photo effects
  • Black&White
  • Neutral
  • Vivid
  • Black&White
  • Fader
  • Pastel
Image stabilizernoyes
Image stabilization typeNoSensor-shift
Uncompressed formatRAWRAW
HDRyesyes
AEB/HDR supportyesyes

Optics and focus

Nikon D5300Nikon D5300
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
Lens mount
  • Nikon F
  • Nikon-AF
Pentax KAF2
Optical zoom3.1 x11.0 x
Magnification (Crop factor)1.5 x1.5 x
Maximum aperture2.83.5
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)LampLamp
Focus adjustmentAuto/ManualAuto
Contrast autofocusyesyes
Brightness adjustmentyesyes
Autofocus in recording modeyesyes
Focal length multiplier1.5x1.5x
Autofocus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Contrast Detection Auto Focus
  • Face detection
  • Multi Point Auto Focus
  • Servo Auto Focus
  • Single Auto Focus
  • Tracking Auto Focus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Face detection
  • Single Auto Focus
Manual focusyesyes
Auto Focus (AF) assist beamyesyes
Number of focus points3911
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)3911
Image stabiliserLens based onlyBuilt-in
Filter diameter2.17 in2.44 in
Phase detection autofocusyesyes
Number of AF points (contrast)3911

Screen and viewfinder

Nikon D5300Nikon D5300
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
Screen size3.2 in3.0 in
Articulated LCDyesno
Screen technologyLCD TFTLCD TFT
Screen dots1037000921000
Touch screennono
Field of view100.0 %100.0 %
Live viewyesyes
ViewfinderOptical
Optical
Viewfinder coverage95.0 %100.0 %
Viewfinder magnification0.82 x0.95 x
Dioptre correctionyesyes
Diopter adjustment (D-D)-1.7 - 12.5 - 1.5
Eye relief0.71 in0.88 in
Separate info displaynono
Second displaynono

Photography features

Nikon D5300Nikon D5300
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
Shooting modes
  • Aperture priority
  • Auto
  • Lens priority
  • Manual
  • Movie
  • Program
  • Scene
  • Shutter priority
  • Sensitivity priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Auto
  • Movie
  • Scene
  • Shutter priority
Camera shutter typeElectronicElectronic
Minimum shutter speed30.0 s30.0 s
Maximum shutter speed1.0 s1.0 s
Shutter priorityyesyes
Aperture priorityyesyes
Manual exposure modeyesyes
Number of exposures53
Exposure compensation plus55
Exposure compensation minus-5-5
Expousure compensation steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
Auto exposure lockyesyes
AE EV steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
Continuous shootingyesyes
Self-timer delay
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 2
  • 12
Histogramyesyes
AE frames33
WB Bracketing
Yes
No
Subject / scene modesyesyes
Flash sync speed1/200s1/180s
Built-in flashyesyes
Flash range1210
Flash modes
  • Auto
  • Fill-in
  • Flash OFF
  • Redeye Reduction
  • Second-curtain Sync
  • Slow Sync
  • Auto
  • Flash ON
  • Manual
  • Redeye Reduction
  • Slow Sync
External flash connectionHot shoeHot shoe
Flash metering systemi-TTLP-TTL
External flashyesyes
Continuous drive5.0 fps5.4 fps
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Backlight
  • Candlelight
  • Children
  • Museum
  • Night
  • Night portrait
  • Pet
  • Portrait
  • Snow
  • Sunset
  • Surf
  • Landscape
Self-timeryesyes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Manual settingsyesyes
Self-timer options
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 2
  • 12
Speed (JPEG)5.0 fps5.4 fps
Speed (RAW)5.0 fps5.4 fps
Exposure bracketing0.3 - 0.5±EV0.3 - 0.5±EV

Videography features

Nikon D5300Nikon D5300
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
Maximum resolution1920 x 1080 px1920 x 1080 px
Video recordingyesyes
Recording resolutions
  • 640 x 480
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
1920.0 px
HD typeFull HDFull HD
Supported video file formats
  • H.264
  • MP4
  • MPEG-4
  • AVC
  • AVI
  • H.264
  • M-JPEG
  • MOV
  • MPEG-4
  • RAW
Analog signal format system
  • NTSC
  • PAL
  • NTSC
  • PAL
Camera playback
  • Highlights
  • Movie
  • Single image
  • Slide show
  • Thumbnails
  • Single image
  • Slide show
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1920 x 10801280 x 720
Max frame rate (highest resolution)60.0 fps30.0 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)60.0 fps60.0 fps
Motion JPEG frame rate60.0 fps60.0 fps

Audio features

Nikon D5300Nikon D5300
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
Built-in microphoneyesyes
Microphone typeStereoStereo
Speaker typeMonoMono
Voice recordingyesyes
Audio systemStereoStereo

Design

Nikon D5300Nikon D5300
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
Body typeSLRSLR
Body materialPlasticPlastic
Colour of product
  • Black
  • Black,Grey
  • Red
  • Beige
  • Black
  • Black,Orange
  • Black,Silver
  • Blue
  • Blue,White
  • Brown
  • Gold
  • Grey
  • Lime,White
  • Pink,White
  • Purple
  • White
Anti-dust systemyesyes
Environmentally sealednono

Dimensions

Nikon D5300Nikon D5300
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
Weight16.93 oz17.57 oz
Width4.92 in4.72 in
Height3.86 in3.64 in
Depth2.99 in2.74 in

Storage

Nikon D5300Nikon D5300
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
Compatible memory cards
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • FLU
  • Eye-Fi
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Storage types
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Camera file system
  • DCF 2.0
  • DPOF 1.1
  • Exif 2.3
  • RAW
  • DCF 2.0
  • Exif 2.3
  • RAW

Power

Nikon D5300Nikon D5300
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
Power source typeBatteryBattery
Battery life (CIPA)600480
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
Lithium-Ion
Number of batteries supported11

Connectivity

Nikon D5300Nikon D5300
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
HDMIyesyes
USB connector typeMicro-USB BMicro-USB B
USB version2.02.0
Microphone portyesyes
WirelessBuilt-InEye-Fi Connected
Remote controlyesyes
NFCnono
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)yesno
Firewirenono

Other features

Nikon D5300Nikon D5300
Pentax K-S1Pentax K-S1
GPSyesyes
Orientation sensoryesyes
Energy Star certifiednono
Languages support
  • ARA
  • CHI
  • CHI
  • CZE
  • DAN
  • DEU
  • DUT
  • ENG
  • ESP
  • FIN
  • FRE
  • GRE
  • HUN
  • ITA
  • JPN
  • KOR
  • NOR
  • POL
  • POR
  • RUS
  • SWE
  • THA
  • UKR
  • DAN
  • DEU
  • DUT
  • ENG
  • FIN
  • FRE
  • GRE
  • HUN
  • ITA
  • POL
  • POR
  • RUS
  • SWE
  • TUR
Image editing modes
  • Resizing
  • Rotating
  • Trimming
  • Crop
  • Resizing
  • Rotating

Pros & Cons

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