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Nikon D810 vs Pentax K-1

5.75 in
3.21 in
Nikon D810 Digital Camera
Nikon D810
5.37 in
4.33 in
Pentax K-1 Digital Camera
Pentax K-1
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4.7 out of 5
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4.3 out of 5
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36
4.2 out of 5
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4.1 out of 5
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Sensor

Nikon D810Nikon D810
Pentax K-1Pentax K-1
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS
Image sensor formatFull frameFull frame
Sensor size1.41 in1.41 in
Sensor photo detectors37.0 Mpx37.0 Mpx
Effective pixels36.0 Mpx36.0 Mpx
Image ratio w:h
  • 5:4
  • 3:2
3:2
Max resolution7360 x 4912 px7360 x 4912 px

Image

Nikon D810Nikon D810
Pentax K-1Pentax K-1
ISO
  • 200
  • 12800
  • 51200
  • 100
  • 200
  • 400
  • 800
  • 1600
  • 3200
  • 6400
  • 12800
  • 25600
  • 51200
  • 102400
ISO minimum64100
ISO maximum51200204800
Maximum image resolution7360 x 4912 px7360 x 4912 px
White balance presets128
White balance modes
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Fine
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Fluorescent H
  • Fluorescent L
  • Incandescent
  • Manual
  • Shade
  • Cloudy
  • Daylight
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Tungsten
Custom white balanceyesyes
Supported image file formats
  • JPEG XR
  • NEF
  • RAW
  • TIF
  • DNG
  • EXIF
  • JPEG
  • RAW
Photo effects
  • Neutral
  • Vivid
  • Muted
  • Neutral
Image stabilizernoyes
Image stabilization typeNoSensor-shift
Uncompressed formatRAW + TIFFRAW
HDRyesyes
AEB/HDR supportyesyes

Optics and focus

Nikon D810Nikon D810
Pentax K-1Pentax K-1
Lens mountNikon F
  • Pentax KA
  • Pentax KAF
  • Pentax KAF2
  • Pentax KAF3
Magnification (Crop factor)1.0 x1.0 x
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)LampLamp
Focus adjustmentManualAuto
Contrast autofocusyesyes
Brightness adjustmentyesyes
Autofocus in recording modeyesyes
Autofocus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Servo Auto Focus
  • Single Auto Focus
  • Tracking Auto Focus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Single Auto Focus
Manual focusyesyes
Auto Focus (AF) points selection
  • Auto
  • Manual
Auto
Number of focus points5133
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)5133
Image stabiliserLens based onlyBuilt-in
Phase detection autofocusyesyes

Screen and viewfinder

Nikon D810Nikon D810
Pentax K-1Pentax K-1
Screen size3.2 in3.2 in
Articulated LCDnoyes
Screen technologyLCD TFTLCD
Screen dots12290001037000
Touch screennono
Field of view170.0 %100.0 %
Live viewyesyes
ViewfinderOptical
Optical
Viewfinder coverage100.0 %100.0 %
Viewfinder magnification0.7 x0.7 x
Dioptre correctionyesyes
Diopter adjustment (D-D)-3 - 1-3.5 - 1.2
Separate info displayyesyes

Photography features

Nikon D810Nikon D810
Pentax K-1Pentax K-1
Camera shutter typeElectronic
  • Electronic
  • Mechanical
Minimum shutter speed30.0 s30.0 s
Maximum shutter speed1.0 s1.0 s
Shutter priorityyesyes
Aperture priorityyesyes
Manual exposure modeyesyes
Number of exposures23
Exposure compensation plus55
Exposure compensation minus-5-5
Expousure compensation steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
  • 1
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
Auto exposure lockyesyes
AE EV steps
  • 1/3
  • 2/3
  • 1
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
Continuous shootingyesyes
Self-timer delay
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 2
  • 12
Histogramyesyes
AE frames
  • 2
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
  • 2
  • 3
  • 5
Subject / scene modesnono
Flash sync speed1/250s1/200s
Built-in flashyesno
Flash modesManual
  • Auto
  • Redeye Reduction
  • Slow Sync
External flash connectionHot shoe
  • Hot shoe
  • PC terminal
Flash metering systemi-TTLP-TTL
External flashyesyes
Continuous drive5.0 fps4.4 fps
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Landscape
  • Portrait
Self-timeryesyes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Highlight-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Manual settingsyesyes
Self-timer options
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 2
  • 12
  • custom
Speed (JPEG)5.0 fps4.4 fps
Speed (RAW)5.0 fps4.4 fps
Exposure bracketing0.3 - 1.0±EV0.3 - 1.0±EV

Videography features

Nikon D810Nikon D810
Pentax K-1Pentax K-1
Maximum resolution1920 x 1080 px1920 x 1080 px
Video recordingyesyes
Recording resolutions
  • 640 x 480
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
HD typeFull HDFull HD
Supported video file formats
  • H.264
  • MOV
  • MPEG-4
  • AVC
  • H.264
  • MOV
  • MPEG-4
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1920 x 10801920 x 1080
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 D810Nikon D810
Pentax K-1Pentax K-1
Built-in microphoneyesyes
Microphone typeStereoStereo
Speaker typeMonoMono
Voice recordingyesyes
Wind filteryesyes
Noise reductionyesyes

Design

Nikon D810Nikon D810
Pentax K-1Pentax K-1
Body typeSLRSLR
Body materialAluminum-magnesiumAluminum-magnesium
Colour of productBlack
  • Black
  • Silver
Anti-dust systemyesyes
Environmentally sealedyesyes

Dimensions

Nikon D810Nikon D810
Pentax K-1Pentax K-1
Weight31.04 oz32.63 oz
Width5.75 in5.37 in
Height3.21 in4.33 in
Depth4.84 in3.37 in

Storage

Nikon D810Nikon D810
Pentax K-1Pentax K-1
Compatible memory cards
  • CF
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Storage types
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • Compact Flash
  • Dual SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Camera file system
  • DCF 2.0
  • DPOF
  • Exif 2.3
  • DCF 2.0
  • Exif 2.3

Power

Nikon D810Nikon D810
Pentax K-1Pentax K-1
Power source typeBatteryBattery
Battery life (CIPA)1200760
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
Lithium-Ion
AC adapter includedYY

Connectivity

Nikon D810Nikon D810
Pentax K-1Pentax K-1
HDMIyesyes
HDMI connector typeMiniMicro
USB connector typeMicro-USB BMicro-USB B
USB version3.12.0
Microphone portyesyes
WirelessOptionalBuilt-In
Remote controlyesyes
PictBridgeyesno
NFCnono
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)noyes
Bluetoothnono
Firewirenono

Other features

Nikon D810Nikon D810
Pentax K-1Pentax K-1
GPSnoyes
Languages support
  • ARA
  • BEN
  • BUL
  • CHI
  • CHI
  • CZE
  • DAN
  • DEU
  • DUT
  • ENG
  • ESP
  • FIN
  • FRE
  • GRE
  • HIN
  • HUN
  • ITA
  • JPN
  • KOR
  • NOR
  • POL
  • POR
  • RUM
  • RUS
  • SER
  • SWE
  • THA
  • TUR
  • UKR
Multi

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