Canon 1DX Mark II vs Pentax K-1 Comparison

Here is a quick specifications comparison of the Canon 1DX Mark II vs Pentax K-1 DSLR cameras with full-frame image sensors.

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is a new flagship DSLR camera features a new 20.2 MP full frame CMOS sensor and new Al Servo AF III+, improved 61-point AF system with 41 cross-type AF points, new 360k RGB+IR metering sensor, Dual “DIGIC 6+” processors, 4K video capture up to 60p and an ISO range of 100 to 51200 (expandable from 50 up to 409600).

Pentax K-1 full-frame DSLR features a 36.4MP full-frame CMOS sensor and the advanced PRIME IV image processing engine. The first 35mm format Pentax K-1 DSLR camera offers a 3.2″ 1.04M-dot LCD uses a new flexible tilting design.

Comparison of the Canon 1DX Mark II vs Pentax K-1 Cameras

Canon 1DX Mark II vs Pentax K-1 Comparison

Below you can see the comparison table of Canon 1DX Mark II vs Pentax K-1 cameras. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Feature Canon 1DX Mark II Pentax K-1
Sensor Resolution 20.2-Megapixels 36-Megapixels
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size 35.9 x 24 mm 35.9 x 24 mm
Sensor Type Full Frame Full Frame
AA Filter No No
Image Size 5,472 x 3,648 7360 x 4912
Image Processor Dual DIGIC 6+ PRIME IV
Viewfinder Type Optical (tunnel) Optical (tunnel)
Viewfinder Coverage %100 %100
Viewfinder Magnification 0.76x 0.7x
Image Stabilization No 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Storage Media 1x CF + 1x Cfast 2.0 Dual SDXC, SDHC, SD
Continuous Shooting Speed 14 fps (16 mirror-up) 4.4 FPS
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec 1/8000 to 30 sec
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 100-51,200 ISO 100-204800
Autofocus System 61-point, 41 cross-type AF system 33 points
Video Output MOV, MPEG-4 / H.264 H.264, MPEG-4
Video Maximum Resolution 4096 x 2160, in-camera framegrab (8.8Mpix) 1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p)
LCD Size 3.2″ Rear Touchscreen TFT-LCD 3.2″ Tilting TFT-LCD
LCD Resolution 1,620,000 dots 1.037,000 dots
Exposure Compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
Timelapse recording Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Built-in Wi-Fi not built-in / WFT-E8A, IEEE 802.11ac/n/a/g/b, 2.4GHz/5GHz Yes
Built-in Flash No No
Battery LP-E19 D-LI90
Battery Life 1210~1020 viewfinder, 260~240 live-view CIPA 760 shots
USB Version 3.0 2.0
Dimensions 158 x 167.6 x 82.6mm 136.5 x 110.0 x 85.5 mm
Weight 1,530g (With Battery + Media) 924g
Price $5,999.99 (as introduced) $1,799 (as introduced)

  • Lewis Brockway

    I know which one I would choose … it wouldn’t be the Pentax .. it achieves 36 mp by pixel doubling.

    • No it doesn’t, it has a 36Mpx sensor.

  • monoloco

    You could buy the K-i and a who;e suite of glass for less than the Canon.

  • Wolfeye S

    Never mind