Nikon D810 vs Pentax K-1 Comparison

Here is a quick review and comparison for the Nikon D810 vs Pentax K-1 DSLR cameras with full-frame image sensors.

Nikon D810 features a 36.3 megapixel sensor with no optical low pass filter, Expeed 4 image processing engine, 51-point auto-focus system and 5fps burst shooting at full resolution.

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 Table of Nikon D810 vs Pentax K-1 Cameras

Nikon D810 vs Pentax K-1 Comparison

Below you can see the specs comparison table of Nikon D810 vs Pentax K-1 full-frame cameras. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Feature Nikon D810 Pentax K-1
Sensor Resolution 36 MP 36 MP
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 7360 x 4912 7360 x 4912
Image Processor Expeed 4 PRIME IV
Viewfinder Type Optical (tunnel) Optical (tunnel)
Viewfinder Coverage %100 %100
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7x 0.7x
Image Stabilization No 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Storage Media SD/SDHC/SDXC, CompactFlash Dual SDXC, SDHC, SD
Continuous Shooting Speed 5 FPS 4.4 FPS
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec 1/8000 to 30 sec
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 64-12,800 ISO 100-204800
Autofocus System 51 points 33 points
Video Output H.264, MPEG-4 H.264, MPEG-4
Video Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p) 1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p)
LCD Size 3.2″ Fixed TFT-LCD 3.2″ Tilting TFT-LCD
LCD Resolution 1,228,800 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 Optional Yes
Built-in Wi-Fi No Yes
Built-in Flash Yes No
Battery EN-EL15 D-LI90
Battery Life 1,200 shots (CIPA) 760 shots
USB Version 3.0 2.0
Dimensions 146 x 123 x 82 mm 136.5 x 110.0 x 85.5 mm
Weight 880g 924g

  • Pedro Costa

    Don’t compare cameras. Any camera can be excelent when you use good lenses.

  • The Pentax K-1 represents an amazing value for the price, although late to the party Pentax has made up for it by providing what everyone wants at an affordable price.