Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentax K-1 vs Nikon D810

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Pentax K-1
4.4 fps
Nikon D810
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Pentax K-1
760 photos
Nikon D810
1,200 photos

Features Key features of the Pentax K-1  vs Nikon D810 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Pentax K-1
36.2 MP
Nikon D810
36.2 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Pentax K-1
204,800 ISO
Nikon D810
51,200 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Pentax K-1
23.8 microns
Nikon D810
23.8 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentax K-1  vs
Nikon D810 
Megapixels 36.2 MP 36.2 MP
Resolution 7360 x 4912 7360 x 4912
Size Full frame Full frame
Area 35.9 x 24 mm 35.9 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 1.0x
Pixel size 23.8 microns 23.8 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 204,800 ISO 64 ISO to 12,800 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 33 51
Supports continuous Yes Yes


Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.7x 0.7x
Viewfinder size 0.7x 0.7x


Max continuous shooting 4.4 fps 5 fps
Battery life 760 1,200
Continuous shooting
5 fps
4.4 fps


Pentax K-1  vs
Nikon D810 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm


Size 3.2" 3.2"
Resolution 1,037 k dots 1,229 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes


Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 137 x 110 x 86 mm 146 x 123 x 81.5 mm
Thickness 86 mm 81.5 mm
Weight 1,010 g 880 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes


Includes a GPS Yes No
WiFi 802.11n None
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
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