Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentax K-5 vs Fujifilm X-T1

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

Pentax K-5
2,200 LPH
Fujifilm X-T1
2,300 LPH

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Pentax K-5
600 ms
Fujifilm X-T1
1,000 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Pentax K-5
740 photos
Fujifilm X-T1
350 photos

Features Key features of the Pentax K-5  vs Fujifilm X-T1 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Pentax K-5
16.1 MP
Fujifilm X-T1
16.3 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Pentax K-5
51,200 ISO
Fujifilm X-T1
51,200 ISO

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-5
23.0 microns
Fujifilm X-T1
22.6 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentax K-5  vs
Fujifilm X-T1 
Megapixels 16.1 MP 16.3 MP
Resolution 4928 x 3264 4664 x 3496
Area 23.6 x 15.7 mm 23.6 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.5x
Pixel size 23.0 microns 22.6 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 200 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 80 ISO to 51,200 ISO 100 ISO to 51,200 ISO
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,200 LPH 2,300 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,200 LPH 2,300 LPH

focus system

Type Phase detection Hybrid detection
Supports continuous No Yes


Viewfinder mirror Opaque None
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Electronic
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.92x 0.77x
Viewfinder size 0.6x 0.5x


Max continuous shooting 7 fps 8 fps
Battery life 740 350
Continuous shooting
7 fps, JPEG
8 fps
Shutter lag 92 ms 51 ms
Startup delay 600 ms 1,000 ms


Pentax K-5  vs
Fujifilm X-T1 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 25 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p No No
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Manual Contrast detection
Autofocus type N/A Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous N/A Yes


Size 3" 3"
Resolution 920 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes


Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 130.5 x 96.5 x 72.5 mm 129 x 89.8 x 46.7 mm
Thickness 72.5 mm 46.7 mm
Weight 740 g 440 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes


Is a smart camera No No
Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes No
Automatic panorama No Yes
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
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