Nikon D810A vs. Pentax K-1

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Feb 10, 2015
Feb 17, 2016
 
$3799
$1799/£1599 (body only)
 
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
 
7360 x 4912
7360 x 4912
FX: 5520 x 3680, 3680 x 2456; 1.2: 6144 x 4080, 4608 x 3056, 3072 x 2040; 5:4: 6144 x 4912, 4608 x 3680, 3072 x 2456; DX: 4800 x 3200, 3600 x 2400, 2400 x 1600
 
5:4, 3:2
3:2
36 megapixels
36 megapixels
37 megapixels
37 megapixels
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
RAW (NEF) available at 12 or 14-bits, lossless compressed, compressed, uncompressed, large or small size.
 
CMOS
CMOS
EXPEED 4
PRIME IV
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 200-12800 (expandable to 100-51200)
Auto, 100-204800
100
 
51200
 
12
8
Yes (6 slots)
Yes (3 slots)
No
Sensor-shift
RAW + TIFF
RAW
Fine, normal, basic
Best, better, good
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3, DCF 2.0)
  • RAW (NEF)
  • TIFF (RGB)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (PEF/DNG)
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
51
33
Nikon F
Pentax KAF4
1×
1×
 
Fixed
Tilting
3.2
3.2
1,229,000
1,037,000
No
No
TFT-LCD (RGBW)
TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Optical (tunnel)
Optical (pentaprism)
100%
100%
0.7×
0.7×
 
30 sec
30 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Long exposure
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture and shutter priority
  • Sensitivity priority
  • Manual
Yes
No
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
 
Yes (via hot shoe, flash sync terminal, wireless)
Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)
Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, redeye reduction, redeye reduction w/slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync
Auto Flash Discharge, Auto Flash + Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On + Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Slow-speed Sync + Red-eye, P-TTL, Trailing Curtain Sync, Contrast-control-sync, High-speed sync, Wireless sync
1/250 sec
1/200 sec
  • Single-frame
  • Continuous low-speed [CL]
  • Continuous high-speed [CH]
  • Quiet Shutter Release
  • Quiet Continuous Release
  • Self-timer
  • Mirror-up
  • Single Frame, Continuous, Self-timer, Remote Control, Bracketing, Mirror- up, Multi-Exposure, Interval Shooting, Interval Composite, Interval Movie Record, Star Stream
5.0 fps
4.4 fps
Yes (2, 5, 10, 20 secs for up to 9 shots)
Yes (2 or 12 sec, custom)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Highlight-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (2, 3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Yes (2-9 exposures in 1-3 increments)
 
 
1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)
1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
Uncompressed output over HDMI with simultaneous writing to memory card
 
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC, CompactFlash (UDMA compliant)
Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
 
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (mini-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Built-In
via WT-5A or Eye-Fi
802.11b/g/n
Yes
Yes (wired, wireless, or smartphone)
 
Yes
Yes
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
EN-EL15 lithium-ion battery & charger
D-LI90 lithium-ion battery & charger
1200
760
880 g (1.94 lb / 31.04 oz)
1010 g (2.23 lb / 35.63 oz)
146 x 123 x 82 mm (5.75 x 4.84 x 3.23)
137 x 110 x 86 mm (5.39 x 4.33 x 3.39)
 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes (Still or video)
Optional
Built-in
via GP-1 or GP-1A