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03-18-2016, 07:34 AM   #1
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Pentax K-1 is already on the #2 spot on cameradecision.com comparison....

Pentax K-1 vs Nikon D810 Detailed Comparison

And rates slightly better than D810.

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Interesting to see the side by side comparison, albeit based on manufacturer's specs of course. A few obvious omissions too, for example:

"Another similarity between these two cameras is that both Nikon D810 and Pentax K-1 sensors lack anti-alias (Low-Pass) filters. Removing anti-alias filter increases the sharpness and level of detail but at the same time, it increases the chance of moire occurring in certain scenes."

No mention of the K-1's switchable sensor shift anti-alias method, or astrotracer for example.
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Pretty impressive to an old guy like me that will mainly shoot squirrels and birds out my office windows. For others I think the wait for a Pentax FF is fully justified with what Pentax has delivered.
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QuoteOriginally posted by shardulm Quote
Pentax K-1 vs Nikon D810 Detailed Comparison

And rates slightly better than D810.
Not to mention USD1,000 cheaper!


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Someone should email that link to Ken Rocksforbrains.
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Ken who?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
Someone should email that link to Ken Rocksforbrains.
DONE!!!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
Someone should email that link to Ken Rocksforbrains.
Let's be nice! The mentally impaired have a rough enough time without our help.....and they have a family to feed...and never want us to forget it! I hope his family gets better than the garbage he tries to feed Pentaxians.

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. But that comparison is a little skewed. It actually thinks pentax k1 is going to be better at sports photography than the nikon...
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. But that comparison is a little skewed. It actually thinks pentax k1 is going to be better at sports photography than the nikon...
Despite the D810's more sophisticated AF, it seems to me that in reality, neither camera here is ideally suited for high-speed, burst photography, because their high megapixel count pulls the max frame rate down.
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Come on... I know this is Pentax Forums but you've got to see how so many of these results are skewed in the Pentax's favour and omits things where the Nikon is superior?

For example it rates both of their battery lives as equal. Yet the Pentax battery life is 60% of the Nikon. No mention that in lens shake reduction is actually usable for video unlike the Pentax's IBIS. And this is despite it penalising the Nikon at every opportunity for lack of stabilisation (when there are many situations where it isn't necessary). The graphs are laughable. How in any way can the Pentax be better for Portraits? It has the weaker auto focus system, terrible flash support (does it even do HSS?) let alone in built commander system like the Nikon has. Nikon smacks the Pentax for lens availability, most of them were actually made this century too. No mention of third party lens support.

I'm not saying the K-1 isn't a great camera. Some great features and unbelievable value. Just saying this comparison conveniently skips some details.
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. But that comparison is a little skewed. It actually thinks pentax k1 is going to be better at sports photography than the nikon...
tend to agree - should have given the Nikon that one on past form and AF points - but I think the k-1 should have edged the Nikon on landscape, so I guess it all evens out
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcBear78 Quote
you've got to see how so many of these results are skewed in the Pentax's favour and omits things where the Nikon is superior?
Right. The very fact that the D810 says Nikon on it is proof that it is superior. The review was not only skewed, it was totally superfluous.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcBear78 Quote
Come on... I know this is Pentax Forums but you've got to see how so many of these results are skewed in the Pentax's favour and omits things where the Nikon is superior?
Yeah, Ken Rockhead would never show any bias like that...right? Pixel shift and SR are only gimmicks not worthy of mention in his world of "fair and balanced".

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