Nikon 1 V1 vs Pentax K-5 IIs

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Nikon 1 V1
Pentax K-5 IIs

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 5fps higher than the Pentax K-5 IIs (25fps).
66% higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 is a 2.7x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 1.78x higher than the Pentax K-5 IIs (0.92x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Two times lighter Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 has a weight of 294g, but the Pentax K-5 IIs is a 680g digital camera (386g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Cheaper by £675
The Nikon 1 V1 costs £675.21 less than the Pentax K-5 IIs.
5 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a megapixel count of 16.3MP, whereas the Nikon 1 V1 is only a 10.1MP digital camera (6.2MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Vastly higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, however the Nikon 1 V1 is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (44,800 lower).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a minimum ISO speed of 80, but the Nikon 1 V1 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
Three hundred and fourty more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Pentax K-5 IIs is 740.00, but the Nikon 1 V1 only takes 400.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Available from 2 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 is a 10.1MP digital camera. That's 6.2MP lower than the Pentax K-5 IIs (16.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

44,800 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 44,800 lower than the Pentax K-5 IIs (51,200).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Pentax K-5 IIs (80).
Only 400.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon 1 V1 is 400.00, but the Pentax K-5 IIs only takes 740.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Less retailers
The Nikon 1 V1 is only stocked by 1 retailer, whereas the Pentax K-5 IIs is stocked by 3 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by one year
The Nikon 1 V1 is one year older than the Pentax K-5 IIs.
4 Reasons Against
Lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a JPEG frame rate of 25fps, but the Nikon 1 V1 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (5fps higher).
Vastly lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a lens magnification ratio of 0.92x, however the Nikon 1 V1 is a 2.7x lens magnification ratio digital camera (1.78x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Heavier Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is a 680g digital camera. That's 386g heavier than the Nikon 1 V1 (680g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

£675 more expensive
The Pentax K-5 IIs is more expensive than the Nikon 1 V1 by £675.21.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
10.1MP 16.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 3872 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 4928 x 3264
 3936 x 2624
 3072 x 2048
 1728 x 1152
 3872 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 4928 x 3264
 3936 x 2624
 3072 x 2048
 1728 x 1152
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4928 x 3264
 4928 x 3264
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 16:9
BEST
 3:2
 16:9
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
13.2 x 8.8 23.7 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
12MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 CX
 CX
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
BEST
 16:9
 3:2

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Lens System

Maximum Aperture
5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
81mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
27mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
10 - 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Fixed Focal Length
10mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
12/9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Nikon 1
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Aspheric Element
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
40.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.2m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
135 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 51200
 64
 80
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 51200
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 51,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 80
BEST
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps
BEST
25fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 640x240@400fps
 1280×720@60fps
 320×120@1200fps
BEST
 640x240@400fps
 1280×720@60fps
 320×120@1200fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
 Second display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.47" Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Magnification Ratio
2.7x
BEST
0.92x
Viewfinder
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
PC Connectivity
 PC connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,5,10 2,12
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Expeed 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
294g
BEST
680g
Height
76mm 97mm
Depth
43.5mm 72.5mm
Width
113mm 131mm
Weight Including Battery
383g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 AC
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
EN-EL15 D-LI90
Shot Per Battery Charge
400 shots 740 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Mac Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating system
Windows Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating system
Mac Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac compatible

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 AV
 AC
 USB
 AV
 AC
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Weight
0.25kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
USB, HDMI, 3.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Data Compression
1:4, 1:8, 1:16 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7 & OS X 10.3.9 +
Focal Length
27 - 81 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
3.5 - 5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 Port
 USB 3.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/8000 - 30
Aperture Priority Mode
 Aperture priority mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital SLR
Manual Exposure
 Manual exposure
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focus
 Manual focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure
 Auto exposure
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED 3
 EXPEED 3
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