Nikon 1 V1 vs Pentax K-50

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Nikon 1 V1
Pentax K-50

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Reasons For

11 Reasons For
Vastly smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 is a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 5.6 smaller than the Pentax K-50 (unknown).
81mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 has a maximum focal length of 81mm, whereas the Pentax K-50 is only a unknownmm maximum focal length digital camera (81mm shorter).
135.00 auto focus points Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 has 135.00 auto focus points, however the Pentax K-50 only has 11.00 auto focus points.
0.47" larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 is a 0.47" viewfinder screen size digital camera. That's 0.47" larger than the Pentax K-50 (unknown").
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-50 (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.

PictBridge Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 supports PictBridge, however the Pentax K-50 does not support PictBridge.
HDMI port Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 has an HDMI port, whereas the Pentax K-50 does not have an HDMI port. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

2x lighter Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 has a weight of 294g, whereas the Pentax K-50 is a 590g digital camera (296g 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.

Shorter Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 is a 76mm tall digital camera. That's 20.5mm shorter than the Pentax K-50 (96.5mm).
Thinner Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 has a depth of 43.5mm. That's 26.5mm thinner than the Pentax K-50 (70mm).
15% narrower Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 has a width of 113mm. That's 16mm narrower than the Pentax K-50 (129mm).
6 Reasons For
38% higher megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 16.28MP digital camera. That's 6.18MP higher than the Nikon 1 V1 (16.28MP). 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.

28% more total megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 16.49MP digital camera. That's 4.49MP more than the Nikon 1 V1 (16.49MP).
88% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 44,800 higher than the Nikon 1 V1 (51,200).
Significantly shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a flash sync-speed of 0.01s, whereas the Nikon 1 V1 is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s longer).
50% higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Nikon 1 V1 (60fps).
480.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a digital camera that takes 480.00 shots per battery charge, whereas 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.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
62% lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 is a 10.1MP digital camera. That's 6.18MP lower than the Pentax K-50 (16.28MP). 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.

38% less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 is a 12MP digital camera. That's 4.49MP less than the Pentax K-50 (16.49MP).
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-50 (51,200).
Significantly longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 has a flash sync-speed of 1s, whereas the Pentax K-50 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s shorter).
30fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps lower than the Pentax K-50 (60fps).
Only 400.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 is a digital camera that takes 400.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Pentax K-50 only takes 480.00 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.

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Older by over three years
The Nikon 1 V1 is three years older than the Pentax K-50.
8 Reasons Against
Only 11.00 auto focus points Edit
The Pentax K-50 has 11.00 auto focus points, however the Nikon 1 V1 only has 135.00 auto focus points.
Two times lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 0.92x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 1.78x lower than the Nikon 1 V1 (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.

Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not support PictBridge, but the Nikon 1 V1 supports PictBridge.
Does not have an HDMI port Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not have an HDMI port, however the Nikon 1 V1 does. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Significantly heavier Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a weight of 590g, whereas the Nikon 1 V1 is a 294g digital camera (296g lighter). 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.

20.5mm taller Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 96.5mm tall digital camera. That's 20.5mm taller than the Nikon 1 V1 (96.5mm).
Thicker Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a depth of 70mm. That's 26.5mm thicker than the Nikon 1 V1 (70mm).
13% wider Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a width of 129mm. That's 16mm wider than the Nikon 1 V1 (129mm).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
10.1MP 16.28MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 3872 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3872 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
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
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
13.2 x 8.8 23.7 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
12MP 16.49MP
BEST
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 18 - 200
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
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.2m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
135
BEST
11
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
 50
 125
 160
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
 64
 80
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 50
 125
 160
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 51,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
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
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 12m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 External flash connector
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
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
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
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
 Optical
BEST
 electrical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Muted
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Muted
Self-Timer
2,5,10 2,12
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 16x
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Crop
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
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
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -2.5 - 1.5
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Surf
 Pet
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Surf
 Pet
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 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
590g
Height
76mm
BEST
96.5mm
Depth
43.5mm
BEST
70mm
Width
113mm
BEST
129mm
Weight Including Battery
383g
BEST
650g

Battery

Power Source
 AC
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL15 D-LI109
Shot Per Battery Charge
400 shots 480 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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 LE
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
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
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
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
Aperture Priority Mode
 Aperture priority mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
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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