Canon EOS 70D vs Pentax K-S1

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Canon EOS 70D
Pentax K-S1

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Reasons For

12 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 0.079999999999998MP higher than the Pentax K-S1 (20.12MP). 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.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 20.9MP digital camera. That's 0.48MP more than the Pentax K-S1 (20.42MP).
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 38 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 31.7 smaller than the Pentax K-S1 (6.3).
19.00 auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Canon EOS 70D is 19.00, but the Pentax K-S1 only has 11.00 auto focus points.
Two more flash guides Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has 12.00 flash guides, however the Pentax K-S1 only has ten flash guides.
Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a vari-angle LCD display, but the Pentax K-S1 does not have a vari-angle LCD display.
Touch sensitive screen Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a touch sensitive screen, whereas the Pentax K-S1 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
12% higher display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 119,000 pixels higher than the Pentax K-S1 (921,000 pixels).
920.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon EOS 70D takes 920.00 shots per battery charge, however the Pentax K-S1 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.

22 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Better selling
The Canon EOS 70D ranks No. 7623 by number of sales, whereas the Pentax K-S1 ranks No. 92153.
Moderately better user reviews
The average user review score of the Canon EOS 70D is 94%, whereas the average rating of the Pentax K-S1 is 92% (based on 38 reviews).
15 Reasons For
11x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is an 11x optical zoom digital camera. That's 11x bigger than the Canon EOS 70D (11x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

18.5 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, however the Canon EOS 70D is a 22 minimum aperture digital camera (18.5 larger).
212mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has a maximum focal length of 300mm, but the Canon EOS 70D is only an 88mm maximum focal length digital camera (212mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm shorter than the Canon EOS 70D (28mm).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25,600 higher than the Canon EOS 70D (51,200).
99x shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has a flash sync-speed of 0.01s, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s longer).
Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 10fps higher than the Canon EOS 70D (60fps).
2% wider field of view Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is a 100% field of view digital camera. That's 2% wider than the Canon EOS 70D (100%).
Vastly higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is a 0.95x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.95x higher than the Canon EOS 70D (0.95x). 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.

Vastly bigger eye relief Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has an eye relief of 22.3mm, however the Canon EOS 70D is only a unknownmm Eye relief digital camera (22.3mm smaller). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

257g lighter Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has a weight of 498g, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 755g digital camera (257g 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
Pentax K-S1 is 92.5mm tall. That's 11.8mm shorter than the Canon EOS 70D (92.5mm).
9mm thinner Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is a 69.5mm deep digital camera. That's 9mm thinner than the Canon EOS 70D (69.5mm).
19mm narrower Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is a 120mm wide digital camera. That's 19mm narrower than the Canon EOS 70D (120mm).
Cheaper by £117
The Pentax K-S1 costs £117.30 less than the Canon EOS 70D.

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
Significantly larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a minimum aperture of 22, whereas the Pentax K-S1 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (18.5 smaller).
Three times shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a maximum focal length of 88mm, however the Pentax K-S1 is a 300mm maximum focal length digital camera (212mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 29mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm longer than the Pentax K-S1 (28mm).
25,600 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25,600 lower than the Pentax K-S1 (51,200).
0.99s longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a flash sync-speed of 1s, however the Pentax K-S1 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s shorter).
20% lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 10fps lower than the Pentax K-S1 (60fps).
3% narrower field of view Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 98% field of view digital camera. That's 2% narrower than the Pentax K-S1 (100%).
257g heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a weight of 755g, however the Pentax K-S1 is a 498g digital camera (257g 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.

12% taller Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a height of 104.3mm. That's 11.8mm taller than the Pentax K-S1 (92.5mm).
Thicker Edit
Canon EOS 70D is 78.5mm deep. That's 9mm thicker than the Pentax K-S1 (69.5mm).
Wider Edit
Canon EOS 70D is 139mm wide. That's 19mm wider than the Pentax K-S1 (120mm).
More expensive by £117
The Canon EOS 70D is £117.30 more expensive than the Pentax K-S1.
Older by over one year
The Canon EOS 70D is 22 months older than the Pentax K-S1.
12 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is a 20.12MP digital camera. That's 0.079999999999998MP lower than the Canon EOS 70D (20.12MP). 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.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is a 20.42MP digital camera. That's 0.48MP less than the Canon EOS 70D (20.42MP).
Six times bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 31.7 bigger than the Canon EOS 70D (6.3).
Only 11.00 auto focus points Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is an 11.00 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 70D only has 19.00 auto focus points.
Two less flash guides Edit
The number of flash guides on the Pentax K-S1 is ten, but the Canon EOS 70D only has 12.00 flash guides.
Does not have a vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Pentax K-S1 does not have a vari-angle LCD display, however the Canon EOS 70D does.
Does not have a touch sensitive screen Edit
The Pentax K-S1 does not have a touch sensitive screen, but the Canon EOS 70D has a touch sensitive screen.
Lower display resolution Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 119,000 pixels lower than the Canon EOS 70D (921,000 pixels).
Only 480.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Pentax K-S1 is 480.00, but the Canon EOS 70D only takes 920.00 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 Pentax K-S1 is only stocked by 8 shops, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is stocked by 30 stores. 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.
Less popular
The Pentax K-S1 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 92153 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Canon EOS 70D ranks No. 7623.
User review Rating is marginally Worse
The Pentax K-S1's average user score is 92%, however the Canon EOS 70D's is 94% (based on 796 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
20.2MP
BEST
20.12MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 2736
 3648 x 2048
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 480 x 480
 3072 x 2048
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 2736
 3648 x 2048
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 480 x 480
 3072 x 2048
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 DNG
 PEF
 RAW
 JPG
 DNG
 PEF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.5 x 15 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
20.9MP
BEST
20.42MP
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 11x
Maximum Aperture
38
BEST
6.3
Minimum Aperture
22 3.5
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
88mm 300mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
29mm 28mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
3.5 - 5.6 18 - 200
Lens Structure
13/11 13/15
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 6
Filter Size
58mm 62mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 Continuous 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
0.25m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
19
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
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25600
 25
 51200
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25600
 25
 51200
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 51,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
Flash Guide
12m
BEST
10m
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 Recharging Time
3s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
50fps 60fps
BEST
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 RAW
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 RAW
 AVC
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
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 xD
 EXD
 FLU
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 xD
 EXD
 FLU
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
98% 100%
BEST
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
BEST
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
 Second display

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.95x

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent L
 Manual
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent L
 Manual
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Fader
 Pastel
 Black&White
 Fader
 Pastel
Self-Timer
2,10 2,12
Multi-Shot Mode
 Multi-shot mode
 Multi-shot mode
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Playback Mode
 Single image
 Slide show
 Single image
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -2.5 - 1.5
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Folder
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Folder
 Rotation
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 22.3mm
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Museum
 Surf
 Pet
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Museum
 Surf
 Pet
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 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
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
755g 498g
BEST
Height
104.3mm 92.5mm
BEST
Depth
78.5mm 69.5mm
BEST
Width
139mm 120mm
BEST
Lens Weight
205g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
75.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
69mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 558g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E6 D-LI109
Shot Per Battery Charge
920 shots
BEST
480 shots
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 -10 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Digital Camera Utility 5
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Feedback