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

3 Reasons For
Higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
Nikon 1 V1 is 30fps JPEG frame rate. That's 5fps higher than the Pentax K-5 IIs (25fps).
66% higher magnification Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 has a magnification of 2.7x. 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.

4 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a megapixel 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 ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 51,200, however the Nikon 1 V1 is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (44,800 lower).
Smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Pentax K-5 IIs is 80 minimum ISO speed, but the Nikon 1 V1 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
Three hundred and fourty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Pentax K-5 IIs is 740.00, but the Nikon 1 V1 only takes 400.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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

6 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel 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 ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 6,400. That's 44,800 lower than the Pentax K-5 IIs (51,200).
Bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Nikon 1 V1 is 100 minimum ISO speed. That's 20 bigger than the Pentax K-5 IIs (80).
Only 400.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Nikon 1 V1 is 400.00, but the Pentax K-5 IIs only takes 740.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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 one year
The Nikon 1 V1 is one year older than the Pentax K-5 IIs.
3 Reasons Against
Lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
Pentax K-5 IIs is only 25fps JPEG frame rate, but the Nikon 1 V1 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (5fps higher).
Vastly lower magnification Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a magnification 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.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
10.1MP 16.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
13.2 x 8.8 23.7 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
12MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 CX
 CX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
BEST
 16:9
 3:2

Design

Colour of Product
 White
 White

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
81mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
27mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
10 - 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Fixed Focal Length
10mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
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
Number of Aspheric Elements
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
40.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.2m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
135 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 64
 80
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 51200
 64
 80
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 51200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 51,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 80
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps
BEST
25fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At 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
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
 Second display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.47" Unknown - Click to provide data
Magnification
2.7x
BEST
0.92x
Viewfinder Type
 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
Connection to PC
 Connection to PC
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
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
 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 Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 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 Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
Languages Support
 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 (OSD) Languages
 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 Type
 AC
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
EN-EL15 D-LI90
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
400 shots 740 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Mac Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating systems supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating systems supported
Mac Compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac compatibility

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
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
 AC
 USB
 AV
 AC
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
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
Compatible Operating Systems
Unknown - Click to provide data Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7 & OS X 10.3.9 +
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
27 - 81 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
3.5 - 5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
 USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/8000 - 30
Aperture Priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
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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