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Nikon 1 V1 vs Pentax K-50

Nikon 1 V1 vs Pentax K-50

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Nikon 1 V1
Pentax K-50

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
PictBridge Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 supports PictBridge, however the Pentax K-50 does not support PictBridge.
HDMI Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 has an HDMI, whereas the Pentax K-50 does not have an HDMI. 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 249g, whereas the Pentax K-50 is a 590g digital camera (341g 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.

7 Reasons For
39% higher megapixel Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 16.3MP digital camera. That's 6.2MP higher than the Nikon 1 V1 (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.

65% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Pentax K-50 has a maximum aperture number of 45. That's 29 smaller than the Nikon 1 V1 (45).
Significantly longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a 207mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Nikon 1 V1 is only an 81mm maximum focal length digital camera (126mm shorter).
Three more aspheric elements Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a six aspheric element digital camera, whereas the Nikon 1 V1 only has three aspheric elements.
480.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Pentax K-50 is a digital camera that takes 480.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Nikon 1 V1 only takes 400.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Five more awards
The Pentax K-50 has 12 awards from expert review sites, however the Nikon 1 V1 has 7 awards.
Better expert reviews
Based on 60 reviews, the average expert review score of the Pentax K-50 is 81%, but the average rating of the Nikon 1 V1 is 75% (based on 120 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
62% lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 is a 10.1MP digital camera. That's 6.2MP lower than the Pentax K-50 (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.

2x bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 has a maximum aperture number of 16. That's 29 bigger than the Pentax K-50 (45).
Two times shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 is an 81mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-50 is a 207mm maximum focal length digital camera (126mm longer).
Only 400.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon 1 V1 is a digital camera that takes 400.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Pentax K-50 only takes 480.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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 four years
The Nikon 1 V1 is four years older than the Pentax K-50.
Five less awards
The Nikon 1 V1 has only received 7 awards, however the Pentax K-50 has received 12 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Nikon 1 V1 only has an average expert score of 75%, but the Pentax K-50 has an average expert rating of 81% (based on 60 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Pentax K-50 does not have an HDMI, 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 249g digital camera (341g 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.

Awards

7 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
fotovideo.nu: Bronze
M3.idg.se: Recommended
pcforalla.idg.se: Good Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
tbreak.ae: Recommended
12 Awards
3dnews.ru: Innovative Design
DP Review: Silver
itproportal.com: Best Buy
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 Star
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onfoto.ru: Silver
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
vido.com.ua: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

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Date Released

68 months Ago 15 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
10.1MP 16.3MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 3872 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 2896 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 4928 x 3264
 3456 x 2304
 640 x 480
 3872 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 2896 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 4928 x 3264
 3456 x 2304
 640 x 480
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
 NEF
 RAW
 JPG
 NEF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.7 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
12MP 16.5MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
 3:2
 4:3

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
16 45
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
81mm 207mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 27mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 55
Fixed Focal Length
10mm 52mm
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon 1
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Pentax K
 Nikon 1
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Pentax K
Aspheric Element
3 6
BEST
Diaphragm Blade
7 7
Filter Size
40.5mm 52mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 spot
 centre weighted
 servo
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 selective
 Selective Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 centre weighted
 servo
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 selective
 Selective Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
135
BEST
11
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
 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 Sensitivity
 64
 80
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 50
 125
 160
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
 12500
 20000
 64
 80
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 50
 125
 160
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
 12500
 20000
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 51,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Highlight-weighted
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Highlight-weighted
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed Settings
 B
 B
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 High-speed synchronization
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 High-speed synchronization
Flash Guide Number
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
 ±1EV (1/2 EV step)
 ±1EV (1/2 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 640x240@400fps
 1280×720@60fps
 320×120@1200fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
 640x240@400fps
 1280×720@60fps
 320×120@1200fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
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
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 2GB
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
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%
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.47" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 Electronic
 Optical
BEST
 electrical
 Electronic
 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
Connection to PC
 Connection to PC
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Camera

White Balance
 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 Modes
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Sensitivity priority
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Sensitivity priority
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Muted
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Muted
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10 2,12
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 16x
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 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 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
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -2.5 - 1.5
Scene Modes
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Museum
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Sunset
 Surf
 Pet
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Museum
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Sunset
 Surf
 Pet
Languages Support
 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 (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
249g
BEST
590g
Height
76mm 96.5mm
Depth
43.5mm 70mm
Width
113mm 129mm
Weight (including Battery)
383g
BEST
650g

Battery

Power Source Type
 AC
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL15 D-LI109
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
400 shots 480 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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 LE
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
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
Interface
USB, HDMI, 3.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 Port
 USB 3.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
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
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