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Canon EOS 70D vs Pentax K-S1

Canon EOS 70D vs Pentax K-S1

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Canon EOS 70D
Pentax K-S1

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
Higher megapixel 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.

Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Canon EOS 70D is 40 maximum aperture. That's 2 smaller than the Pentax K-S1 (38).
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.
Touchscreen Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a touchscreen, whereas the Pentax K-S1 does not have a touchscreen.
12% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixels. That's 119,000 pixels higher than the Pentax K-S1 (921,000 pixels).
920.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon EOS 70D takes 920.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Pentax K-S1 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.

Three more awards
The Canon EOS 70D has 5 awards from expert review sites, but the Pentax K-S1 has 2 awards.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Canon EOS 70D is 91%, whereas the average rating of the Pentax K-S1 is 77% (based on 27 reviews).
Moderately better user reviews
The average user review score of the Canon EOS 70D is 95%, whereas the average rating of the Pentax K-S1 is 93% (based on 41 reviews).
4 Reasons For
84mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Pentax K-S1 is 300mm maximum focal length, but the Canon EOS 70D is only a 216mm maximum focal length digital camera (84mm shorter).
A little bigger eye relief Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has an eye relief of 22.3mm, however the Canon EOS 70D is only a 22mm Eye relief digital camera (0.3mm 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.

177g lighter Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has a weight of 498g, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 675g digital camera (177g 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.

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

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
84mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 216mm, however the Pentax K-S1 is a 300mm maximum focal length digital camera (84mm longer).
Slightly smaller eye relief Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 22mm Eye relief digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-S1 is a 22.3mm Eye relief digital camera (0.3mm bigger). 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.

177g heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a weight of 675g, however the Pentax K-S1 is a 498g digital camera (177g 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.

Fewer sellers
The Canon EOS 70D is only stocked by 1 store, but the Pentax K-S1 is stocked by 3 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
8 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel 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.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is a 38 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 2 bigger than the Canon EOS 70D (38).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Pentax K-S1 is only 921,000 pixels display resolution. That's 119,000 pixels lower than the Canon EOS 70D (921,000 pixels).
Only 480.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Pentax K-S1 is 480.00, but the Canon EOS 70D only takes 920.00 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.

Older by one year
The Pentax K-S1 is one year older than the Canon EOS 70D.
Three less awards
The Pentax K-S1 has only received 2 awards, whereas the Canon EOS 70D has received 5 awards.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Pentax K-S1's average expert score is only 77%, however the Canon EOS 70D's is 91% (based on 46 reviews).
User review Rating is marginally Worse
The Pentax K-S1's average user score is 93%, however the Canon EOS 70D's is 95% (based on 890 reviews).

Awards

5 Awards
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
ljudochbild.se: 5 Star
mashable.com: Mashable Choice
techradar.com/au/: Editor's Choice
2 Awards
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

14 months Ago 26 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
20.2MP
BEST
20.12MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 DNG
 PEF
 RAW
 JPG
 DNG
 PEF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
22.5 x 15 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
20.9MP
BEST
20.42MP
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Material
 Aluminium
 Glass
 Fiber
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
 Aluminium
 Glass
 Fiber
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Digital Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
40
BEST
38
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
216mm 300mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 200 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Pentax KAF3
 Pentax K
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Pentax KAF3
 Pentax K
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Diaphragm Blade
7
BEST
6
Filter Size
62mm 62mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 multi point
 servo
 AI
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 One Shot Focus
 AI Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 servo
 AI
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 One Shot Focus
 AI Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.22m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.39 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
19
BEST
11
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL-CT-SIR
 TTL
 TTL-CT-SIR

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
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 51200
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 51200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 51,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Partial
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Partial
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
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
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
 Flash on
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
 Flash on
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
12m
BEST
10m
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01s
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 Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

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

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Wind Filter
 Wind filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
 Noise reduction

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 xD
 EXD
 FLU
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 xD
 EXD
 FLU
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
 Second display
Display Diagonal (metric)
7.7cm Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 Optical
 Electronic
BEST
 electrical
 Optical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Twilight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 ATW
 Manual
 Twilight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 ATW
 Manual
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Movie
 Sensitivity priority
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Movie
 Sensitivity priority
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Fader
 Pastel
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Fader
 Pastel
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,12
Multi-Shot Function
 Multi-shot function
 Multi-shot function
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Custom Colour
 Custom colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.3
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.3
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Electronic Compass
 Electronic compass
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -2.5 - 1.5
Swivel Camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Swivel camera
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Folder
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Folder
 Rotation
Eye Relief
22mm 22.3mm
BEST
Scene Modes
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Museum
 Surf
 Pet
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Museum
 Surf
 Pet
Languages Support
 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)
 Multi
 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)
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
675g 498g
BEST
Height
104.3mm 92.5mm
Depth
78.5mm 69.5mm
Width
139mm 120mm
Weight (including Battery)
755g 558g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
LP-E6 D-LI109
Battery Capacity
1,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
920 shots
BEST
480 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 -10 - 40

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case

Networking

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

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Housing Material
 Aluminium
 Plastic
 Thermoplastic
 Thermoplastic urethane (TPU)
 Aluminium
 Plastic
 Thermoplastic
 Thermoplastic urethane (TPU)
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