Canon EOS 70D vs Pentax K-S1

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Canon EOS 70D
Pentax K-S1

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Reasons For

10 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.

More total megapixels Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 20.9MP digital camera. That's 0.5MP more than the Pentax K-S1 (20.4MP).
One more number of diaphragm blades Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has seven number of diaphragm bladess, however the Pentax K-S1 only has six number of diaphragm bladess.
19.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The number of auto Focus (AF) pointss on the Canon EOS 70D is 19.00, but the Pentax K-S1 only has 11.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Two more flash guide numbers Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has 12.00 flash guide numbers, however the Pentax K-S1 only has ten flash guide numbers.
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)s Edit
The Canon EOS 70D takes 920.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Pentax K-S1 only takes 480.00 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.

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 93% (based on 41 reviews).
5 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is a 38 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 16 smaller than the Canon EOS 70D (38).
Higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 51,200. That's 38,400 higher than the Canon EOS 70D (51,200).
Higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
Pentax K-S1 is 60fps JPEG frame rate. That's 10fps higher than the Canon EOS 70D (60fps).
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.

255g lighter Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has a weight of 500g, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 755g digital camera (255g 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.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Canon EOS 70D is only 22 maximum aperture. That's 16 bigger than the Pentax K-S1 (38).
Lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 38,400 lower than the Pentax K-S1 (51,200).
20% lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a motion JPEG frame rate of 50fps. That's 10fps lower than the Pentax K-S1 (60fps).
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.

255g heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a weight of 755g, however the Pentax K-S1 is a 500g digital camera (255g 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.

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Older by eleven months
The Canon EOS 70D is eleven months older than the Pentax K-S1.
10 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.

Less total megapixels Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is a 20.4MP digital camera. That's 0.5MP less than the Canon EOS 70D (20.4MP).
One less number of diaphragm blades Edit
The number of number of diaphragm bladess on the Pentax K-S1 is six, but the Canon EOS 70D only has seven number of diaphragm bladess.
Only 11.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is an 11.00 auto Focus (AF) points digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 70D only has 19.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Two less flash guide numbers Edit
The number of flash guide numbers on the Pentax K-S1 is ten, but the Canon EOS 70D only has 12.00 flash guide numbers.
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 touchscreen Edit
The Pentax K-S1 does not have a touchscreen, but the Canon EOS 70D has a touchscreen.
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)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Pentax K-S1 is 480.00, but the Canon EOS 70D only takes 920.00 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.

User review Rating is marginally Worse
The Pentax K-S1's average user score is 93%, however the Canon EOS 70D's is 94% (based on 118 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

37 months Ago 26 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
20.2MP
BEST
20.12MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
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
20.4MP
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
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Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Material
 Aluminium
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
 Aluminium
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
Dustproof
 Dustproof
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Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
22 38
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 84mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 27.5mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 200 18 - 55
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
18/14 11/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Pentax KAF3
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Pentax KAF3
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7
BEST
6
Filter Size
62mm 52mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto 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
0.45m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
19
BEST
11
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
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
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 51200
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 51200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 51,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Flash on
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
50fps 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 RAW
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 RAW
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
BEST
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
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display
Display Diagonal (metric)
7.7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.95x 0.95x
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
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
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Daylight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Daylight
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
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 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
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
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)
-3 - 1 -2.5 - 1.5
Eye Relief
22mm 22.3mm
BEST
Scene Modes
 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
Languages Support
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
755g 500g
BEST
Height
104.3mm 92.7mm
Depth
78.5mm 70mm
Width
139mm 120.6mm
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)
755g 558g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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

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

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX,Digital Photo Professional,PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
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

Image Processor
 DIGIC 5+
 DIGIC 5+
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
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