Nikon D7200 vs Pentax K-S1

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Nikon D7200
Pentax K-S1

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
17% higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a megapixel count of 24.2MPMP, however the Pentax K-S1 is only a 20.12MPMP digital camera (4.08MP 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.

4.3MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a total megapixel count of 24.72MPMP, whereas the Pentax K-S1 is only a 20.42MPMP digital camera (4.3MP less).
Vastly smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a maximum aperture of 22, however the Pentax K-S1 is only a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera (15.7 bigger).
A bit shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a minimum focal length of 27mmmm, but the Pentax K-S1 is a 28mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
Seven diaphragm blades Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a seven diaphragm blades digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-S1 only has six diaphragm blades.
Fourty more auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D7200 has 51 auto focus points, however the Pentax K-S1 only has 11 auto focus points.
0.2" larger screen size Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a screen size of 3.2"", however the Pentax K-S1 is only a 3"" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

$165 cheaper
The Nikon D7200 costs $239.95, whereas the Pentax K-S1 is $404.69.
Available from 11 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
User reviews are a little better
The Nikon D7200 has an average user review score of 94% based on 104 reviews, but the Pentax K-S1 has an average rating of 92% (based on 38 reviews).
8 Reasons For
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is a 300mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 90mm longer than the Nikon D7200 (300mmmm).
Vastly higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, however the Nikon D7200 is only a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (26 lower).
Ninety-nine times shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is a 0.01ss flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s shorter than the Nikon D7200 (0.01ss).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels pixels, but the Nikon D7200 is only a 1,228,800 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (920 pixels lower).
0.01x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.95xx, however the Nikon D7200 is only a 0.94xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.01x lower). 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.

13% bigger eye relief Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has an eye relief of 22.3mmmm. That's 2.8mm bigger than the Nikon D7200 (22.3mmmm). 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.

Lighter Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is a 498gg digital camera. That's 177g lighter than the Nikon D7200 (498gg). 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.

Four hundred and seventy-nine more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Pentax K-S1 is 480 shots, but the Nikon D7200 only takes 1,110 shots shot 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.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 210mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 90mm shorter than the Pentax K-S1 (300mmmm).
Two times lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, but the Pentax K-S1 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (26 higher).
Longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 1ss flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s longer than the Pentax K-S1 (0.01ss).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a display resolution of 1,228,800 pixels pixels, whereas the Pentax K-S1 is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (920 pixels higher).
0.01x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.94xx, but the Pentax K-S1 is a 0.95xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.01x 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.

Smaller eye relief Edit
Nikon D7200 is only 19.5mmmm Eye relief. That's 2.8mm smaller than the Pentax K-S1 (22.3mmmm). 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.

Heavier Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 675gg digital camera. That's 177g heavier than the Pentax K-S1 (498gg). 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.

Four hundred and seventy-nine less shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a digital camera that takes 1,110 shots shot per battery charge, whereas the Pentax K-S1 only takes 480 shots 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.

Three months older
The Nikon D7200 is older than the Pentax K-S1 by three months.
10 Reasons Against
4.08MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has a megapixel count of 20.12MPMP, whereas the Nikon D7200 is a 24.2MPMP digital camera (4.08MP higher). 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 has a total megapixel count of 20.42MPMP, but the Nikon D7200 is a 24.72MPMP digital camera (4.3MP more).
Significantly bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has a maximum aperture of 6.3, whereas the Nikon D7200 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (15.7 smaller).
A little longer minimum focal length Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has a minimum focal length of 28mmmm, however the Nikon D7200 is a 27mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
Only six diaphragm blades Edit
The number of diaphragm blades on the Pentax K-S1 is six, but the Nikon D7200 only has seven diaphragm blades.
Fourty less auto focus points Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is an 11 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Nikon D7200 only has 51 auto focus points.
0.2" smaller screen size Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is a 3"" screen digital camera, whereas the Nikon D7200 is a 3.2"" screen digital camera (0.2" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

$165 more expensive
The Pentax K-S1 is more expensive than the Nikon D7200 by $164.74.
Less retailers
Only 3 sellers sells the Pentax K-S1, whereas 14 retailers sell the Nikon D7200. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Slightly Lower user review Score
The Pentax K-S1's average user rating is 92%, however the Nikon D7200's is 94% (based on 104 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
24.2MP
BEST
20.12MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 5472 x 3648
 3072 x 2048
 1920 x 1280
BEST
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 5472 x 3648
 3072 x 2048
 1920 x 1280
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
BEST
 6000 x 4000
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 DNG
 PEF
 RAW
 JPG
 DNG
 PEF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.6 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
24.72MP
BEST
20.42MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
BEST
 16:9

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5.8x
BEST
11x
Maximum Aperture
22
BEST
6.3
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
210mm 300mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
27mm
BEST
28mm
Focal Length Range
18 - 105 18 - 200
Lens Structure
15/11 13/15
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Nikon F
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Aspheric Element
1 1
Diaphragm Blades
7
BEST
6
Filter Size
67mm 62mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 selective
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 selective
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus Point
51
BEST
11
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
 100
 25600
 25
 200
 51200
 100
 25600
 25
 200
 51200
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 51,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
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
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Flash on
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Flash on
 Manual
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 10m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
Flash Recharging Time
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 RAW
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 RAW
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

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

Display

Screen Size
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution
1,228,800 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.94x 0.95x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Tungsten
 Daylight
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
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Fader
 Pastel
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Fader
 Pastel
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,12
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Diopter Adjustment
-2 - 1 -2.5 - 1.5
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Folder
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Folder
 Rotation
Eye Relief
19.5mm 22.3mm
BEST
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Backlight
 Museum
 Surf
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Backlight
 Museum
 Surf
Display Language
 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
675g 498g
BEST
Height
106.5mm 92.5mm
Depth
76mm 69.5mm
Width
135.5mm 120mm
Lens Weight
420g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
89mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
76mm 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)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL15 D-LI109
Shot Per Battery Charge
1,110 shots 480 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 -10 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Digital Camera Utility 5
Included Cable
 AC
 AC
BEST

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED 4
 EXPEED 4
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