Nikon D7200 vs Pentax K-S1

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Nikon D7200
Pentax K-S1

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Reasons For

11 Reasons For
17% higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a megapixel of 24.2MP, however the Pentax K-S1 is only a 20.12MP 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.

4.32MP more total megapixels Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a total megapixels of 24.72MP, whereas the Pentax K-S1 is only a 20.4MP digital camera (4.32MP less).
A bit shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon D7200 is 27mm minimum focal length, but the Pentax K-S1 is a 27.5mm minimum focal length digital camera (0.5mm longer).
Seven number of diaphragm bladess Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a seven number of diaphragm blades digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-S1 only has six number of diaphragm bladess.
Fourty more auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Nikon D7200 has 51.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the Pentax K-S1 only has 11.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
0.2" larger display diagonal Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a display diagonal 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.

Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a vari-angle LCD display, however the Pentax K-S1 does not have a vari-angle LCD display.
A lot higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-S1 is only a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (307,800 pixels lower).
Six hundred and thirty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a digital camera that takes 1110.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas 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.

More popular
The Nikon D7200 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 586 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Pentax K-S1 ranks No. 13246.
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 93% (based on 41 reviews).
8 Reasons For
A lot smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is a 38 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon D7200 is only a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (16 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Pentax K-S1 is 84mm maximum focal length. That's 31.5mm longer than the Nikon D7200 (84mm).
A lot higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 51,200, however the Nikon D7200 is only a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (25,600 lower).
Ninety-nine times shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s shorter than the Nikon D7200 (0.01s).
0.01x higher magnification Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has a magnification of 0.95x, however the Nikon D7200 is only a 0.94x 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 22.3mm. That's 2.8mm bigger than the Nikon D7200 (22.3mm). 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 500g digital camera. That's 175g lighter than the Nikon D7200 (500g). 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.

$380 cheaper
The Pentax K-S1 costs $380.31 less than the Nikon D7200.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Vastly bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon D7200 has a maximum aperture number of 22, however the Pentax K-S1 is a 38 maximum aperture digital camera (16 smaller).
Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 52.5mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 31.5mm shorter than the Pentax K-S1 (84mm).
Lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Nikon D7200 is only 25,600 maximum ISO speed, but the Pentax K-S1 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (25,600 higher).
Longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon D7200 is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s longer than the Pentax K-S1 (0.01s).
0.01x lower magnification Edit
Nikon D7200 is only 0.94x lens magnification ratio, but the Pentax K-S1 is a 0.95x 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 19.5mm Eye relief. That's 2.8mm smaller than the Pentax K-S1 (22.3mm). 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 675g digital camera. That's 175g heavier than the Pentax K-S1 (500g). 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.

$380 more expensive
The Nikon D7200 is more expensive than the Pentax K-S1 by $380.31.
12 Reasons Against
4.08MP lower megapixel Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has a megapixel of 20.12MP, whereas the Nikon D7200 is a 24.2MP 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 megapixels Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has a total megapixels of 20.4MP, but the Nikon D7200 is a 24.72MP digital camera (4.32MP more).
A little longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Pentax K-S1 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 27.5mm, however the Nikon D7200 is a 27mm minimum focal length digital camera (0.5mm shorter).
Only six number of diaphragm bladess Edit
The number of number of diaphragm bladess on the Pentax K-S1 is six, but the Nikon D7200 only has seven number of diaphragm bladess.
Fourty less auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Pentax K-S1 is an 11.00 auto Focus (AF) points digital camera, whereas the Nikon D7200 only has 51.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
0.2" smaller display diagonal 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.

Does not have a vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Pentax K-S1 does not have a vari-angle LCD display, however the Nikon D7200 has a vari-angle LCD display.
A lot lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Pentax K-S1 is only 921,000 pixels display resolution, but the Nikon D7200 is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (307,800 pixels higher).
Six hundred and thirty less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Pentax K-S1 is 480.00, but the Nikon D7200 only takes 1110.00 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.

Over one year older
The Pentax K-S1 is older than the Nikon D7200 by 16 months.
Worse selling
The Pentax K-S1 ranks No. 13246 by sales volume, however the Nikon D7200 ranks No. 586.
Slightly Lower user review Score
The Pentax K-S1's average user rating is 93%, however the Nikon D7200's is 94% (based on 104 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
24.2MP
BEST
20.12MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 DNG
 PEF
 RAW
 JPG
 DNG
 PEF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.5 x 15.6 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
24.72MP
BEST
20.4MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
BEST
 16:9

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5.8x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
22 38
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
52.5mm 84mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
27mm
BEST
27.5mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 105 18 - 55
Lens Type
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
15/11 11/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Pentax KAF3
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Nikon F
 Pentax KAF3
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Number of Aspheric Elements
1 1
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7
BEST
6
Filter Size
67mm 52mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (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
51m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
51
BEST
11
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
 100
 25600
 25
 200
 51200
 100
 25600
 25
 200
 51200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 51,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Manual
 Flash on
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Manual
 Flash on
Flash Guide Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 10m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 RAW
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 RAW
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Resolution At 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
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
 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
 FLU
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
Memory Slots
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,228,800 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
 Second display

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.94x 0.95x
BEST
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)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Direct sunlight
 Tungsten
 Daylight
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Sensitivity priority
 Auto
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Sensitivity priority
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Fader
 Pastel
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Fader
 Pastel
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10,20 2,12
Multi-Shot
 Multi-shot
 Multi-shot
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 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
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-2 - 1 -2.5 - 1.5
Eye Relief
19.5mm 22.3mm
BEST
Scene Modes
 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
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
675g 500g
BEST
Height
106.5mm 92.7mm
Depth
76mm 70mm
Width
135.5mm 120.6mm
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 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
EN-EL15 D-LI109
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
1,110 shots
BEST
480 shots

Operational Conditions

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

Cables Included
 AC
 AC
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 EXPEED 4
 EXPEED 4
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
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