Pentax K-S1 vs Nikon D300

Winner
Pentax K-S1

100

Nikon D300

89

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-S1

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
High true resolution
True resolution
21.1 MP
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
227 ms shutter lag
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D300.

competitors

Pentax K-S1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Fujifilm X-A3

Fujifilm X-A3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$489 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Focus points Many more focus points
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$672 - $715 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Significantly thicker

Nikon D300 Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$602 body only

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Focus points Fewer focus points
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$449 body only

Size Smaller
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,755 body only

$2,299 with 18-200mm lens

Storage slots Has more storage slots
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Significantly more expensive

discussion

Pentax K-S1
K-S1
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Nikon D300
D300
Nikon

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