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Advantages of the Pentax K-1

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True resolution
Much higher true resolution
36.2 MP vs 24.1 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.70x vs 0.62x
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Around 30% larger viewfinder
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
204,800 ISO vs 51,200 ISO
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The K-1's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
33 vs 27
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
760 shots vs 720 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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Advantages of the Pentax K-3 II

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Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
8.3 fps vs 4.4 fps
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Around 90% faster continuous shooting
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Size
Significantly smaller
131×100×77 mm vs 137×110×86 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Thickness
Much thinner
3" vs 3.4"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Lighter
800 g vs 1,010 g
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More than 20% lighter
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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3.2"
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
Pentaprism
External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
100%
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Built-in focus motor Built-in focus motor Help
Autofocuses with more lenses
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
1/8000 of a second
Common Weaknesses
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Professional
Lowest price Very expensive Help
K-1$1,796.95
K-3 II$1,786.32
Thickness Quite thick Help
K-13.4"
K-3 II3"
Weight Heavy Help
K-11,010 g
K-3 II800 g
Lens availability Few lenses available Help
113 lenses
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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Pentax K-1
K-1
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K-3 II
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