Pentax K-1 vs Nikon D610 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Professional DSLR cameras.

K-1 vs D610 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Pentax K-1 vs Nikon D610 Specs


  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Professional DSLR
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 36 megapixel
  • 4 frames/second
  • 100 – 204800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta prism)
  • 76.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount KAF2
  • WiFi built-in
  • 136.5 x 110 x 85.5mm³ (5.4″ x 4.3″ x 3.4″)
  • 1010g (32.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for K-1


  • Introduced in October 2013
  • Professional DSLR
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 – 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta prism)
  • 80.00mm (3.1″) Monitor
  • Lens mount F
  • No WiFi
  • 141 x 113 x 82mm³ (5.6″ x 4.4″ x 3.2″)
  • 850g (27.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for D610

K-1 vs D610 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: K-1 an D610 sensor comparison

K-1 vs D610: Viewfinder

K-1 has an optical viewfinder with penta prism. It has magnification of 0.70x and covers 100% of view field.

The D610 features an optical viewfinder with a penta prism that also covers 100% of the field of view, its magnification is c. 0.70x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

K-1 (0.70x)

D610 (0.70x)

Better choice: Draw

Pentax K-1 VS Nikon D610 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Pentax K-1 a better choice



Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

36.40 24.30
Better sensibility (4)

100 – 204800 ISO 100 – 6400 ISO
Image stabilizer (3)

Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

1.04 0.92
Articulated monitor (2)

WiFi (2)

GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the K-1 are the higher resolution, the larger sensitivity and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution, the articulated display and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection. Finally, there’s the the built-in GPS.

The K-1 scores 20 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon D610



Higher speed (4, frames/second)

4 6
Auto Focus points (4)

33 39
Larger lens selection (3)

40 200
Built-in flash (2)

Longer battery life (3, photos)

750 900
Weighs less (2)

(32.6 oz.)
(27.4 oz.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the D610 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger selection of lenses. We also like the built-in flash, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the K-1.

Yields 18 points for the D610.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor format

Full frame Full frame
Sensor cleaning

Video resolution

1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
External microphone

Similar size

1284cm³ 1307cm³
Environmental sealing

Pentax K-1 VS Nikon D610 Dimensions

Look at front view of the K-1 and D610

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Pentax K-1

Nikon D610


We advise to choose the newest model: Pentax K-1.