• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 36.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 819,200

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Differences

Nikon D750 advantages over Pentax K-1 II

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.97 vs 4.88 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 1.4 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1230 vs 670 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • More AF points
    51 vs 33
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.6 fps vs 4.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    6.6 fps vs 4.6 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Pentax K-1 II advantages over Nikon D750

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • More cross-type AF points
    25 vs 15
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Newer
    18 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.10 vs 0.21 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    36.4 vs 24.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Optional anti-aliasing filter
    Optional vs Fixed
    Lets you choose sharper photos or reduced moiré
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    77 vs 40 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    819200 vs 51200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Both provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Outstanding image quality with great dynamic range and high ISO performance; Class-leading burst rate; Very good 51-pt AF system; AF system works in very low light; Deep, comfortable handgrip; Articulated LCD monitor; Excellent battery life; Uncompressed 4:2:2 HDMI video output; Built-in Wi-Fi.

  • Buffer fills quickly with 14-bit RAW; Sluggish Live View AF; Shutter speed tops out at 1/4000s; OVF coverage closer to 97%; Weak low-pass filter is great for detail but higher risk of moire.

  • Excellent build and comfortable handling; Bright, roomy viewfinder and articulated LCD; Great image quality; Good performance for the class; In-camera stabilization, GPS and Wi-Fi; Incredibly feature-rich design.

  • Bulkier than APS-C DSLRs; Top ISOs are for the spec sheet, not the real world; JPEGs are a bit punchy by default; Slow startup; Below-average battery life; Only a relatively modest update to the K-1.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D600

Nikon D750
Nikon D600
  • $1564
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $1900
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
Pentax K-1 II
Nikon D600
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1900
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon 6D

Nikon D750
Canon 6D
  • $1564
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1699
  • 35mm
  • Built-in GPS
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Pentax K-1 II
Canon 6D
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1699
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D610

Nikon D750
Nikon D610
  • $1564
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $1530
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
Pentax K-1 II
Nikon D610
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1530
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup

Compared to Pentax K-1

Nikon D750
Pentax K-1
  • $1564
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup
  • $1800
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Pentax K-1 II
Pentax K-1
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $1800
  • 35mm

Compared to Nikon D850

Nikon D750
Nikon D850
  • $1564
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Pentax K-1 II
Nikon D850
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
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