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Konica Minolta 5D vs Pentax K-S1

Portability
64
Imaging
45
Features
38
Overall
42
Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D front
 
Pentax K-S1 front
Portability
69
Imaging
65
Features
70
Overall
67

Konica Minolta 5D vs Pentax K-S1 Key Specs

Konica Minolta 5D
(Full Review)
  • 6MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 670g - 131 x 93 x 67mm
  • Released July 2005
  • Alternative Name is Dynax 5D
  • Renewed by Sony A100
Pentax K-S1
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/6000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Pentax KAF2 Mount
  • 558g - 121 x 93 x 70mm
  • Revealed August 2014
  • New Model is Pentax K-S2
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Konica Minolta 5D vs Pentax K-S1 Overview

The following is a extended overview of the Konica Minolta 5D vs Pentax K-S1, both Advanced DSLR digital cameras by rivals Konica and Pentax. There is a sizeable difference between the image resolutions of the Minolta 5D (6MP) and K-S1 (20MP) but they feature the same exact sensor sizing (APS-C).

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The Minolta 5D was brought out 10 years earlier than the K-S1 which is quite a large gap as far as tech is concerned. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (Mid-size SLR).

Before diving in to a more detailed comparison, below is a simple overview of how the Minolta 5D grades vs the K-S1 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Konica Minolta 5D over the Pentax K-S1

 Minolta 5D K-S1 

Reasons to pick Pentax K-S1 over the Konica Minolta 5D

 K-S1 Minolta 5D 
RevealedAugust 2014July 2005Newer by 111 months
Screen sizing3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution921k115kClearer screen (+806k dot)

Common features in the Konica Minolta 5D and Pentax K-S1

 Minolta 5D K-S1 
Focus manually Dial exact focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither comes with Touch friendly screen

Konica Minolta 5D vs Pentax K-S1 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to travel with your camera, you should think about its weight and proportions. The Konica Minolta 5D comes with outside measurements of 131mm x 93mm x 67mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 2.6") accompanied by a weight of 670 grams (1.48 lbs) while the Pentax K-S1 has measurements of 121mm x 93mm x 70mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 2.8") along with a weight of 558 grams (1.23 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. Following is the front view over all size comparison of the Minolta 5D compared to the K-S1.

Konica Minolta 5D vs Pentax K-S1 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the Minolta 5D and K-S1 is 64 and 69 respectively.

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Konica Minolta 5D vs Pentax K-S1 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, its difficult to see the difference between sensor dimensions only by looking at specs. The image underneath will help offer you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the Minolta 5D and K-S1.

All in all, both of those cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same megapixels. You should count on the Pentax K-S1 to give you extra detail having its extra 14MP. Higher resolution will allow you to crop pictures far more aggressively. The more aged Minolta 5D is going to be behind in sensor technology.

Konica Minolta 5D vs Pentax K-S1 sensor size comparison

Konica Minolta 5D vs Pentax K-S1 Screen and ViewFinder

Konica Minolta 5D vs Pentax K-S1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Konica Minolta 5D Portrait photography features
Pentax K-S1 Portrait photography features
51
manual focus
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
doesn't have liveview
MP count low (6 megapixels)
79
focusing manually
MP count good (20 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
comes with face detect focus
saves RAW files
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Street Comparison

Konica Minolta 5D Street photography details
Pentax K-S1 Street photography details
64
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
no moving screen
73
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
lighter than competition (558g)
above average ISO range (51,200)
no articulating screen
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Sports Comparison

Konica Minolta 5D Sports photography features
Pentax K-S1 Sports photography features
47
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
has phase detect AF
doesn't have liveview
very slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
MP count low (6MP)
70
great max shutter speed (1/6,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
MP count good (20MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
comes with tracking focus
comes with phase detect auto focus
max fps very slow (5.4 frames per second)
low battery (410 CIPA)
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Konica Minolta 5D
Travel photography with Pentax K-S1
44
built-in flash
does not have Time Lapse recording
MP count low (6 megapixels)
does not have selfie friendly display
60
lighter than competition (558 grams)
MP count good (20MP)
has built in flash
does not have Time Lapse recording
low battery (410 per charge)
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Konica Minolta 5D
Landscape photography with Pentax K-S1
52
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inches)
doesn't have liveview
MP count low (6MP)
does not have Time Lapse recording
73
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Pentax KAF2 mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
MP count good (20MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
doesnt have low pass filter
above average ISO range (51,200)
saves RAW files
low battery (410 per charge)
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Konica Minolta 5D Vlogging features
Pentax K-S1 Vlogging features
9
no video shooting
33
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
comes with face detect focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competition (558 grams)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have mic socket
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Konica Minolta 5D vs Pentax K-S1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Konica Minolta 5D and Pentax K-S1
 Konica Minolta Maxxum 5DPentax K-S1
General Information
Make Konica Pentax
Model Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D Pentax K-S1
Also called Dynax 5D -
Category Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Released 2005-07-15 2014-08-27
Physical type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor - Prime MII
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 23.5 x 15.7mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 369.0mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 6MP 20MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Full resolution 3008 x 2000 5472 x 3648
Max native ISO 3200 51200
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 9 11
Lens
Lens mount Sony/Minolta Alpha Pentax KAF2
Available lenses 143 151
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1.5
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.5 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 115 thousand dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.55x 0.64x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/6000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 3.0 frames/s 5.4 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range - 10.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync, Off Auto, auto + redeye, on, on + redeye reduction, slow sync, trailing curtain sync, manual
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/160 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions - 1920 x 1080 (30,25,24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60,50 fps)
Max video resolution None 1920x1080
Video data format - H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 670 gr (1.48 lbs) 558 gr (1.23 lbs)
Dimensions 131 x 93 x 67mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 2.6") 121 x 93 x 70mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 2.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 58 78
DXO Color Depth score 21.3 23.5
DXO Dynamic range score 11.1 13.0
DXO Low light score 605 1061
Other
Battery life - 410 shots
Battery type - Battery Pack
Battery model NP-400 D-LI109
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes ( 2 or 12 seconds)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type Compact Flash (Type I or II) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Retail pricing $1,100 $339