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Panasonic G10 vs Pentax K-S1

Portability
72
Imaging
48
Features
47
Overall
47
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 front
 
Pentax K-S1 front
Portability
69
Imaging
64
Features
70
Overall
66

Panasonic G10 vs Pentax K-S1 Key Specs

Panasonic G10
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 388g - 124 x 90 x 74mm
  • Released August 2010
Pentax K-S1
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 51200
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/6000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Pentax KAF2 Mount
  • 558g - 121 x 93 x 70mm
  • Released August 2014
  • Updated by Pentax K-S2
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Panasonic G10 vs Pentax K-S1 Overview

Here is a in-depth review of the Panasonic G10 and Pentax K-S1, former being a Entry-Level Mirrorless while the other is a Advanced DSLR by brands Panasonic and Pentax. There exists a noticeable gap among the resolutions of the G10 (12MP) and K-S1 (20MP) and the G10 (Four Thirds) and K-S1 (APS-C) use totally different sensor measurements.

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The G10 was released 5 years earlier than the K-S1 and that is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of the cameras come with different body type with the Panasonic G10 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Pentax K-S1 being a Mid-size SLR camera.

Before going straight into a comprehensive comparison, below is a simple view of how the G10 grades versus the K-S1 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic G10 over the Pentax K-S1

 G10 K-S1 

Reasons to pick Pentax K-S1 over the Panasonic G10

 K-S1 G10 
ReleasedAugust 2014August 2010Fresher by 49 months
Display resolution921k460kCrisper display (+461k dot)

Common features in the Panasonic G10 and Pentax K-S1

 G10 K-S1 
Manually focus Very precise focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurements
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither has Touch friendly display

Panasonic G10 vs Pentax K-S1 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to carry your camera often, you have to think about its weight and proportions. The Panasonic G10 has outer dimensions of 124mm x 90mm x 74mm (4.9" x 3.5" x 2.9") along with a weight of 388 grams (0.86 lbs) while the Pentax K-S1 has measurements of 121mm x 93mm x 70mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 2.8") having a weight of 558 grams (1.23 lbs).

Check out the Panasonic G10 and Pentax K-S1 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are employing during that time. The following is the front view over all size comparison of the G10 vs the K-S1.

Panasonic G10 vs Pentax K-S1 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the G10 and K-S1 is 72 and 69 respectively.

Panasonic G10 vs Pentax K-S1 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic G10 vs Pentax K-S1 Sensor Comparison

Typically, its tough to see the gap in sensor sizing only by researching specs. The graphic below should give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the G10 and K-S1.

As you can plainly see, the 2 cameras posses different megapixel count and different sensor sizing. The G10 featuring a smaller sensor will make shooting shallower depth of field more difficult and the Pentax K-S1 will provide you with more detail as a result of its extra 8 Megapixels. Greater resolution will enable you to crop photos somewhat more aggressively. The older G10 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Panasonic G10 vs Pentax K-S1 sensor size comparison

Panasonic G10 vs Pentax K-S1 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic G10 vs Pentax K-S1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic G10 Portrait photography info
Pentax K-S1 Portrait photography info
60
manual focus
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
has face detect focusing
exports RAW formats
low megapixels (12MP)
78
manual focus
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
comes with face detect focus
delivers RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Panasonic G10 Street photography highlights
Pentax K-S1 Street photography highlights
59
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
exports RAW formats
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
73
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
lighter than others in class (558g)
above average high ISO (51,200)
screen is fixed
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic G10
Sports photography with Pentax K-S1
45
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
has tracking focus
good battery power (380 per charge)
slow fps (3.0 fps)
does not have image stabilization
low megapixels (12MP)
doesn't have phase detect AF
69
maximum shutter speed is high (1/6,000s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
comes with tracking focus
has phase detect auto focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.4 frames/s)
bad battery life (410 CIPA)
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic G10 Travel photography info
Pentax K-S1 Travel photography info
54
good battery power (380 CIPA)
has built in flash
lack of Time Lapse mode
low megapixels (12MP)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
60
lighter than others in class (558g)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
flash built-in
missing Time Lapse recording
bad battery life (410 shots)
display is not selfie friendly
Photography Glossary

Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic G10
Landscape photography with Pentax K-S1
59
manual focus
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
nice screen size (3 inch)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
exports RAW formats
good battery power (380 CIPA)
does not have image stabilization
low megapixels (12MP)
lack of Time Lapse mode
73
manual focus
switch lenses (Pentax KAF2 mount)
good sized screen (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
megapixel count good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
does not have anti aliasing filter
above average high ISO (51,200)
delivers RAW formats
bad battery life (410 shots)
missing Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic G10 Vlogging factors
Pentax K-S1 Vlogging factors
23
has face detect focusing
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of mic socket
33
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
comes with face detect focus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than others in class (558g)
display is not selfie friendly
missing mic socket
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Panasonic G10 vs Pentax K-S1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic G10 and Pentax K-S1
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10Pentax K-S1
General Information
Company Panasonic Pentax
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10 Pentax K-S1
Class Entry-Level Mirrorless Advanced DSLR
Released 2010-08-09 2014-08-27
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Venus Engine HD II Prime MII
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds APS-C
Sensor dimensions 17.3 x 13mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 5472 x 3648
Maximum native ISO 6400 51200
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points - 11
Lens
Lens mount type Micro Four Thirds Pentax KAF2
Available lenses 107 151
Crop factor 2.1 1.5
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3" 3"
Resolution of display 460k dots 921k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology TFT Color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder resolution 202k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.52x 0.64x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/6000s
Continuous shutter rate 3.0 frames/s 5.4 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 11.00 m 10.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, auto + redeye, on, on + redeye reduction, slow sync, trailing curtain sync, manual
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/160s -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30,25,24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60,50 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 388 gr (0.86 lbs) 558 gr (1.23 lbs)
Dimensions 124 x 90 x 74mm (4.9" x 3.5" x 2.9") 121 x 93 x 70mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 2.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 52 78
DXO Color Depth rating 21.2 23.5
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.1 13.0
DXO Low light rating 411 1061
Other
Battery life 380 shots 410 shots
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID - D-LI109
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes ( 2 or 12 seconds)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Retail price $550 $339