Pentax K-01 vs Pentax S1 Overview
On this page, we are contrasting the Pentax K-01 vs Pentax S1, one is a Entry-Level Mirrorless and the other is a Small Sensor Compact and both are designed by Pentax. The image resolution of the K-01 (16MP) and the S1 (14MP) is very similar but the K-01 (APS-C) and S1 (1/2.3") offer different sensor measurements.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The K-01 was released 16 months after the S1 making them a generation away from one another. Both cameras have different body design with the Pentax K-01 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Pentax S1 being a Compact camera.
Before delving right into a more detailed comparison, here is a short synopsis of how the K-01 grades against the S1 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.
Pentax K-01 vs Pentax S1 Key Specs
- 16MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 12800 (Push to 25600)
- Sensor based Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Pentax KAF2 Mount
- 561g - 122 x 79 x 58mm
- Revealed May 2012
- 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Screen
- ISO 80 - 6400
- Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
- 1280 x 720 video
- 28-140mm (F3.5-5.5) lens
- 157g - 114 x 58 x 28mm
- Introduced March 2011
Pentax K-01 vs Pentax S1 Physical Comparison
If you are planning to carry around your camera regularly, you should take into account its weight and volume. The Pentax K-01 features physical dimensions of 122mm x 79mm x 58mm (4.8" x 3.1" x 2.3") along with a weight of 561 grams (1.24 lbs) and the Pentax S1 has sizing of 114mm x 58mm x 28mm (4.5" x 2.3" x 1.1") and a weight of 157 grams (0.35 lbs).Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are utilising at that moment. Following is a front view dimensions comparison of the K-01 and the S1.
Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the K-01 and S1 is 76 and 93 respectively.
Pentax K-01 vs Pentax S1 Sensor Comparison
Generally, its difficult to visualize the gap in sensor sizes purely by checking out specs. The image here should give you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the K-01 and S1.
All in all, both of those cameras come with different resolutions and different sensor sizes. The K-01 with its bigger sensor is going to make getting shallower DOF easier and the Pentax K-01 will produce more detail using its extra 2MP. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop photographs a good deal more aggressively. The fresher K-01 provides an edge in sensor tech.