Leica SL2 vs Pentax K-1 Comparison



Let’s compare the Leica SL2 vs Pentax K-1.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Leica SL2 and Pentax K-1. Both cameras have 35mm sensors but Leica SL2 has a 47.3 MP and Pentax K-1 has a 36.4 MP resolution.

  Leica SL2 Pentax K-1
  Leica SL2 Front Pentax K-1 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Leica Ricoh
Megapixels 47.3 36.4
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format 35mm 35mm
SLR Type Mirrorless Dslr
Crop Factor 1.0x 1.0x
AA Filter None Optional
Image Resolution 8368 x 5584 (46.7 MP, 3:2) 7360 x 4912 (36.2 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 50 - Max 50000 Min 100 - Max 204800
Full ISO Settings Auto, ISO 50 to 50,000 Auto, 100-204800 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
Startup Time 1.2 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Contrast-detect AF with depth mapping "Leica Object Detection AF": 225 zones; Spot (can be shifted), Field (can be shifted), Multi-Field, Zone, Face detection, object Tracking, optional Touch AF; Smart AF (autonomously selects AFs and AFc), AFs (picture taken only after successful focusing), AFc (picture can be taken at any time), AF setting can be saved TTL Phase-detection AF: SAFOX 12, 33 point (25 cross type focus points in the center), Spot, Select, Expanded Area (S, M, L), Zone select, Auto (33 AF points)
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, ISO 50 to 50,000 Auto, 100-204800 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
Shutter Speed Range 1/40000 - 60 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 100 74
AW Buffer Size 78 17
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.2 3.2
LCD Resolution 2,100,000 dots 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen Yes No
Articulating Screen No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen No No
Top Deck Display Yes Yes
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type EVF: 5.76M-dot "EyeRes" OLED, 0.78x magnification (50mm lens at infinity, -1dpt), 100% coverage, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, 120 fps, eye sensor SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.7x mag., Eyepoint: 20.6mm (from the view window) / 21.7mm (from the center of lens), -3.5 to +1.2 diopter, Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 4992x3744 (30p/​25p/​24p) 1920x1080 (60i/50i/30p/25p/24p)
Video File Format MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio Format: 2ch 48 kHz/16 bit, AAC), MOV: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio Format: 2ch 48 kHz/16 bit, AC-3) MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV), JPEG (AVI) for interval movie record
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes Yes
SD UHS Support Both slots support UHS-II
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/250 1/200
Internal connections USB 3.1 Gen1 Type C, HDMI 2.0b Type A; 3.5mm mic/remote and headphone/remote jacks; Multifunctional interface in baseplate for optional handgrip Micro (Type D) HMDI, USB 2.0 Micro B, DC input, wired remote jack, 3.5mm external stereo mic jack, 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No No
Bluetooth Yes No
Built-In GPS No Yes
USB Type USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 760 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 32.7 oz (928 g) includes batteries 35.8 oz (1,015 g) includes batteries
Size 5.7 x 4.2 x 1.7 in. (146 x 107 x 42 mm) 5.4 x 4.3 x 3.4 in. (137 x 110 x 86 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $5,995.00 Buy from Amazon for $1,791.97
Release Date 2019-11-21 2016-04-15