Nikon D850 with Pentax ist DS2 Comparison

Nikon D850 and Pentax ist DS2 Main Features

  • August, 2017
  • August, 2005
  • 46 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 6 MP APS-C CCD Sensor
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 200 - 3200 ISO
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • Optical Viewfinder
  • 7.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 146 x 124 x 79 mm, 1015g.
  • 125 x 93 x 66 mm, 605g.
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Nikon D850 Scores


Imaging score
85
Features score
90
Value for money score
96
Portability score
62
Overall score
91

Pentax ist DS2 Scores


Imaging score
37
Features score
31
Value for money score
35
Portability score
80
Overall score
38

Pentax ist DS2 with Nikon D850 Overview


Let's compare Nikon D850 with Pentax ist DS2. These models are included in the Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Nikon D850 was released in 2017, and Pentax ist DS2 in 2005. D850 is newer, which is a plus. ist DS2 12 years older. 12 years, this is a pretty big age difference.
The sensor resolution of D850 is greater than that of ist DS2. The difference of 40 MP is quite a lot. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the second camera (ist DS2), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. At Nikon D850, the maximum ISO is greater by 22400. Nikon D850 has a larger 3-inch Tilting screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
D850 has optical (pentaprism) viewfinder, and the ist DS2 doesn’t have. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Nikon D850 has 3.0 fps continuous shooting. Nikon D850 has 3.0 fps continuous shooting.

General D850 ist DS2
Brand Nikon Pentax
Model D850 ist DS2
Announced August, 2017 August, 2005
Body Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon F Pentax KAF
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 1.5
Number of Lenses 305 150
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 2"
Screen Type Tilting Fixed
Screen Resolution 2359k pixels 210k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.75 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 153 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 99 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 7.0 fps 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash Modes Front-curtain sync (normal), Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye reduction
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame APS-C
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor Dimensions 35.9 x 23.9 mm 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area 858.0 mm² 369.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 46 MP 6 MP
Max Image Resolution 8256 x 5504 3008 x 2008
Max Native ISO 25600 3200
Min Native ISO 64 200
Max Boosted ISO 102400 0
Min Boosted ISO 32 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 1840 shots 0 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL15a 4 x AA
Physical
Weight 1015 g 605 g
Physical Dimensions 146 x 124 x 79 mm 125 x 93 x 66 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported) + XQD SD/MMC card
Storage Slots 2 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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