Where differences exist, the better specification has been highlighted in white.

 

Fujica ST901 Pentax ES II
Viewfinder Ground glass screen. Fresnel screen.
Central micro-prism collar. Central micro-prism collar.
Split-image rangefinder.
0.96x magnification. 0.89x magnification.
Shutter Horizontally-running focal plane shutter with electronic or mechanical timing. Horizontally-running focal plane shutter with electronic or mechanical timing.
Continuously variable from 20 seconds to 1/1000th. Continuously variable from 8 seconds to 1/1000th.
Mechanical speeds from 1/60th to 1/1000th + B. Mechanical speeds from 1/60th to 1/1000th + B.
10 second delay. Cancellable self-timer for 5-11 second delay.
Eye-piece blind. Eye-piece blind.
Lockable shutter release (prevents exposure). Lockable shutter release (prevents exposure and provides a T lock).
Shutter-cocked indicator: red dot in window next to shutter release.
DOF preview Lockable and allows stop down metering. Lockable and allows stop down metering.
Meter Silicon blue photocell, TTL, open-aperture metering with automatic aperture priority. CdS, TTL, open-aperture metering with automatic aperture priority.
Meter does not operate in manual mode. Meter assumed to operate in manual mode.
Shutter speeds viewfinder displayed approximately as LED digits. Shutter speeds viewfinder displayed by needle pointer.
Exposure Compensation +2/-2 in 1/3rd f/stop increments with viewfinder display. +2/-1 in three increments 4x, 2x, 1/2x.
Lens Mount 42mm screw - only fully compatible with Auto Fujinon lenses. 42mm screw - only fully compatible with SMC Takumar lenses.
Film Speed 20 to 3200 ASA. 20 to 3200 ASA.
Flash Sync Standard X and FP synch, with X-sync hot shoe at 1/60. Standard X and FP synch, with X-sync hot shoe at 1/60.
Film Advance Single short stroke lever. Single short stroke lever with 10° pre-advance and 160° advance angle.
Frame Counter Automatic count-up and reset. Automatic count-up and reset.
Rewind Via crank and bottom release button. Via crank and bottom release button.
Size 143 x 91.5 x 52mm (W x H x D). 143 x 98 x ?mm (W x H x D).
Weight 622g (body only). 678g (body only).
Battery 6v 4LR44 type. Four 1.5v SR44 type.
Misc Film confirmation window. Film type reminder dial.
Auto/manual switch lock.
Lens mount lock.

As I don't own a Pentax ES II, I have referred to the instruction manual, but it's a little vague about some features.

 

On paper, these two cameras are so similar that choosing between them is simply a matter of personal preference.

 

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