Nikon D5600 vs Pentax K-70 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Amateur DSLR cameras.

D5600 vs K-70 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon D5600 vs Pentax K-70 Specs


  • Introduced in November 2016
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C (DX)
  • 24 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta mirror)
  • 81.00mm (3.2") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount F
  • WiFi built-in
  • 124.0 x 97 x 70mm³ (4.9" x 3.8" x 2.8")
  • 465g (15.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for D5600


  • Introduced in June 2016
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 - 102400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta prism)
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount KAF2
  • WiFi built-in
  • 125.5 x 93 x 74mm³ (4.9" x 3.7" x 2.9")
  • 688g (22.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for K-70

D5600 vs K-70 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: D5600 an K-70 sensor comparison

D5600 vs K-70: Viewfinder

D5600 has an optical viewfinder with penta mirror. It has magnification of 0.54x and covers 95% of view field.

The K-70 has an optical viewfinder with a penta prism. It's magnification is 0.59x covering 100% of view field.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

D5600 (0.54x)

K-70 (0.59x)

Simulated viewfinder of the D5600Simulated viewfinder of the K-70

Better choice: Pentax K-70

Nikon D5600 VS Pentax K-70 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon D5600 a better choice



Auto Focus points (4)3911
Larger lens selection (3)20040
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)970480
Weighs less (2)465g
(15.0 oz.)
(22.2 oz.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the D5600 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger selection of lenses and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the K-70.

The D5600 scores 16 points.

Otherwise why to choose Pentax K-70



Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2024.24
Higher speed (4, frames/second)56
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO100 - 102400 ISO
Better viewfinder (4)Penta mirrorPenta prism
Image stabilizer (3)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the K-70 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the larger sensitivity. We also like the better viewfinder, the optical image stabilizer.

Yields 20 points for the K-70.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Sensor cleaning
Built-in flash
Articulated screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
External microphone
Similar size842cm³864cm³
Nikon D5600 VS Pentax K-70 Dimensions

Look at front view of the D5600 and K-70

D5600 und K-70, front viewD5600 und K-70, front view

Top view of cameras

D5600 und K-70, view from aboveD5600 und K-70, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon D5600

Pentax K-70


We advise to choose the newest model: Nikon D5600.

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