Nikon D5600 vs Pentax KP Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Amateur DSLR cameras.

D5600 vs KP - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon D5600 vs Pentax KP 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 January 2017
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 100 - 819200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta prism)
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount KAF2
  • WiFi built-in
  • 131.5 x 101 x 76mm³ (5.2" x 4.0" x 3.0")
  • 643g (20.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for KP

D5600 vs KP 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 KP sensor comparison

D5600 vs KP: Viewfinder

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

The KP 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)

KP (0.59x)

Simulated viewfinder of the D5600Simulated viewfinder of the KP

Better choice: Pentax KP

Nikon D5600 VS Pentax KP Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon D5600 a better choice



Auto Focus points (4)3927
Larger lens selection (3)20040
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)970420
Weighs less (2)465g
(15.0 oz.)
(20.7 oz.)
More portable (2)842cm³

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 KP. Another advantage over the KP: the more compact size.

The D5600 scores 18 points.

Otherwise why to choose Pentax KP



Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2024.30
Higher speed (4, frames/second)57
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO100 - 819200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4)Penta mirrorPenta prism
Image stabilizer (3)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the KP 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 KP.

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
Nikon D5600 VS Pentax KP Dimensions

Look at front view of the D5600 and KP

D5600 und KP, front viewD5600 und KP, front view

Top view of cameras

D5600 und KP, view from aboveD5600 und KP, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon D5600

Pentax KP


We advise to choose the newest model: Pentax KP.

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