Pentax KP vs Canon EOS 100D Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Amateur DSLR cameras.

KP vs EOS 100D - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Pentax KP vs Canon EOS 100D Specs

KP

  • 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

EOS 100D

  • Introduced in February 2013
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 18 megapixel
  • 4 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta mirror)
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Lens mount EF, EF-S
  • No WiFi
  • 116.8 x 90.7 x 69.4mm³ (4.6" x 3.6" x 2.7")
  • 407g (13.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS 100D

KP vs EOS 100D 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: KP an EOS 100D sensor comparison

KP vs EOS 100D: Viewfinder

KP has an optical viewfinder with penta prism. It has magnification of 0.59x and covers 100% of view field.

The EOS 100D has an optical viewfinder with a penta mirror. It's magnification is 0.53x covering 95% 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.

KP (0.59x)

EOS 100D (0.53x)

Simulated viewfinder of the KPSimulated viewfinder of the EOS 100D

Better choice: Pentax KP

Pentax KP VS Canon EOS 100D Other Specs Comparison

Why is Pentax KP a better choice

KP

EOS 100D

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.3018.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)74
Auto Focus points (4)279
Better sensibility (4)100 - 819200 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4)Penta prismPenta mirror
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)420380
WiFi (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the KP are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Pentax are the larger sensitivity, the better viewfinder and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the articulated display, that the battery has more stamina and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The KP scores 31 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon EOS 100D

KP

EOS 100D

Larger lens selection (3)40220
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.921.04
Touch screen (2)
Weighs less (2)643g
(20.7 oz.)
407g
(13.1 oz.)
More portable (2)1009cm³
(64 cu.in.)
735cm³
(46 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS 100D are the larger selection of lenses, that the display has a higher resolution and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the EOS 100D is made easy by the lower weight than the KP and the more compact size.

Yields 11 points for the EOS 100D.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

KP

EOS 100D

Sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Sensor cleaning
Built-in flash
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
External microphone
Pentax KP VS Canon EOS 100D Dimensions

Look at front view of the KP and EOS 100D

KP und EOS 100D, front viewKP und EOS 100D, front view

Top view of cameras

KP und EOS 100D, view from aboveKP und EOS 100D, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Pentax KP

Canon EOS 100D

31
11

We recommend Pentax KP as better choice.

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