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Pentax KP vs Nikon D500 Specs
All specs: Main page for KP
All specs: Main page for D500
KP vs D500 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:
KP vs D500: Viewfinder
KP has an optical viewfinder with penta prism. It has magnification of 0.59x and covers 100% of view field.
The D500 features an optical viewfinder with a penta prism that also covers 100% of the field of view, its magnification is c. 0.66x.
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.
Better choice: Nikon D500
Pentax KP VS Nikon D500 Other Specs Comparison
Why is Pentax KP a better choice
|Wider resolution (5, megapixel)||24.30||20.90|
|Better sensibility (4)||100 - 819200 ISO||100 - 51200 ISO|
|Built-in flash (2)|
|Image stabilizer (3)|
|Weighs less (2)||643g|
|More portable (2)||1009cm³|
Conclusion: Advantages of the KP are the higher resolution, the larger sensitivity and the built-in flash. A nice touch is the optical image stabilizer, the lower weight than the D500 and the more compact size.
The KP scores 18 points.
Otherwise why to choose Nikon D500
|Higher speed (4, frames/second)||7||10|
|Auto Focus points (4)||27||153|
|Larger lens selection (3)||40||200|
|Better monitor (2, Megapixel)||0.92||2.36|
|Touch screen (2)|
|Better Video (2)||1920 x 1080||3840 x 2160|
|Longer battery life (3, photos)||420||1200|
|USB 3.0 (2)|
Conclusion: Advantages of the D500 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger selection of lenses. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the D500 is made easy by that the battery has more stamina and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.
Yields 22 points for the D500.
Common Specs for both cameras compared
|Pentax KP VS Nikon D500 Dimensions|
Look at front view of the KP and D500
Top view of cameras
Here's the total score according to comparison above:
We advise to choose the newest model: Pentax KP.
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