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Pentax KP vs Nikon D5100 Specs
All specs: Main page for KP
All specs: Main page for D5100
KP vs D5100 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 D5100: Viewfinder
KP has an optical viewfinder with penta prism. It has magnification of 0.59x and covers 100% of view field.
The D5100 has an optical viewfinder with a penta mirror. It's magnification is 0.52x 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.
Better choice: Pentax KP
Pentax KP VS Nikon D5100 Other Specs Comparison
Why is Pentax KP a better choice
|Wider resolution (5, megapixel)||24.30||16.20|
|Higher speed (4, frames/second)||7||4|
|Auto Focus points (4)||27||11|
|Better sensibility (4)||100 - 819200 ISO||100 - 6400 ISO|
|Better viewfinder (4)||Penta prism||Penta mirror|
|Image stabilizer (3)|
|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 built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.
The KP scores 26 points.
Otherwise why to choose Nikon D5100
|Larger lens selection (3)||40||200|
|Longer battery life (3, photos)||420||570|
|Weighs less (2)||643g|
Conclusion: Advantages of the D5100 are the larger selection of lenses, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the KP.
Yields 8 points for the D5100.
Common Specs for both cameras compared
|Sensor resolution (MP)||0.92||0.92|
|Video resolution||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080|
|Pentax KP VS Nikon D5100 Dimensions|
Look at front view of the KP and D5100
Top view of cameras
Here's the total score according to comparison above:
We recommend Pentax KP as better choice.
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