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Pentax KP vs Nikon D5200 Specs
All specs: Main page for KP
All specs: Main page for D5200
KP vs D5200 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 D5200: Viewfinder
KP has an optical viewfinder with penta prism. It has magnification of 0.59x and covers 100% of view field.
The D5200 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 D5200 Other Specs Comparison
Why is Pentax KP a better choice
|Wider resolution (5, megapixel)||24.30||24.20|
|Higher speed (4, frames/second)||7||5|
|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 larger sensitivity. We also like the better viewfinder, the optical image stabilizer and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.
The KP scores 22 points.
Otherwise why to choose Nikon D5200
|Auto Focus points (4)||27||39|
|Larger lens selection (3)||40||200|
|Longer battery life (3, photos)||420||600|
|Weighs less (2)||643g|
Conclusion: Advantages of the D5200 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger selection of lenses and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the KP: the lower weight than the KP.
Yields 12 points for the D5200.
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 D5200 Dimensions|
Look at front view of the KP and D5200
Top view of cameras
Here's the total score according to comparison above:
We recommend Pentax KP as better choice.
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