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Pentax KP vs Nikon D5500 Specs
All specs: Main page for KP
All specs: Main page for D5500
KP vs D5500 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 D5500: Viewfinder
KP has an optical viewfinder with penta prism. It has magnification of 0.59x and covers 100% of view field.
The D5500 has an optical viewfinder with a penta mirror. It's magnification is 0.54x 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 D5500 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 - 25600 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.
The KP scores 20 points.
Otherwise why to choose Nikon D5500
|Auto Focus points (4)||27||39|
|Larger lens selection (3)||40||200|
|Better monitor (2, Megapixel)||0.92||1.04|
|Touch screen (2)|
|Longer battery life (3, photos)||420||970|
|Weighs less (2)||643g|
|More portable (2)||1009cm³|
Conclusion: Advantages of the D5500 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.
Yields 18 points for the D5500.
Common Specs for both cameras compared
|Video resolution||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080|
|Pentax KP VS Nikon D5500 Dimensions|
Look at front view of the KP and D5500
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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