Pentax KP vs Nikon D7000 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Amateur DSLR cameras.

KP vs D7000 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Pentax KP vs Nikon D7000 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

D7000

  • Introduced in December 2010
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C (DX)
  • 16 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta prism)
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor
  • Lens mount F
  • No WiFi
  • 132 x 105 x 77mm³ (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0")
  • 780g (25.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for D7000

KP vs D7000 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 D7000 sensor comparison

KP vs D7000: Viewfinder

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

The D7000 features an optical viewfinder with a penta prism that also covers 100% of the field of view, its magnification is c. 0.62x.

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)

D7000 (0.62x)

Simulated viewfinder of the KPSimulated viewfinder of the D7000

Better choice: Nikon D7000

Pentax KP VS Nikon D7000 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Pentax KP a better choice

KP

D7000

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.3016.20
Higher speed (4, frames/second)76
Better sensibility (4)100 - 819200 ISO100 - 6400 ISO
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)
Weighs less (2)643g
(20.7 oz.)
780g
(25.2 oz.)
WiFi (2)
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 optical image stabilizer, the articulated display and the lower weight than the D7000. Another advantage over the D7000: 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 D7000

KP

D7000

Auto Focus points (4)2739
Larger lens selection (3)40200
Longer battery life (3, photos)420950

Conclusion: Advantages of the D7000 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger selection of lenses and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 10 points for the D7000.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

KP

D7000

Sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Sensor cleaning
Built-in flash
Sensor resolution (MP)0.920.92
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
External microphone
Similar size1009cm³1067cm³
Pentax KP VS Nikon D7000 Dimensions

Look at front view of the KP and D7000

KP und D7000, front viewKP und D7000, front view

Top view of cameras

KP und D7000, view from aboveKP und D7000, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Pentax KP

Nikon D7000

22
10

We recommend Pentax KP as better choice.

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