Pentax KP vs Nikon D7100 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Amateur DSLR cameras.

KP vs D7100 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Pentax KP vs Nikon D7100 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

D7100

  • Introduced in February 2013
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C (DX)
  • 24 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta prism)
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor
  • Lens mount F
  • No WiFi
  • 135.5 x 106.5 x 76mm³ (5.3" x 4.2" x 3.0")
  • 765g (24.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for D7100

KP vs D7100 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 D7100 sensor comparison

KP vs D7100: Viewfinder

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

The D7100 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)

D7100 (0.62x)

Simulated viewfinder of the KPSimulated viewfinder of the D7100

Better choice: Nikon D7100

Pentax KP VS Nikon D7100 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Pentax KP a better choice

KP

D7100

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.3024.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)76
Better sensibility (4)100 - 819200 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)
Weighs less (2)643g
(20.7 oz.)
765g
(24.7 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 D7100. Another advantage over the D7100: 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 D7100

KP

D7100

Auto Focus points (4)2751
Larger lens selection (3)40200
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.921.23
Longer battery life (3, photos)420950

Conclusion: Advantages of the D7100 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 that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 12 points for the D7100.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

KP

D7100

Sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Sensor cleaning
Built-in flash
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
External microphone
Similar size1009cm³1097cm³
Pentax KP VS Nikon D7100 Dimensions

Look at front view of the KP and D7100

KP und D7100, front viewKP und D7100, front view

Top view of cameras

KP und D7100, view from aboveKP und D7100, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Pentax KP

Nikon D7100

22
12

We recommend Pentax KP as better choice.

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