Pentax KP vs Nikon D7200 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Amateur DSLR cameras.

KP vs D7200 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Pentax KP vs Nikon D7200 Specs


  • 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


  • Introduced in March 2015
  • 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
  • WiFi built-in
  • 135.5 x 106.5 x 76mm³ (5.3" x 4.2" x 3.0")
  • 765g (24.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for D7200

KP vs D7200 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 D7200 sensor comparison

KP vs D7200: Viewfinder

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

The D7200 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)

D7200 (0.62x)

Simulated viewfinder of the KPSimulated viewfinder of the D7200

Better choice: Nikon D7200

Pentax KP VS Nikon D7200 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Pentax KP a better choice



Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.3024.20
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.)
(24.7 oz.)
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 D7200.

The KP scores 20 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon D7200



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 D7200 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 D7200.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Sensor cleaning
Built-in flash
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
External microphone
Similar size1009cm³1097cm³
Pentax KP VS Nikon D7200 Dimensions

Look at front view of the KP and D7200

KP und D7200, front viewKP und D7200, front view

Top view of cameras

KP und D7200, view from aboveKP und D7200, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Pentax KP

Nikon D7200


We recommend Pentax KP as better choice.

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