Pentax KP vs Nikon D7500 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Amateur DSLR cameras.

KP vs D7500 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Pentax KP vs Nikon D7500 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

D7500

  • Introduced in April 2017
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C (DX)
  • 21 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta prism)
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount F
  • WiFi built-in
  • 135.5 x 104 x 72.5mm³ (5.3" x 4.1" x 2.9")
  • 720g (23.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for D7500

KP vs D7500 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 D7500 sensor comparison

KP vs D7500: Viewfinder

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

The D7500 features an optical viewfinder with a penta prism that also covers 100% of the field of view, its magnification is c. 0.63x.

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)

D7500 (0.63x)

Simulated viewfinder of the KPSimulated viewfinder of the D7500

Better choice: Nikon D7500

Pentax KP VS Nikon D7500 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Pentax KP a better choice

KP

D7500

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.3020.90
Better sensibility (4)100 - 819200 ISO100 - 51200 ISO
Image stabilizer (3)
Weighs less (2)643g
(20.7 oz.)
720g
(23.2 oz.)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the KP are the higher resolution, the larger sensitivity and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the lower weight than the D7500.

The KP scores 14 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon D7500

KP

D7500

Higher speed (4, frames/second)78
Auto Focus points (4)2751
Larger lens selection (3)40200
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)420950

Conclusion: Advantages of the D7500 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger selection of lenses. We also like the rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 18 points for the D7500.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

KP

D7500

Sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Sensor cleaning
Built-in flash
Sensor resolution (MP)0.920.92
Articulated screen
External microphone
Similar size1009cm³1022cm³
WiFi
Pentax KP VS Nikon D7500 Dimensions

Look at front view of the KP and D7500

KP und D7500, front viewKP und D7500, front view

Top view of cameras

KP und D7500, view from aboveKP und D7500, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Pentax KP

Nikon D7500

14
18

We advise to choose the newest model: Nikon D7500.

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