Pentax KP vs Pentax K-2S Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Amateur DSLR cameras.

KP vs K-2S - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Pentax KP vs Pentax K-2S 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 February 2015
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 20 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta prism)
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount KAF2
  • No WiFi
  • 122.5 x 91 x 72.5mm³ (4.8" x 3.6" x 2.9")
  • 678g (21.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for K-2S

KP vs K-2S 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 K-2S sensor comparison

KP vs K-2S: Viewfinder

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

The K-2S features an optical viewfinder with a penta prism that also covers 100% of the field of view, its magnification is c. 0.59x.

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)

K-2S (0.59x)

Simulated viewfinder of the KPSimulated viewfinder of the K-2S

Better choice: Draw

Pentax KP VS Pentax K-2S Other Specs Comparison

Why is Pentax KP a better choice



Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.3020.12
Higher speed (4, frames/second)75
Auto Focus points (4)2711
Better sensibility (4)100 - 819200 ISO100 - 51200 ISO
External microphone (2)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the KP are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Pentax are the larger sensitivity, the connector for an external microphone and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The KP scores 21 points.

Otherwise why to choose Pentax K-2S



Longer battery life (3, photos)420480
More portable (2)1009cm³
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the K-2S are that the battery has more stamina, the more compact size and the built-in GPS.

Yields 7 points for the K-2S.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection4040
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)0.920.92
Articulated screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Similar weight643g678g
Environmental sealing
Pentax KP VS Pentax K-2S Dimensions

Look at front view of the KP and K-2S

KP und K-2S, front viewKP und K-2S, front view

Top view of cameras

KP und K-2S, view from aboveKP und K-2S, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Pentax KP

Pentax K-2S


We recommend Pentax KP as better choice.

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