Pentax KP vs Sony A58 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Amateur DSLR cameras.

KP vs A58 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Pentax KP vs Sony A58 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

A58

  • Introduced in February 2013
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 20 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 100 - 16000 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 67.00mm (2.6") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount A Mount
  • No WiFi
  • 128.6 x 95.5 x 77.7mm³ (5.1" x 3.8" x 3.1")
  • 492g (15.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for A58

KP vs A58 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 A58 sensor comparison

KP vs A58: Viewfinder

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

A58 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.44 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.53x.

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)

A58 (0.53x)

Simulated viewfinder of the KPSimulated viewfinder of the A58

Better choice: Pentax KP

Pentax KP VS Sony A58 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Pentax KP a better choice

KP

A58

Sensor cleaning (3)
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.3020.10
Auto Focus points (4)2715
Better sensibility (4)100 - 819200 ISO100 - 16000 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.920.46
External microphone (2)
WiFi (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the KP are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Pentax are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the A58: 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 Sony A58

KP

A58

Higher speed (4, frames/second)78
Larger lens selection (3)4045
Longer battery life (3, photos)420700
Weighs less (2)643g
(20.7 oz.)
492g
(15.9 oz.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the A58 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the KP: the lower weight than the KP.

Yields 12 points for the A58.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

KP

A58

Sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Similar size1009cm³954cm³
Pentax KP VS Sony A58 Dimensions

Look at front view of the KP and A58

KP und A58, front viewKP und A58, front view

Top view of cameras

KP und A58, view from aboveKP und A58, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Pentax KP

Sony A58

22
12

We recommend Pentax KP as better choice.

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