Pentax KP vs Sony A77 II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Amateur DSLR cameras.

KP vs A77 II - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Pentax KP vs Sony A77 II 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

A77 II

  • Introduced in May 2014
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 50 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount A Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 142.6 x 104.2 x 80.9mm³ (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2")
  • 726g (23.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for A77 II

KP vs A77 II 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 A77 II sensor comparison

KP vs A77 II: Viewfinder

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

A77 II has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.64x.

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)

A77 II (0.64x)

Simulated viewfinder of the KPSimulated viewfinder of the A77 II

Better choice: Sony A77 II

Pentax KP VS Sony A77 II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Pentax KP a better choice


A77 II

Sensor cleaning (3)
Better sensibility (4)100 - 819200 ISO50 - 25600 ISO
Weighs less (2)643g
(20.7 oz.)
(23.4 oz.)
More portable (2)1009cm³
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the KP are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, the larger sensitivity and the lower weight than the A77 II. Another advantage over the A77 II: the more compact size.

The KP scores 11 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony A77 II


A77 II

Higher speed (4, frames/second)712
Auto Focus points (4)2779
Larger lens selection (3)4045
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.921.23
Longer battery life (3, photos)420480

Conclusion: Advantages of the A77 II are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger selection of lenses. We also like that the display has a higher resolution and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 16 points for the A77 II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


A77 II

Sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Resolution (megapixel)24.3024.30
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
External microphone
Pentax KP VS Sony A77 II Dimensions

Look at front view of the KP and A77 II

KP und A77 II, front viewKP und A77 II, front view

Top view of cameras

KP und A77 II, view from aboveKP und A77 II, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Pentax KP

Sony A77 II


We recommend Sony A77 II as better choice.

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