Pentax KP vs Sony A99 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Amateur DSLR cameras.

KP vs A99 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Pentax KP vs Sony A99 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 September 2012
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount A Mount
  • No WiFi
  • 147 x 112 x 78.4mm³ (5.8" x 4.4" x 3.1")
  • 733g (23.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for A99

KP vs A99 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:

Infographic: KP and A99 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Sony A99

KP vs A99: Viewfinder

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

A99 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.71x.

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)

A99 (0.71x)

Simulated viewfinder of the KPSimulated viewfinder of the A99

Better choice: Sony A99

Pentax KP VS Sony A99 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Pentax KP a better choice



Sensor cleaning (3)
Higher speed (4, frames/second)76
Auto Focus points (4)2719
Better sensibility (4)100 - 819200 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)643g
(20.7 oz.)
(23.6 oz.)
More portable (2)1009cm³
WiFi (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the KP are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Pentax are the larger sensitivity, the built-in flash and the lower weight than the A99. Another advantage over the A99: the more compact size, the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The KP scores 23 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony A99



Larger sensor (5)APS-CFull frame
Larger lens selection (3)4045
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.921.23
Longer battery life (3, photos)420500

Conclusion: Advantages of the A99 are the larger sensor, the larger selection of lenses and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 13 points for the A99.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Resolution (megapixel)24.3024.30
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
External microphone
Pentax KP VS Sony A99 Dimensions

Look at front view of the KP and A99

KP und A99, front viewKP und A99, front view

Top view of cameras

KP und A99, view from aboveKP und A99, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Pentax KP

Sony A99


We recommend Pentax KP as better choice.

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