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Pentax KP vs Sony A99 Specs
All specs: Main page for KP
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:Advantage: 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.
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)||7||6|
|Auto Focus points (4)||27||19|
|Better sensibility (4)||100 - 819200 ISO||100 - 25600 ISO|
|Built-in flash (2)|
|Weighs less (2)||643g|
|More portable (2)||1009cm³|
|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-C||Full frame|
|Larger lens selection (3)||40||45|
|Better monitor (2, Megapixel)||0.92||1.23|
|Longer battery life (3, photos)||420||500|
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
|Video resolution||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080|
|Pentax KP VS Sony A99 Dimensions|
Look at front view of the KP and A99
Top view of cameras
Here's the total score according to comparison above:
We recommend Pentax KP as better choice.
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