Nikon D7500 vs Pentax KP – Comparison


This Nikon D7500 vs Pentax KP comparison shows what separates these DSLRs with a view of featured categories.

The Nikon D7500 borrows quite a bit of the tech from Nikon’s top-of-the-range DX-format DSLR, the D500. The DSLR offers a 20.9-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor. The biggest advantage of the camera is the bigger buffer and a better AF system.

The Pentax KP comes with a high-sensitivity 24.3-megapixel sensor. The CMOS sensor of the camera provides a top ISO of 819,200.

Let’s have a brief look at the main features of Nikon D7500 vs Pentax KP. So what may be the main differences when consider their specs list?

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Specifications comparison of the Nikon D7500 vs Pentax KP Cameras

Nikon D7500 vs Pentax KP - Comparison

If you’re trying to decide which one to buy as your first camera, here are the differences of Nikon D7500 vs Pentax KP cameras. you can see some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

 Features Nikon D7500 Pentax KP
Megapixels 20.9MP 24.3MP
Sensor Type APS-C CMOS APS-C CMOS
AA Filter No On/Off
Image Resolution 5568 x 3712 6016 x 4000
Body Image Stabilization Yes (Movie only) Yes
ISO 100 –51,200 100 – 819,200
Expanded ISO 50 – 1,638,400 None
AF Points 51 points 15 cross type 27 points (25 cross type)
Continuous Mode 8fps 7fps
LCD 3.2″ – Articulated 3.0″ – Articulating
LCD Resolution 921,600 dots 921,600 dots
Touchscreen Yes No
Focus Peaking No Yes
Top LCD Display Yes No
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.94x 0.95x
Video Resolution 3840×2160 (30/25/24p) 1920×1080 (60i/50i/30/25/24p)
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack No No
Dual Card Slots No No
SD UHS Support UHS-I UHS-I
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/8000 – 30sec 1/24000 – 30sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 100 28
RAW Buffer Size 50 8
Time Lapse Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/250 1/180
Built-in Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Built-in GPS No No
Bluetooth Yes No
USB Type USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Environmentally Sealed Yes Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 950 shots 390 shots
Battery Included Yes (EN-EL15a) Yes (D-LI109)
Weight 22.58 oz (640g) 24.7 oz (699g)
Size 5.3 x 4.1 x 2.9 in.
(136 x 104 x 73 mm)
5.2 x 4.0 x 3.0 in.
(132 x 101 x 76 mm)
Release Date 2017 2017
Price $1,250 $1,096

Conclusion

Although the Pentax KP is cheaper than the Nikon D7500 by $150 USD, the D7500 is closing the price gap in terms of advanced features it offers. Main advantages of the Nikon D7500 vs Pentax KP are the bigger buffer with the improved AF system, 4K video recording and better battery life for a mid-range DSLR.

Although both cameras offer excellent features, we find it would be a wise move if the new users prefer the Nikon D7500.



  • PiDicus Rex

    “Although the Pentax KP is cheaper than the Nikon D7500 by $150 USD, the D7500 gives the price difference in many respects.”
    Can we get the last half of that sentence in English please?, it makes no sense at the moment.

    Also, the KP’s Sensor Shift, is currently only available in Stills Mode – Pentax owners disable the post-processed “MovieSR’, cos it’s shite.

    I’d bet on those LCD’s being identical, but the Nikon having a wider Bezel, for the size difference, given the pixel count of the LCD is the same.

  • Spodeworld

    I believe that the KP has considerably better high ISO image quality rivaling some full-frame cams, and an in-body 5-axis sensor stabilizer, in addition to the pixel-shift capability.