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Nikon D7500 vs Pentax K-3 II Comparison

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This Nikon D7500 vs Pentax K-3 II Comparison 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.

Pentax K-3 II features a 24.35 effective megapixel APS-c sensor. It has built-in 5-axis stabilization and the option of turning off the AA filter effect. Dustproof, weather-resistant construction is ideal for capturing shots outdoors.

Let’s have a brief look at the main features of Nikon D7500 vs Pentax K-3 II. So what may be the main differences when consider their specs list?

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Specifications comparison of the Nikon D7500 vs Pentax K-3 II Cameras

Nikon D7500 vs Pentax K-3 II Comparison

If you’re trying to decide which one to buy as your first camera, here are the differences of Nikon D7500 vs Pentax K-3 II cameras. you can see some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Nikon D7500 vs Pentax K-3 II Comparison Table

Features Nikon D7500 Pentax K-3 II
Sensor resolution 20.9MP APS-C CMOS 24.3 MP APS-C CMOS
AA Filter No On/Off
Max Image Resolution 5568 x 3712 6016 x 4000
Body image stabilization Video only Yes
ISO ISO 50 (exp)/ISO 100 – ISO 51200/ISO 1,640,000 (exp) 100 – 51,200
not expandable
AF System 51 point AF
(15 cross-type)
27 point AF
(15 cross-type)
LCD 3.2″ / 8 cm Titling touchscreen 921,600 dots 3.2″ Fixed TFT-LCD 1,036,000 dots
Viewfinder Optical
100% coverage
0.94x/0.63 x
Optical (Pentaprism)
0.95x magnification
100% coverage
Shutter Speed 30-1/8000 sec 30-1/8000 sec
Built-in Flash Yes No
Burst Speed 8fps 8fps
Exposure Compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Video Recording
(max. res)
H.264 QuickTime MOV 4K UHD/30p, 25p, 24p 1920×1080 (60i/50i/30/25/24p)
SD Card Slots 1 card slot supports UHS-I Dual card slots supports UHS-I
Time Lapse Yes Yes
Jpeg Buffer Size 100 60
RAW Buffer Size 50 22
Mic Input Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes Yes
Wireless Connectivity Wi-Fi with Snapbridge None
Built-in GPS None Yes
USB Charge Yes Yes
Environmentally Sealed Yes Yes
Battery Life 950 shots 720 shots
Dimensions 5.35 x 4.09 x 2.87″ (136 x 104 x 73 mm) 5.2 x 4.0 x 3.1″ (141 x 113 x 78 mm)
Weight 22.58 oz (640g) 27.07 oz (785g)
Price $1,250 $846


As a verdict, we can say both cameras features Aps-c image sensor. Even both cameras look very identical in the specs list, Nikon D7500 has a lot more AF points, LCD with touchscreen support, 4K video recording and a bigger buffer for burst shooting.

The price difference of Nikon D7500 vs Pentax K-3 II is huge. We recommend the D7500, but according to your budget the K3-II is also a good budget-friendly DSLR in this segment.