63points

Pentax K-5 II

72points

Pentax KP

Pentax K-5 II
Pentax KP
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Pentax K-5 II vs Pentax KP

Pentax K-5 II
Pentax KP
63
points
Pentax K-5 II
72
points
Pentax KP

Why is Pentax K-5 II better than Pentax KP?

  • 1.5% larger sensor
    ?

    23.7 x 15.7mmvs23.5 x 15.6mm
  • 590shots longer battery life
    ?

    980shotsvs390shots
  • 24.7% faster maximum shutter speed
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    1/8000svs0.000166s
  • 42.5g lighter
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    660.5gvs703g
  • Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
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  • Has a built-in HDR mode
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  • Has a flash
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  • 8.45% less body volume
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    927.61cm³vs1013.232cm³

Why is Pentax KP better than Pentax K-5 II?

  • 16 more focus points
    ?

    27vs11
  • 49.08% more megapixels (main camera)
    ?

    24.3MPvs16.3MP
  • 16x higher maximum light sensitivity
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    819200 ISOvs51200 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen
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  • 2.4x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    1080 x 60fpsvs1080 x 25fps
  • Supports Wi-Fi
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  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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  • Has a stereo microphone
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Price comparison

Pentax KP

Buy used:

$349.99

ProductStorePrice
Pentax KP AmazonPentax KP 24.32 Ultra-Compact Weatherpro...Pentax KP 24.32 Ultra-Compact Weatherproof DSLR with 3" LCD, Black
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$746.95
Pentax KP AmazonPentax K-70 Weather-Sealed DSLR Camera, ...Pentax K-70 Weather-Sealed DSLR Camera, Body Only (Black)
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$546.95
Pentax KP AmazonPentax KP DSLR Camera (KP Black, w/Penta...Pentax KP DSLR Camera (KP Black, w/Pentax 50mm Lens)
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$863.90
Pentax KP AmazonPentax KP DSLR Camera (Black) with a PEN...Pentax KP DSLR Camera (Black) with a PENTAX DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Lens + Pentax 85231 Sling Bag 2 and Padded DSLR Strap
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$846.90
Pentax KP AmazonPentax K-1 Mark II 36MP Weather Resista...Pentax K-1 Mark II 36MP Weather Resistant DSLR with 3.2" TFT LCD, Body Only, Black
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$1,796.95
Pentax KP AmazonRicoh WG-60 Waterproof Digital Camera, 2...Ricoh WG-60 Waterproof Digital Camera, 2.7" LCD (WG-60 Black)
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$239.95
Pentax KP AmazonPentax KP 24MP Compact TTL Autofocus DSL...Pentax KP 24MP Compact TTL Autofocus DSLR Camera, Silver - Bundle with 16GB SDHC Card, Holster Case, Cleaning Kit, Card Reader, Software Package
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$789.80
Pentax KP aliexpressGODOX Mini TT350P TTL HSS 2.4GHz Wireles...GODOX Mini TT350P TTL HSS 2.4GHz Wireless Flash Speedlite + XPro-P Trigger for Pentax 645Z K-3II K-1 KP K-50 K-S2 K70 Camera
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$98.75

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax KP
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax KP
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.Has a built-in focus motor
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax KP
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
4.weight

660.5g

703g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.viewfinder coverage

100%

100%

With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.
6.has an optical viewfinder
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax KP
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.

Optics

1.sensor size

23.7 x 15.7mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.focus points

11

27

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
3.megapixels (main camera)

16.3MP

24.3MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
4.maximum light sensitivity

51200 ISO

819200 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
5.continuous shooting at high resolution

7fps

7fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax KP
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 25fps

1080 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax KP
A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax KP
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.Has timelapse function
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax KP
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
5.has a 24p cinema mode
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax KP
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax KP
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax KP
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.number of microphones

1

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax KP
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

980shots

390shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax KP
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax KP
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax KP
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax KP
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.Has a remote control
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax KP
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
3.has an external memory slot
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax KP
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax KP
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
5.has an HDMI output
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax KP
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
6.has an accelerometer
Pentax K-5 II
Pentax KP
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

Price comparison

Pentax KP

Buy used:

$349.99

ProductStorePrice
Pentax KP AmazonPentax KP 24.32 Ultra-Compact Weatherpro...Pentax KP 24.32 Ultra-Compact Weatherproof DSLR with 3" LCD, Black
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$746.95
Pentax KP AmazonPentax K-70 Weather-Sealed DSLR Camera, ...Pentax K-70 Weather-Sealed DSLR Camera, Body Only (Black)
Amazon logo
$546.95
Pentax KP AmazonPentax KP DSLR Camera (KP Black, w/Penta...Pentax KP DSLR Camera (KP Black, w/Pentax 50mm Lens)
Amazon logo
$863.90
Pentax KP AmazonPentax KP DSLR Camera (Black) with a PEN...Pentax KP DSLR Camera (Black) with a PENTAX DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Lens + Pentax 85231 Sling Bag 2 and Padded DSLR Strap
Amazon logo
$846.90
Pentax KP AmazonPentax K-1 Mark II 36MP Weather Resista...Pentax K-1 Mark II 36MP Weather Resistant DSLR with 3.2" TFT LCD, Body Only, Black
Amazon logo
$1,796.95
Pentax KP AmazonRicoh WG-60 Waterproof Digital Camera, 2...Ricoh WG-60 Waterproof Digital Camera, 2.7" LCD (WG-60 Black)
Amazon logo
$239.95
Pentax KP AmazonPentax KP 24MP Compact TTL Autofocus DSL...Pentax KP 24MP Compact TTL Autofocus DSLR Camera, Silver - Bundle with 16GB SDHC Card, Holster Case, Cleaning Kit, Card Reader, Software Package
Amazon logo
$789.80
Pentax KP aliexpressGODOX Mini TT350P TTL HSS 2.4GHz Wireles...GODOX Mini TT350P TTL HSS 2.4GHz Wireless Flash Speedlite + XPro-P Trigger for Pentax 645Z K-3II K-1 KP K-50 K-S2 K70 Camera
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$98.75

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