When you are an entry level shooter, then it will be a quite tough task for you to choose the DSLR camera that can suit you from every side. After all, there are a numerous entry level cameras around the market but not each one is good at all. Here we have two brilliant entry-level DSLR cameras, Pentax K-70 and Nikon D5500. To know which one is going to be the best fit for you, read out detail comparison.
|Features/ Models||Pentax K-70
|Sensor||24 megapixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 m)|
|Low pass filter||Yes||Yes|
|Image processor||PRIME MII||Expeed 4|
|AF system||Phase detect +Contrast detect
|AF points||11||39 points|
|Shutter Min/ mix||1/6000 – 60||1/4000 – 30|
|Continuous shooting speed||6fps||5fps|
|Video||Full HD 1080p Video at up to 60 fps||Full HD 1080p Video at up to 60 fps|
|Display||3.0″ 921k-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen||3.2″ Rear Touchscreen Swivel LCD (1,037,000)|
|Viewfinder||2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder||Optical pentamirror (95%)|
|Wireless||Built-In Wi-Fi||Built-In Wi-Fi|
|Dimensions|| 126 x 93 x 74 mm
||143 x 104 x 81 mm|
Before we begin I must say that both the camera features same sensor size and resolution, however we can see some difference in the low-light performance of the camera due to High ISO range of Pentax K-70 (102400 vs 25600).
Image stabilization – Image stabilization in any camera plays a great role in suppressing the appearance of the unwished camera shake that makes the blurry image. Pentax K-70 utilizes the Sensor shift image stabilizations will keep the image away from blurry issue by forcibly eliminate this useless camera shakes. But Nikon D5500 doesn’t have image stabilization.
AF system– The huge advantage of Pentax K-70 is that the camera uses hybrid AF system (contrast as well as Phase detect mode), which is great for faster and accurate focusing results. Moreover, the SAFFOX X AF system of Pentax K-70 is also allows the users for sharp focus of the subjects moving in lowlight. On the other hand, Nikon D5500 uses only phase detect mode, means the camera will not be able to focus like Pentax K-70 but it utilize 39 inventive AF points including nine cross-type sensors, to quickly acquire focus in a range of lighting conditions, while Pentax K-70 uses only 11 AF points.
ISO – With utilizing the maximum ISO range (upto 102400), the K-70 users can go for consistent lowlight shooting, but the maximum ISO range provided by Nikon D5500 is only 25600, maybe lesser for effective lowlight shooting.
Shutter speed- With a top shutter speed of 1/6000 second, making the PENTAX K-70, a great camera that sharply captures the fast-moving subjects. Whereas, the shutter speed of Nikon D5500 is restricted upto 1/4000 secs.
Continuous shooting speed– The high-speed continuous shooting function with a top speed of approximately 6fps, the Pentax K-70, allows the photographers enjoy capturing each of their favorite action of the desired subjects. On the other side, only 5fps of continuous shooting function is allowed by Nikon D5500.
Display- Nikon D5500 is equipped with a large and wide, 3.2-inch, approximately 1037K-dot TFT LCD vari-angle monitor with wide viewing angle.
Battery- Maximum 480 shots are possible at a single time battery charge with Nikon D5500 while the Pentax K-70 allows you to take upto 410 shots.
Verdict- Obviously, the Pentax K-70 is going to be the camera that can take your photography skill to your desire level, that integrates innovative AF system, image stabilization, ISO range etc. And if you want a good start with the DSLR camera then don’t look further, pick K-70 and enjoy the shooting.