Canon 800D / T7i vs. Pentax KP

Canon T7I vs. Pentax KP

If Canon 800D gives you the best AF system then Pentax KP offers you the expandable ISO reach of 819200. Moreover, KP also carries larger sensor APS-C sensor compared to 800D, letting you take super sharp shots with gorgeous details. Let’s go in detailed comparison to find out the best cameras for you…

Features / Models

Canon 800D

Pentax KP

Megapixel 24 Megapixels 24 Megapixel
Sensor size / type APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Image processor
Digic 7 PRIME IV
Low pass filter Yes Variable
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Image stabilization No 5 axis IS II
AF System Contrast detect + Phase detect Contrast + Phase detect sensor
AF points 45 AF points 27 AF points
ISO 100-51200 100-819200
Shutter Min/Max  1/4000 sec 30- 1/24000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 06 fps 07 fps
Video Full HD 1080p @60fps full HD 1080p @30fps
Display 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot 3-Way Tilting LCD Screen
Hot-shoe Yes yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 600 390 shots
Wireless connectivity Built-In Built-in
Weather Sealed No No
Dimensions  131 x 100 x 76 mm 132 x 101 x 76 mm
Weight 532 g 703 g

Image quality

Interestingly, both use same APSC sensor, but the sensor size featured by Pentax KP is a bit bigger than Canon 800D. As a result, Pentax KP will capable to produce high resolution images, plus also reduce crop factor. On the other side, 800d has comparatively smaller image sensor.

AF system

Canon 800D exclusive Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DPAF) technology, allowing the camera to provide continuous phase-detection AF during video recording for quick and accurate focus tracking of moving subjects. Canon’s own proprietary, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which they first introduced in Canon 70D is an unprecedented sensor technology in which effective pixels are able to perform both imaging and phase-detection focus measurement simultaneously. As a result, we will see a very creative and dramatic AF performance for both video and Live View still imaging modes.

On the other side, Pentax KP is working with contrast detect sensor, however, a new AF algorithm was introduced in KP, but Dual Pixel CMOS sensor of 800D is astonishing! Moreover, Canon 800D has Phase AF module that features 45 AF point areas for even more precise focusing, plus also helps deliver sharp focus for still photos even in extreme low-light conditions By the way, Pentax KP employs high-speed SAFOX 11 phase-matching AF sensor module out of its 27 focus sensors, 25 are cross-type sensors fabricated in the middle to assure pinpoint focus on the subject.

Image stabilization

5-axis Image stabilization mechanism inside Pentax KP effectively minimizes the uncontrolled camera shakes that we generally face in challenging lighting conditions. As a result, crisp and blur free images are the sure output of Pentax camera. On the other hand, Canon 800D have built in image stabilization so you need to use the I.S lens to get crisp and gorgeous images.


Your photos and videos look sharp and lifelike with minimal noise when you shoot with Pentax KP because the camera offers you the expandable ISO range of 819200. On the other hand, Canon 800D offers you the limited ISO range of 51200.

Shutter Speed

The fast shutter speed of Pentax KP (1/24000 sec) allows the camera to capture sharp, crystal clear images with a wide open aperture at brightness levels as low as -3 EV. Moreover, one great advantage of faster shutter speed is that it effectively suppresses the appearance of Distortion also. On the other side, Canon 7D Mark II allows you to use the faster shutter speed of 1/ 4000 sec only.

Continuous Shooting speed

Pentax KP has adjustable high-speed continuous burst shooting up to 7fps enables easy tracking and capturing of fast moving subjects almost at any location of shooting. On the other side, Canon 800D offers the shooting speed of 6 fps only. Furthermore, Canon 800D also allows you enjoy faster JPEG shooting (burst mode) and RAW shooting than Nikon D5600.


Interestingly, both the two cameras offer Full HD videos, but Canon 800D allows you 1080p @60fps, whereas Pentax KP restricted to 30fps only. Canon 800D delivers refined and detailed image quality with Full HD 60p.


Canon 800D allows you to take around 600 shots at a time, whereas Pentax KP lets you take around 390 shots only at a time.


The price of Pentax KP is higher than that of Canon 800D, but looking at the specs it really worth. But Canon 800D is great camera that gives you “Dual Pixel CMOS AF system” at this price and overall features are also not objectionable. You decide yourself

Canon 800D $749.00
Pentax KP $879.00

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