Pentax K-70 vs. Nikon D7200


The best camera is one which helps you to get your all photographic needs done in stunning way. In other words, a camera that provides you the exceptional quality of images, nice lowlight shooting performance and amazing video recording facility at the same time.

Features/ Models Pentax K-70
Nikon D7200
Sensor 24 megapixels 24 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (22.5 x 15 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS  CMOS
Image stabilization Sensor-shift No
Low pass filter No/ user selectable No
Image processor PRIME MII Expeed 4
AF system Hybrid Sensor
 Contrast detect
AF points 11 51
ISO Auto, 100-102400 Auto, 100-102400
Shutter Min/ mix  60-1/6000sec 30 -1/8000sec
Continuous shooting speed 6fps  6fps
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″ 1,229k-Dot LCD Monitor
Viewfinder 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder  Optical
Hot shoe Yes  Yes
Wireless Built-In Wi-Fi  Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
Environmentally sealed Yes  Yes
Battery life  410  1110
Dimensions  126 x 93 x 74 mm
 147 x 115 x 81 mm
Weight  688 g  860 g

Here we have Pentax K-70 and Nikon D7200 both are exceptional camera in their class, Pentax has sensor shift image stabilization, whereas D7200 has not. On the other side, Nikon D7200 has 51 AF points, which is more than K-70 etc. So, let’s go in details to find out the excellent camera between these two.

Sensor sizes- Though, both cameras are utilizing the same resolution that is 24MP, but we can see a quite difference in their sensor sizes. Pentax K-70 employs the bigger sensor APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) than D7200, so we expect a bit sharper and clear images from Pentax K-70 compared to D7200. However, both the two cameras doesn’t have Optical low pass Filter, allowing the users to get the sharp and rich details on the images.

Image stabilization– Image stabilization is much needed tool that included into the K-70 (sensor shift) design, which is extremely handy to reduce the appearance of camera shake problems and keeps the image away from blur. However, this effective tool is not equipped into the D7200 model, means the users may face the blurry images.

AF systems– In general, Hybrid AF system (Contrast+phase) carried by any camera is great to capture the moving action of the subjects quickly and accurately and you can see that  K-70 is using the hybrid AF systems, allowing the photographers to achieve speedy and accurate autofocus of the target subjects, while you are using the live view mode, shooting through viewfinder or recording a video. But the biggest difference is the phase AF module, as you can see Nikon D7200 carries advanced phase AF module inside it. Nikon D7200 has inventive 51-AF points while K-70 offers only 11AF points. This means Nikon D7200 is an amazing camera for sports photography unlike K-70.

Shutter speed- If we have to choose any one between these two to capture the fast moving action of the desired subjects, we will choose D7200, since the camera offers the users a top shutter speed of 1/8000 second, to sharply focus the fast moving subjects. On the other hand, K-70 offers only 1/6000 sec of shutter speed, which may not be much effective to capture the faster moving subjects.

Display-With Nikon D7200, Users can also take advantage of a 3.2-inch ultra high-resolution (1,229k dot) LCD monitor to shoot from unique angles (higher and lower angles) and a low-power consumption organic EL (OLED) display element in the optical viewfinder that gently improves visibility while shooting.

Battery Life- Nikon D7200 offers a strong battery solution to their users so that they can take upto 1110 shots consecutively with a single battery charge. On the other hand, Only 410 shots are possible with K-70.

Verdict- All we have to say is that Pentax K-70 is a good camera at a reasonable price with some massive specifications and the nice DSLR option is available for the entry-level shooters. But Nikon D7200 is better camera for the serious photographers, which has maximum number of AF points and the users can also use it to capture the best actions from any sports or any fast moving objects, because of its faster shutter speed etc. Now the choice is yours.


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