• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 819,200

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Differences

Nikon D7200 advantages over Pentax KP

  • Fast startup
    ~0.40 vs 1.4 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1110 vs 390 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • More AF points
    51 vs 27
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    56 vs 35 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    18 vs 10 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Pentax KP advantages over Nikon D7200

  • Less expensive
    $1000* vs $1296
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • More cross-type AF points
    25 vs 15
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Newer
    4 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Optional anti-aliasing filter
    Optional vs None
    Lets you choose sharper photos or reduced moiré
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.1 fps vs 5.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    7.0 fps vs 4.9 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/24000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    819200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Both provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Rugged, weather-sealed body; Great ergonomics and loads of controls; Accurate optical viewfinder; Excellent image quality; Decent burst speed; Swift autofocus; Generous buffer depths; Superb battery life

  • Mixes plastic and magnesium-alloy panels on exterior; LCD monitor can't be tilted or swiveled; Presents a steep learning curve; No focus peaking in live view; Video mode feels a bit of an afterthought; New Wi-Fi features are rough around the edges

The Competition

Compared to Pentax K-3

Nikon D7200
Pentax K-3
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $875
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Pentax KP
Pentax K-3
  • $1006
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • High resolution composite
  • $875
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony A77 II

Nikon D7200
Sony A77 II
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Pentax KP
Sony A77 II
  • $1006
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon 80D

Nikon D7200
Canon 80D
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dynamic range
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Pentax KP
Canon 80D
  • $1006
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon T7i

Nikon D7200
Canon T7i
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Pentax KP
Canon T7i
  • $1006
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Nikon D7500

Nikon D7200
Nikon D7500
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $1247
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Pentax KP
Nikon D7500
  • $1006
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $1247
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
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