• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 12.4 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Pentax K-x advantages over Nikon Z fc

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.53 vs 4.22 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/6000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon Z fc advantages over Pentax K-x

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 720p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    43 mm vs 69 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    1 month vs 12 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    1037k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.9 vs 12.4 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.0 fps vs 4.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 12800 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
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Sony DSLR-A380

Pentax K-x
Sony DSLR-A380
  • $702
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • HDMI out
Nikon Z fc
Sony DSLR-A380
  • $960
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Pentax K-7

Pentax K-x
Pentax K-7
  • $702
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1300
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Top deck display
Nikon Z fc
Pentax K-7
  • $960
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1300
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Pentax K-r

Pentax K-x
Pentax K-r
  • $702
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • External Mic Jack
Nikon Z fc
Pentax K-r
  • $960
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-T200

Pentax K-x
Fujifilm X-T200
  • $702
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon Z fc
Fujifilm X-T200
  • $960
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon EOS M50 II

Pentax K-x
Canon EOS M50 II
  • $702
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon Z fc
Canon EOS M50 II
  • $960
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Thinner
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC
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