Nikon D5200 vs Pentax K-7

Winner
Nikon D5200

79

Pentax K-7

63

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,284 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
84.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24.2 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-7

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.60x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-7.

competitors

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$460 body only

$369 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$478 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$285 - $749 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Cheaper
Movie format Lower frame rate movies

Pentax K-7 Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Lowest price Much more expensive
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$428 body only

$400 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$1,123 body only

$403 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Shutter lag More shutter lag

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Nikon D5200
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