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Advantages of the Pentax KP

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Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
819,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The KP's maximum light sensitivity is 10 f-stops better
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Size
Smaller
132×101×76 mm vs 143×104×81 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.62x vs 0.57x
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Around 20% larger viewfinder
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3" vs 3.2"
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Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Slightly faster max shutter speed
1/5999s vs 1/4000s
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More than 30% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony SLT-A68

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Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Weight
Lighter
610 g vs 703 g
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More than 10% lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
8 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths
External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
Great for movies
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
KPPentaprism
SLT-A68Digital
Common Weaknesses
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
  1. Sensor shift
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
KP921k dots
SLT-A68460k dots
Size Large Help
KP132×101×76 mm
SLT-A68143×104×81 mm

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Pentax KP
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