Pentax KP vs Canon EOS 70D Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Amateur DSLR cameras.

KP vs EOS 70D - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Pentax KP vs Canon EOS 70D Specs


  • Introduced in January 2017
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 100 – 819200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta prism)
  • 76.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount KAF2
  • WiFi built-in
  • 131.5 x 101 x 76mm³ (5.2″ x 4.0″ x 3.0″)
  • 643g (20.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for KP


  • Introduced in April 2013
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 20 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 100 – 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta prism)
  • 76.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount EF, EF-S
  • WiFi built-in
  • 139.0 x 104.3 x 78.5mm³ (5.5″ x 4.1″ x 3.1″)
  • 755g (24.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS 70D

KP vs EOS 70D Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: KP an EOS 70D sensor comparison

KP vs EOS 70D: Viewfinder

KP has an optical viewfinder with penta prism. It has magnification of 0.59x and covers 100% of view field.

The EOS 70D has an optical viewfinder with a penta prism. It’s magnification is 0.59x covering 98% of view field.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

KP (0.59x)

EOS 70D (0.59x)

Better choice: Draw

Pentax KP VS Canon EOS 70D Other Specs Comparison

Why is Pentax KP a better choice



Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

24.30 20.20
Auto Focus points (4)

27 19
Better sensibility (4)

100 – 819200 ISO 100 – 12800 ISO
Image stabilizer (3)

Weighs less (2)

(20.7 oz.)
(24.4 oz.)
More portable (2)


Conclusion: Advantages of the KP are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the optical image stabilizer, the lower weight than the EOS 70D and the more compact size.

The KP scores 20 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon EOS 70D



Larger lens selection (3)

40 220
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

0.92 1.04
Touch screen (2)

Longer battery life (3, photos)

420 920

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS 70D are the larger selection of lenses, that the display has a higher resolution and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the EOS 70D is made easy by that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 10 points for the EOS 70D.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor format

Speed (frames/second)

7 7
Sensor cleaning

Built-in flash

Articulated screen

Video resolution

1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
External microphone


Environmental sealing

Pentax KP VS Canon EOS 70D Dimensions

Look at front view of the KP and EOS 70D

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Pentax KP

Canon EOS 70D


We recommend Pentax KP as better choice.