Pentax KP vs Sony A99 II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Amateur DSLR cameras.

KP vs A99 II - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Pentax KP vs Sony A99 II 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

A99 II

  • Introduced in September 2016
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 42 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 100 – 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount A Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 142.6 x 104.2 x 76.1mm³ (5.6″ x 4.1″ x 3.0″)
  • 849g (27.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for A99 II

KP vs A99 II 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:

Advantage: Sony A99 II

KP vs A99 II: Viewfinder

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

A99 II has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it’s magnification is 0.78x.

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)

A99 II (0.78x)

Better choice: Sony A99 II

Pentax KP VS Sony A99 II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Pentax KP a better choice


A99 II

Sensor cleaning (3)

Better sensibility (4)

100 – 819200 ISO 100 – 25600 ISO
Built-in flash (2)

Weighs less (2)

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


Conclusion: Advantages of the KP are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, the larger sensitivity and the built-in flash. A nice touch is the lower weight than the A99 II and the more compact size.

The KP scores 13 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony A99 II


A99 II

Larger sensor (5)

APS-C Full frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

24.30 42.40
Higher speed (4, frames/second)

7 12
Auto Focus points (4)

27 399
Larger lens selection (3)

40 45
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

0.92 1.23
Better Video (2)

1920 x 1080 3840 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)

420 490

Conclusion: Advantages of the A99 II are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Sony are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger selection of lenses and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 28 points for the A99 II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


A99 II

Image stabilizer

Articulated screen

External microphone


Environmental sealing

Pentax KP VS Sony A99 II Dimensions

Look at front view of the KP and A99 II

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Pentax KP

Sony A99 II


We recommend Sony A99 II as better choice.