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Nikon Z7 vs Pentax K-500

The Nikon Z7 and the Pentax K-500 are two digital cameras that were announced, respectively, in August 2018 and June 2013. The Z7 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, while the K-500 is a DSLR. The cameras are based on a full frame (Z7) and an APS-C (K-500) sensor. The Nikon has a resolution of 45.4 megapixels, whereas the Pentax provides 16.1 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Nikon Z7 versus Pentax K-500
Nikon Z7 Pentax K-500
Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
Nikon Z mount lenses Pentax K mount lenses
45.4 MP, Full Frame Sensor 16.1 MP, APS-C Sensor
4K/30p Video 1080/30p Video
ISO 64-25,600 (32 - 102,400) ISO 100-51,200
Electronic viewfinder (3690k dots) Optical viewfinder
3.2 LCD, 2100k dots 3.0 LCD, 921k dots
Tilting touchscreen Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)
9 shutter flaps per second 6 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationIn-body stabilization
Weathersealed bodynot weather sealed
330 shots per battery charge710 shots per battery charge
134 x 101 x 67 mm, 675 g 130 x 97 x 71 mm, 646 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Nikon Z7 and the Pentax K-500? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Nikon Z7 and the Pentax K-500. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Nikon Z7 vs Pentax K-500
Compare Z7 versus K-500 top
Comparison Z7 or K-500 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Pentax K-500 is notably smaller (7 percent) than the Nikon Z7. Moreover, the K-500 is slightly lighter (4 percent) than the Z7. It is worth mentioning in this context that the Z7 is splash and dust resistant, while the K-500 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

The power pack in the Z7 can be charged via the USB port, so that it is not always necessary to take the battery charger along when travelling.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. If you would like to visualize and compare a different camera combination, you can navigate to the CAM-parator app and make your selection from a broad list of cameras there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon Z7 134 mm 101 mm 67 mm 675 g 330 Y Aug 2018 3,399 i
2.
 
Pentax K-500 130 mm 97 mm 71 mm 646 g 710 n Jun 2013 549 i
3.
 
Canon R5 138 mm 98 mm 88 mm 738 g 320 Y Jul 2020 3,899 i
4.
 
Nikon Z7 II 134 mm 101 mm 70 mm 705 g 420 Y Oct 2020 2,999 i
5.
 
Nikon Z6 134 mm 101 mm 67 mm 675 g 310 Y Aug 2018 1,999 i
6.
 
Nikon D850 146 mm 124 mm 79 mm 1005 g 1840 Y Jul 2017 3,299 i
7.
 
Panasonic S1R 149 mm 110 mm 97 mm 1016 g 380 Y Feb 2019 3,699 i
8.
 
Pentax K-S1 121 mm 93 mm 70 mm 558 g 410 n Aug 2014 749 i
9.
 
Pentax K-50 130 mm 97 mm 71 mm 650 g 410 Y Jun 2013 599 i
10.
 
Pentax K-30 130 mm 97 mm 71 mm 650 g 410 Y May 2012 849 i
11.
 
Pentax K-5 II 131 mm 97 mm 73 mm 760 g 740 Y Sep 2012 1,099 i
12.
 
Pentax K-5 131 mm 97 mm 73 mm 760 g 740 Y Sep 2010 1,099 i
13.
 
Sony A7R IV 129 mm 96 mm 78 mm 665 g 670 Y Jul 2019 3,499 i
14.
 
Sony A7R III 127 mm 96 mm 74 mm 650 g 650 Y Oct 2017 3,199 i
15.
 
Sony A9 127 mm 96 mm 63 mm 673 g 650 Y Apr 2017 4,499 i
16.
 
Sony A7R II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 625 g 290 Y Jun 2015 3,199 i
17.
 
Sony A7S II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 627 g 370 Y Sep 2015 2,999 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The K-500 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 84 percent) than the Z7, which puts it into a different market segment. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Nikon Z7 features a full frame sensor and the Pentax K-500 an APS-C sensor. The sensor area in the K-500 is 57 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.0 and 1.5. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Nikon Z7 and Pentax K-500 sensor measures

With 45.4MP, the Z7 offers a higher resolution than the K-500 (16.1MP), but the Z7 has smaller individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.35μm versus 4.77μm for the K-500). However, the Z7 is a much more recent model (by 5 years and 2 months) than the K-500, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the Z7 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Nikon Z7 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the Z7 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 41.3 x 27.5 inches or 104.9 x 69.9 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 33 x 22 inches or 83.9 x 55.9 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 27.5 x 18.3 inches or 69.9 x 46.6 cm. The corresponding values for the Pentax K-500 are 24.6 x 16.3 inches or 62.6 x 41.5 cm for good quality, 19.7 x 13.1 inches or 50.1 x 33.2 cm for very good quality, and 16.4 x 10.9 inches or 41.7 x 27.6 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Z7 has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Nikon Z7 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 64 to ISO 25600, which can be extended to ISO 32-102400. The corresponding ISO settings for the Pentax K-500 are ISO 100 to ISO 51200 (no boost).

Z7 versus K-500 MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. Of the two cameras under review, the Z7 provides substantially higher image quality than the K-500, with an overall score that is 20 points higher. This advantage is based on 2.6 bits higher color depth, 1.5 EV in additional dynamic range, and 1.3 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of comparators.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Nikon Z7 Full Frame 45.4 8256 55044K/30p26.314.62668 99
2.
 
Pentax K-500 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.713.11087 79
3.
 
Canon R5 Full Frame 44.8 8192 54648k/30p25.314.63042 95
4.
 
Nikon Z7 II Full Frame 45.4 8256 55044K/60p26.314.72841 100
5.
 
Nikon Z6 Full Frame 24.3 6048 40244K/30p25.314.33299 95
6.
 
Nikon D850 Full Frame 45.4 8256 55044K/30p26.414.82660 100
7.
 
Panasonic S1R Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/60p26.414.13525 100
8.
 
Pentax K-S1 APS-C 20.0 5472 36481080/30p23.513.01061 78
9.
 
Pentax K-50 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.713.01120 79
10.
 
Pentax K-30 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.713.01129 79
11.
 
Pentax K-5 II APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/25p23.814.11235 82
12.
 
Pentax K-5 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/25p23.714.11162 82
13.
 
Sony A7R IV Full Frame 60.2 9504 63364K/30p26.014.83344 99
14.
 
Sony A7R III Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p26.014.73523 100
15.
 
Sony A9 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.913.33517 92
16.
 
Sony A7R II Full Frame 42.2 7952 53044K/30p26.013.93434 98
17.
 
Sony A7S II Full Frame 12.0 4240 28324K/30p23.613.32993 85

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. Both cameras under consideration are equipped with sensors that have a sufficiently high read-out speed for moving images, but the Z7 provides a higher video resolution than the K-500. It can shoot video footage at 4K/30p, while the Pentax is limited to 1080/30p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. For example, the Z7 has an electronic viewfinder (3690k dots), while the K-500 has an optical one. Both systems have their advantages, with the electronic viewfinder making it possible to project supplementary shooting information into the framing view, whereas the optical viewfinder offers lag-free viewing and a very clear framing image. The viewfinders of both cameras offer the same field of view (100%), but the viewfinder of the Z7 has a higher magnification than the one of the K-500 (0.80x vs 0.61x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Nikon Z7, the Pentax K-500, and comparable cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Nikon Z73690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
2.
 
Pentax K-500optical n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/6000s 6.0 Y Y
3.
 
Canon R55760 Y 3.2 2100 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
4.
 
Nikon Z7 II3690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
5.
 
Nikon Z63690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
6.
 
Nikon D850optical Y 3.2 2359 tilting Y 1/8000s 9.0 n n
7.
 
Panasonic S1R5760 Y 3.2 2100 full-flex Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
8.
 
Pentax K-S1optical n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/6000s 5.4 Y Y
9.
 
Pentax K-50optical n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/6000s 6.0 Y Y
10.
 
Pentax K-30optical n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/6000s 6.0 Y Y
11.
 
Pentax K-5 IIoptical Y 3.0 921 fixed n 1/8000s 7.0 Y Y
12.
 
Pentax K-5optical Y 3.0 921 fixed n 1/8000s 7.0 Y Y
13.
 
Sony A7R IV5760 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
14.
 
Sony A7R III3686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
15.
 
Sony A93686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 20.0 n Y
16.
 
Sony A7R II2400 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
17.
 
Sony A7S II2400 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y

One feature that is present on the Z7, but is missing on the K-500 is a top-level LCD. While being, of course, smaller than the rear screen, the control panel conveys some of the essential shooting information and can be convenient for quick and easy settings verification.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the Z7 is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Nikon Z7 and the Pentax K-500 both have an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The Z7 writes its imaging data to XQD cards, while the K-500 uses SDXC cards.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Nikon Z7 and Pentax K-500 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Nikon Z7YstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
2.
 
Pentax K-500Ymonomono---2.0---
3.
 
Canon R5YmonomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
4.
 
Nikon Z7 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
5.
 
Nikon Z6YstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
6.
 
Nikon D850YstereomonoYYmini3.0YYY
7.
 
Panasonic S1RYstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
8.
 
Pentax K-S1Ystereomono--micro2.0---
9.
 
Pentax K-50Ymonomono--micro2.0---
10.
 
Pentax K-30Ymonomono---2.0---
11.
 
Pentax K-5 IIYstereomonoY-mini2.0---
12.
 
Pentax K-5YstereomonoY-mini2.0---
13.
 
Sony A7R IVYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
14.
 
Sony A7R IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
15.
 
Sony A9YstereomonoYYmicro2.0YYY
16.
 
Sony A7R IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
17.
 
Sony A7S IIYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-

It is notable that the Z7 has a microphone port, which is missing on the K-500. Such an external microphone input can help to substantially improve the quality of audio recordings when a good external microphone is used.

Both the Z7 and the K-500 have been discontinued, but can regularly be found used on eBay. The Z7 was replaced by the Nikon Z7 II, while the K-500 does not have a direct successor. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Nikon and Pentax websites.

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Review summary

So how do things add up? Is the Nikon Z7 better than the Pentax K-500 or vice versa? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.

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Reasons to prefer the Nikon Z7:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (45.4 vs 16.1MP) with a 68% higher linear resolution.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (20 points) in the DXO overall assessment.
  • Richer colors: Generates images with noticeably better colors (2.6 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a larger spectrum of light and dark details (1.5 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Requires less light for good images (1.3 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 1080/30p).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More framing info: Has an electronic viewfinder that displays shooting data.
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.80x vs 0.61x).
  • Easier setting verification: Features an LCD display on top to control shooting parameters.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (2100k vs 921k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a tilting screen for odd-angle shots in landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Is equipped with a touch-sensitive rear screen to facilitate handling.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/6000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (9 vs 6 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Better sealing: Is weather sealed to enable shooting in dusty or wet environments.
  • More legacy lens friendly: Can take a broad range of non-native lenses via adapters.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.1 vs 2.0).
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • More modern: Reflects 5 years and 2 months of technical progress since the K-500 launch.

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Arguments in favor of the Pentax K-500:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (710 versus 330) out of a single battery charge.
  • Easier fill-in: Has a small integrated flash to brighten shadows of backlit subjects.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (84 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in June 2013).

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the Z7 is the clear winner of the match-up (27 : 6 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

Z7 27:06 K-500

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon Z7 and the Pentax K-500 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera and Best DSLR Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the Z7 or the K-500. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon Z75/5+89/1004.5/55/5 Aug 2018 3,399 i
2.
 
Pentax K-500......4.5/54.5/5 Jun 2013 549 i
3.
 
Canon R54.5/5..91/1004.5/54.5/5 Jul 2020 3,899 i
4.
 
Nikon Z7 II4.5/5....4.5/54.5/5 Oct 2020 2,999 i
5.
 
Nikon Z65/5....4.5/55/5 Aug 2018 1,999 i
6.
 
Nikon D8504.5/5+ +89/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2017 3,299 i
7.
 
Panasonic S1R4.5/5..89/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2019 3,699 i
8.
 
Pentax K-S14/5....4.5/54/5 Aug 2014 749 i
9.
 
Pentax K-505/5....5/54.5/5 Jun 2013 599 i
10.
 
Pentax K-304/5..78/1004.5/54.5/5 May 2012 849 i
11.
 
Pentax K-5 II5/5..80/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2012 1,099 i
12.
 
Pentax K-54/5..83/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2010 1,099 i
13.
 
Sony A7R IV5/5+91/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2019 3,499 i
14.
 
Sony A7R III..+ +90/1004.5/55/5 Oct 2017 3,199 i
15.
 
Sony A95/5+ +89/1005/55/5 Apr 2017 4,499 i
16.
 
Sony A7R II5/5+ +90/1005/55/5 Jun 2015 3,199 i
17.
 
Sony A7S II5/5+..4.5/55/5 Sep 2015 2,999 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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    Specifications: Nikon Z7 vs Pentax K-500

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Nikon Z7 Pentax K-500
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Nikon Z mount lenses Pentax K mount lenses
    Launch Date August 2018 June 2013
    Launch Price USD 3,399 USD 549
    Sensor Specs Nikon Z7 Pentax K-500
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Full Frame Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 35.9 x 23.9 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 858.01 mm2 366.6 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 43.1 mm 28.2 mm
    Crop Factor 1.0x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 45.4 Megapixels 16.1 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 8256 x 5504 pixels 4928 x 3264 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.35 μm 4.77 μm
    Pixel Density 5.30 MP/cm2 4.39 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 1080/30p Video
    ISO Setting 64 - 25,600 ISO 100 - 51,200 ISO
    ISO Boost 32 - 102,400 ISO no Enhancement
    Image Processor EXPEED 6 PRIME M
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 99 79
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 26.3 23.7
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 14.6 13.1
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 2668 1087
    Screen Specs Nikon Z7 Pentax K-500
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.80x 0.61x
    Viewfinder Resolution 3690k dots
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.2inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 2100k dots 921k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Fixed screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen no Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Nikon Z7 Pentax K-500
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/8000s 1/6000s
    Continuous Shooting 9 shutter flaps/s 6 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/8000sno E-Shutter
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash Build-in Flash
    Storage Medium XQD cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    Connectivity Specs Nikon Z7 Pentax K-500
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 3.1 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI no HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port no MIC socket
    Headphone Socket Headphone port no Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in no Wifi
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Body Specs Nikon Z7 Pentax K-500
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodynot weather sealed
    Battery Type EN-EL15b 4xAA
    Battery Life (CIPA)330 shots per charge710 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging no USB charging
    Body Dimensions 134 x 101 x 67 mm
    (5.3 x 4.0 x 2.6 in)
    130 x 97 x 71 mm
    (5.1 x 3.8 x 2.8 in)
    Camera Weight 675 g (23.8 oz) 646 g (22.8 oz)

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    Once again, thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. I appreciate it.