In this review, we will be comparing D5500 and K-70, two Entry-Level DSLR cameras from Nikon and Pentax. Nikon D5500 was introduced to market in January 2015 and Pentax K-70 was launched in June 2016. There is 17 months difference between D5500 and K-70 so we don't expect to see a huge technology difference between these two cameras but it would still give an advantage to younger K-70, especially in sensor tech.
We can expect this to be a close match up because both models are ranked amongst the best in Entry-Level DSLR cameras. Out of 81 cameras in this class, Nikon D5500 is ranked #3
with an overall score of 74 and Pentax K-70 is ranked #2
with an overall score of 76.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Nikon D5500 and Pentax K-70 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Nikon D5500 and Pentax K-70 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.