Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Pentax K-5

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

100

Pentax K-5

83

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Many focus points
Focus points
61
Many cross-type focus points
Cross type focus points
41
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
14.1 EV
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
104 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (131×97×73 mm)

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.
Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5.

competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,735 - $1,997 body only

$2,249 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,269 - $1,399 body only

$1,679 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
GPS Has a GPS
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,351 - $2,797 body only

$3,174 - $3,497 with 24-120mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$295 body only

$408 - $470 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$699 - $739 body only

$989 - $1,022 with 18-135mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Much larger screen
Startup delay More startup delay
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$623 body only

$698 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

discussion

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