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

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,293 ISO
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
More storage slots
Storage slots
2
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (131×97×73 mm)
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,058 - $1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$2,942 - $3,299 body only

$3,499 - $4,199 with 24-105mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$1,965 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$999 - $1,000 body only

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$850 body only

$1,485 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$840 - $846 body only

$1,421 with 16-85mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

discussion

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