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 cross-type focus points
Cross type focus points
41
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
102,400 ISO
 

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

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$3,292 - $3,299 body only

$4,049 with 24-70mm lens

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

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,464 - $1,497 body only

$1,997 - $2,182 with 24-120mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,212 - $1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
GPS Has a GPS
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$875 body only

$939 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
Startup delay More startup delay
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$417 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$638 body only

$943 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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