Pentax K-3 vs Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pentax K-3
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
138 ms shutter lag
Really small
Size
Professional size (131×100×77 mm)
More storage slots
Storage slots
2
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,620k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-3.

competitors

Pentax K-3 Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Battery life Longer battery life
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$699 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$527 body only

$850 with 18-135mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
GPS Has a GPS
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Competitors

Placeholder

Canon EOS R

Boutique

$2,299

Focus points Many more focus points
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Placeholder

Sony Alpha a7 III

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,898 - $1,998 body only

$2,098 - $2,226 with 28-70mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Placeholder

Sony Alpha a7R III

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$2,898 - $3,298 body only

$3,400 with 28-70mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

discussion

Pentax K-3
K-3
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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon

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