Updated (May 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 650D vs Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5 vs Canon EOS 650D

Winner
Pentax K-5

91

Canon EOS 650D

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,162 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
82.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.1 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 650D.
Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5.

competitors

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$699 - $739 body only

$989 with 18-135mm lens

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

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$295 body only

$392 - $470 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,797 body only

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower

Canon EOS 650D Competitors

Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$505 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Lowest price Much cheaper
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,109 body only

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D

Entry-level DSLR

$565 body only

$697 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

discussion

Pentax K-5
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