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

Pentax K-5 vs Canon EOS 650D

Winner
Pentax K-5

100

Canon EOS 650D

63

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

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for 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-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-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$549 with 18-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$869 body only

$867 with 18-55mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Canon EOS 650D Competitors

Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$479 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Battery life Longer battery life
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$444 body only

$508 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D

Entry-level DSLR

$535 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

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

discussion

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