Canon EOS 70D vs Pentax K-5 IIs

Winner
Canon EOS 70D

100

Pentax K-5 IIs

93

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

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

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 IIs

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Battery life
Great battery life
980 shots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (131×97×73 mm)
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 70D.
Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5 IIs.

competitors

Canon EOS 70D Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,499 body only

$1,330 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
GPS Has a GPS
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$555 body only

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Placeholder

Canon EOS RP

Boutique

$1,299 - $1,699

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

Pentax K-5 IIs Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$331 body only

Lowest price Cheaper
GPS No built-in GPS
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$818 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$391 body only

$548 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lowest price Cheaper
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

discussion

Canon EOS 70D
EOS 70D
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