Pentax K-5 II vs Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS

Winner
Pentax K-5 II

50

Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 II

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 25fps
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS

Size
Really small
Compact (98×62×28 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
Weight
Light-weight
205 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5 II.

competitors

Pentax K-5 II Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$331 body only

Lowest price Cheaper
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$593 body only

Size Significantly smaller
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$1,786 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$254

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX3

Travel zoom

$352

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

Compact

$277

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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Pentax K-5 II
K-5 II
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