Canon EOS 1D Mark IV vs Pentax K-5 IIs

Winner
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

100

Pentax K-5 IIs

88

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
104 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 IIs

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (131×97×73 mm)
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV.
Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5 IIs.

competitors

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Competitors

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Canon EOS RP

Boutique

$1,299 - $1,699

Focus points Many more focus points
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
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
Size Much smaller
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,311 with 24-105mm lens

Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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

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