Pentax K-5 IIs vs Canon EOS 5D

Winner
Pentax K-5 IIs

100

Canon EOS 5D

72

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 IIs

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 25fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 5D.
Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5 IIs.

competitors

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

Canon EOS 5D Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,311 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,499 body only

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

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$1,095 body only

$539 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

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