Pentax K-3 vs Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Winner
Pentax K-3

100

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

93

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-3

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8.3 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-3.

competitors

Pentax K-3 Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$331 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Battery life Longer battery life
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$333 with 5-15mm lens

Thickness Much thinner
Size Much smaller
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,149 - $1,297 body only

$1,797 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,499 body only

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

GPS Has a GPS
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,300 body only

$2,844 with 50mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Focus points Many more focus points
Size Slightly larger
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$1,877 with 18-135mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

discussion

Pentax K-3
K-3
Pentax

Report a correction
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
EOS 5D Mark II
Canon

Report a correction

Showing 0 comments