Pentax K-5 II vs Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

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Pentax K-5 II

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Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

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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 PowerShot SD980 IS

Size
Really small
Super compact (100×53×23 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Thickness
Thin
0.9"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SD980 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 PowerShot SD980 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$254

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3

Travel zoom

Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

Compact

$277

Thickness Slightly thinner
Wide angle Much worse wide angle

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