Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm X-Pro1 vs Pentax K-5 IIs

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
104 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-Pro1

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,230k dots
Size
Really small
Standard size 140x82x43 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X-Pro1

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Size Smaller 140x82x43 mm vs 130x96x72 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,230k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Weight Significantly lighter 450 g vs 740 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness Thinner 1.7" vs 2.9"
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More than 40% thinner
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Advantages of the Pentax K-5

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 104 ms vs 369 ms
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3.5x less delay when taking photos
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 740 shots vs 300 shots
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Around 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 109 lenses vs 8 lenses
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More than 13.5x more lenses available
Startup delay Less startup delay 600 ms vs 1300 ms
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2.2x less delay when turning on
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The K-5's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 51,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The K-5's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Viewfinder Has a through-the-lens viewfinder Pentaprism vs Tunnel
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Through-the-lens viewfinders let you see exactly what your photo will look like
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder 0.60x vs 0.24x
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More than 6x larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 7 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Cheaper $927.99 vs $1,199.00
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The best price we've seen is $271 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Fujifilm X-Pro1.

similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
X-Pro1:1,230k dots
K-5:920k dots
Sensor size Large sensors Help
X-Pro1:APS-C 23.6x15.6mm
K-5:APS-C 23.6x15.7mm
Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
Many lenses to choose from
True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
X-Pro1:16 MP
K-5:16.1 MP
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
X-Pro1:Tunnel
K-5:Pentaprism
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Lowest price Very expensive Help
X-Pro1:$1,199.00
K-5:$927.99
Weight Heavy Help
X-Pro1:450 g
K-5:740 g
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$721 - $1,050 body only

$930 - $1,198 with 18-105mm lens

Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,147 body only

$1,447 - $1,470 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,299 body only

$1,599 - $1,999 with 18-135mm lens

Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Cross type focus points Has slightly more cross-type focus points
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$3,120 body only

$3,519 with 24-105mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$3,399 body only

$3,999 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,750 - $1,899 body only

$2,397 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$1,299

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,299 body only

$1,699 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Supports 24p No 24p support
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$937 body only

$1,299 - $1,399 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Supports 24p No 24p support
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,299 - $1,399 body only

$1,980 - $2,270 with 12-40mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Supports 24p No 24p support
Size Larger
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$780

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$660 - $700 body only

$1,048 - $1,751 with 18-135mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$433 - $440 body only

$560 - $751 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$1,120 - $1,297 body only

$1,525 - $1,647 with 18-135mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Autofocus Video autofocus
Battery life Shorter battery life
Size Slightly larger
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$497 body only

$584 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Autofocus Video autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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