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

Pentax K-5 vs Fujifilm X-Pro1

Pentax K-5
Fujifilm X-Pro1

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.1 EV
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm X-Pro1. Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5.

differences

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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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
104 ms vs 369 ms
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3.5x less delay when taking photos
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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recommendations

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
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
X-Pro11,230k dots
K-5920k dots
Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
Many lenses to choose from
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
X-Pro1Tunnel
K-5Pentaprism
Common Weaknesses
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$748 with 18-55mm 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

$997 body only

$1,170 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

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

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$749 - $857 body only

$1,099 - $1,800 with 18-135mm lens

Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,399 body only

$1,611 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$612 with 75-300mm lens

Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,232 - $1,299 body only

$1,498 - $1,500 with 18-135mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports 24p No 24p support
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Fujifilm X-E2

Fujifilm X-E2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$799 - $800 body only

$999 - $1,100 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
Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$887 - $899

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Boutique

$1,049 - $1,299

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $500 body only

$670 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Slightly smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $970 body only

$1,039 - $1,079 with 18-135mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Shorter battery life
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$350 - $367 body only

$403 - $496 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$583 body only

$892 with 18-135mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Pentax K-7

Pentax K-7

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$1,229 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$375 body only

$358 with 18-55mm lens

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

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Fujifilm X-Pro1 Pentax K-5

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