Pentax K-5 vs Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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Pentax K-5

84

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Great image quality
Overall image quality
82.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 25fps
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.1 EV
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.5 EV
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

Items often bought with the Pentax K-5 or Fujifilm S5 Pro

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro.
Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S5 Pro

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Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 25fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Color depth
Better color depth
23.7 bits vs 21.6 bits
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Distinguishes 2.1 more bits of color
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Overall image quality
Significantly better image quality
82.0 vs 65.0
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Around 30% better image quality
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
1,162 ISO vs 448 ISO
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The K-5 has excellent image quality: 1.4 f-stops higher ISO than the S5 Pro
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. 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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Viewfinder coverage
Much better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The K-5's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
14.1 EV vs 13.5 EV
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Almost the same
Size
Smaller
131×97×73 mm vs 147×113×74 mm
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Around 30% smaller
True resolution
Higher true resolution
16.1 MP vs 12.1 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
51,200 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Weight
Lighter
740 g vs 920 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
2.9" vs 2.9"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              S5 Pro13.5 EV
              K-514.1 EV
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              S5 Pro12.1 MP
              K-516.1 MP
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S5 Pro3,200 ISO
              K-512,800 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              S5 Pro2.5"
              K-53"

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $720 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $713 - $897 body only

              $948 - $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,269 - $1,399 body only

              $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash

              Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

              Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

              Pro DSLR

              $495 body only

              Storage slots Has more storage slots
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Nikon D200

              Nikon D200

              Pro DSLR

              $267 body only

              $1,492 with 18-70mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $561 - $747 body only

              $689 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
              Nikon D300

              Nikon D300

              Pro DSLR

              $1,500 body only

              $1,999 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

              Pentax K-5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax K-3

              Pentax K-3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $628 - $749 body only

              $1,039 - $1,047 with 18-135mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Pentax K-50

              Pentax K-50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $295 body only

              $375 - $378 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Pentax K-30

              Pentax K-30

              Entry-level DSLR

              $365 body only

              $531 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Weight Lighter
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Pentax K-5 II

              Pentax K-5 II

              Entry-level DSLR

              $662 body only

              $947 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Pentax K-S2

              Pentax K-S2

              Boutique

              $450 - $597

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

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