Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro vs Pentax K-5 IIs

Pentax K-5 vs Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Winner
Pentax K-5

85

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
Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro over the Pentax K-5.

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Advantages of the Fujifilm S5 Pro

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Advantages of the Pentax K-5

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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
3.0" 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
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
Size
Smaller
130x96x72 mm vs 147x113x74 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
14.1 EV vs 13.5 EV
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Almost the same
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 2 f-stops better
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
Thinner
2.9" vs 2.9"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              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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              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              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
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              S5 Pro2.5"
              K-53.0"

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $619 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 D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $698 body only

              $893 with 55-300mm lens

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,399 body only

              $1,799 - $1,999 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
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $677 body only

              $420 - $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

              Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D200

              Nikon D200

              Pro DSLR

              $1,800 body only

              $1,492 with 18-70mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

              Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

              Pro DSLR

              Storage slots Has more storage slots
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Nikon D300

              Nikon D300

              Pro DSLR

              $1,649 body only

              $1,999 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Nikon D700

              Nikon D700

              Pro DSLR

              $3,885 body only

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

              Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

              Pro DSLR

              Storage slots Has more storage slots
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Supports RAW No RAW support

              Pentax K-5 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax K-3

              Pentax K-3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $799 - $970 body only

              $1,025 - $1,046 with 18-55mm 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

              $367 - $378 body only

              $399 - $496 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Pentax K-5 II

              Pentax K-5 II

              Entry-level DSLR

              $590 body only

              $837 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Pentax K-30

              Pentax K-30

              Entry-level DSLR

              $396 body only

              $430 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Weight Lighter
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Pentax K-7

              Pentax K-7

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 body only

              $680 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Overall image quality Much worse image quality

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