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

Pentax K-5

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Overall image quality
Great image quality
82.0
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
14.1 EV
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Live view
Has live view
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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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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
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 25fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
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
Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
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 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
Dynamic range More dynamic range 14.1 EV vs 13.5 EV
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0.6 f-stops more dynamic range
Size Smaller 130x96x72 mm vs 147x113x74 mm
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Around 30% smaller
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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        Compared to recent DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
        S5 Pro:13.5 EV
        K-5:14.1 EV
        Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
        Pentaprism
        Thickness Thin Help
        2.9"
        Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
        1/8000 of a second
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        External flash not needed
        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 Pro:12.1 MP
        K-5:16.1 MP
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        S5 Pro:APS-C 23.0x15.5mm
        K-5:APS-C 23.6x15.7mm
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D7000

        Nikon D7000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $701 - $840 body only

        $913 - $1,150 with 18-105mm lens

        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,097 - $1,147 body only

        $1,394 - $1,397 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
        Pentax K-7

        Pentax K-7

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,288 body only

        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        Dynamic range Has much narrower dynamic range
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $720 - $747 body only

        $847 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $597 - $647 body only

        $544 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly 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

        $319 - $656 body only

        $399 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D90

        Nikon D90

        Entry-level DSLR

        $575 - $629 body only

        $830 - $966 with 18-105mm 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

        Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro Competitors

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        Nikon D200

        Nikon D200

        Pro DSLR

        $687 with 18-200mm lens

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Color depth Better color depth
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        True resolution Lower true resolution
        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

        $1,700 body only

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

        Pentax K-5 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Pentax K-3

        Pentax K-3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $988 - $1,197 body only

        $1,200 - $1,337 with 18-55mm lens

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
        Startup delay More startup delay
        Pentax K-50

        Pentax K-50

        Entry-level DSLR

        $447 - $473 body only

        $526 - $547 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-30

        Pentax K-30

        Entry-level DSLR

        $463 - $550 body only

        $560 - $621 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

        $700 - $714 body only

        $1,049 - $1,249 with 18-135mm lens

        Battery life Longer battery life
        Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
        Canon EOS 7D

        Canon EOS 7D

        Pro DSLR

        $915 - $1,299 body only

        $1,268 - $1,299 with 18-135mm lens

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Lens availability Much more lenses available
        Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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