Updated (March 2012): Compare the Nikon D3200 vs Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5 vs Nikon D3200

Winner
Pentax K-5

128

Nikon D3200

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.60x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
7 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
True resolution
High true resolution
24.1 MP
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3200.
Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5.

competitors

Pentax K-5 Competitors

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Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 with 12-60mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Focus points Many more focus points
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$874 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$323 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$398 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$396 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Lowest price More expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$289 - $549 body only

$334 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution

discussion

Pentax K-5
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Nikon D3200
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