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

Pentax K-5 vs Nikon D3200

Winner
Pentax K-5

100

Nikon D3200

77

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Great image quality
Overall image quality
82.0
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.1 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.60x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Color depth
Great color depth
24.1 bits
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

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$953 body only

$867 with 18-55mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$999 - $1,000 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $498 body only

$579 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$471 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$389 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Battery life Much longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$367 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution

discussion

Pentax K-5
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