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

Pentax K-5 vs Nikon D3200

Winner
Pentax K-5

129

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

Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$897 - $1,007 body only

$947 with 50mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$854 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$938 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$349 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$455 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$399 - $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

discussion

Pentax K-5
K-5
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Nikon D3200
D3200
Nikon

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