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
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
True resolution
High true resolution
24.1 MP
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

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

$875 body only

$939 with 18-55mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$417 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$638 body only

$943 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 body only

$394 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $649 body only

$380 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$379 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

discussion

Pentax K-5
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