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

Pentax K-5 vs Nikon D3200

Winner
Pentax K-5

92

Nikon D3200

71

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

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Color depth
Great color depth
24.1 bits
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
True resolution
High true resolution
24.1 MP

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

$1,123 body only

$403 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$307 body only

$338 with 18-135mm 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

$526 body only

$814 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

$460 body only

$369 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$310 body only

$348 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$377 body only

$499 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Shutter lag More shutter lag

discussion

Pentax K-5
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