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

True resolution
High true resolution
24.1 MP
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,679 - $1,697 body only

$2,094 - $2,200 with 28-105mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$554 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$897 body only

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

Nikon D3200 Competitors

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Nikon Z 7

Boutique

$3,397 - $3,994

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Focus points Many more focus points
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$307 body only

$931 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Longer battery life
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$395 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder

discussion

Pentax K-5
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Nikon D3200
D3200
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