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

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Color depth
Great color depth
24.1 bits
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

$869 body only

$867 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-7

Pentax K-7

Entry-level DSLR

$696 body only

Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Lowest price Cheaper
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$413 body only

$480 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$462 body only

$397 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$328 - $699 body only

$375 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$379 - $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

discussion

Pentax K-5
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Nikon

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