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

Pentax K-5 vs Nikon D3200

Winner
Pentax K-5

91

Nikon D3200

70

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

$904 body only

$900 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

$424 body only

$437 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

$458 body only

$750 with 18-55mm 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

$419 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$324 - $749 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

discussion

Pentax K-5
K-5
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Nikon D3200
D3200
Nikon

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