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

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
True resolution
High true resolution
24.1 MP
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay

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

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$494 - $599

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$1,180 with 18-135mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$813 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$298 - $550 body only

$345 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$320 body only

$394 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,522 with 55-200mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
True resolution Much lower true resolution

discussion

Pentax K-5
K-5
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Nikon D3200
D3200
Nikon

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