Nikon D5100 vs Pentax K-7

Winner
Nikon D5100

100

Pentax K-7

87

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,183 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-7

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.60x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
5.2 fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-7.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$471 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$395 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$420 body only

$479 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Pentax K-7 Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$800 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$953 body only

$867 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

discussion

Nikon D5100
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