Nikon D5100 vs Pentax K-7

Winner
Nikon D5100

71

Pentax K-7

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

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
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

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

$299 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$329 - $447 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

$359 body only

$418 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

$639 body only

$1,250 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$295 body only

$409 - $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
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$699 - $739 body only

$989 - $1,021 with 18-135mm lens

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

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Nikon D5100
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