Nikon D5100 vs Pentax K-7

Winner
Nikon D5100

90

Pentax K-7

79

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
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-7

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.60x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather

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

$435 body only

$388 - $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

$389 body only

$390 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$390 - $597 body only

$300 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Pentax K-7 Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$639 body only

$830 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$799 body only

$900 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$285 body only

$483 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

discussion

Nikon D5100
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