Nikon D5100 vs Pentax K-7

Winner
Nikon D5100

100

Pentax K-7

87

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
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 D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$299 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

$588 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax K-7 Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$874 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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Nikon D5100
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Pentax K-7
K-7
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