Pentax K-5 II vs Nikon D5200

Winner
Pentax K-5 II

100

Nikon D5200

88

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 II

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.61x
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 D5200

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5 II.

competitors

Pentax K-5 II Competitors

Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$697 - $790 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$829 - $830 body only

$1,424 with 16-85mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$844 body only

$869 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 - $597 body only

$519 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$390 body only

$359 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Battery life Longer battery life
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

discussion

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Dan (0:06 PM, June 06, 2013)
Pentax K-5 ii is an entry-level DSLR??? It's a joke, right?! DPReview says that Pentax K-5 ii is in the semi-pro range and all the companies that sell this product included it in the middle range or semi-pro...and you people make fun of us... :(
 
Paul (6:34 AM, April 22, 2013)
You state that the pentax k-5 ii does not have 24fps movie filming, but their web site says that it films at 25fps for all 3 resolutions.
 
Avatar for Andrew Munster Andrew Munster (2:38 PM, January 19, 2013)
i just sick of the "mistake" that you have no willingness to change The pentax k5 II has phase detection I think pentax should sue you for deliberant misreporting of this future..