Pentax K-5 II vs Nikon D5200

Winner
Pentax K-5 II

88

Nikon D5200

79

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-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$639 body only

$803 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Weight Slightly lighter
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$699 - $889 body only

$900 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$461 body only

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$452 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$540 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$563 - $749 body only

$469 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Weight Lighter
Movie format Lower frame rate movies

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..