Updated (October 2012): Compare the Nikon D5200 vs Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5 vs Nikon D5200

Winner
Pentax K-5

117

Nikon D5200

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.60x
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 4 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5.

competitors

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Pentax K-5 IIs

Pentax K-5 IIs

Entry-level DSLR

$1,016 with 18-55mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,275 with 18-200mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$947 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 body only

$500 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,275 with 18-200mm lens

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Movie format Lower frame rate movies

discussion

Pentax K-5
K-5
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Nikon D5200
D5200
Nikon

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