Nikon D5200 vs Pentax K-x

Winner
Nikon D5200

100

Pentax K-x

83

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,284 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
84.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24.2 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-x

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
97 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses

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-x.

competitors

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$390 - $597 body only

$475 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$434 body only

$390 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$410 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax K-x Competitors

Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r

Entry-level DSLR

$589 body only

$995 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$418 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Pentax K-7

Pentax K-7

Entry-level DSLR

$696 body only

$1,288 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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