Nikon D5200 vs Pentax K-x

Winner
Nikon D5200

79

Pentax K-x

65

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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$512 - $697 body only

$514 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$409 - $649 body only

$520 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Pentax K-x Competitors

Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r

Entry-level DSLR

$581 body only

$609 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

$343 body only

$592 - $630 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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