Nikon D7100 vs Pentax K-5 II

Winner
Nikon D7100

100

Pentax K-5 II

96

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 II

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
51,200 ISO
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (131×97×73 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.9"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5 II.

competitors

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$779 - $997 body only

$1,120 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$780 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$723 - $799 body only

$868 - $899 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Pentax K-5 II Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$1,549 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

$875 body only

$939 with 18-55mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$417 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

discussion

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mount10man (2:14 AM, May 20, 2013)
I have to disagree that one advantage of the Nikon camera is that it has more lenses available. The Pentax K mount has been around for decades and even the most recent Pentax digital cameras are basically compatable with virtually every K-mount lens ever manufactured! Nikon & Canon keep changing their mounts making older lenses obsolete - and thus selling more new lenses! Not all of the features of the newer Pentax digital cameras will work with an older lens, but the older lenses can still be mounted and used. Nikon & Canon can't claim this. Thus, there are actually hundreds of Pentax lenses available to any Pentax K-mount camera - even the new K-5II.