Nikon D7100 vs Pentax K-5 II

Winner
Nikon D7100

92

Pentax K-5 II

88

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 II

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (131×97×73 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%

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

$789 - $997 body only

$1,100 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Better image quality
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$620 - $647 body only

$747 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$812 - $999 body only

$913 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

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

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.