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
Great color depth
Color depth
24.2 bits
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 II

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (131×97×73 mm)
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses

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

$799 - $997 body only

$1,049 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$620 - $647 body only

$619 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$459 - $597 body only

$499 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
GPS Has a GPS
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Pentax K-5 II Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$800 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Weight Slightly lighter
Battery life Shorter battery life
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$598 - $599 body only

$697 - $790 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$1,098 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

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.