Updated (February 2013): Compare the Nikon D7100 vs Pentax K-5

Nikon D7100 vs Pentax K-5

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Nikon D7100

100

Pentax K-5

99

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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
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.61x
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
7 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
104 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (131×97×73 mm)

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7100.
Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5.

competitors

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $1,184 body only

$997 - $1,349 with 18-140mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$397 body only

$479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$469 - $597 body only

$559 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$672 - $715 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$797 body only

$814 with 50mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$822 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

discussion

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joe (7:50 PM, January 16, 2014)
I need help picking one out. I'm a beginner and I'm interested in both portraits and scenery/landscape photography. I'm also a beginner. What would you recommend?
 
Avatar for Pepe Le Pew Pepe Le Pew (2:06 AM, January 13, 2014)
I agree
 
RB (3:27 PM, November 15, 2013)
Why is popularity part of the score. That has nothing to do with the cameras performance. If you remove the popularity score between these 2 cameras the K5 wins at half the price.