Updated (December 2011): Compare the Nikon D800 vs Pentax K-5

Nikon D800 vs Pentax K-5

Winner
Nikon D800

100

Pentax K-5

83

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High true resolution
True resolution
36.2 MP
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
200 ms startup delay
 

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 D800.
Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5.

competitors

Nikon D800 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,149 - $1,297 body only

$1,797 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$790 - $1,497 body only

$1,774 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Size Smaller
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$1,999 - $2,797 body only

$2,583 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Lowest price More expensive

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$672 - $715 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Shorter battery life
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$1,444 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Thickness Thinner
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$818 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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