Updated (September 2010): Compare the Nikon D3S vs Pentax K-5

Nikon D3S vs Pentax K-5

Winner
Nikon D3S

100

Pentax K-5

84

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3S

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon D3S over the Pentax K-5.
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Pentax K-5 over the Nikon D3S.

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3S.
Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5.

competitors

Nikon D3S Competitors

Nikon D4

Nikon D4

Pro DSLR

$5,121 body only

Placeholder

Nikon Z6

Boutique

$1,764 - $1,997

Nikon D5

Nikon D5

Pro DSLR

$4,860 - $6,497 body only

$6,714 with 50mm lens

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$672 - $715 with 18-55mm lens

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$1,444 with 18-55mm lens

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$818 body only

discussion

Nikon D3S
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Pentax K-5
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FullFramer (7:42 AM, December 14, 2011)
Are you so insecure about your purchase choice? Read the disclaimer by Snapsort and if you think the voters are absurd what about your weapon comparison, how absurd is that? Most modern day DSLRs are superb technologically and the differences are fewer than the similarities in terms of delivering high quality images.
 
Alton Andrew (8:45 PM, July 16, 2011)
OMG ROTFL!! absurd user votes. The Pentax K-5 beats the D3S HAHAHAHA. Comparing the K-5 to the D3S for sports is like comparing a Somali pirate armed with an AK47 to a Nimitz Aircraft Carrier. The is are big reasons all pro sports photogs use D3S - unbeatable autofocus, unlimited buffer, 9FPS in RAW all day long, shoot in the dark ISO, that would make the image of the K-5 look like a water color painted on felt. The fact of the matter is this. The Pentax will not even be able to focus on the sports in low light, let alone take a sharp balanced shot.