Pentax K-5 II vs Nikon D7000

Winner
Pentax K-5 II

88

Nikon D7000

83

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 II

Great image quality
Overall image quality
82.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 25fps
Great color depth
Color depth
23.8 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.1 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7000.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5 II.

competitors

Pentax K-5 II Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$1,368 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$280 - $739 body only

$450 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

$460 body only

$249 - $429 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Nikon D7000 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$876 - $1,047 body only

$1,347 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$495 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$797 body only

$1,097 - $1,697 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Shorter battery life

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Avatar for Andrew Munster Andrew Munster (3:07 PM, November 29, 2012)
As a photographic site you do not research well, every photographic site except you says that that k-5 II uses phase detection to autofocus, You should have realised this if you bothered to do the reading.