Pentax K-5 II vs Nikon D7000

Winner
Pentax K-5 II

100

Nikon D7000

93

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 II

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,235 ISO
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 25fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
7 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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competitors

Pentax K-5 II Competitors

Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$697 - $790 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$829 - $830 body only

$1,424 with 16-85mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$844 body only

$869 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Nikon D7000 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$759 - $797 body only

$1,048 - $1,097 with 18-140mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $679 body only

$919 with 18-140mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 - $597 body only

$519 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

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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.