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

Nikon D7000

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 IIs

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,208 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
82.0
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 25fps
Color depth
Great color depth
23.9 bits
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Focus points
Many more focus points
39 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
205 lenses vs 109 lenses
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Around 90% more lenses available
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Battery life
Longer battery life
1050 shots vs 980 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.62x vs 0.61x
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Almost the same
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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
51,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The K-5 IIs's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
82.0 vs 80.0
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
7 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Size
Significantly smaller
131x97x72 mm vs 132x105x77 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
1,208 ISO vs 1,167 ISO
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The K-5 IIs has a slight edge (0 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Color depth
Better color depth
23.9 bits vs 23.5 bits
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Distinguishes 0.4 more bits of color
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The K-5 IIs's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
APS-C 23.7x15.7mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
2.9" vs 3"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$496.95 vs $624.95
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The best price we've seen is $128 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Weight
Slightly lighter
760 g vs 780 g
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Battery life Very long battery life Help
              D7000:1050 shots
              K-5 IIs:980 shots
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              D7000:13.9 EV
              K-5 IIs:14.1 EV
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              D7000:80.0
              K-5 IIs:82.0
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              D7000:780 g
              K-5 IIs:760 g
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              16.1 MP
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              D7000:1080p @ 24fps
              K-5 IIs:1080p @ 25fps

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $897 - $1,097 body only

              $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,499 body only

              $1,099 - $1,978 with 28-135mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $750 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $899 body only

              $959 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Movie format Higher frame rate movies
              Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $750 body only

              $900 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Movie format Higher frame rate movies
              Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

              Pentax K-5 IIs Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Pentax K-3

              Pentax K-3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $729 - $1,067 body only

              $947 - $1,358 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Pentax K-5 II

              Pentax K-5 II

              Entry-level DSLR

              $635 - $700 body only

              $837 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Lowest price More expensive
              Pentax K-5

              Pentax K-5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,169 body only

              $910 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Slightly lighter
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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              Ben (3:42 PM, May 17, 2013)
              Hi, I'm pretty sure that the Pentax had phase detection Af right? And the d7000 has more than one shot per battery.....