Updated (September 2010): Compare the Nikon D90 vs Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5 vs Nikon D90

Winner
Pentax K-5

92

Nikon D90

68

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 25fps
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.1 EV
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.63x
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

galleries

Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Nikon D90.
Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5.

competitors

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$904 body only

$900 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$616 - $647 body only

$890 - $897 with 18-135mm 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

$424 body only

$463 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$1,220 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$389 body only

$399 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

discussion

Pentax K-5
K-5
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D90
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