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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
7 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.63x
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
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

$599 - $659 body only

$989 - $1,039 with 18-135mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
Startup delay More startup delay
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$295 body only

$369 - $378 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$698 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$530 body only

$577 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

$400 - $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 D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$299 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

discussion

Pentax K-5
K-5
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