Updated (September 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 vs Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Winner
Pentax K-5

59

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

53

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Built-in focus motor
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Autofocuses with more lenses
Great battery life
Battery life
740 shots
Phase detection autofocus
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fast and accurate
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3.
Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5.

competitors

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$672 - $715 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$1,444 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$818 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Larger screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$602 body only

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Battery life Much longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$864 with 14-42mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Size Smaller
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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