Pentax K-3 vs Pentax K-5 II

Winner
Pentax K-3

100

Pentax K-5 II

87

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-3

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8.3 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 II

Battery life
Great battery life
980 shots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (131×97×73 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-3.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5 II.

competitors

Pentax K-3 Competitors

Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$825 - $899 body only

$1,029 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
GPS Has a GPS
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $615 body only

$890 - $897 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen size Much smaller screen
Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 - $1,200 body only

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen size Much smaller screen

Pentax K-5 II Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$918 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Pentax K-5 IIs

Pentax K-5 IIs

Entry-level DSLR

$550 body only

$600 with 18-55mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $615 body only

$890 - $897 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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