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 resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,037k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

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"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

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

$829 - $830 body only

$1,424 with 16-85mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
GPS Has a GPS
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$870 - $897 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$749 - $997 body only

$1,029 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Pentax K-5 II Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Weight Slightly lighter
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 body only

$515 - $529 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$799 body only

$1,153 with 28-135mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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