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"
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8.3 fps
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Contrast detection
 

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

$847 - $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 - $647 body only

$831 - $866 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

$782 - $997 body only

$1,047 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points

Pentax K-5 II Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$639 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Weight Slightly lighter
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$782 - $997 body only

$1,047 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Pro digicam

$998 - $1,050

Focus points Many more focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

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