Pentax K-3 vs Pentax K-5 II

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-3

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 II

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
14.1 EV
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
600 ms startup delay
Battery life
Great battery life
980 shots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (131×97×73 mm)

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

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Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$846 body only

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Lowest price Much cheaper
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
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Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$1,000 body only

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
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Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$799 with 18-135mm lens

Lowest price Much cheaper
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

Pentax K-5 II Competitors

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Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Weight Slightly lighter
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
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Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$650 body only

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,285 - $2,681 body only

$2,197 - $2,330 with 18-135mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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