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

$850 body only

$1,338 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
GPS Has a GPS
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,797 body only

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$1,052 - $1,097 body only

$1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Overall image quality Better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Pentax K-5 II Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$639 body only

$1,368 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Weight Slightly lighter
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$343 body only

$576 - $630 with 18-135mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$1,052 - $1,097 body only

$1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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