Pentax K-3 vs Pentax K-5 II

Winner
Pentax K-3

114

Pentax K-5 II

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-3

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 II

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
600 ms startup delay
Battery life
Great battery life
980 shots
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
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 KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$897 - $1,007 body only

$947 with 50mm lens

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

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$1,176 with 18-50mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
GPS Has a GPS
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$719 body only

$1,097 with 18-55mm 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

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Weight Slightly lighter
Battery life Shorter battery life
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$1,444 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$849 - $1,347 body only

$1,174 with 14-42mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

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