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"
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

Battery life
Great battery life
980 shots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (131×97×73 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

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

$846 - $847 body only

$989 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$1,028 - $1,097 body only

$1,425 - $1,580 with 18-135mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$778 - $997 body only

$1,115 - $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

$800 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
Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$846 - $847 body only

$989 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,210 - $1,399 body only

$1,787 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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