Pentax K-3 vs Pentax K-5 IIs

Winner
Pentax K-3

122

Pentax K-5 IIs

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-3

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,037k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 IIs

Battery life
Great battery life
980 shots
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-3.
Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5 IIs.

competitors

Pentax K-3 Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$331 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Size Smaller
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$333 with 5-15mm lens

Size Much smaller
Thickness Much thinner
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,149 - $1,297 body only

$1,797 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Pentax K-5 IIs Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$331 body only

Lowest price Much cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$391 body only

$548 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lowest price Much cheaper
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$798 body only

$965 - $998 with 28-70mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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