Pentax K-3 vs Pentax K-5

Winner
Pentax K-3

100

Pentax K-5

90

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

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
600 ms startup delay
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
104 ms shutter lag

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-3.
Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5.

competitors

Pentax K-3 Competitors

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
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$872 - $999 body only

$870 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$672 - $715 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$1,444 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$1,094 with 18-135mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

discussion

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Avatar for Pedro Costa Pedro Costa (11:52 PM, April 25, 2014)
Next time before your comparisons study as best as you can because Pentax K-5 ISO also goes to 51,200 and in APS-C Pentax cameras the K-5 from 2010 still have the biggest sensor.