Pentax K-3 vs Pentax K-5

Winner
Pentax K-3

289

Pentax K-5

263

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
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
7 fps
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

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

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$560 - $597 body only

$569 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$1,178 with 18-135mm lens

Size Significantly smaller
Thickness Much thinner
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,897 body only

$1,897 - $2,297 with 28-105mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$1,178 with 18-135mm 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

$645 body only

$2,052 with 18-135mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$391 body only

$548 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
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.