Pentax K-3 vs Pentax K-5

Winner
Pentax K-3

195

Pentax K-5

177

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

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (131×97×73 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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 K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,600 - $1,697 body only

$2,094 - $2,097 with 28-105mm lens

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

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200)

Travel zoom

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$774 - $999 body only

$945 - $1,049 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$870 body only

$920 - $947 with 50mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$580 - $597 body only

$579 - $719 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$665 body only

$3,301 with 18-135mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Much cheaper
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.