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"
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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
104 ms shutter lag
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 4 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5.

competitors

Pentax K-3 Competitors

Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$699 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen size Much smaller screen
Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$527 body only

$850 with 18-135mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Much smaller
Screen size Much smaller screen
Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$897 - $999 body only

$1,014 - $1,186 with 50mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen size Much smaller screen

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,000 body only

$1,700 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$478 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,795 - $1,897 body only

$2,094 - $2,297 with 28-105mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Size Much larger

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.