Pentax K-5 II vs Pentax K-5 IIs

Winner
Pentax K-5 II

100

Pentax K-5 IIs

93

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 II

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
600 ms startup delay
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Great battery life
Battery life
980 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 IIs

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

galleries

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

competitors

Pentax K-5 II Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Weight Slightly lighter
Battery life Shorter battery life
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$647 - $706 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$829 - $1,148 body only

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Shorter battery life

Pentax K-5 IIs Competitors

Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,147 - $2,797 body only

$2,715 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

Weight Slightly lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,299 body only

$1,699 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

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Avatar for Arthur Brave Arthur Brave (6:57 AM, June 27, 2013)
If you want to know the differences between both cameras, take a look to this video. http://youtu.be/Up7jqNn2W-w Somehow, the k-5 IIs has better quality because of the lack of an anti-aliasing filter, but makes it slightly more susceptible to moire.