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

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.61x
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Great battery life
Battery life
980 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 IIs

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.61x
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
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-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

$899 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Weight Slightly lighter
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$875 body only

$939 with 18-55mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$417 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Pentax K-5 IIs Competitors

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$650 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,060 with 18-105mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$875 body only

$939 with 18-55mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
GPS No built-in GPS

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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.