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
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 25fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 IIs

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 25fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

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
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$769 - $997 body only

$1,099 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$455 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Pentax K-5 IIs Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

Weight Slightly lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$647 - $707 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$899 - $1,348 body only

$999 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

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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.