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

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Great battery life
Battery life
980 shots
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
51,200 ISO
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 IIs

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Battery life
Great battery life
980 shots
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
51,200 ISO

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

$800 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

$953 body only

$867 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-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$587 - $599 body only

$697 - $790 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax K-5 IIs Competitors

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,533 - $1,599 body only

$1,847 - $1,899 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$953 body only

$867 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

$800 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO

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.