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
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,235 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
82.0
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 IIs

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,208 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
82.0
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 25fps

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
Battery life Shorter battery life
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$456 body only

$509 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$597 - $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

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$850 body only

$1,485 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$456 body only

$509 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$800 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Slightly 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.