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 battery life
Battery life
980 shots
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (131×97×73 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 IIs

GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Battery life
Great battery life
980 shots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (131×97×73 mm)

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

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Weight Slightly lighter
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 body only

$515 - $529 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$864 body only

$874 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

Pentax K-5 IIs Competitors

Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$879 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$829 - $830 body only

$1,424 with 16-85mm lens

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

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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.