Pentax K-5 II

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Pentax K-5 II

87

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Pentax K-5 IIs

82

Pentax K-5 IIs

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 II

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Battery life
Great battery life
980 shots
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
51,200 ISO
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 131x97x72 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 IIs

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Battery life
Great battery life
980 shots
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
51,200 ISO
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 131x97x72 mm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Pentax K-5 II

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Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 1,235 ISO vs 1,208 ISO
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The K-5 II has a slight edge (0 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
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Advantages of the Pentax K-5 IIs

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GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Lowest price Cheaper $515.00 vs $649.19
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Low light performance Relatively low noise at high ISO Help
              K-5 II:1,235 ISO
              K-5 IIs:1,208 ISO
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              82.0
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              14.1 EV
              Battery life Very long battery life Help
              980 shots
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              K-5 II:23.8 bits
              K-5 IIs:23.9 bits
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              7 fps
              Light sensitivity (boost) Extremely good boost ISO Help
              51,200 ISO
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              APS-C 23.7x15.7mm
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Thickness Thin Help
              2.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              760 g
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              109 lenses
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              16.1 MP
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 25fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax K-3

              Pentax K-3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $897 - $1,130 body only

              $1,169 - $1,550 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Pentax K-50

              Pentax K-50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $390 - $516 body only

              $450 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Pentax K-5

              Pentax K-5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,456 body only

              $825 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $947 body only

              $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 - $747 body only

              $629 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Pentax K-30

              Pentax K-30

              Entry-level DSLR

              $400 body only

              $500 - $560 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 - $899 body only

              $929 - $997 with 18-105mm lens

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Pentax K-5 II Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Pentax K-5 II.

              Pentax K-5 IIs Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Pentax K-5 IIs.

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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.