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
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Pro digicam

$998 - $1,050

Focus points Many more focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$820 body only

$900 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$639 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-5 IIs Competitors

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$820 body only

$900 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,784 - $1,982 body only

$2,040 with 50mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$1,095 - $1,097 body only

$1,580 with 18-135mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Autofocus Slower autofocus

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.