Pentax K-5 II vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Winner
Pentax K-5 II

59

Sony Alpha NEX-5

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 II

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Weight
Light-weight
287 g
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5 II.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-5.

competitors

Pentax K-5 II Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$331 body only

Lowest price Cheaper
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$1,786 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

Compact

Size Significantly smaller
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $498 body only

$479 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly larger
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$403 - $448

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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Pentax K-5 II
K-5 II
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