Pentax K-5 IIs vs Pentax K-r

Winner
Pentax K-5 IIs

100

Pentax K-r

85

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5 IIs

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 25fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
16.1 MP
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-r

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
105 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (125×97×68 mm)
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

galleries

Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5 IIs.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-r.

competitors

Pentax K-5 IIs Competitors

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$331 body only

Lowest price Much cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
GPS No built-in GPS
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$818 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Shorter battery life
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$391 body only

$548 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lowest price Much cheaper
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Pentax K-r Competitors

Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

$1,495 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$1,877 with 18-135mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax K-7

Pentax K-7

Entry-level DSLR

$656 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

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