Pentax K-500 vs Sony Alpha A5000

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Pentax K-500

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-500

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
113 lenses
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A5000

Color depth
Great color depth
23.8 bits
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,089 ISO
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

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competitors

Pentax K-500 Competitors

Pentax K-S1

Pentax K-S1

Entry-level DSLR

$550 with 18-55mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$794 - $899 body only

$1,392 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$425 - $649 body only

$517 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Overall image quality Much worse image quality

Sony Alpha A5000 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$445 - $548 body only

$479 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Overall image quality Better image quality
Size Slightly larger
Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $599 with 15-45mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$448 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen

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