Pentax K-5 vs Pentax K-x

Winner
Pentax K-5

100

Pentax K-x

71

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,162 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
82.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 25fps
Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-x

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
Weight
Light-weight
580 g
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
600 ms startup delay

galleries

Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-x.

competitors

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$999 - $1,000 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$850 body only

$1,485 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$840 - $846 body only

$1,421 with 16-85mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Pentax K-x Competitors

Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$498 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$728 body only

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Entry-level DSLR

$650 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Movie format Does not take movies

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Avatar for Aleksey Aleksey (3:38 AM, February 07, 2012)
I hope that Pentax will release more lenses for prosumer market/ k-5.
 
Gloriameier (10:39 PM, January 01, 2012)
I love my KX