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

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 25fps
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-x

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
97 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.7"

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 K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$847 body only

$900 with 18-55mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
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
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$430 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Pentax K-x Competitors

Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r

Entry-level DSLR

$589 body only

$995 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-S1

Pentax K-S1

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$407 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Thickness Thicker
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$389 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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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