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
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-x

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (123×92×68 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.7"
Weight
Light-weight
580 g

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-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$879 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

$864 body only

$874 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Pentax K-x Competitors

Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r

Entry-level DSLR

$489 body only

$488 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$829 - $830 body only

$1,424 with 16-85mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 body only

$1,198 with 28-70mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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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