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
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-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$413 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,897 - $1,947 body only

$2,237 - $2,344 with 28-105mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$869 body only

$867 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax K-x Competitors

Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r

Entry-level DSLR

$589 body only

$498 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$400

Movie format Higher resolution movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Color depth Worse color depth
Pentax K10D

Pentax K10D

Entry-level DSLR

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
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