Pentax K-5 vs Pentax K-x

Winner
Pentax K-5

92

Pentax K-x

66

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
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.1 EV
 

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

$1,123 body only

$403 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$307 body only

$338 with 18-135mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$526 body only

$814 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Pentax K-x Competitors

Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r

Entry-level DSLR

$369 body only

$303 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$307 body only

$338 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$460 body only

$369 - $447 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