Updated (September 2010): Compare the Pentax K-5 vs Pentax K20D

Pentax K-5 vs Pentax K20D

Winner
Pentax K-5

100

Pentax K20D

59

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 25fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
7 fps
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K20D

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

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 K20D.

competitors

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$672 - $715 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$1,444 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$818 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Pentax K20D Competitors

Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$391 body only

$548 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Pentax K200D

Pentax K200D

Entry-level DSLR

Size Smaller
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Pentax K-7

Pentax K-7

Entry-level DSLR

$656 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

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