Pentax K-5 vs Pentax X90

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Pentax K-5

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Pentax X90

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
51,200 ISO
Shoots RAW
Supports RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax X90

Weight
Light-weight
428 g
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 2 sample photos taken by the Pentax X90.

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
Autofocus Video autofocus
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$424 body only

$375 with 18-135mm lens

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

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 - $1,200 body only

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus

Pentax X90 Competitors

Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1

Pro digicam

$607

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much larger
Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$199

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix P90

Nikon Coolpix P90

Super zoom

$600

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies

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