Pentax K-5 vs Pentax X90

Winner
Pentax K-5

55

Pentax X90

53

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.1 EV
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

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-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$417 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$869 body only

$867 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$549 with 18-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Pentax X90 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Travel zoom

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1

Pro digicam

$490

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Size Much larger
Pentax XG-1

Pentax XG-1

Super zoom

$242

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Slightly larger

discussion

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