Pentax K-5 vs Pentax X90

Winner
Pentax K-5

50

Pentax X90

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.1 EV
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
51,200 ISO
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

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

$904 body only

$900 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Startup delay More startup delay
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$619 - $647 body only

$890 - $897 with 18-135mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$424 body only

$463 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax X90 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500

Super zoom

$499

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
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

$535

Screen size Much larger screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger

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