Pentax K-5 vs Pentax X90

Winner
Pentax K-5

57

Pentax X90

51

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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
104 ms shutter lag
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

$599 - $659 body only

$980 - $989 with 18-135mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay More startup delay
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$295 body only

$378 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$698 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Pentax X90 Competitors

Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$437 - $475 body only

$509 - $547 with 18-50mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$150

3D Takes 3D photos
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix P90

Nikon Coolpix P90

Super zoom

$649

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag

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