Pentax K-5 vs Pentax X90

Winner
Pentax K-5

54

Pentax X90

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
600 ms startup delay
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.1 EV
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

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

$799 body only

$900 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$1,088 - $1,099 body only

$1,600 with 18-135mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$70 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Pentax X90 Competitors

Pentax X70

Pentax X70

Super zoom

Size Slightly smaller
Thickness Thinner
Zoom Slightly less zoom
Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

Super zoom

$499 - $597

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much larger
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

$309 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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