Pentax K-5 vs Samsung NX5

Pentax K-5
Samsung NX5

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
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
 

Reasons to buy the Samsung NX5

Size
Really small
Mid size (123×87×40 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.6"
Weight
Light-weight
491 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5.
Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Samsung NX5.

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

$418 with 18-55mm lens

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

Samsung NX5 Competitors

Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Live view Has live view
Samsung NX1

Samsung NX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$3,598 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Size Larger
Samsung NX30

Samsung NX30

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$721 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Size Larger

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Samsung NX5
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