Pentax K-5 vs Samsung NX5

Pentax K-5
Samsung NX5

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Great image quality
Overall image quality
82.0
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.1 EV
 

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

$963 body only

$874 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax K-7

Pentax K-7

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$544 body only

$858 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Samsung NX5 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$405 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Live view Has live view
Screen size Much smaller screen
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$772 body only

$730 with 20-50mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Size Significantly larger

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