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
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
 

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

$699 - $739 body only

$999 - $1,100 with 18-135mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen size Larger screen
Startup delay More startup delay
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$343 body only

$592 - $630 with 18-135mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,797 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen size Larger screen
Size Larger

Samsung NX5 Competitors

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 with 10-30mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Samsung NX1

Samsung NX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,660 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Size Larger
Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Live view Has live view

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