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
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
51,200 ISO
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

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

$486 body only

$400 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$307 body only

$306 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

$340 body only

$406 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Samsung NX5 Competitors

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 body only

$1,148 with 16-50mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Thicker
Samsung NX100

Samsung NX100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$389 with 20-55mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Live view Has live view
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$426 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Slightly thicker

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