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
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
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

$904 body only

$900 with 18-55mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Autofocus Video autofocus
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$424 body only

$437 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

$458 body only

$932 with 18-135mm lens

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

Samsung NX5 Competitors

Samsung NX1

Samsung NX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$2,800 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Size Larger
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
Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Live view Has live view

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