Pentax K-5 vs Sony SLT A65

Winner
Pentax K-5

100

Sony SLT-A65

82

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.1 EV
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
600 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
104 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A65

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

galleries

Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A65.

competitors

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$799 body only

$900 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$1,088 - $1,099 body only

$1,600 with 18-135mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$70 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Focus points Many more focus points
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,642 body only

$1,500 with 16-50mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Overall image quality Better image quality
Startup delay More startup delay
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

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