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
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
600 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

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

$953 body only

$867 with 18-55mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$999 - $1,000 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $498 body only

$579 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$638 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,531 body only

$2,121 with 16-50mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Startup delay More startup delay
Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57

Entry-level DSLR

$648 body only

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
True resolution Much lower true resolution

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