Pentax K-5 vs Sony SLT A65

Winner
Pentax K-5

92

Sony SLT-A65

76

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,162 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
82.0
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.1 EV
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

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

$599 - $659 body only

$989 - $1,039 with 18-135mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
Startup delay More startup delay
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$295 body only

$369 - $378 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$698 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$498 - $666 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,300 with 16-50mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Overall image quality Better image quality
Startup delay More startup delay
Sony Alpha SLT-A68

Sony Alpha SLT-A68

Boutique

Focus points Many more focus points
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

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