Pentax K-5 vs Sony SLT A65

Winner
Pentax K-5

91

Sony SLT-A65

76

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,162 ISO
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

$699 - $739 body only

$989 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

$392 - $470 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,797 body only

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower

Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

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
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$462 - $598 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,199 body only

$1,499 with 18-135mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Overall image quality Better image quality
Startup delay More startup delay

discussion

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