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

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
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
600 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A65

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps

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

$820 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

$1,095 - $1,097 body only

$1,580 with 18-135mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,784 - $3,926 body only

$2,040 with 50mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

Sony Alpha a99 II

Sony Alpha a99 II

Boutique

$3,198

Focus points Many more focus points
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$627 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

$699 body only

$1,200 with 16-50mm lens

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

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