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

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
600 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (131×97×73 mm)
 

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-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$879 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$864 body only

$874 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$317 - $649 body only

$376 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Focus points Many more focus points
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

discussion

Pentax K-5
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Sony SLT-A65
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