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
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A65

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
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

$869 body only

$867 with 18-55mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$747 - $901 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$850 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,640 body only

$1,642 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-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Focus points Many more focus points
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$941 with 10-24mm lens

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

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