Pentax K-5 vs Sony SLT A65

Winner
Pentax K-5

120

Sony SLT-A65

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

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)
Thin
Thickness
2.9"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A65

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP

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 KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$897 - $1,007 body only

$947 with 50mm lens

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

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$854 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$938 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

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

$632 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$522 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

discussion

Pentax K-5
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SLT A65
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