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

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

$999 - $1,000 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

$850 body only

$1,485 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$840 - $846 body only

$1,421 with 16-85mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

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

$640 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 - $448 body only

$529 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Autofocus Slower autofocus

discussion

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