Updated (August 2011): Compare the Pentax K-5 vs Sony SLT-A77

Pentax K-5 vs Sony SLT A77

Winner
Pentax K-5

83

Sony SLT-A77

79

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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
104 ms shutter lag
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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-A77.

competitors

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $659 body only

$989 - $1,039 with 18-135mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Much larger screen
Startup delay More startup delay
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$295 body only

$378 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$698 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$898 body only

$1,498 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 body only

$593 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$780 - $999 body only

$839 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

discussion

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Bulatow (4:16 AM, January 22, 2012)
 And is rounder,  what about pictures?
 
Lewisz (1:43 AM, November 10, 2011)
You never add the the score on Sony for
1- More focus points 19 vs 11
2- Continuous video focus
3- Slightly more cross-type focus points 11 vs 9
4- Supports 24p
5- Takes 3D photos
6- Video autofocus
7- Better maximum light sensitivity

These few points are indeed make the Sony A77 better than K5. As I had both camera + nikon D7000