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

Pentax K-5 vs Sony SLT A77

Winner
Pentax K-5

84

Sony SLT-A77

80

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
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 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-A77.

competitors

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$699 - $739 body only

$999 - $1,100 with 18-135mm lens

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

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$343 body only

$592 - $630 with 18-135mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,797 body only

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$1,000 body only

$1,142 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
Size Smaller
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

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

discussion

Pentax K-5
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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