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

Pentax K-5 vs Sony SLT A77

Winner
Pentax K-5

100

Sony SLT-A77

95

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
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
600 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Color depth
Great color depth
24 bits
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-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$551 body only

$723 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$949 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$897 body only

$947 - $1,014 with 50mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus

Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Focus points More focus points
GPS No built-in GPS
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$1,098 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Weight Slightly lighter
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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