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

Pentax K-5 vs Sony SLT A77

Winner
Pentax K-5

104

Sony SLT-A77

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,162 ISO
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
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
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 KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$897 - $1,007 body only

$947 with 50mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,275 with 18-200mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax K-500

Pentax K-500

Entry-level DSLR

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Slightly lighter
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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 Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $448 body only

$525 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$632 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen

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