Updated (August 2011): Compare the Pentax K-5 vs Sony NEX-5N

Pentax K-5 vs Sony NEX 5N

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49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Great image quality
Overall image quality
82.0
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
600 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
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 NEX-5N.

competitors

Pentax K-5 Competitors

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Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$3,441 with 16-50mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
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Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

Battery life Longer battery life
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag More shutter lag
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Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$697 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Shorter battery life

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

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Nikon Coolpix AW110

Waterproof

$404

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p No 24p support
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Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Focus points More focus points
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
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Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Thickness Slightly thinner
Touch screen No touch screen

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