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

Pentax K-5 vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
Pentax K-5

56

Sony NEX-5N

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

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
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus 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

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$413 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$869 body only

$867 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,897 - $1,947 body only

$2,237 - $2,344 with 28-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Larger

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$439 body only

Built-in flash Built-in flash
Thickness Slightly thinner
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,399 body only

$779 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$530 body only

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

discussion

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