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

Pentax K-5 vs Sony NEX 5N

Winner
Pentax K-5

41

Sony NEX-5N

38

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
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

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $659 body only

$989 - $1,039 with 18-135mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$295 body only

$369 - $378 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$698 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 body only

$1,148 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 body only

$593 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$500 body only

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Battery life Shorter battery life

discussion

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