Updated (September 2010): Compare the Pentax K-5 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Pentax K-5 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Winner
Pentax K-5

100

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

61

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
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 25fps
Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

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 Alpha DSLR-A700.

competitors

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$869 body only

$867 with 18-55mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax K-7

Pentax K-7

Entry-level DSLR

$696 body only

Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Lowest price Cheaper
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$413 body only

$480 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Competitors

Sony SLT-A33

Sony SLT A33

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony SLT-A55

Sony SLT A55

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

Super zoom

$540

Movie format Shoots movies
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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