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

Storage slots
More storage slots
2
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
600 ms startup delay
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 II

Pentax K-3 II

Entry-level DSLR

$840 - $846 body only

$1,421 with 16-85mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$850 body only

$1,485 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$999 - $1,000 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Autofocus Slower autofocus

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Competitors

Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$1,098 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,531 body only

$1,499 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

$922 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

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