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

Great image quality
Overall image quality
82.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 25fps
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.1 EV
Has live view
Live view
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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Storage slots
More storage slots
2
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

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 KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$1,088 - $1,099 body only

$1,880 with 20-40mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$799 body only

$900 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$424 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-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,642 body only

$1,500 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$426 body only

$390 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$626 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

discussion

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