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
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.1 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Storage slots
More storage slots
2
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
600 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
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 K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$875 body only

$939 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-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$417 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$638 body only

$943 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Competitors

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,398 body only

$1,649 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

$860 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,640 body only

$1,500 with 16-50mm lens

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

discussion

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