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

91

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

56

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
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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

$699 - $739 body only

$989 with 18-135mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
Startup delay More startup delay
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$295 body only

$392 - $470 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,797 body only

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$462 - $598 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 body only

$1,148 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Focus points Many more focus points
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

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

discussion

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Sony Alpha DSLR-A700
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