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

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 25fps
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.1 EV
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
7 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

Storage slots
More storage slots
2

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

$550 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

$424 body only

$437 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 - $1,200 body only

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

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
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
Leica M10

Leica M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$6,595 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder Doesn't have a through-the-lens viewfinder

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