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

180

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700

111

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 25fps
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
104 ms shutter lag
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (131×97×73 mm)
 

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
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 KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$897 - $1,007 body only

$947 with 50mm 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

$848 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$938 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Competitors

Sony SLT-A55

Sony SLT A55

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,098 - $1,210 body only

$1,298 with 28-70mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Pro DSLR

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Size Much larger

discussion

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