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

Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
600 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

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-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$551 body only

$723 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$949 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Much larger
Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$897 body only

$947 - $1,014 with 50mm lens

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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Competitors

Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$106 body only

Live view Has live view
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$307 - $649 body only

$379 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 - $1,498 body only

$1,467 with 14-140mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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