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  2. Small
  3. Thin
  4. Lightweight
  5. Waterproof
  6. Weather Sealed
  7. Large Viewfinder
  1. Zoom
  2. Wide aperture
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  1. Large
  2. High-res
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  1. 1080p
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  1. Image stabilization
  2. Large sensor
  3. High ISO
  4. Low noise
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  1. High True Resolution
  2. High Megapixels
  3. Best Overall Quality
  4. High Color Depth
  5. High Dynamic Range
  1. RAW
  2. GPS
  3. HDR
  4. Panorama
  5. 3D
  6. Built-in Flash
  7. External Flash
  1. Rapid fire
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  3. Fast
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Pentax K-5
Pentax K-5 Pentax K-5
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Pentax

K-5

$645.95 Entry-level DSLR, over 2 years ago
DSLR 82.0 image quality
$645.95
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
600 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
104 ms shutter lag
"The K-5 has a very similar sensor inside it to the Nikon D7000's, and like the Nikon, the K-5 displays excellent image quality across almost its entire ISO span."
dpreview.com | talking about the K-5's image-quality
"The Pentax K-5's compact, solid body, generally well thought-out ergonomics, comprehensive feature set and excellent image quality, in both still and movie modes make it one of the best APS-C DSLRs currently on the market."
dpreview.com | talking about the K-5's overall-performance
Pentax K-5 II
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#2

Pentax

K-5 II

$659.99 Entry-level DSLR, over a year ago
DSLR 82.0 image quality
$659.99
K-5 II vs the K-5
Advantages Tradeoffs
  • Longer battery life
  • Same high ISO performance
  • Same color depth
  • Significantly more shutter lag
  • About the same weight
  • They are about the same size
Nikon D5200
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#3

Nikon

D5200

$646.95 Entry-level DSLR, over a year ago
DSLR 84.0 image quality
$646.95
Nikon D5200 vs the Pentax K-5
Advantages Tradeoffs
  • Supports 24p
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Much more lenses available
  • No image stabilization
  • Much more shutter lag
  • No weather sealing
Pentax K-5 IIs
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#4

Pentax

K-5 IIs

$674.83 Entry-level DSLR, over a year ago
DSLR 82.0 image quality
$674.83
K-5 IIs vs the K-5
Advantages Tradeoffs
  • Longer battery life
  • Better color depth
  • Same high ISO performance
  • About the same weight
  • They are about the same size
  • About the same price
Nikon D3300
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#5

Nikon

D3300

$635.99 Entry-level DSLR, 4 months ago
DSLR 82.0 image quality
$635.99
Nikon D3300 vs the Pentax K-5
Advantages Tradeoffs
  • Supports 24p
  • Much more lenses available
  • Can create panoramas in-camera
  • No image stabilization
  • No weather sealing
  • Less dynamic range
Nikon D3200
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#6

Nikon

D3200

$496.95 Entry-level DSLR, over 2 years ago
DSLR 81.0 image quality
$496.95
Nikon D3200 vs the Pentax K-5
Advantages Tradeoffs
  • Supports 24p
  • Much more lenses available
  • Significantly higher true resolution
  • No image stabilization
  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • Much more shutter lag
Nikon D7000
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Nikon

D7000

$749.48 Entry-level DSLR, over 2 years ago
DSLR 80.0 image quality
$749.48
Nikon D7000 vs the Pentax K-5
Advantages Tradeoffs
  • Supports 24p
  • Much more lenses available
  • Video autofocus
  • No image stabilization
  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • Significantly more shutter lag
Nikon D5100
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Nikon

D5100

$449.00 Entry-level DSLR, over 2 years ago
DSLR 80.0 image quality
$449.00
Nikon D5100 vs the Pentax K-5
Advantages Tradeoffs
  • Supports 24p
  • Much more lenses available
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • No image stabilization
  • Much more shutter lag
  • No weather sealing
Pentax K-500
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#9

Pentax

K-500

$399.00 Entry-level DSLR, 11 months ago
DSLR 79.0 image quality
$399.00
K-500 vs the K-5
Advantages Tradeoffs
  • Supports 24p
  • Better maximum light sensitivity
  • Lighter
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • No weather sealing
  • Worse image quality
Pentax K-30
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#10

Pentax

K-30

$432.99 Entry-level DSLR, over a year ago
DSLR 79.0 image quality
$432.99
K-30 vs the K-5
Advantages Tradeoffs
  • Supports 24p
  • Lighter
  • Slightly thinner
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Worse image quality
  • Less dynamic range
Pentax K-50
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Pentax

K-50

$496.95 Entry-level DSLR, 11 months ago
DSLR 79.0 image quality
$496.95
K-50 vs the K-5
Advantages Tradeoffs
  • Supports 24p
  • Better maximum light sensitivity
  • Video autofocus
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Worse image quality
  • Less dynamic range