Nikon D5200 vs Pentax K-5 II

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Nikon D5200
Pentax K-5 II

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
33% higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5200 is a 24.1MPMP digital camera. That's 7.8MP higher than the Pentax K-5 II (16.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

2.1 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon D5200 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, but the Pentax K-5 II is a 5.6 minimum aperture digital camera (2.1 larger).
5fps higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D5200 is a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 5fps higher than the Pentax K-5 II (25fps).
A lot lighter Edit
The Nikon D5200 has a weight of 505gg, whereas the Pentax K-5 II is a 680g digital camera (175g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

2% narrower Edit
The Nikon D5200 has a width of 129mmmm. That's 2mm narrower than the Pentax K-5 II (131mm).
Cheaper by $199
The Nikon D5200 costs $510.54, whereas the Pentax K-5 II is $709.95.
1 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
8 Reasons For
2 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Pentax K-5 II has a maximum aperture of 38, however the Nikon D5200 is only a 36 maximum aperture digital camera (2 bigger).
20 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-5 II has a minimum ISO speed of 80, whereas the Nikon D5200 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
920,079 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Pentax K-5 II has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, whereas the Nikon D5200 is only a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (920,079 pixels lower).
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Pentax K-5 II has a lens magnification ratio of 0.92x, but the Nikon D5200 is only a 0.78xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.14x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

A little shorter Edit
The Pentax K-5 II is a 97mm tall digital camera, whereas the Nikon D5200 is a 98mmmm tall digital camera (1mm taller).
Marginally thinner Edit
The Pentax K-5 II has a depth of 72.5mm, however the Nikon D5200 is a 78mmmm deep digital camera (5.5mm thicker).
Two hundred and fourty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Pentax K-5 II is a digital camera that takes 740.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Nikon D5200 only takes 500 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

User reviews are a bit better
Based on 24 reviews, the Pentax K-5 II has an average user review score of 98%, but the Nikon D5200 has an average rating of 96% (based on 557 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
6% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon D5200 is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 2 bigger than the Pentax K-5 II (38).
20 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D5200 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Pentax K-5 II (80).
999x lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon D5200 is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 920,079 pixels lower than the Pentax K-5 II (921,000 pixels).
Lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D5200 is a 0.78xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.14x lower than the Pentax K-5 II (0.92x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Taller Edit
The Nikon D5200 is a 98mmmm tall digital camera. That's 1mm taller than the Pentax K-5 II (97mm).
Thicker Edit
The Nikon D5200 has a depth of 78mmmm. That's 5.5mm thicker than the Pentax K-5 II (72.5mm).
Only 500 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon D5200 is a digital camera that takes 500 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Pentax K-5 II only takes 740.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

User review Rating is moderately Worse
The Nikon D5200 has an average user score of 96%, but the Pentax K-5 II has an average user rating of 98% (based on 24 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
7.8MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-5 II has a megapixel count of 16.3MP, however the Nikon D5200 is a 24.1MPMP digital camera (7.8MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Pentax K-5 II is a 5.6 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 2.1 larger than the Nikon D5200 (5.6).
5fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Pentax K-5 II has a JPEG frame rate of 25fps, whereas the Nikon D5200 is a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (5fps higher).
26% heavier Edit
The Pentax K-5 II is a 680g digital camera. That's 175g heavier than the Nikon D5200 (680g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

2mm wider Edit
The Pentax K-5 II has a width of 131mm, however the Nikon D5200 is a 129mmmm wide digital camera (2mm narrower).
$199 more expensive
The Pentax K-5 II is more expensive than the Nikon D5200 by $199.41.
Not as many stockists
Only 2 retailers sells the Pentax K-5 II, however 3 stores sell the Nikon D5200. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
One month older
The Pentax K-5 II is older than the Nikon D5200 by one month.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
24.1MP
BEST
16.3MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 4928 x 3264
 3936 x 2624
 3072 x 2048
 1728 x 1152
BEST
 6000 x 4000
 4928 x 3264
 3936 x 2624
 3072 x 2048
 1728 x 1152
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
BEST
 6000 x 4000
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 NEF
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPG
 NEF
 JPEG XR
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.6 23.7 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
24.71MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
3x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
36 38
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.5
BEST
5.6
Maximum Focal Length
82.5mm
BEST
82.5mm
Minimum Focal Length
27mm 27mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
18 - 55 18 - 55
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
11/8 11/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Nikon F
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Aspheric Element
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
52mm 52mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 selective
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 multi point
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 selective
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 multi point
 Multi Point Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.28m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
39 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 aperture priority
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 aperture priority
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 80
 200
 51200
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 80
 200
 51200
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400
BEST
51,200
Minimum ISO Speed
100 80
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
BEST
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Manual
Flash Guide
13m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
BEST
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps
BEST
25fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVI
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
8.2GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
100% 100%
BEST
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.78x 0.92x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Daylight
Shooting Mode
 Scene
 Movie
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,12
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Thumbnails
Start-Up Time
1,000ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
EXPEED 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-1.7 - 0.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
17.9mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
505g
BEST
680g
Height
98mm 97mm
BEST
Depth
78mm 72.5mm
BEST
Width
129mm
BEST
131mm
Lens Weight
195g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
66mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
59.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
555g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
 AC
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
EN-EL14 D-LI90
Battery Capacity
1,030mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
500 shots 740 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.4V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ViewNX 2 PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 AV
 USB
 AC
 AV

Other Features

Interface
- USB 2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
131 x 328 x 176 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7 & OS X 10.3.9 +
Aperture Range
3.5 - 5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
1/4000 - 30 1/8000 - 30
Frame Rate
5fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
5 Unknown - Click to provide data
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