Pentax K-5 IIs vs Sony NEX-6

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Pentax K-5 IIs
Sony NEX-6

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Moderately higher megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a megapixel count of 16.3MPMP, but the Sony NEX-6 is only a 16.1MPMP digital camera (0.2MP lower). 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.

Significantly higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, whereas the Sony NEX-6 is only a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (26 lower).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a minimum ISO speed of 80, however the Sony NEX-6 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
Three hundred and ninety more shots per battery charge Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs takes 740 shots shots per battery charge, however the Sony NEX-6 only takes 350 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.

$307 cheaper
The Pentax K-5 IIs is $306.99 cheaper than the Sony NEX-6.
Available from 3 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
User reviews are better
The Pentax K-5 IIs has an average user review score of 100%, whereas the Sony NEX-6 has an average rating of 91% (based on 17 reviews).
6 Reasons For
Significantly shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Sony NEX-6 is a 0.01ss flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s shorter than the Pentax K-5 IIs (0.01ss).
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has a lens magnification ratio of 1.09xx, but the Pentax K-5 IIs is only a 0.92xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.17x 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.

Lighter Edit
The Sony NEX-6 is a 287gg digital camera. That's 393g lighter than the Pentax K-5 IIs (287gg). 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.

A lot shorter Edit
The Sony NEX-6 is a 66.9mmmm tall digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-5 IIs is a 97mmmm tall digital camera (30.1mm taller).
Vastly thinner Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has a depth of 42.6mmmm, however the Pentax K-5 IIs is a 72.5mmmm deep digital camera (29.9mm thicker).
11.1mm narrower Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has a width of 119.9mmmm, however the Pentax K-5 IIs is a 131mmmm wide digital camera (11.1mm wider).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is a 1ss flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s longer than the Sony NEX-6 (0.01ss).
0.17x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a lens magnification ratio of 0.92xx, whereas the Sony NEX-6 is a 1.09xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.17x higher). 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.

Heavier Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is a 680gg digital camera. That's 393g heavier than the Sony NEX-6 (287gg). 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.

30.1mm taller Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a height of 97mmmm, however the Sony NEX-6 is a 66.9mmmm tall digital camera (30.1mm shorter).
29.9mm thicker Edit
Pentax K-5 IIs is 72.5mmmm deep, but the Sony NEX-6 is a 42.6mmmm deep digital camera (29.9mm thinner).
A bit wider Edit
Pentax K-5 IIs is 131mmmm wide, but the Sony NEX-6 is a 119.9mmmm wide digital camera (11.1mm narrower).
7 Reasons Against
0.2MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has a megapixel count of 16.1MPMP, however the Pentax K-5 IIs is a 16.3MPMP digital camera (0.2MP 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.

Two times lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, but the Pentax K-5 IIs is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (26 higher).
20 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, whereas the Pentax K-5 IIs is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
Three hundred and ninety less shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony NEX-6 is a digital camera that takes 350 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Pentax K-5 IIs only takes 740 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.

$307 more expensive
The Sony NEX-6 is more expensive than the Pentax K-5 IIs by $306.99.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 seller sell the Sony NEX-6, however 4 stores sell the Pentax K-5 IIs. 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.
Lower user review Score
The Sony NEX-6 has an average user rating of 91%, but the Pentax K-5 IIs has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
16.3MP
BEST
16.1MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4928 x 3264
 3936 x 2624
 3072 x 2048
 1728 x 1152
 4912 x 3264
 3568 x 2368
 2448 x 1624
BEST
 4928 x 3264
 3936 x 2624
 3072 x 2048
 1728 x 1152
 4912 x 3264
 3568 x 2368
 2448 x 1624
Maximum Image Resolution
 4928 x 3264
BEST
 4928 x 3264
Image Format
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPEG XR
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.7 x 15.7 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.7MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 14x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 36
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 22
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 75mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 24mm
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 16 - 50
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.4x
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Sony E
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Sony E
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 35mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 99
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Speed
 80
 200
 51200
 50
 64
 100
 125
 160
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 80
 200
 51200
 50
 64
 100
 125
 160
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
Maximum ISO Speed
51,200
BEST
25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 6m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
25fps 25fps
Video Format
 AVI
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
BEST
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
BEST
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Lens Magnification Ratio
0.92x 1.09x
BEST
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

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
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,12 2,10
Image Adjustment Mode
 Sharpness
 Saturation
 Sharpness
 Saturation
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 1
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (SIMPL)
 GRE
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (SIMPL)
 GRE
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
680g 287g
BEST
Height
97mm 66.9mm
BEST
Depth
72.5mm 42.6mm
BEST
Width
131mm 119.9mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 345g

Battery

Power Source
 AC
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
D-LI90 NP-FW50
Shot Per Battery Charge
740 shots
BEST
350 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 AV
 USB
 AC
 AV

Other Features

Operating System
Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7 & OS X 10.3.9 + Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
1/8000 - 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Effective Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.1MP
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