Pentax K-5 IIs vs Sony Alpha SLT-A77

Pentax K-5 IIs
Sony Alpha SLT-A77

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
20 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 (100).
740 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is a digital camera that takes 740 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 only takes 470.00 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.

Cheaper by $906
The Pentax K-5 IIs costs $490.36, whereas the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is $1,396.00.
3 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is a 24.3MP digital camera. That's 8MP higher than the Pentax K-5 IIs (24.3MP). 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.

Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 920,679 pixels higher than the Pentax K-5 IIs (921,600 pixels).
27g lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 has a weight of 653g, however the Pentax K-5 IIs is a 680gg digital camera (27g 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.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
50% lower megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is a 16.3MPMP digital camera. That's 8MP lower than the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 (24.3MP). 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.

920,679 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 920,679 pixels lower than the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 (921,600 pixels).
A little heavier Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a weight of 680gg, whereas the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is a 653g digital camera (27g lighter). 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.

5 Reasons Against
20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Pentax K-5 IIs (100).
Only 470.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 takes 470.00 shots per battery charge, however 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.

More expensive by $906
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is $905.64 more expensive than the Pentax K-5 IIs.
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Older by four months
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77 is four months older than the Pentax K-5 IIs.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
16.3MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4928 x 3264
 3936 x 2624
 3072 x 2048
 1728 x 1152
 12416 x 1856
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 4240 x 2400
 7152 x 1080
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 1920 x 1080
 4928 x 3264
 3936 x 2624
 3072 x 2048
 1728 x 1152
 12416 x 1856
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 4240 x 2400
 7152 x 1080
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.7 x 15.7 23.5 x 15.6
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 135
Lens Mount Interface
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Sony A
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Sony A

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
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 19
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 80
 200
 51200
 Auto
 50
 64
 100
 125
 160
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
 80
 200
 51200
 Auto
 50
 64
 100
 125
 160
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
51,200
BEST
16,000
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
100
Auto Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
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
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Recharging Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3s
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
25fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 AVI
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AC3
 AAC++
 AC3
 AAC++
BEST

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"
BEST
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
BEST
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
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
Shooting Mode
 Scene
 Movie
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,12 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
680g 653g
BEST
Height
97mm 104mm
Depth
72.5mm 80.9mm
Width
131mm 142.6mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 732g

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-FM500H
Shot Per Battery Charge
740 shots
BEST
470 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

System Requirements

Mac Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating system
Windows Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating system

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4 Picture Motion Browser 5.2; Image Data Converter SR 3.2; Image Data Lightbox SR 2.2
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 AV
 USB
 AC
 AV
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Operating System
Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7 & OS X 10.3.9 + Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Frame
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Frame
Camera Shutter Speed Range
1/8000 - 30 1/8000 - 30
Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital SLR
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