Canon EOS 1100D vs Pentax K-5 IIs

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Canon EOS 1100D
Pentax K-5 IIs

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
5fps higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 5fps higher than the Pentax K-5 IIs (25fpsfps).
A lot lighter Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D has a weight of 495gg, whereas the Pentax K-5 IIs is a 680gg digital camera (185g 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.

19.1mm shorter Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 77.9mmmm tall digital camera. That's 19.1mm shorter than the Pentax K-5 IIs (97mmmm).
1% narrower Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D has a width of 129.9mmmm. That's 1.1mm narrower than the Pentax K-5 IIs (131mmmm).
8 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a megapixel count of 16.3MPMP, however the Canon EOS 1100D is only a 12.2MPMP digital camera (4.1MP 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.

20 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a minimum ISO speed of 80, whereas the Canon EOS 1100D is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
0.3" larger screen size Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a screen size of 3"", however the Canon EOS 1100D is only a 2.7"" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Significantly higher display resolution Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Canon EOS 1100D is only a 230,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (691 pixels lower).
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a lens magnification ratio of 0.92xx, but the Canon EOS 1100D is only a 0.8xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.12x 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.

27.2mm thinner Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a depth of 72.5mmmm, however the Canon EOS 1100D is a 99.7mmmm deep digital camera (27.2mm thicker).
Fourty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is a digital camera that takes 740 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon EOS 1100D only takes 700 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 slightly better
The Pentax K-5 IIs has an average user review score of 100% based on 1 review, but the Canon EOS 1100D has an average rating of 96% (based on 14 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
34% lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 12.2MPMP digital camera. That's 4.1MP lower than the Pentax K-5 IIs (16.3MPMP). 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.

20 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Pentax K-5 IIs (80).
12% smaller screen size Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D has a screen size of 2.7"". That's 0.3" smaller than the Pentax K-5 IIs (3""). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 230,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 691 pixels lower than the Pentax K-5 IIs (921,000 pixels pixels).
Lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 0.8xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.12x lower than the Pentax K-5 IIs (0.92xx). 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.

Thicker Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D has a depth of 99.7mmmm. That's 27.2mm thicker than the Pentax K-5 IIs (72.5mmmm).
Only 700 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a digital camera that takes 700 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.

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Older by five months
The Canon EOS 1100D is five months older than the Pentax K-5 IIs.
User review Rating is a little Worse
The Canon EOS 1100D has an average user score of 96%, but the Pentax K-5 IIs has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).
4 Reasons Against
5fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a JPEG frame rate of 25fpsfps, whereas the Canon EOS 1100D is a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (5fps higher).
Heavier Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is a 680gg digital camera. That's 185g heavier than the Canon EOS 1100D (680gg). 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.

19.1mm taller Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is a 97mmmm tall digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 1100D is a 77.9mmmm tall digital camera (19.1mm shorter).
A little wider Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a width of 131mmmm, however the Canon EOS 1100D is a 129.9mmmm wide digital camera (1.1mm narrower).

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
12.2MP 16.3MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4272 x 2848
 3088 x 2056
 2256 x 1504
 1920 x 1080
 720 x 480
 4928 x 3264
 3936 x 2624
 3072 x 2048
 1728 x 1152
 4272 x 2848
 3088 x 2056
 2256 x 1504
 1920 x 1080
 720 x 480
 4928 x 3264
 3936 x 2624
 3072 x 2048
 1728 x 1152
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4928 x 3264
 4928 x 3264
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2
Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.2 x 14.7 23.7 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
12.6MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Fiber
 Polycarbonate
 Stainless steel
 Steel
 Carbon
 Fiber
 Polycarbonate
 Stainless steel
 Steel
 Carbon

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5.6x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
5x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
88mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
29mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
18 - 55 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
11/9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Diaphragm Blades
6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
58mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focusing Range
0.25 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
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture 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
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 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
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide
9m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
Flash Recharging Time
2s Unknown - Click to provide data
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
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps
BEST
25fps
Video Format
 MOV
 AVI
 MOV
 AVI
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Memory

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

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.8x 0.92x
BEST
Viewfinder
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

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
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,10 2,12
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Start-Up Time
1ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 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
 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
495g
BEST
680g
Height
77.9mm
BEST
97mm
Depth
99.7mm 72.5mm
BEST
Width
129.9mm
BEST
131mm
Weight Including Battery
495g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 AC
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
LP-E10 D-LI90
Shot Per Battery Charge
700 shots 740 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
- ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser,- Digital Photo Professional,- PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (Remote Capture), Picture Style Editor PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4
Included Cable
 AC
 USB
 AV
 AC
 USB
 AV

Other Features

Weight
0.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
USB 2.0, HDMI mini Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
129.9 x 99.7 x 77.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Drive Mode
Single/Continuous/SelfTimer Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
Windows XP, Vista Starter Edition, Windows 7 Starter Edition, OS X v10.5-10.6 Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7 & OS X 10.3.9 +
Focal Length
29 - 88 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
3.5 - 5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
30 - 1/4000 1/8000 - 30
Light Exposure Type
TTL Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens System
EF/EF-S Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Resolution
22.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewing Angle
170° Unknown - Click to provide data
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