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

3 Reasons For
5fps higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 5fps higher than the Pentax K-5 IIs (25fps).
Wider field of view Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 170% field of view digital camera. That's 70% wider than the Pentax K-5 IIs (100%).
A lot lighter Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D has a weight of 495g, whereas the Pentax K-5 IIs is a 680g 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.

10 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a megapixel of 16.3MP, however the Canon EOS 1100D is only a 12.2MP 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has an image stabilizer, but the Canon EOS 1100D does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Hugely higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Pentax K-5 IIs is 51,200 maximum ISO speed, but the Canon EOS 1100D is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (44,800 lower).
20 smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 1100D is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
Full HD video Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs supports Full HD video, whereas the Canon EOS 1100D does not. Read more

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

Built-in microphone Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a built-in microphone, however the Canon EOS 1100D does not have a built-in microphone.
0.3" larger display diagonal Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a display diagonal 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 (numeric) Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 1100D is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (691,000 pixels lower).
Higher magnification Edit
Pentax K-5 IIs is 0.92x lens magnification ratio, but the Canon EOS 1100D is only a 0.8x 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.

Fourty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is a digital camera that takes 740.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Canon EOS 1100D only takes 700.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

Reasons Against

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

Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Pentax K-5 IIs has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Seven times lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Canon EOS 1100D is only 6,400 maximum ISO speed. That's 44,800 lower than the Pentax K-5 IIs (51,200).
20 bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Pentax K-5 IIs (80).
Does not support Full HD video Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D does not support Full HD video, however the Pentax K-5 IIs does. Read more

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

Does not have a built-in microphone Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D does not have a built-in microphone, but the Pentax K-5 IIs has a built-in microphone.
12% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D has a display diagonal 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 (numeric) Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 691,000 pixels lower than the Pentax K-5 IIs (921,000 pixels).
Lower magnification Edit
Canon EOS 1100D is only 0.8x lens magnification ratio. That's 0.12x lower than the Pentax K-5 IIs (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.

Only 700.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon EOS 1100D is a digital camera that takes 700.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Pentax K-5 IIs only takes 740.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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 six months
The Canon EOS 1100D is six months older than the Pentax K-5 IIs.
3 Reasons Against
5fps lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is a 25fps JPEG frame rate digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 1100D is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (5fps higher).
70% narrower field of view Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a field of view of 100%, whereas the Canon EOS 1100D is a 170% field of view digital camera (70% wider).
Heavier Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is a 680g digital camera. That's 185g heavier than the Canon EOS 1100D (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.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
12.2MP 16.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4272 x 2848
 3088 x 2056
 2256 x 1504
 1920 x 1280
 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 1280
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
22.2 x 14.7 23.7 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
12.6MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
BEST
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
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
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
38 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
88mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
29mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 55 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
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
Number of Diaphragm Blades
6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
58mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
0.25 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 80
 200
 51200
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 80
 200
 51200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 51,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 80
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
9m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Recharging Time
2s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
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

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps
BEST
25fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
BEST
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
170%
BEST
100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
 Second display

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.8x 0.92x
BEST
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
Connection to PC
 Connection to PC
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Neutral
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,12
Multi-Shot
 Multi-shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
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
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
Languages Support
 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 (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 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
99.7mm 97mm
Depth
77.9mm 72.5mm
Width
129.9mm 131mm
Weight (including Battery)
495g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
 AC
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
LP-E10 D-LI90
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
700 shots 740 shots
BEST
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Mac Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating systems supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating systems supported
Mac Compatibility
 Mac compatibility
 Mac compatibility

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
- ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser,- Digital Photo Professional,- PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (Remote Capture), Picture Style Editor PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
 USB
 AV
 AC
 USB
 AV
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Network Ready
 Network ready
Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
Interface
USB 2.0, HDMI mini Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions (WxDxH)
129.9 x 99.7 x 77.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Operating Systems
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 (35mm Film Equivalent)
29 - 88 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
3.5 - 5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Frame
 Frame
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
30 - 1/4000 1/8000 - 30
Lens System
EF/EF-S Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
Viewing Angle
170° Unknown - Click to provide data
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