54points

Nikon D5300

62points

Pentax K-5 II

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Nikon D5300 vs Pentax K-5 II

Nikon D5300
Pentax K-5 II
54
points
Nikon D5300
62
points
Pentax K-5 II

Why is Nikon D5300 better than Pentax K-5 II?

  • 28 more focus points
    ?

    39vs11
  • 48.47% more megapixels (main camera)
    24.2MPvs16.3MP
  • Has a flip-out screen
    ?
  • 8.34% lower noise at high ISO
    ?

    1338 ISOvs1235 ISO
  • 2.4x better video recording quality (main camera)
    ?

    1080 x 60fpsvs1080 x 25fps
  • 1 better image quality
    ?

    83vs82
  • Supports Wi-Fi
    ?
  • 0.84% better color depth
    ?

    24bitsvs23.8bits

Why is Pentax K-5 II better than Nikon D5300?

  • 1.5% larger sensor
    ?

    23.7 x 15.7mmvs23.5 x 15.6mm
  • 2x higher maximum light sensitivity
    ?

    51200 ISOvs25600 ISO
  • 380shots longer battery life
    ?

    980shotsvs600shots
  • 40% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    ?

    7fpsvs5fps
  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
    ?
  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
    ?

    1/8000svs0.00025s
  • Has a built-in focus motor
    ?
  • 5% more viewfinder coverage
    ?

    100%vs95%

Price comparison

Nikon D5300

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D5300 aliexpressYONGNUO YN50MM 50MM F1.4N F1.4 E Standar...YONGNUO YN50MM 50MM F1.4N F1.4 E Standard Prime Lens AF/MF for Nikon D3400 D5300 D7200 D750 D5600 D3200 D7100 D3300 D7200 D850
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$152.00

Design

1.viewfinder coverage
?

With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.

Best

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III

100%

95%

100%

2.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
?

The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes. Show more

Nikon D5300
Pentax K-5 II
3.Has a built-in focus motor
?

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

Nikon D5300
Pentax K-5 II
4.Has a flip-out screen
?

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Nikon D5300
Pentax K-5 II
5.has an optical viewfinder
?

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.

Nikon D5300
Pentax K-5 II
6.Has a hot shoe
?

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Nikon D5300
Pentax K-5 II

Optics

1.focus points
?

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

39

11

2.sensor size
?

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

23.7 x 15.7mm

3.has AF tracking
?

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Nikon D5300
Pentax K-5 II
4.Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
?

Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images. Show more

Nikon D5300
Pentax K-5 II
5.maximum light sensitivity
?

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash. Show more

Best

Nikon D6

3280000 ISO

25600 ISO

51200 ISO

6.megapixels (main camera)
?

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

24.2MP

16.3MP

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
?

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions. Show more

Best

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

2904 x 60fps

1080 x 60fps

1080 x 25fps

2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
?

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp. Show more

Nikon D5300
Pentax K-5 II
3.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
?

A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

Nikon D5300
Pentax K-5 II
4.Has timelapse function
?

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky. Show more

Nikon D5300
Pentax K-5 II
5.has a 24p cinema mode
?

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Nikon D5300
Pentax K-5 II

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
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A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

Nikon D5300
Pentax K-5 II
2.has a microphone input
?

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Nikon D5300
Pentax K-5 II
3.number of microphones
?

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Fujifilm X-T4

2

2

1

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones. Show more

For example

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III

Nikon D5300
Pentax K-5 II

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)
?

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

600shots

980shots

2.has a removable battery
?

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken. Show more

Nikon D5300
Pentax K-5 II
3.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Nikon D5300
Pentax K-5 II
4.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Nikon D5300
Pentax K-5 II

Features

1.image quality
?

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*

100

83

82

2.noise
?

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Sony Alpha a7 III + Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

3730 ISO

1338 ISO

1235 ISO

3.color depth
?

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

Best

HP Photosmart R927

42bits

24bits

23.8bits

4.has an external memory slot
?

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card. Show more

Nikon D5300
Pentax K-5 II
5.dynamic range
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The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon D850 + Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

14.8Evs

13.9Evs

14.1Evs

6.supports Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Nikon D5300
Pentax K-5 II

Price comparison

Nikon D5300

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D5300 aliexpressYONGNUO YN50MM 50MM F1.4N F1.4 E Standar...YONGNUO YN50MM 50MM F1.4N F1.4 E Standard Prime Lens AF/MF for Nikon D3400 D5300 D7200 D750 D5600 D3200 D7100 D3300 D7200 D850
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$152.00

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