• APS-C 372.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51200
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Advantages

Pentax K-500 over Canon T5

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More cross-type AF points
    9 vs 1
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon T5 over Pentax K-500

  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Sony A58

Pentax K-500
Sony A58
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • 60p
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • External Mic
Canon T5
Sony A58
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon T5i

Pentax K-500
Canon T5i
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
Canon T5
Canon T5i
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Newer
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Pentax K-50

Pentax K-500
Pentax K-50
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • $379
  • APS-C
Canon T5
Pentax K-50
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • HDMI out
  • $379
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon D3300

Pentax K-500
Nikon D3300
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • External Mic
  • More pixels
Canon T5
Nikon D3300
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Faster RAW shooting
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • External Mic
  • Higher-res screen

Compared to Pentax K-S1

Pentax K-500
Pentax K-S1
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • HDMI out
Canon T5
Pentax K-S1
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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