• APS-C 372.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51200
  • $510 Average Retail $600 MSRP
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • $575 Average Retail $550 MSRP

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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.
  • More cross-type AF points
    9 vs 1
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • High-res screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • Higher boost ISO
    51200 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher boost 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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The Competition

Compared to Sony A58

Pentax K-500
Sony A58
  • $510
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More pixels
Canon T5
Sony A58
  • $575
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon T5i

Pentax K-500
Canon T5i
  • $510
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $762
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
Canon T5
Canon T5i
  • $575
  • APS-C
  • $762
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon SL1

Pentax K-500
Canon SL1
  • $510
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $650
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Canon T5
Canon SL1
  • $575
  • APS-C
  • $650
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Pentax K-50

Pentax K-500
Pentax K-50
  • $510
  • APS-C
  • $547
  • APS-C
Canon T5
Pentax K-50
  • $575
  • APS-C
  • HDMI out
  • $547
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon D3300

Pentax K-500
Nikon D3300
  • $510
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • External Mic
Canon T5
Nikon D3300
  • $575
  • APS-C
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • External Mic
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