• APS-C 372.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Pentax K-500 advantages over Fujifilm X-T100

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.81 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 710 vs 430 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    83 mm vs 68 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens

Fujifilm X-T100 advantages over Pentax K-500

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    47 mm vs 71 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    5 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    583g vs 852g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    23 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    58 vs 30 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/6000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Sony A57

Pentax K-500
Sony A57
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Fujifilm X-T100
Sony A57
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Pentax K-5 IIs

Pentax K-500
Pentax K-5 IIs
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Top deck display
Fujifilm X-T100
Pentax K-5 IIs
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon T5i

Pentax K-500
Canon T5i
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $475
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X-T100
Canon T5i
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $475
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon EOS M5

Pentax K-500
Canon EOS M5
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Fujifilm X-T100
Canon EOS M5
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC

Compared to Canon EOS M50

Pentax K-500
Canon EOS M50
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
Fujifilm X-T100
Canon EOS M50
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Fast startup
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