Confused....Pentax K-5II or the Sony Nex 7

Started Jan 22, 2013 | Questions thread
MonkRX Regular Member • Posts: 206
Re: Confused....Pentax K-5II or the Sony Nex 7

I'd heavily favor the K-5 for its handling and very very good external physical controls. The NEX 7 has a lot of controls, but they're not anywhere as ergonomic as the K-5's.

In terms of actual handling, the "size in your hands" is very similar. The K-5 is still a small DSLR by most standards.

I'm not entirely sure, but I think the K-5's RAW files are a fair bit more malleable, with a ton more shadow detail if you needed to pull your shadows/exposure up.

All in all, someone else summed it up. The NEX 7 isn't a "proper' camera. It definitely takes form over function, with tons of ergonomic compromises to achieve its appearance. That being said, the NEX 7 is obviously no slouch and still offers features/control for its design. The K-5 simply does it better, in a sense that it was designed from the ground up as a tool first.

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