Did I make a mistake? (Pentax K-5iis vs Nikon D7100)

Started Apr 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
Richard B.
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Re: Did I make a mistake? (Pentax K-5iis vs Nikon D7100)

Aidan Gibson wrote:

I have held the d7100 its lighter but quite a lot bigger. I don't have the biggest hands so the K-5 is pretty nice to hold. I was confused with the Nikons Menu, but then again I am used to Pentax.

So I really like the ergonomics, but then again there are more important things to a camera. How does the 24mp sensor compare to the 16mp sensor of the K5. A lot of people said the higher iso is better on the k-5 I haven't seen any pictures so I don't know.

The D7100 is the heavier camera at 765g vs 760g for the K-5 IIs. The K-5 IIs may feel subjectively heavier due to its more compact design.

You can use the DPReview comparator to directly compare the test shots from the two cameras at different ISO's. I can't say I can see much difference between the two sensors.

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