Canon EOS 70D vs Pentax K-5 IIs

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Canon EOS 70D
Pentax K-5 IIs

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP higher than the Pentax K-5 IIs (16.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Touch sensitive screen Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a touch sensitive screen, whereas the Pentax K-5 IIs does not have a touch sensitive screen.
12% higher display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 119,000 pixels higher than the Pentax K-5 IIs (921,000 pixels).
4% higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 0.95x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.03x higher than the Pentax K-5 IIs (0.92x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

920.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon EOS 70D takes 920.00 shots per battery charge, however the Pentax K-5 IIs only takes 740.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Cheaper by £192
The Canon EOS 70D is £192.01 cheaper than the Pentax K-5 IIs.
27 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Better selling
The Canon EOS 70D ranks No. 3835 by number of sales, whereas the Pentax K-5 IIs ranks No. 324676.
3 Reasons For
A lot higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, however the Canon EOS 70D is only a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (25,600 lower).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a minimum ISO speed of 80, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
User reviews are better
The Pentax K-5 IIs has an average user review score of 100% based on 1 review, however the Canon EOS 70D has an average rating of 94% (based on 939 reviews).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
25,600 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25,600 lower than the Pentax K-5 IIs (51,200).
20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Pentax K-5 IIs (80).
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Canon EOS 70D is 94%, whereas the average user rating of the Pentax K-5 IIs is 100% (based on 1 review).
9 Reasons Against
3.9MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a megapixel count of 16.3MP, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is a 20.2MP digital camera (3.9MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Does not have a touch sensitive screen Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs does not have a touch sensitive screen, but the Canon EOS 70D has a touch sensitive screen.
Lower display resolution Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (119,000 pixels higher).
0.03x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a lens magnification ratio of 0.92x, however the Canon EOS 70D is a 0.95x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.03x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

One hundred and eighty less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Pentax K-5 IIs is 740.00, but the Canon EOS 70D only takes 920.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

£192 more expensive
The Pentax K-5 IIs is more expensive than the Canon EOS 70D by £192.01.
Less retailers
Only 3 sellers sells the Pentax K-5 IIs, whereas 30 shops sell the Canon EOS 70D. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over two years older
The Pentax K-5 IIs is older than the Canon EOS 70D by two years.
Worse selling
The Pentax K-5 IIs ranks No. 324676 by sales volume, however the Canon EOS 70D ranks No. 3835.

Awards

21 Awards
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Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
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Expert Reviews: Best Buy
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
20.2MP
BEST
16.3MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 3648 x 3648
 3648 x 2432
 3648 x 2048
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 4928 x 3264
 3936 x 2624
 3072 x 2048
 1728 x 1152
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 3648 x 3648
 3648 x 2432
 3648 x 2048
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 4928 x 3264
 3936 x 2624
 3072 x 2048
 1728 x 1152
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
BEST
 5472 x 3648
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.5 x 15 23.7 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
20.9MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Aluminium
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
 Aluminium
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
Dust-Resistant
 Dust-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Minimum Aperture
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
18 - 55 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
13/11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Filter Size
58mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 AI
 AI Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 AI
 AI Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
19 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL-CT-SIR
 TTL
 TTL-CT-SIR

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 25600
 25
 200
 51200
 Auto
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 25600
 25
 200
 51200
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 51,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 80
BEST
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Partial
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Partial
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Manual
 Slow synchronization
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Manual
 Slow synchronization
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Recharging Time
3s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 25fps
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
BEST
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display
Display Diagonal (metric)
7.7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.95x
BEST
0.92x

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
Self-Timer
2,10 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Playback Mode
 Slide show
 Slide show
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
22mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 680g
Height
104.3mm 97mm
Depth
78.5mm 72.5mm
Width
139mm 131mm
Lens Weight
205g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
75.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
69mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
 AC
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
LP-E6 D-LI90
Shot Per Battery Charge
920 shots
BEST
740 shots
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Mac Operating System
 Mac operating system
 Mac operating system
Windows Operating System
 Windows operating system
 Windows operating system
Mac Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac compatible

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX,Digital Photo Professional,PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 AV
 USB
 AC
 AV
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7 & OS X 10.3.9 +
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/8000 - 30
Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital SLR

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 5+
 DIGIC 5+
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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