Pentax K-5 II vs Sony NEX-6

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Pentax K-5 II
Sony NEX-6

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-5 II is a 16.3MP digital camera. That's 0.2MP higher than the Sony NEX-6 (16.1MP). 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.

Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Pentax K-5 II is a 38 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 2 smaller than the Sony NEX-6 (36).
Three times smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Pentax K-5 II has a minimum aperture of 5.6, but the Sony NEX-6 is a 22 minimum aperture digital camera (16.4 larger).
7.5mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Pentax K-5 II has a maximum focal length of 82.5mm, whereas the Sony NEX-6 is only a 75mm maximum focal length digital camera (7.5mm shorter).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-5 II is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25,600 higher than the Sony NEX-6 (25,600).
20 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-5 II is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Sony NEX-6 (100).
740.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Pentax K-5 II is a digital camera that takes 740.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony NEX-6 only takes 350.00 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 £198
The Pentax K-5 II costs £599.00, whereas the Sony NEX-6 is £797.06.
1 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Pentax K-5 II is 98%, but the average rating of the Sony NEX-6 is 91% (based on 17 reviews).
8 Reasons For
3mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony NEX-6 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm shorter than the Pentax K-5 II (24mm).
Shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has a flash sync-speed of 0.01s, however the Pentax K-5 II is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s longer).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony NEX-6 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 600 pixels higher than the Pentax K-5 II (921,600 pixels).
0.17x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony NEX-6 is a 1.09x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.17x higher than the Pentax K-5 II (1.09x). 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.

393g lighter Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has a weight of 287g, however the Pentax K-5 II is a 680g digital camera (393g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

45% shorter Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has a height of 66.9mm. That's 30.1mm shorter than the Pentax K-5 II (66.9mm).
71% thinner Edit
Sony NEX-6 is 42.6mm deep. That's 29.9mm thinner than the Pentax K-5 II (42.6mm).
Narrower Edit
Sony NEX-6 is 119.9mm wide. That's 11.1mm narrower than the Pentax K-5 II (119.9mm).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Pentax K-5 II is a 27mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm longer than the Sony NEX-6 (24mm).
0.99s longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Pentax K-5 II has a flash sync-speed of 1s, whereas the Sony NEX-6 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s shorter).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Pentax K-5 II is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 600 pixels lower than the Sony NEX-6 (921,600 pixels).
Lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Pentax K-5 II is a 0.92x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.17x lower than the Sony NEX-6 (1.09x). 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.

393g heavier Edit
The Pentax K-5 II has a weight of 680g, whereas the Sony NEX-6 is a 287g digital camera (393g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

32% taller Edit
The Pentax K-5 II is a 97mm tall digital camera. That's 30.1mm taller than the Sony NEX-6 (66.9mm).
42% thicker Edit
The Pentax K-5 II has a depth of 72.5mm. That's 29.9mm thicker than the Sony NEX-6 (42.6mm).
Wider Edit
The Pentax K-5 II has a width of 131mm. That's 11.1mm wider than the Sony NEX-6 (119.9mm).
10 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony NEX-6 is a 16.1MP digital camera. That's 0.2MP lower than the Pentax K-5 II (16.1MP). 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.

Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony NEX-6 is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 2 bigger than the Pentax K-5 II (36).
Significantly larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has a minimum aperture of 22, whereas the Pentax K-5 II is a 5.6 minimum aperture digital camera (16.4 smaller).
7.5mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has a maximum focal length of 75mm, however the Pentax K-5 II is an 82.5mm maximum focal length digital camera (7.5mm longer).
25,600 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony NEX-6 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25,600 lower than the Pentax K-5 II (25,600).
20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony NEX-6 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Pentax K-5 II (100).
Only 350.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony NEX-6 takes 350.00 shots per battery charge, however the Pentax K-5 II 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.

More expensive by £198
The Sony NEX-6 is £198.06 more expensive than the Pentax K-5 II.
Fewer sellers
The Sony NEX-6 is only stocked by 3 shops, but the Pentax K-5 II is stocked by 4 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Sony NEX-6 is 91%, whereas the average user rating of the Pentax K-5 II is 98% (based on 24 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
16.3MP
BEST
16.1MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4928 x 3264
 3936 x 2624
 3072 x 2048
 1728 x 1152
 4912 x 3264
 3568 x 2368
 2448 x 1624
BEST
 4928 x 3264
 3936 x 2624
 3072 x 2048
 1728 x 1152
 4912 x 3264
 3568 x 2368
 2448 x 1624
Maximum Image Resolution
 4928 x 3264
BEST
 4928 x 3264
Image Format
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPEG XR
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.7 x 15.7 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.7MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 14x
Maximum Aperture
38
BEST
36
Minimum Aperture
5.6
BEST
22
Maximum Focal Length
82.5mm
BEST
75mm
Minimum Focal Length
27mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
18 - 55 16 - 50
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.4x
Lens Structure
11/8 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Sony E
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Sony E
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
52mm 35mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 spot
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 spot
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 99
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Speed
 80
 200
 51200
 50
 64
 100
 125
 160
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 80
 200
 51200
 50
 64
 100
 125
 160
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
Maximum ISO Speed
51,200
BEST
25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV 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
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 6m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
25fps 25fps
Video Format
 AVI
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
BEST
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
BEST
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Lens Magnification Ratio
0.92x 1.09x
BEST
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
PC Connectivity
 PC connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,12 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Adjustment Mode
 Sharpness
 Saturation
 Sharpness
 Saturation
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 1
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (SIMPL)
 GRE
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (SIMPL)
 GRE
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
680g 287g
BEST
Height
97mm 66.9mm
BEST
Depth
72.5mm 42.6mm
BEST
Width
131mm 119.9mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 345g

Battery

Power Source
 AC
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
D-LI90 NP-FW50
Shot Per Battery Charge
740 shots
BEST
350 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

System Requirements

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 AV
 USB
 AC
 AV
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7 & OS X 10.3.9 + Unknown - Click to provide data
Panorama Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panorama mode
Camera Shutter Speed Range
1/8000 - 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Priority Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Aperture priority mode
Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
Manual Exposure
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual exposure
Shutter Priority AE
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shutter priority AE
Electrical Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electrical viewfinder
Image Effective Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.1MP
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