Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 vs Pentax K-3 II

Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5
Pentax K-3 II

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
0.1m smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 has a closest focusing distance of 0.25m, however the Pentax K-3 II is a 0.35m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.1m larger).
PictBridge Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 supports PictBridge, whereas the Pentax K-3 II does not support PictBridge.
Hugely lighter Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 has a weight of 435g, but the Pentax K-3 II is a 700g digital camera (265g 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.

Shorter Edit
Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is 99.7mm tall. That's 2.8mm shorter than the Pentax K-3 II (102.5mm).
2% narrower Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is a 129.6mm wide digital camera. That's 1.9mm narrower than the Pentax K-3 II (131.5mm).
Lighter lens weight Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 has a lens weight of 200g, but the Pentax K-3 II is a 488g lens weight digital camera (288g heavier).
Shorter lens length Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is a 70mm lens length digital camera. That's 24mm shorter than the Pentax K-3 II (94mm).
14% smaller lens diameter Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 has a lens diameter of 68.5mm, however the Pentax K-3 II is a 78mm lens diameter digital camera (9.5mm bigger).
11 Reasons For
6.35MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a megapixel count of 24.35MP, however the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is only an 18MP digital camera (6.35MP lower). 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.

6.01MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a total megapixel count of 24.71MP, whereas the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is only an 18.7MP digital camera (6.01MP less).
Eighteen more auto focus points Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has 27.00 auto focus points, however the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 only has nine auto focus points.
44,800 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, but the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (44,800 lower).
A bit larger screen size Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a screen size of 3.2", however the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is only a 3" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

577,000 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a display resolution of 1,037,000 pixels, whereas the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (577,000 pixels lower).
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a lens magnification ratio of 0.95x, but the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is only a 0.8x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.15x lower). 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.

A little thinner Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a depth of 77.5mm, however the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is a 77.9mm deep digital camera (0.40000000000001mm thicker).
One hundred and twenty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a digital camera that takes 720.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 only takes 600.00 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.

Available from 12 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
More popular
The Pentax K-3 II is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 109989 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 ranks No. 180799.

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
36% lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is an 18MP digital camera. That's 6.35MP lower than the Pentax K-3 II (24.35MP). 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.

33% less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is an 18.7MP digital camera. That's 6.01MP less than the Pentax K-3 II (24.71MP).
Only nine auto focus points Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is a nine auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-3 II only has 27.00 auto focus points.
Seven times lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 44,800 lower than the Pentax K-3 II (51,200).
Smaller screen size Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is a 3" screen digital camera. That's 0.2" smaller than the Pentax K-3 II (3.2"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 577,000 pixels lower than the Pentax K-3 II (1,037,000 pixels).
19% lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is a 0.8x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.15x lower than the Pentax K-3 II (0.95x). 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.

Thicker Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is a 77.9mm deep digital camera. That's 0.40000000000001mm thicker than the Pentax K-3 II (77.5mm).
Only 600.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is 600.00, but the Pentax K-3 II only takes 720.00 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.

Less retailers
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is only stocked by 3 retailers, whereas the Pentax K-3 II is stocked by 15 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Less popular
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 180799 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Pentax K-3 II ranks No. 109989.
8 Reasons Against
Larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a 0.35m closest focusing distance digital camera. That's 0.1m larger than the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 (0.35m).
Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Pentax K-3 II does not support PictBridge, but the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 supports PictBridge.
38% heavier Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a 700g digital camera. That's 265g heavier than the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 (700g). 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.

Moderately taller Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a 102.5mm tall digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is a 99.7mm tall digital camera (2.8mm shorter).
1.9mm wider Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a width of 131.5mm, however the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is a 129.6mm wide digital camera (1.9mm narrower).
60% heavier lens weight Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a 488g lens weight digital camera. That's 288g heavier than the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 (488g).
A lot longer lens length Edit
The Pentax K-3 II has a lens length of 94mm, however the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is a 70mm lens length digital camera (24mm shorter).
Bigger lens diameter Edit
The Pentax K-3 II is a 78mm lens diameter digital camera. That's 9.5mm bigger than the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 (78mm).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
18MP 24.35MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 3456 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 6016 x 4000
 4608 x 3072
 3072 x 2048
 3456 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 6016 x 4000
 4608 x 3072
 3072 x 2048
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 4000
 6016 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.3 x 14.9 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
18.7MP 24.71MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Magnesium
 Metal
 Magnesium
 Metal

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 38
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 130mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.5mm
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 16 - 85
Lens
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 16/12
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
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 72mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 servo
 AI
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 One Shot Focus
 AI Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 servo
 AI
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 One Shot Focus
 AI Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m
BEST
0.35m
Auto Focus Point
9 27
BEST
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
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 51200
 64
 80
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 51200
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 51,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Partial
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Partial
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±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
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
Flash Guide
9m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Recharging Time
2s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
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
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
BEST
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels
BEST
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.8x 0.95x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
AV Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AV output
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Sensitivity priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,10 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Single image
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Slide show
 Single image
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Start-Up Time
100ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -2.5 - 1.5
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 INC
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 INC
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
435g
BEST
700g
Height
99.7mm
BEST
102.5mm
Depth
77.9mm 77.5mm
BEST
Width
129.6mm
BEST
131.5mm
Lens Weight
200g
BEST
488g
Lens Length
70mm
BEST
94mm
Lens Diameter
68.5mm
BEST
78mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 785g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
LP-E10 D-LI90
Shot Per Battery Charge
600 shots 720 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 -10 - 40

System Requirements

Windows Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating system

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
BEST
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case
Included Wrist Strap
 Included wrist strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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