Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 vs Pentax K-5 IIs

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Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5
Pentax K-5 IIs

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
A bit higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 has a megapixel count of 18MP, however the Pentax K-5 IIs is only a 16.3MP digital camera (1.7MP 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.

Lighter Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is a 480g digital camera. That's 200g lighter than the Pentax K-5 IIs (680g). 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.

More popular
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 204658 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Pentax K-5 IIs ranks No. 324841.
4 Reasons For
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 38,400 higher than the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 (51,200).
20 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 (80).
740.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is a digital camera that takes 740.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 only takes 500.00 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.

Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Pentax K-5 IIs is 100% based on 1 review, but the average rating of the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is 95% (based on 399 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
3x lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 has a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, but the Pentax K-5 IIs is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (38,400 higher).
20 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, whereas the Pentax K-5 IIs is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
Two hundred and fourty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is a digital camera that takes 500.00 shots per battery charge, whereas 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.

Lower user review Score
The Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 has an average user rating of 95%, but the Pentax K-5 IIs has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).
4 Reasons Against
11% lower megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is a 16.3MP digital camera. That's 1.7MP lower than the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 (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.

200g heavier Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a weight of 680g, whereas the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 is a 480g digital camera (200g 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.

Older by over two years
The Pentax K-5 IIs is two years older than the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5.
Less popular
The Pentax K-5 IIs is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 324841 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Canon EOS 1200D - Rebel T5 ranks No. 204658.

Awards

7 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
chip.com.my: Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended
gadgetspeak.com: Highly Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
18MP
BEST
16.3MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
 5184 x 2912
 3456 x 3456
 3456 x 2304
 3072 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2304 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 2304 x 1728
 2592 x 1456
 1728 x 1728
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 720 x 400
 480 x 480
 4928 x 3264
 3936 x 2624
 3072 x 2048
 1728 x 1152
BEST
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
 5184 x 2912
 3456 x 3456
 3456 x 2304
 3072 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2304 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 2304 x 1728
 2592 x 1456
 1728 x 1728
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 720 x 400
 480 x 480
 4928 x 3264
 3936 x 2624
 3072 x 2048
 1728 x 1152
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
BEST
 5184 x 3456
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.3 x 14.9 23.7 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
18.7MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Minimum Aperture
5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
17 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
15/12 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

Focusing

Auto Focus
 servo
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 servo
 Servo Auto 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
Auto Focus Point
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 51200
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 51200
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 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
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Slow synchronization
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide
9m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Recharging Time
2s 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
 AVI
 MOV
 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
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone

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
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,000 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.92x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

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
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
Shooting Mode
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 2,12
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DCF
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
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
480g
BEST
680g
Height
99.7mm 97mm
Depth
77.9mm 72.5mm
Width
129.6mm 131mm

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-E10 D-LI90
Shot Per Battery Charge
500 shots 740 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

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

System Requirements

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

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
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