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

6 Reasons For
Higher megapixel 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.

Higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a motion JPEG frame rate of 50fps. That's 25fps higher than the Pentax K-5 IIs (25fps).
Touchscreen Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a touchscreen, whereas the Pentax K-5 IIs does not have a touchscreen.
12% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixels. That's 119,000 pixels higher than the Pentax K-5 IIs (921,000 pixels).
4% higher magnification 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 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon EOS 70D takes 920.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Pentax K-5 IIs only takes 740.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

4 Reasons For
Vastly higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 51,200, however the Canon EOS 70D is only a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (38,400 lower).
Smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Pentax K-5 IIs is 80 minimum ISO speed, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
Lighter Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is a 680g digital camera. That's 75g lighter than the Canon EOS 70D (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.

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 118 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Three times lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 38,400 lower than the Pentax K-5 IIs (51,200).
20% bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100. That's 20 bigger than the Pentax K-5 IIs (80).
75g heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a weight of 755g, however the Pentax K-5 IIs is a 680g digital camera (75g 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.

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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).
7 Reasons Against
3.9MP lower megapixel Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a megapixel 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.

Lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
Pentax K-5 IIs is only 25fps JPEG frame rate, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (25fps higher).
Does not have a touchscreen Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs does not have a touchscreen, but the Canon EOS 70D has a touchscreen.
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Pentax K-5 IIs is only 921,000 pixels display resolution, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (119,000 pixels higher).
0.03x lower magnification Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a magnification 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 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Pentax K-5 IIs is 740.00, but the Canon EOS 70D only takes 920.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

Over one year older
The Pentax K-5 IIs is older than the Canon EOS 70D by 16 months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
20.2MP
BEST
16.3MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 2736
 3648 x 2048
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 480 x 480
 4928 x 3264
 3936 x 2624
 3072 x 2048
 1728 x 1152
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 2736
 3648 x 2048
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 480 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
22.5 x 15 23.7 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
20.9MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Material
 Aluminium
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
 Aluminium
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 200 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
18/14 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
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
62mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 multi point
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.45m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
19 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 51200
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 51200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 51,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 80
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
12m Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
50fps
BEST
25fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Resolution At 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 Formats Supported
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
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

Magnification
0.95x
BEST
0.92x
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

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
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Daylight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Daylight
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Neutral
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Custom Colour
 Custom colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
22mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
Languages Support
 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
755g 680g
BEST
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
Weight (including Battery)
755g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
 AC
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
LP-E6 D-LI90
Battery Capacity
1,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
920 shots
BEST
740 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Mac Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating systems supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating systems supported
Mac Compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac compatibility

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
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 AV
 USB
 AC
 AV
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI ports quantity
Compatible Operating Systems
Unknown - Click to provide data Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7 & OS X 10.3.9 +
Camera Shutter Speed
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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