Canon EOS 60D vs Pentax K-5 II

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Canon EOS 60D
Pentax K-5 II

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
10% higher megapixel Edit
The Canon EOS 60D is an 18MP digital camera. That's 1.7MP higher than the Pentax K-5 II (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.

2.1 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Canon EOS 60D is 3.5 minimum aperture, but the Pentax K-5 II is a 5.6 minimum aperture digital camera (2.1 larger).
Significantly longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon EOS 60D is a 320mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-5 II is only an 82.5mm maximum focal length digital camera (237.5mm shorter).
5fps higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 60D is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 5fps higher than the Pentax K-5 II (25fps).
119,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon EOS 60D is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 119,000 pixels higher than the Pentax K-5 II (921,000 pixels).
Higher magnification Edit
Canon EOS 60D is 0.95x lens magnification ratio. That's 0.03x higher than the Pentax K-5 II (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.

1100.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon EOS 60D is a digital camera that takes 1100.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Pentax K-5 II 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.

3 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
A little better user reviews
Based on 6 reviews, the average user review score of the Canon EOS 60D is 100%, but the average rating of the Pentax K-5 II is 98% (based on 24 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Pentax K-5 II has an image stabilizer, whereas the Canon EOS 60D does not. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Pentax K-5 II is 38 maximum aperture. That's 32.4 smaller than the Canon EOS 60D (38).
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Pentax K-5 II is a 27mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 2mm shorter than the Canon EOS 60D (27mm).
Higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Pentax K-5 II is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 38,400 higher than the Canon EOS 60D (51,200).
25% smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Pentax K-5 II has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 80. That's 20 smaller than the Canon EOS 60D (80).
12% lighter Edit
The Pentax K-5 II has a weight of 680g, however the Canon EOS 60D is a 755g digital camera (75g 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.

Cheaper by £61
The Pentax K-5 II is £61.22 cheaper than the Canon EOS 60D.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Canon EOS 60D does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Pentax K-5 II has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon EOS 60D has a maximum aperture number of 5.6. That's 32.4 bigger than the Pentax K-5 II (38).
7% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon EOS 60D is 29mm minimum focal length. That's 2mm longer than the Pentax K-5 II (27mm).
Three times lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Canon EOS 60D is only 12,800 maximum ISO speed. That's 38,400 lower than the Pentax K-5 II (51,200).
20 bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Canon EOS 60D is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Pentax K-5 II (80).
Slightly heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 60D has a weight of 755g, whereas the Pentax K-5 II 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.

More expensive by £61
The Canon EOS 60D is £61.22 more expensive than the Pentax K-5 II.
10 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Pentax K-5 II is a 16.3MP digital camera. That's 1.7MP lower than the Canon EOS 60D (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.

A lot larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Pentax K-5 II is a 5.6 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 60D is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (2.1 smaller).
Three times shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Pentax K-5 II has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 82.5mm, however the Canon EOS 60D is a 320mm maximum focal length digital camera (237.5mm longer).
20% lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Pentax K-5 II has a motion JPEG frame rate of 25fps. That's 5fps lower than the Canon EOS 60D (25fps).
13% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Pentax K-5 II has a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels. That's 119,000 pixels lower than the Canon EOS 60D (921,000 pixels).
4% lower magnification Edit
The Pentax K-5 II is a 0.92x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.03x lower than the Canon EOS 60D (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.

Only 740.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Pentax K-5 II takes 740.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Canon EOS 60D only takes 1100.00 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.

Fewer sellers
The Pentax K-5 II is only stocked by 3 retailers, but the Canon EOS 60D is stocked by 6 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by two months
The Pentax K-5 II is two months older than the Canon EOS 60D.
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The average user rating of the Pentax K-5 II is 98%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon EOS 60D is 100% (based on 6 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
18MP
BEST
16.3MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
 5184 x 2912
 3456 x 3456
 3888 x 2592
 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
 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
 3888 x 2592
 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
 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
Aspect Ratio
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
BEST
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
22.3 x 14.9 23.7 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
19MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Material
 Aluminium
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
 Aluminium
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
5.6 38
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5
BEST
5.6
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
320mm
BEST
82.5mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
29mm 27mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 200 18 - 55
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
16/12 11/8
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
72mm 52mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 multi point
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous 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
Auto Focus (AF) Points
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25
 51200
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25
 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
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
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
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
13m 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
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps
BEST
25fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
BEST
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

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.95x
BEST
0.92x
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
AV Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AV output
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
Connection to PC
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Connection to PC
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
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Flash
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Neutral
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 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
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
755g 680g
BEST
Height
105.8mm 97mm
Depth
78.6mm 72.5mm
Width
144.5mm 131mm
Lens Weight
595g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
162.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
78.6mm 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 Life (CIPA Standard)
1,100 shots
BEST
740 shots

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

Bundled Software
Digital Photo Professional PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 AV
 USB
 AC
 AV
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Certificates

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

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows XP/Vista/7,Mac OS X v10.4-10.6 Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7 & OS X 10.3.9 +
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
30 - 1/8000 1/8000 - 30
Video Memory Capacity
29min. 59sec. Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
 Digital SLR

Technical Details

Housing Material
 Aluminium
 Glass
 Polycarbonate
 Resin
 Carbon
 Aluminium
 Glass
 Polycarbonate
 Resin
 Carbon
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