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

9 Reasons For
Higher megapixel 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Pentax K-5 II has an image stabilizer, but the Sony NEX-6 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
The Pentax K-5 II has a maximum aperture number of 38. That's 2 smaller than the Sony NEX-6 (36).
Three times smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Pentax K-5 II is 5.6 minimum aperture, but the Sony NEX-6 is a 22 minimum aperture digital camera (16.4 larger).
7.5mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Pentax K-5 II is an 82.5mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Sony NEX-6 is only a 75mm maximum focal length digital camera (7.5mm shorter).
Higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Pentax K-5 II is 51,200 maximum ISO speed. That's 25,600 higher than the Sony NEX-6 (25,600).
20 smaller ISO sensitivity (min) 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 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Pentax K-5 II is a digital camera that takes 740.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Sony NEX-6 only takes 350.00 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.

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 90% (based on 4 reviews).
5 Reasons For
3mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) 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 (numeric) Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has a display resolution (numeric) of 921,600 pixels. That's 600 pixels higher than the Pentax K-5 II (921,600 pixels).
0.17x higher magnification 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.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Pentax K-5 II is 27mm minimum focal length. 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 (numeric) 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 magnification Edit
Pentax K-5 II is only 0.92x lens magnification ratio. 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.

10 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel 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.

Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Sony NEX-6 does not have an image stabilizer, however 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
Sony NEX-6 is only 36 maximum aperture. That's 2 bigger than the Pentax K-5 II (36).
Significantly larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony NEX-6 is a 22 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-5 II is a 5.6 minimum aperture digital camera (16.4 smaller).
7.5mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 75mm, however the Pentax K-5 II is an 82.5mm maximum focal length digital camera (7.5mm longer).
25,600 lower ISO sensitivity (max) 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 ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Sony NEX-6 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100. That's 20 bigger than the Pentax K-5 II (100).
Only 350.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony NEX-6 takes 350.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however 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.

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User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Sony NEX-6 is 90%, 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
16.3MP
BEST
16.1MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPEG XR
BEST
 RAW
 JPEG XR
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.7 x 15.7 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.7MP

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
38
BEST
36
Minimum Aperture Number
5.6
BEST
22
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
82.5mm
BEST
75mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
27mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 55 16 - 50
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
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
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
52mm 35mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
51,200
BEST
25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80
BEST
100
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 (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV 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
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
25fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Formats Supported
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
 AC3
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
BEST
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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 Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.92x 1.09x
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
Connection to PC
 Connection to PC
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,12 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Editing
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
Languages Support
 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 (OSD) Languages
 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
Depth
72.5mm 42.6mm
Width
131mm 119.9mm

Battery

Power Source Type
 AC
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
D-LI90 NP-FW50
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
740 shots
BEST
350 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

System Requirements

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 AV
BEST
 USB
 AC
 AV
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
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 Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7 & OS X 10.3.9 + Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
1/8000 - 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Priority AE
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Aperture priority AE
Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
Electrical Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electrical viewfinder
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