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Nikon D800 versus Pentax K5

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Nikon D800

DxOMark Sensor Scores

Overall Score
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95
Portrait
(Color Depth)
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25.3 bits
Landscape
(Dynamic Range)
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14.4 Evs
Sports
(Low-Light ISO)
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2853 ISO
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Pentax K5

DxOMark Sensor Scores

Overall Score
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82
Portrait
(Color Depth)
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23.7 bits
Landscape
(Dynamic Range)
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14.1 Evs
Sports
(Low-Light ISO)
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1162 ISO
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Nikon D800

Manufacturer specifications

Type Semi-Pro DSLR 
Announced 2012-02-07 
Indicative price (USD) 2999  
Sensor type CMOS 
Resolution 7424 x 4924  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 36.56  
Sensor size (mm) 24.0 x 35.9 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm) 4.7  
Bits per pixel 14.0 
Focal length multiplier 1.00 
Aspect Ratio 3:2 
ISO latitude  50 - 25600 
Shutter type Mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/8000 - 30.0  
Frame rate (fps) 4 or 6  
Live view  Yes 
Stabilization  No 
Firmware 1.0 
Dust cleaningYes 
Mount typeNikon F FX  
Weight (gr) 820  
Battery type Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 
Battery weight (gr) 80 
Tropicalization Yes 
Camera material Metal 
Mount material Metal 
View finder type Optical 
View finder magnification 0.7 
View finder coverage 100 
Mirror lockup Yes 
View finder diopter -3 to +1 
Monitor type LCD 
Monitor size 3.2 
Monitor pixel 921000 
Articulated screen No 
Touch screen No 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes AF-S, AF-C, MF, Live View 
Number of autofocus points 51 
Exposure bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV 
Exposure compensation -5 to +5 
Drive modes single frame, continuous low speed, continuous high speed, quiet shutter-release, mirror up, Self-timer. 
Buffer size  
Recording medium Compact Flash (Type I), SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I compliant 
Image format JPEG, RAW(NEF) 
White balance bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 
Connectivity USB/HDMI 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes 
External micro Yes 
Histogram Yes 
GPS No 
Video Yes 
Maximum format image video 1920 x 1080 / 30 fps 
Full HD Yes 
Live autofocus Yes 
Video file format MPEG 
Video codec H.264 
Video stabilisation  

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Pentax K5

Manufacturer specifications

Type Semi-Pro DSLR 
Announced 2010-09-20 
Indicative price (USD) 1600  
Sensor type CMOS 
Resolution 4928 x 3264  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 16.08  
Sensor size (mm) 15.7 x 23.7 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm) 4.8  
Bits per pixel 14 
Focal length multiplier 1.50 
Aspect Ratio 3:2 
ISO latitude  80 - 51200 
Shutter type Mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/8000 - 30.0  
Frame rate (fps) 7.0  
Live view  Yes 
Stabilization  Yes 
Firmware 1.0.3 
Dust cleaningYes 
Mount type Pentax KAF2  
Weight (gr) 740  
Battery type Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90, 7.4V, 1500mAh  
Battery weight (gr) 84 
Tropicalization Yes, Weather and dust resistant 
Camera material  
Mount material  
View finder type Optical 
View finder magnification 0.92 
View finder coverage 100 
Mirror lockup NA 
View finder diopter -2.5 to 1.5 
Monitor type LCD 
Monitor size
Monitor pixel 921000 
Articulated screen No 
Touch screen No 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes AF Single (w focus lock, focus/shutter priority selectable), AF Continuous (w focus/FPS priority selectable), Manual Focus point adjustment: Auto 11 Point, Auto 5 Point, User-Selectable, Center AF assist: Yes, via dedicated LED AF assist lamp  
Number of autofocus points 11 
Exposure bracketing Yes (2, 3, or 5 frames, up to +/- 2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps) 
Exposure compensation -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV 
Drive modes Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-Timer (12s, 2s), Remote (0s, 3s, continuous), Auto Bracketing (standard, timer, remote), MLU (standard, remote), HDR Capture (+3, 0, -3 with 5 blend settings and pixel alignment), Multi-Exposure (2-9 shots), Interval (999 
Buffer size 22 (JPEG), 8 (RAW) 
Recording medium SD (Secure Digital), SDHC and SDXC memory cards 
Image format RAW (PEF, DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.21), DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF, PIM III 
White balance bracketing No 
Connectivity USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, HDMI out, DC in, cable switch, 3.5mm stereo microphone, X-sync socket Video out: HD (via HDMI), NTSC, PAL Printer interfaces: n/a 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes 
External micro Yes 
Histogram Yes 
GPS No 
Video Yes 
Maximum format image video 1920 x 1080 / 25 fps 
Full HD Yes 
Live autofocus Yes 
Video file format AVI 
Video codec M-JPEG 
Video stabilisation  

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Nikon D800

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Nikkor AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED

Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical Nikon

Sigma 14mm F2.8 EX Aspherical HSM Nikon

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZF.2 Nikon

Tokina AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX Nikon

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

Nikkor AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED

Zeiss Distagon T 18mm f/3.5 ZF2 Nikon

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED

Nikkor AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED

Nikkor AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D

Sigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG ASP RF Nikon

Zeiss Distagon T 21mm f/2.8 ZF2 Nikon

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED

Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Nikon

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM Nikon

Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD Nikon

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR

Nikkor AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED

Nikkor AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF

Nikkor AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED

Nikkor AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED

Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2 ZF.2 Nikon

Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2.8 ZF2 Nikon

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G

Nikkor AF Nikkor 28mm f/2.8D

Sigma 28mm F1.8 EX DG ASP Macro Nikon

Zeiss Distagon T 28mm f/2 ZF2 Nikon

Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] Nikon

Nikkor AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Tamron AF 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical [IF] Macro Nikon

Nikkor AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G

Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC Nikon

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A Nikon

Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZF2 Nikon

Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZF2 Nikon

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G

Nikkor AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D

Nikkor AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon

Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZF2 Nikon

Zeiss Planar T 50mm f/1.4 ZF2 Nikon

Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Nikon

Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1.4/55 ZF.2 Nikon

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G

Nikkor AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D

Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikkor AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APO Macro HSM II Nikon

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Nikon

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APO HSM Nikon

Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon

Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO Nikon

Nikkor AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

Nikkor AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED

Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO Macro Super II Nikon

Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS Nikon

Tamron SP 70-300 F/4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikkor AF VR Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G

Nikkor AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G

Nikkor AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherique IF Nikon

Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon

Zeiss Planar T 85mm f/1.4 ZF2 Nikon

Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Nikon

Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO Nikon

Tokina AT-X M100 AF PRO D AF 100mm f/2.8 Nikon

Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZF2 Nikon

Nikkor AF DC-Nikkor 105mm f/2D

Nikkor AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro Nikon

Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Nikon

Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM S Nikon

Sigma APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Nikon

Sigma APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Nikon

Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM Nikon

Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 ZF.2 Nikon

Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Nikon

Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Nikon

Nikkor AF Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED

Nikkor AF Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4D ED-IF

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 400mm F2.8G ED VR

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR

Nikkor AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR
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