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Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax K-5 II

Portability
72
Imaging
33
Features
32
Overall
32
Olympus SP-565UZ front
 
Pentax K-5 II front
Portability
60
Imaging
58
Features
82
Overall
67

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax K-5 II Key Specs

Olympus SP-565UZ
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 26-520mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 413g - 116 x 84 x 81mm
  • Announced January 2009
Pentax K-5 II
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Raise to 51200)
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Pentax KAF2 Mount
  • 760g - 131 x 97 x 73mm
  • Announced June 2013
  • Old Model is Pentax K-5
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Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax K-5 II Overview

Let's look more in depth at the Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax K-5 II, one is a Small Sensor Superzoom and the other is a Advanced DSLR by companies Olympus and Pentax. There exists a sizeable gap among the image resolutions of the SP-565UZ (10MP) and K-5 II (16MP) and the SP-565UZ (1/2.3") and K-5 II (APS-C) offer different sensor measurements.

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The SP-565UZ was manufactured 5 years before the K-5 II which is a fairly large gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both cameras feature different body design with the Olympus SP-565UZ being a Compact camera and the Pentax K-5 II being a Mid-size SLR camera.

Before delving straight to a in-depth comparison, here is a concise synopsis of how the SP-565UZ scores against the K-5 II in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Olympus SP-565UZ over the Pentax K-5 II

 SP-565UZ K-5 II 

Reasons to pick Pentax K-5 II over the Olympus SP-565UZ

 K-5 II SP-565UZ 
AnnouncedJune 2013January 2009More modern by 53 months
Display size3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution921k230kCrisper display (+691k dot)

Common features in the Olympus SP-565UZ and Pentax K-5 II

 SP-565UZ K-5 II 
Manually focus Dial precise focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch display Absent Touch display

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax K-5 II Physical Comparison

When you are intending to carry around your camera, you'll need to consider its weight and dimensions. The Olympus SP-565UZ has got outer dimensions of 116mm x 84mm x 81mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 3.2") having a weight of 413 grams (0.91 lbs) and the Pentax K-5 II has dimensions of 131mm x 97mm x 73mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 2.9") accompanied by a weight of 760 grams (1.68 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are utilising during that time. Following is a front view size comparison of the SP-565UZ vs the K-5 II.

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax K-5 II size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the SP-565UZ and K-5 II is 72 and 60 respectively.

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax K-5 II top view buttons comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax K-5 II Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's tough to imagine the difference in sensor sizes simply by looking through technical specs. The image here may provide you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the SP-565UZ and K-5 II.

As you have seen, both the cameras come with different megapixel count and different sensor sizes. The SP-565UZ featuring a smaller sensor is going to make achieving shallow depth of field more challenging and the Pentax K-5 II will provide you with extra detail due to its extra 6 Megapixels. Greater resolution will make it easier to crop images a good deal more aggressively. The more aged SP-565UZ will be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax K-5 II sensor size comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax K-5 II Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax K-5 II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ as a Portrait photography camera
Pentax K-5 II as a Portrait photography camera
39
focusing manually
saves RAW formats
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
74
manual focus
good MP (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports face detection focus
supports RAW formats
Photography Glossary

Street Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ as a Street photography camera
Pentax K-5 II as a Street photography camera
56
image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
67
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
weather proofing
fixed screen
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Sports Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ as a Sports photography camera
Pentax K-5 II as a Sports photography camera
33
great zoom range (26-520mm 20.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames/s)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
79
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
good MP (16MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports tracking autofocus
weather proofing
has phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ Travel photography info
Pentax K-5 II Travel photography info
52
flash built-in
rather wide (26mm)
long reach (520mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
low megapixels (10MP)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
65
weather proofing
good MP (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ Landscape photography highlights
Pentax K-5 II Landscape photography highlights
40
focusing manually
rather wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.5 inch)
low megapixels (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have Time Lapse recording
79
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Pentax KAF2 mount)
screen size is good (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
good MP (16MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
weather proofing
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus SP-565UZ as a Vlogging camera
Pentax K-5 II as a Vlogging camera
24
rather wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have mic port
33
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
supports face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
has external microphone support
display is not selfie friendly
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Olympus SP-565UZ vs Pentax K-5 II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus SP-565UZ and Pentax K-5 II
 Olympus SP-565UZPentax K-5 II
General Information
Brand Olympus Pentax
Model type Olympus SP-565UZ Pentax K-5 II
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Advanced DSLR
Announced 2009-01-15 2013-06-04
Physical type Compact Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Chip - Prime II
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" APS-C
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 23.7 x 15.7mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 372.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 3:2
Max resolution 3648 x 2736 4928 x 3264
Max native ISO 6400 12800
Max enhanced ISO - 51200
Lowest native ISO 64 100
RAW photos
Lowest enhanced ISO - 80
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 143 11
Cross type focus points - 9
Lens
Lens support fixed lens Pentax KAF2
Lens zoom range 26-520mm (20.0x) -
Maximum aperture f/2.8-4.5 -
Macro focusing distance 1cm -
Amount of lenses - 151
Crop factor 5.9 1.5
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.5 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display tech - TFT LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.61x
Features
Min shutter speed 1 secs 30 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/8000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames per second 7.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 6.40 m (ISO 200) 13.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, High speed, Rear curtain and Wireless
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 @ 30 fps/15 fps, 320 x 240 @ 30 fps/15 fps 1920 x 1080 (25 fps), 1280 x 720 (25, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video file format - Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 413g (0.91 lb) 760g (1.68 lb)
Physical dimensions 116 x 84 x 81mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 3.2") 131 x 97 x 73mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 2.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 30 82
DXO Color Depth rating 18.7 23.8
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.1 14.1
DXO Low light rating 68 1235
Other
Battery life - 980 photos
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery ID 4 x AA D-LI90
Self timer Yes (12 or 2 sec) Yes ( 2 or 12 seconds)
Time lapse recording
Storage type xD Picture Card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Price at release $400 $830