Back to the classics. Pentax announces a limited edition of the Pentax K-5. This time, despite the habits that Pentax was forming, this is not a colorful variant, but a very wise and quiet SILVER model. Back to tradition? Three nice lenses will also received the SILVER treatment: SMC PENTAX-DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited Silver…
Category: Pentax K5
Let’s clean the Pentax K-5 stains
Pentax finally admitted a manufacturing issue (either in the production process or in quality control) on the recent Pentax K-5. Most of the very first users had observed small stains on the digital sensor of their K5. Contrary to dust stains (unfortunately very common on all digital SLR cameras), this defect can not be wiped…
Pentax new firmware wave
photo credit: yellowcloud Pentax has announced a tsunami of firmware updates for its SLR photo cameras: Pentax K-5 firmware v1.02 Pentax K-r firmware v1.01 Pentax 645D firmware v1.01
DxO Optics Pro v6.5.2
Nouvelle version pour le produit phare de DxO Labs. Cette fois-ci (pour Windows et pour MacOS), il apporte le support des fichiers RAW de Pentax K-5, Sony NEX-5 & NEX-3.
Firmware v1.01 for Pentax K-5
Pentax has presented a new firmware version for the brand new Pentax K-5. According to Pentax, the improvements are: Increased number of maximum pictures taken in continuous shooting in RAW, throughout the sensitivity range. For instance, in RAW, this firmware increases the number of pictures from a maximum of approx 8 frames to approx 20…
DxOMark: Pentax K-5 now at the top!
It was not even a full day after I indicated that the Sony Alpha 55 was at the top of the competition since it had the best sensor evaluation ranking among the APS-C camera sensors. Here comes a new update from DxO Labs and the DxOMark ranking is revolutionized. Not only is the Pentax K5…
Longer bursts for the Pentax K-5
Pentax just announced that they will be able to lengthen the bursts of continuous shooting in the Pentax K-5 with a future new firmware. Availability: Somewhere in November 2010. Source : QueSabesDe.com
Official image samples for Pentax K-5
Pentax Japan now publishes a few test/sample images from the Pentak K-5 to allow IQ evaluation up to ISO 51200 (only ISO 100, for now). Official K-5 samples
Pentax K-5 flyer in German
PentaxRumors published a flyer of the K-5 (in German). It lists a few of the K-5 accessories.
First look at the Pentax K-5
WhatDigitalCamera.com demonstrates the Pentax K-5 to us through a first look video. A kind of short guided tour. YouTube link
Pentax K-5, now official
After several weeks of multiple leaks, the Pentax K-5 is now officially launched by Pentax just a day before the Photokina fair opens its doors in Köln, Germany. No surprise here. The features are detailed here. To make things simple: 16.2 MP 11-point AF 7 fps bursts HDR mode 3″ (7.5 cm) LCD screen Sensitivity:…
Pentax K-5, up front
From PentaxForums, here comes the front view of the upcoming Pentax K-5.
Pentax K-5, it’s nearly here
It should be announced tomorrow by Pentax, but I believe that it is now nearly completely leaked. When the Photokina opens its doors, the Pentax K-5 will be clearly in the open and it will no longer be a rumor. The latest photos I found are: We can expect that this camera will be walking…
Pentax K-5 and Pentax KR
Thanks to PentaxForums, we may actually know what the next Pentax DSLR photo cameras will be. As expected the most interesting camera would be the Pentax K-5, with a set of features putting it right into the competition for expert photographers. 16 MP APS-C photo sensor Sensitivity: ISO xxx-25600 Continuous shooting at 7 fps Launch…
Photokina: Expectations for Pentax
After a serious overhaul of its low-end, Pentax must now push its best products up. It wi ball he easier because 2010 has been quite favorable to Pentax. The successful launch of the 645D (despite its stratospheric price) has convinced Pentax product marketing department that it is possible to aim high again. We are promised…
Pentax K-5 coming?
According to a PentaxForums user, Pentax would be preparing a “light” version of the Pentax K-7 to be presented later this year. Its name? Pentax K-5. The user appears to have either a good aptitude to forecast or reliable information sources. So, KR tends to give him some good confidence level.