Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5 Ups

  • The sensor has been ranked best APS-C sensor by DxOMark
  • Much improved AF (compared to Pentax K-7)
  • Tough build and all-weather sealing (WR)
  • Sensitivity much improved
  • Magnesium body with rubber and plastics exterior

Pentax K-5 Downs

  • No continuous AF in video mode

Pentax K-5 features

  • 16.2 MP Sony CMOS APS-C sensor (Aspect Ratio 3:2)
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100-12800 (exp. 80-51200 ISO)
  • Image recording in JPEG (8 bits) and RAW (14 bits)
  • Shutter speed: 30s – 1/8000s, Flash Sync at 1/180s
  • Continuous shooting mode at 7 fps
  • Live View mode with options: Contrast Detection AF with face recognition option
  • Movie/Video capture with Mono-Audio recording (with built-in mono or external stereo microphone),
  • Supported video modes: 1280 x 720 Pixels (16:9 Standard High Definition), 640 x 416 (3:1.95), all modes at 25 or 30 frames per second and Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels (16:9 Standard High Definition) at 25 fps
  • Rear LCD screen: 3″ (7.5cm) LCD of 921,000 color dots
  • Top LCD screen
  • Metering System: 77-segment
  • AF System: SAFOX VIII+ AF System (11-Point, 9 Crossed)
  • Focusing modes: AF-S, AF-C, AF-auto, MF; Via dedicated focusing mode selector level
  • Dedicated AF button
  • Built-in Flash: Auto-Manual pop-up, GN12 @ ISO 100
  • Shake Reduction: in-body, by sensor displacement
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode (One composite image from 3 exposure-bracketed images)
  • Dynamic Range Expansion mode to compensate for local over-exposure and under-exposure
  • Optical features: Automatic compensation of lens distortion and chromatic aberration (on Pentax DA, DFA, FA lenses)
  • Lenses: Pentax KAF2 compatible (K-mount, support AF KAF and SDM KAF2/KAF3 lenses)
  • Viewfinder: Glass pentaprism, with 100% image coverage, 0.92x magnification
  • Electronic horizontal level in the viewfinder
  • Battery: compatible with AA batteries and AA-type rechargeable NiMH and alkaline batteries
  • Connectivity: Video USB, USB 2.0, HDMI
  • Storage Media: 2 slots for SD or SDHC cards
  • Dimensions: 130.5(W) x 96.5(H) x 72.5(D) mm (5.1 x 3.8 x 2.9 inches)
  • Weight: 670g, Body Only (without battery and SD card)
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5 list price

  • US$1699 / AU$ 1999 / 1249€ body only
  • 1299€ / £1199.99 in kit with 18-55mm WR
  • 1649€ / £1699.99 in kit with 18-135mm WR
  • From October 2010
  • Buy it from B&H (The Professional’s Source)
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