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Heie2 Contributing Member • Posts: 507
DXO's Pentax K-5II Review

SOURCE: Pentax K5- II: Showing the competition how it’s done

"With an overall score of 82 the Pentax K-5 II (and its predecessor the K-5) are at the same level as the likes of the Canon EOS 5D MKIII, which scored 81. At the time of writing, it is actually eleventh out of ALL current cameras, only trailing behind offerings from Phase One and Nikon, each costing many times as much."

"The Pentax K-5 II is a remarkable piece of kit, it scores better in the DxO mark tests than several very highly thought of, full frame DSLRs, beating all the cameras ever made by Canon! It manages to do this in a body that is very reasonably priced. Add to this that you can fit lenses to the K-5 II that Pentax made as far back as 1975 and the multitude of independent lenses that are available and this camera becomes not only a remarkable performer but also a fantastically versatile camera at an exceptional price."

"Plotted against price the position of the Pentax K-5 II against all APS-C cameras [the Pentax K-5 II] is very spectacular."

In case people were coming to this forum for a DSLR option, here's a wrench in your research that would prove quite fruitful should you choose to break the norm and choose a Pentax.

Not intended to "troll" but rather open eyes and create awareness, as most that come here still don't know about Pentax. I trust you have the maturity to see it as such.


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