Pentax K-5 II

Announced Sep 10, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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A good, solid, weather-sealed camera with a tried-and-true sensor, the Pentax K-5 II remains a solid digital SLR that's easy to recommend. With a decided bent toward enthusiast users, the Pentax K-5 II pairs well with the company's line of Limited lenses, and is good to have along with a Weather Resistant lens on a rainy day.

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Gold Award
80%
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Good for

Enthusiast and pro photographers, particularly those with leanings toward outdoor photography.

Not so good for

Consumer users who are likely to want better access to, and higher performance from live view and movie modes.

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Other reviews
Pentax K-5 II Review
By: Mike Tomkins, Imaging Resource (Jun 4, 2013)

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Pentax K-5 II review
By: Matt Golowczynski, What Digital Camera (Feb 12, 2013)

That the Pentax K-5 II is a minor upgrade on the is not necessarily a bad thing, as the was an impressive model in itself. Its headline improvement of a more sensitive AF system is minor although combined with the changes to the LCD screen and the lower launch price (£250 less) it's unquestionably a better proposition than the . Still, it would have been nice to see small kinks ironed out in...

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