Pentax K-5

Announced Sep 20, 2010 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Announced Sep 20, 2010
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Although at first sight the K-5 is virtually indistinguishable from its predecessor the K-7, there is more novelty to be found 'under the hood'. Arguably the most notable new component is the 16.3 megapixel CMOS sensor. It brings with it a higher maximum sensitivity (ISO 51200 in expanded mode, the highest on a APS-C camera so far), faster continuous shooting (7.0 fps vs the K-7's 5.2) and a 1080p full HD video mode.

Quick specs
Body type Mid-size SLR
Max resolution 4928 x 3264
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.7 x 15.7 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100 to 12800, in 1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps (80 to 51200 Extended)
Lens mount Pentax KAF2
Focal length mult. 1.5×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 921,000
Min shutter speed 30 sec
Max shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Format Motion JPEG
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 740 g (1.63 lb / 26.10 oz)
Dimensions 131 x 97 x 73 mm (5.16 x 3.82 x 2.87)
GPS Optional

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Our review

The Pentax K-5's compact, solid body, generally well thought-out ergonomics, comprehensive feature set and excellent image quality, in both still and movie modes make it one of the best APS-C DSLRs currently on the market.

Good for: enthusiast photographers who need a rugged body and and great low light performance.

Not so good for: shooters who need the quickest possible access to movie mode.

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