Pentax K-5 II

Announced Sep 10, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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I have never been so enthusiastic about a camera in a long time. With the exception of my mental Olympus E-10, this camera blows me away with all the metrics that matter to me. Nice low light performance shooting nature in the shadows especially, and the colors so rich, and engaging. Good detail. Must get better glass to exploit it more though. Build is chunky without weighing like a bowling ball around my neck. Nice control layout. Love the LCD screen too! All Aces here on the things that ...

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HussainJanjua
 
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i have recently purchased k-5ii and its wounder-full to use it. Rugged and  beautiful camera with awesome ergonomics  and superb with Pic quality.

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SideRaptor
 
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This little camera is actually smaller (minutely, but still) than a Canon Rebel T4i (650D), but unlike a plastic body like that, man can this take a beating. And mine has. I've dropped it several times (not on purpose I swear) in the last year I've had it and it still has not failed me once. The controls are intuitive (although if you're coming from another system they may take time to learn), and everything is easy to control while looking through the viewfinder. Speaking of which, the ...

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ASR45
 
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Coming from canon it was not such a change having had pentax before, although some things i dont like, there are lots i do, good lens weather sealing helps, had Dust it appears that was disappointing but a quick rocket blower and manual strikes via the menu sorted it. I would be very interested in a FF when ever it arrives, but for now more than happy with the K-5II, the AF is not as fast as the canon 6D, but something i can live with.  :D

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BLanam
 
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My history with Pentax starts with the Pentax Super Program - film 35mm SLR, then the K100d, the K10d and now the K5 II.  I've only had the K5 II for a few days (150 photos). I've used the following lenses so far: Pentax 50mm/f1.4 and 18-55mm/f3.5-5.6, Tamron 28-75mm/f2.8 (my favorite IQ of my lot) and 28-300mm/f3.5-6.3, Sigma 17-70/f2.8-4.5.  None have internal motors. I got the K5 II for $893. Comparing the K5 II to the K10d: It's comfortable to use even though it is quite smaller.  So far ...

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