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Pentax K-5 specifications

Street price • $1600 body only, $1750 with 18-55mm kit lens
• £1200 with 18-55mm kit lens, £1300 with 18-55mm and 50-200mm, £1700 with 18-135mm
Body build • Magnesium/steel alloy with stainless steel sub-structure
• Dust and weather resistant seals throughout
Sensor* • 16.3 million effective pixels*
total pixels TBC
• 23.4 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
• RGB Primary Color Filter
• 3:2 aspect ratio
• 4-channel data read-out
Shake Reduction • Sensor-shift system
• Max 4 Stops
Dust removal • Supersonic vibration
• SP coating
• Dust removal by shaking low pass filter
• Dust alert mode to help locate dust
Image processor • PRIME II
Image sizes (Still)* • 4928 x 3264 (16.3 MP)*
• 3936 x 2592 (10.0 MP)
• 3072 x 2048 (6.0 MP)
• 1728 x 1152 (2.2 MP)
Image formats (Still) • JPEG (EXIF 2.21) - Premium/ Best/Better/Good
• RAW (PEF or DNG) + JPEG
Image sizes (Movie)* • 1920 x 1080p (16:9 25fps)*
• 1280 x 720p (30/25fps)
• 640 x 480 (30/25fps)
Image format (Movie) • Motion JPEG (AVI)
Lens mount • Pentax KAF2 bayonet mount
• Pentax KAF3, KAF2, KAF or KA mount lenses
• Pentax K mount lenses with restrictions
FOV crop 1.5x
Focusing* • 11-point TTL Phase Difference detection sensor (SAFOX IX+)*
• Center 9-points are sensitive to both horiz and vert. detail
• AF working range: -1 to 18 EV (at ISO 100, F1.4 lens)
Focus modes • AF Single (AF-S) (with focus lock)
• AF Continuous (AF-C)
• AF Auto (AF-A)
• Manual focus
AF point selection • Select
• Center
• Auto Area AF
AF assist* Built-in AF illuminator lamp
Metering • TTL Open Aperture
• 77- segment sensor (coupled with lens and AF information)
• Metering range: EV 0 - 22 EV (ISO 100, 50 mm F1.4)
Metering modes • Multi-segment
• Center-weighted average
• Spot
AE lock • Button
• Locked for twice the meter operating time or as long as the shutter half-pressed
AE bracketing • 3 or 5 frames, +/- 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 (1/5 EV steps)
• 3 or 5 frames, +/- 0.3, 0.7, 1.0, 1.3, 1.7, 2.0 (1/3 EV steps)
Other bracketing • White balance
• Saturation
• Hue
• High/Low Key Adjustment
• Contrast
• Sharpness
Exposure compen. • +/- 5.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps
• +/- 5.0 EV in 1/2 EV steps
Sensitivity*
• Auto (user defined range)
• ISO 100 - 12800* in 1, 0.5 or 0.3EV steps
• Up to ISO 51,200* as a custom function
• Bulb Mode: Up to 1600
Shutter • Vertical-run focal-plane shutter
• 30 - 1/8000 sec
• 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
• Flash X-Sync: 1/180 sec
• Bulb
Aperture values • 1/3 or 1/2 EV increments
• Actual aperture range depends on lens used
• Ability to use lens aperture ring
Preview function • Live view with magnify option
• Depth-of-field Optical (lens stopped down)
• Digital (shot taken without saving, previewed on LCD)
White balance • Auto
• Daylight
• Shade
• Cloudy
• Fluorescent (Daylight Color, Daylight White, Pure White, Warm White)
• Tungsten
• Flash
• CTE
• Manual
• Color temperature (3 memories) - Kelvin or Mired
WB shift • Blue (-7) To Amber (+7)
• Magenta (-7) to Green (+7)
Color space • sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Custom image settings* • Bright
• Natural
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Vibrant
• Muted
• Bleach bypass
• Reversal film
Adjustment for Saturation, Hue, High/Low Key Adjustment, Contrast, Sharpness.

Optional switch to Fine Sharpness and separate Highlight and Shadow contrast adjustment.
• Monochrome
Adjustment for Filter type, Toning, Contrast and Sharpness
Viewfinder • Eye-level pentaprism
• 100% frame coverage
• Magnification: 0.92x (with 50 mm F1.4 lens at infinity,-1m-1)
• Dioptre adjustment: -2.5 to +1.5 dioptre
• Natural Bright Matte II focusing screen
Viewfinder info • AF points
• Focus confirmation dot
• Flash ready
• Shutter speed
• Aperture
• E-dial enabled
• AE lock
• Remaining shots/ISO sensitivity (custom function)
• EV compensation
• Flash compensation
• Manual focus
• Shake Reduction
• Metering / EV bar
Flash • Manual release pop-up
• P-TTL with serial control
• Guide number approx 13 (ISO 100)
• FOV coverage up to 28 mm
• Flash sync speed: 1/180 sec
• Flash compensation -2.0 to +1.0 EV in 1/2 EV increments
• ISO range: ISO 100 to 12800
• Modes: Auto,manual (on/off), red eye reduction, slow-speed sync, rear curtain sync, high speed sync and wireless sync with PENTAX dedicated external flash
External flash • Hot shoe with X-contact
• X-Sync socket
• Designed for Pentax dedicated flashes
Shooting modes • Auto (Green mode)
• Program AE (P)
• Sensitivity priority (Sv)
• Shutter priority (Tv)
• Aperture priority (Av)
• Shutter & Aperture priority (TAv)
• Metered Manual (M)
• Bulb (B)
• Flash X-Sync (X)
Drive modes* • Single
• Continuous Hi: 7 fps, up to 40 Best JPEG frames, 15 images RAW*
• Continuous Lo: 3.3 fps, JPEG until card is full, 17 images RAW*
• Self-timer: 2 or 12 sec
• Remote control: immediate, 3 sec delay
• Remote Continuous Shooting
• Exposure Bracketing
• Exposure Bracketing + Self-Timer
• Mirror Lock-Up
• Mirror Lock-Up + Remote Control
LCD monitor • 3.0 " TFT LCD
• 921,000 dots
• Brightness level adjustment
• Color adjustable, 15 steps G-M, 15 steps A-B
Live view • TTL using imaging sensor
• 2x,4x,6x in AF mode or 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x in MF mode
• Grid view
• Live histogram
• Blinking low-/high-lights
Instant review • Off, 1 sec, 3 sec, 5 sec
• Histogram on/off
Other features • Multiple exposure (2 to 9 images, with Auto EV adjust)
• Orientation sensor
• Status LCD illumination
• DRE (dynamic range enlargement)*
• Automatic distortion/chromatic aberration correction*
• Automatic leveling, Composition adjustment (vertical and horizontal range:±1.5mm)
• RAW/Flex button (One push RAW+, Exposure bracketing, Digital preview, Composition adjustment, Electronic level display)*
Playback rotation • On
• Off
Playback features • Single image, no overlay
• Single image, basic overlay
• Single image with histogram (brightness or RGB)
• Single image with detailed shooting info and histogram
• 4 / 9 / 16 image index
• Folder view
• Image magnification up to 32x
• Optional blinking low-/ high-lights
• 2 image compare mode
Playback retouching • RAW to JPEG (with parameters)
• Filters: B&W, Sepia, Color, Soft, HDR. Slim, Brightness, Toy Camera*, Retro*, High contrast*, Extract color*, Soft*, Starburst*, Fish-eye*, Custom*
Custom functions* 40 functions*
Menu languages • English
• French
• German
• Spanish
• Portuguese
• Italian
• Swedish
• Dutch
• Russian
• Korean
• Traditional Chinese
• Simplified Chinese
• Japanese
• Czech
• Polish
• Danish
• Finnish
• Hungarian
• Turkish
Firmware User upgradable
Battery grip Optional D-BG4
Connectivity • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
• HDMI
• Video out
• DC-IN
Storage • Secure Digital (SD) / Secure Digital HC (SDHC)
Power • Lithium-Ion D-LI90 rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)
• Optional AC adapter
Dimensions 131 x 97 x 73 mm (5.1 x 3.8 x 2.9 in)
Weight • No battery: 670 g (1.4 lb)
• With battery: 750 g (1.6 lb)

* denotes a change in specification over the Pentax K-7

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Total comments: 4
ANTMANT
By ANTMANT (4 months ago)

Brilliant camera with stunning noise control, this is my own test of every ISO level: https://www.flickr.com/photos/antmant/13507776774/

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oldnoob
By oldnoob (9 months ago)

When compared in RAW with the k-5II and the k-5IIs, the k-5 is clearly back-focusing. Compare the three cameras and center on the queen of hearts and look at the wall behind it. And also compare the left top checker test pattern in the test scene.

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eclat
By eclat (10 months ago)

What I find so disingenuous (and irritating) about these otherwise wonderful reviews is dpr's clear bias toward Canon and Nikon. The exact same specs can be found on a Pentax, but what we'll get is a measured, sometimes even tepid nod, while with the Canon/Nikon, there will be an enthusiastic thumbs up for the same feature. The Pentax line (as the most obvious example) is held to a different standard, it seems.

Take the Pentax K5 review, for example, which is called a "serious amateur's" camera and yet is compared to its "direct competition," the Canon 7D and Nikon D300s, cameras that are for "keen enthusiasts, professionals and aspiring-professionals..." and "semi-pros" respectively. Apparently Pentax "serious amateurs" are equal to Canon and Nikon "pros and semi-pros." We always knew that, of course, but still... try to be a little more objective in your reviews and a little less biased, one way or the other.

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Reeuwijk
By Reeuwijk (11 months ago)

Dear sir,

How is it possible that the Pentax K 5 has a higher resolution than the Pentax K5 II/IIS?

Brant van der Goot

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