What are quirks and strengths of the K5ii?

Started Apr 17, 2014 | Questions thread
Model Mike Veteran Member • Posts: 3,587
Re: What are quirks and strengths of the K5ii?

SirSeth wrote:

Hi all, I'm test driving an E-M1 but my main camera is an Olympus E-3. I'm not sure if mirrorless is my main squeeze but it will always be the best sidekick. Since Olympus gives me nowhere to go in DSLRs I've been thinking about a K5ii + Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 as one option.

Here's my take based on the way I use it (I shoot RAW and process in Lightroom so can't comment on JPEG performance).

Pro's (compared with other competitor dSLRs)

  • Ergonomics
  • Battery life
  • Option of pancake prime lenses if you want to travel light
  • Weather sealed


  • Continuous AF not up to the mark
  • Unpredictable bounced flash with external flash units. Fixed on K-3.

What would I miss? What would I gain?

Haven't handled the E-3 so can't comment. But the K-5II (and IIs) are very well sorted, reliable cameras.

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