What are quirks and strengths of the K5ii?

Started Apr 17, 2014 | Questions thread
Donald B
Donald B Veteran Member • Posts: 9,087
Re: What are quirks and strengths of the K5ii?

howieb101 wrote:

I doubt you'll miss the Oly dustbuster as the one in the K5 is one of the best. My old K10 and K20 were dust magnets but the K5 dust removal really is great and underappreciated in reviews and the like.

The biggest drawback of the K5 and K5 II is slow review time to check your photos. The K5 and K5 II will achieve the quoted buffer and frame rates its just that reviewing can take a while.

your kidding right ? my 4 yo k7 is instant, the review couldn't get any quicker. when I shoot a dance school I will shoot 1000 portraits over 2 days tethered to a hd screen and its awesome leaves the d7100 for dead.

cheers don

Tracking AF might be inferior but against a mirrorless Olympus it probably stacks up quite well and may well be better.

Pluses would be:

  1. optical viewfinder (which also helps if taking action shots);
  2. great ergonomics;
  3. top lcd plate (at least for me);
  4. Superb dynamic range;
  5. Great hi-iso;
  6. Battery grip option;
  7. Most likely better battery life;
  8. Amazing ability to pull shadows from raw files!!! Really quite incredible.
  9. Great friendly forum (Pentax Forums, that is)

Howie B

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