Pentax K-5 II

Last Updated (12 June’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ Pocket-lint

Pentax K-5 II is a 16.3-Megapixels CMOS Sensor DSLR camera with Fully Weather Sealed and Coldproof design. It features 11 Point SAFOX X Autofocus System, 1080p HD Video w/ External Mic Jack, High Sensitivity 80-51200 ISO Range, Body-based Shake Reduction (SR) System, Steel Chassis with Magnesium Alloy Cover, 7 FPS and 1/8000 Maximum Shutter Speed, HDMI Output for Stills, Video and Sound, and has a 3.0-inch Air-Gap-Free LCD w/ 921k Dots. The camera measures (W x H x D) 5.2 x 3.8 x 2.9″ / 13.2 x 9.7 x 7.4 cm and weight 26.1 oz / 740 g Loaded and ready.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

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Pentax K-5 II Reviews

Pocket-lint reviews the Pentax K-5 II and writes;
“Its shutter unit is capable of a top speed of 1/8000 second and durability is claimed to be up to 100,000 shutter releases. High speed continuous shooting is possible at up to 30 frames per second. And like with the Pentax Q10, the company’s proprietary SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism in built into the camera body itself.”
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Photographyblog reviews the Pentax K-5 II and writes;
“The K-5 II’s image quality is excellent, producing noise-free images all the way from from ISO 80-800. Noise starts to become apparent at ISO 1600, with a little more noise and smearing of fine detail at the higher settings of 3200 and 6400, while the fastest speeds of 12800, 25600 are suitable for smaller prints. “
Rating: ★★★★½

Techradar reviews the Pentax K-5 II and writes;
“Like its predecessor, the Pentax K-5 II succeeds where it matters most. It produces exceptional image quality, boasts strong autofocus performance, high build quality and is easy to use.”
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PCMAG reviews the Pentax K-5 II and writes;
“The K-5 II delivers excellent images and is rife with controls, but its video recording functionality leaves a lot to be desired.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Photoreview reviews the Pentax K-5 II and writes;
“Noise was very well controlled and image files shot at the highest sensitivity settings could be considered usable at small output sizes, provided allowances were made for some softening of details and visible granularity.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Ephotozine reviews the Pentax K-5 II and writes;
“The Pentax K-5 II is a rugged, magnesium alloy bodied, weatherproof, well designed and high quality camera with a kit zoom that is really very good indeed, and provides a package that looks very exciting against its rivals. It is more compact, arguably slicker in operation and provides the highest standards at a relatively low price level. There’s not much to dislike, so the K-5 can be totally recommended.”
Rating: ★★★★★

Imaging-resource reviews the Pentax K-5 II and writes;
“With the sensor and processor unchanged, the K-5 II should provide that same great image quality and wide sensitivity range as its predecessor. It also retain the same swift seven frames-per-second burst shooting, and useful features such as in-body stabilization with the rare ability to correct for rotation. “
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Pentax K-5 II Features

The Pentax K-5 II has a 16.3MP CMOS image sensor which combined with a new, highly advanced and extremely accurate 11 point SAFOX X autofocus system. The sensor is able to produce high resolution photos and video while the autofocus system ensures the camera has faster autofocus even in low-light situations. The camera also offer High Sensitivity 80-51200 ISO Range that combined with a Shake Reduction stabilization system on the camera body to capture exceptional images quality in low light situations and when shooting telephoto.

The camera allows you to record Full HD 1080p video at 25fps with stereo sound, then view them on an HDTV by connecting the camera via HDMI port. While with an air-gap-free, scratch resistant 3.0″ LCD with 921,000 dots of resolution, it is easy to view and compose your photos and videos even in bright sunlight. There is also a pentaprism viewfinder which offers approximately 100% field of view and 0.92x magnification for classic SLR framing.

Pentax K-5 II also offer native support for both Pentax PEF and Adobe DNG 14-bit RAW files. There is a customizable RAW/Fx button which lets users easily access the most used shooting settings. Moreover, this camera offers a wide range of in-camera image processing and special effects filters to enhance the images quality by applying an images effects to your images and videos.

Pentax K-5 II Features:

+ 16.3 MP CMOS Sensor

+ 11 Point SAFOX X Autofocus System

+ 3.0″ Air-Gap-Free LCD w/ 921k Dots

+ 1080p HD Video w/ External Mic Jack

+ High Sensitivity 80-51200 ISO Range

+ Body-based Shake Reduction (SR) System

+ Steel Chassis with Magnesium Alloy Cover

+ Fully Weather Sealed and Coldproof

+ HDR image capture

+ 7 FPS and 1/8000 Maximum Shutter Speed

+ HDMI Output for Stills, Video and Sound


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