Pentax K-5 IIs

Last Updated (12 May’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ Imaging-resource

Pentax K-5 IIs is a 16.3-Megapixels CMOS Image Sensor DSLR camera featured without an anti-aliasing filter to achieve superior resolution for highly detailed imagery. Features Fully weather sealed and coldproof design, 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: ★★★★☆

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Pentax K-5 IIs Reviews

Imaging-resource reviews the Pentax K-5 IIs and writes;
“Like almost all Bayer-filtered cameras, the design of the standard Pentax K-5 II places an optical low-pass filter (OLPF) just above the image sensor. This filter is designed to blur incoming light just slightly, so as to prevent aliasing patterns–moiré and ‘jaggies’–from appearing in images.”
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PCMAG reviews the Pentax K-5 IIs and writes;
“At ISO 3200, Raw files from the K-5 IIs show less noise than those from the 24-megapixel Sony Alpha 77, although the two cameras do run neck and neck in terms of detail.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ephotozine reviews the Pentax K-5 IIs and writes;
“we look at the K-5 IIs and now find not only the II improvements, but a new, totally impressive level of detail in the images. A clarity. It is visible clearly on screen. To have that quality, the lenses are up to it, but a tripod where possible, or at least attention to making sure that camera shake does not take the edge off again, are essential parts of the process.”
Rating: ★★★★★

Photographyblog reviews the Pentax K-5 IIs and writes;
“The K-5 IIs’ image quality is outstanding, 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

CNET reviews the Pentax K-5 IIs and writes;
“Image quality is excellent, and it’s easy to dial in the exact settings you need to get the result you’re after thanks to some well thought-out controls and a clearly laid-out rear display, supplementing the panel on the top plate.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Digitalcamerainfo Compares the Pentax K-5 IIs with Pentax K-5 II and writes;
“The K-5 IIs might be a great buy for landscape and portrait photographers who shoot in JPEG and don’t post-process, but those kinds of shooters aren’t likely to notice the subtle sharpness bump (or buy a camera in this price range, for that matter). In the real world, the K-5 II is plenty sharp already, and those interested in getting the most out of it are willing to put in the Photoshop work.”
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Digitalversus reviews the Pentax K-5 IIs and writes;
“The K-5 IIs is a high-quality expert SLR. It fell short of a five-star rating due solely to the outdated video function. In still photos, the image quality is remarkable on certain textures. Just don’t be fooled: the moiré issue is no trivial thing.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Pentax K-5 IIs Features

Unlike with the new Pentax K-5 II, Pentax K-5 IIs is available without an anti-aliasing filter which lets users create rich, detailed imagery at supreme resolution levels and capture stunning landscapes and scenes with maximum depth of field and clarity. It makes the camera is great choice for studio and commercial photography where camera settings, lens selection and shooting conditions are controlled.

Furthermore, this camera has the same design and features like the Pentax K-5 II. Pentax K-5 IIs comes with 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 IIs 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 IIs Features:

+ 16.3 MP CMOS Sensor

+ 11 Point SAFOX X Autofocus System

+ Anti Aliasing filterless design

+ 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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