First test shots posted for Pentax K-5!|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Monday, November 15, 2010 - 17:36 EST)
We've just uploaded our first set of lab test shots for the Pentax K-5 digital SLR camera!
The Pentax K-5 sports a number of significant changes from the K-7, including a brand-new 16-megapixel sensor, 7 fps burst shooting capability, and an unusually wide expanded ISO sensitivity range of 80 to 51,200 equivalents. The Pentax K5 also includes the company's latest generation, 11-point SAFOX IX+ module, which should yield improved low-light focusing, as well as more accurate and stable AF overall. Pentax has also updated its high dynamic range mode in the K-5, enabling handheld HDR shooting, and providing a greater degree of control over the look of the HDR effect that can be achieved in-camera. Other creative additions include the latest Custom Image and Filter effects from the K-r, such as an overhauled Cross Process function, Bleach Bypass effect, and more. Also updated is the Pentax K-5's movie recording function, which now captures videos at up to Full HD (1080p) resolution, and the K5 also now allows use of some of its filter effect functions during movie recording. Read our Pentax K-5 Preview for more, and visit the Pentax K-5 Samples page for the test and gallery shots we've taken so far. Check back often, as we'll be posting more test shots along with select RAW files from the Pentax K-5 as soon as we can!