Pentax K-5 Review

 
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Model Name: Pentax K-5 
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Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number: K-5 
Camera Format: Pro SLR 
Currently Manufactured: Yes 
Retail Price: $1749.95
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Date Available: 2010-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 35.4 oz (1,003 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? Yes
Size: 5.2 x 3.8 x 2.9 in.
(131 x 97 x 73 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony 
Total Megapixels: 16.9
Effective Megapixels: 16.3 
Sensor Format: APS-C 
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.12"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: Yes 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4928 x 3264 (16.1 MP, Other),
3936 x 2624 (10.3 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG) 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes 
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 25, 30/25, 30/25
Movie Audio: Yes 
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) 
Optics
Lens Mount: PENTAX KAF2 (KAF2, KAF, KA) 
Kit Lens: smc Pentax 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6AL DA WR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 83 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.06x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 (wide) / f/5.6 - f/38 (tele) 
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: 52mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: SAFOX IX+, 11 point (9 cross type focus point in the center), with light wavelength sensor 
Face Detection: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical 
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.92x mag., 21.7mm eyepoint, -2.5 to +1.5 diopter 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 921,000 dots
Touchscreen: No 
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 32.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 100-12800, expandable 80 to 51200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, fluorescent (D, N, W, L), tungsten, flash, CTE, manual (up to 3 settings), Kelvin temperature (up to 3 settings) 
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL open-aperture: 77-segment, Center-weighted, Spot 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Sensitivity Priority, Shutter and Aperture Priority 
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: P-TTL, Red-eye reduction, Slow-speed sync, Rear Curtain Sync. High-Speed Sync and Wireless Sync also available with PENTAX dedicated external flash. 
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 13.0 m / 42.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: Depends on lens 
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 
Flash Exp Compensation: -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC Sync socket 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32 
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No 
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi: No 
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired or IR 
Other Connection: Mini HMDI, DC input, wired remote, 3.5mm external stereo mic jack 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI90; optional D-BG4 Battery Grip 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI90 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 740
Software
Included Software: Software (CD-ROM) S-SW110 
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: New 16.3MP CMOS APS-C sensor with ISOs up to 51200, sensor-shift shake reduction, 1080p HD video at 25fps, 11-point SAFOX IX+ AF system, 100%, 0.92x viewfinder, electronic level with tilt scale, improved in-camera HDR, SDXC compatible with firmware update, weather sealed magnesium allow body on stainless steel chassis. 

 


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