Pentax K-5 Review

 
Camera Reviews / Pentax Cameras / Pentax SLR i Full Review
Links
Model Name: Pentax K-5 
Check Prices: Check Now!
Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
General
Model Number: K-5
Camera Format: Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $1749.95
Street Price: $686.60
Date Available: 2010-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 35.4 oz (1,003 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.2 x 3.8 x 2.9 in.
(131 x 97 x 73 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony
Effective Megapixels: 16.3
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 372.09mm2 (23.70mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.81 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Built-in image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
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)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 6.5
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (25)
1280x720 (30/25)
640x480 (30/25)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2)
Lens Thread: 52mm
Lens Thread Type: n/a
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
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
Focus Peaking: No
Evf Resolution In Pixels:  
Evf Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 32.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100
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, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Sensitivity Priority, Shutter and Aperture Priority
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
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: 13.0 m / 42.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: Depends on lens
Max Flash Sync: 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC Sync socket
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots:
Uncompressed Format: 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG)
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: Yes
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired or IR
Connections (extended): 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 (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 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.

Pentax K-5


Print the specs page for the Pentax K-5 digital camera reviewPrint this Page

Note: For details, test results, and analysis of the many tests done with this camera, please click on the tabs at the beginning of the review or below.

Follow Imaging Resource

Purchase memory card for Pentax K-5 digital camera
Enter this month to win:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate