Pentax K-5 Review

 
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Model Name: Pentax K-5 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Pentax K-7
K-7 vs K-5
Successor: Pentax K-5 II
K-5 vs K-5 II
General
Model Number: K-5
Camera Format: Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured:
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
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift 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: 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:  
Filter Thread: 52.0mm
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
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: n/a
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 32.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes
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 Auto Exposure: 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 (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
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
UHS Support: No UHS support
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG)
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: Yes
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired or IR
Connections (extended): Mini HMDI, DC input, wired remote, 3.5mm external stereo mic jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): <0.3
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): <0.3
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 6.5
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 31
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 6.5
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 23
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 6.4
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 22
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.10
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 1.25
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.384
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.092
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.21
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.092
Shutter Lag (notes): OVF: Full Autofocus lag, Auto Area (11-points) AF = 0.118s Live View (firmware 1.02): - Full AF PD AF = 1.30s - Full AF CD AF = 1.25s - Prefocused = 0.384s
Startup Time: 0.6
Play -> Record Time: 0.3
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 2.20
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 (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
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.

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