Pentax K-5 II Review

 
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Model Name: Pentax K-5 II 
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General
Model Number: K-5 II
Camera Format: Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $1449.95
Street Price: $751.67
Date Available: 2012-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 42.3 oz (1,200 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: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm)
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: 6.7
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (25p)
1280x720 (30p/25p)
640x480 (30p/25p)
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: 62mm
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: smc Pentax 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC DA WR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 203 mm
Zoom Ratio: 7.50x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 (wide) / f/5.6 - f/40 (tele)
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: 62mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: TTL phase-difference: new SAFOX X AF sensor, 11 point (9 cross type focus point in the center) with light wavelength sensor; Auto 11 Point, Auto 5 Point, User-Selectable, Center
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 (307,000 px)
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
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; Digital filters (capture): Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Extract Color, Soft, Starburst, Fisheye, Custom
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes
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: No
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: No
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 (Type C) HMDI, DC input, wired remote, 3.5mm external stereo mic jack
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 0.390
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): Unlimited
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 0.380
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 6.650
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 28
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.225
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.204
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.245
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.091
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.225
Shutter Lag (notes): OVF: Full AF lag, wide-area mode = 0.242s Live View: Full AF lag, phase-detect = 1.269s Full AF lag, contrast-detect = 1.250s Prefocused = 0.403s
Startup Time: 0.600
Shutdown Time: 0.500
Play -> Record Time: 0.300
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 1.600
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 11,984.00
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: CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Essentially a K-5 with improved LCD, and updated SAFOX X AF sensor for better low-light autofocus performance.

Pentax K-5 II




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