Our first test shots with the new Pentax K-5 II


posted Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 10:47 PM EST


We went bonkers -- in a good way -- covering all the new photography gear that was announced leading up to and during Photokina 2012. Now the hottest new cameras and lenses are arriving on our doorstep nearly every morning, and we're working feverishly to get you as much first-hand information about them as fast as we can.

The latest cameras to head into the IR test lab are the Pentax K-5 II and its sans-optical-low-pass-filter sibling, the Pentax K-5 IIs. These nearly identical DSLRs have a 16.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, an advanced autofocus system, improved LCD monitor and upgraded image processing -- all for a lower initial price than their predecessor, the Pentax K-5.

Check out our first studio sample shots of the Pentax K-5 II and read our in-depth preview of the camera. The K-5 II is expected to be available this month at US$1,200 for the body only (and US$1,300 for the K-5 IIs).


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