• APS-C 372.1mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 30.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000
  • Detailed specifications
  • Pentax K-5
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
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Predecessor: Pentax K-7
K-7 vs K-5
Canon 5D Mark III
5D Mark III vs 5D Mark IV
Successor: Pentax K-5 II
K-5 vs K-5 II
 
General
Model Number: K-5 5D Mark IV
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Pro SLR Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $1749.95 $3499.00
Street Price: $749.00 $2,823.65
Date Available: 2010-10-15 2016-09-01
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 35.4 oz (1,003 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
31.4 oz (890 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.2 x 3.8 x 2.9 in.
(131 x 97 x 73 mm)
5.9 x 4.6 x 3.0 in.
(151 x 116 x 76 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Canon
Effective Megapixels: 16.3 30.4
Sensor Format: APS-C 35mm
Sensor size: 372.09mm2 (23.70mm x 15.70mm) 864mm2 (36.00mm x 24.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.81 microns 5.36 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 82 91
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.7 24.8
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 14.1 13.6
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,162 2,995
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)
6720 x 4480 (30.1 MP, 3:2),
5040 x 3360 (16.9 MP, 3:2),
4464 x 2976 (13.3 MP, 3:2),
3360 x 2240 (7.5 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
720 x 480 (0.3 MP, 3:2),
5952 x 4480 (26.7 MP, 4:3),
4480 x 3360 (15.1 MP, 4:3),
3968 x 2976 (11.8 MP, 4:3),
2976 x 2240 (6.7 MP, 4:3),
1696 x 1280 (2.2 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
6720 x 3776 (25.4 MP, 16:9),
5040 x 2836 (14.3 MP, 16:9),
4464 x 2512 (11.2 MP, 16:9),
3360 x 1888 (6.3 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
720 x 408 (0.3 MP, Other),
4480 x 4480 (20.1 MP, 1:1),
3360 x 3360 (11.3 MP, 1:1),
2976 x 2976 (8.9 MP, 1:1),
2240 x 2240 (5.0 MP, 1:1),
1280 x 1280 (1.6 MP, 1:1),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG) JPEG (EXIF v2.3), RAW, M-RAW (16.9MP), S-RAW (7.5MP), Dual-Pixel RAW; 14-bit CR2
Continuous-mode frames/second: 6.5 7.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (25)
1280x720 (30/​25)
640x480 (30/​25)
4096x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p/​23.98p)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p/​23.98p)
1280x720 (120p/​100p)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) MOV (4K video: Motion JPEG; Full HD and HD Movie: MPEG4 AVC/H.264; Audio: Linear PCM), MP4 (Movie: MPEG4 AVC/H.264; Audio: AAC)
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2) Canon EF
Lens: smc Pentax 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6AL DA WR n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 83mm  
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm  
Zoom Ratio: 3.06x  
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 (wide) / f/5.6 - f/38 (tele)  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 52.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: SAFOX IX+, 11 point (9 cross type focus point in the center), with light wavelength sensor Phase Detect: OVF: 61-point (up to 41 cross-type points); Up to 5 dual cross-type AF points at f/2.8 and f/5.6, up to 20 cross-type AF points at f/4 and f/5.6, up to 21 cross-type AF points at f/5.6 and f/8, up to 20 horizontal-line AF points at f/5.6, up to 61 horizontal-line AF points at f/8; Dual Pixel CMOS AF on sensor
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes No
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.92x mag., 21.7mm eyepoint, -2.5 to +1.5 diopter SLR type; fixed eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.71x magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter, fixed focusing screen, on demand grid
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.61x 0.71x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.92x 0.71x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 1,620,000 dots (540,000 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 32.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 32000
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100-12800, expandable 80 to 51200 Auto, 100-32000 in 1/3 or 1 EV steps, expandable to 50 (L), 51200 (H1) and 102400 (H2)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes 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) Auto (Ambience priority/White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL open-aperture: 77-segment, Center-weighted, Spot 150K-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor, 252-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Partial (center 6.1% of frame), Spot (center 1.3% of frame)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Sensitivity Priority, Shutter and Aperture Priority Custom shooting mode C1, C2, C3; Multiple-exposure; HDR
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds 2, 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
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. n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 13.0 m / 42.7 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: Depends on lens n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC Sync socket Hot Shoe, PC Sync
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC CF1 / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: No UHS support UHS-I
Other Memory:   SD: UHS-I, CF: UDMA7
Dual Card Slots: No Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG) RAW, M-RAW (16.9MP), S-RAW (7.5MP), Dual-Pixel RAW; 14-bit CR2
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) MOV (4K video: Motion JPEG; Full HD and HD Movie: MPEG4 AVC/H.264; Audio: Linear PCM), MP4 (Movie: MPEG4 AVC/H.264; Audio: AAC)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No Yes
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 3.0 Super Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired or IR Optional Wired or Wireless
Connections (extended): Mini HMDI, DC input, wired remote, 3.5mm external stereo mic jack Mini HDMI (Type C), Remote Jack, Stereo Mic Jack, Stereo Monitor Jack, PC-Sync Terminal
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): <0.3 0.37
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 0.37
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 6.5 7.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 31 Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 6.5 7.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 23 19
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 6.4 7.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 22 12
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.10 seconds 0.17 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 1.25 seconds  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.384 seconds 0.057 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.092 seconds 0.077 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.21 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.092 seconds 0.057 seconds
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 seconds 0.5 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.3 seconds 0.2 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.2 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   300 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 740 shots 900 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI90; optional D-BG4 Battery Grip Proprietary LP-E6N
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion Rechargeable or BG-E20 battery grip
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI90 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary LP-E6N Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: Software (CD-ROM) S-SW110 Canon EOS Digital Solution Disc
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. New 30.4-megapixel full-frame sensor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, DIGIC 6+ processor, 61-point AF system, 7fps burst mode, DCI 4K video, Dual Pixel RAW, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, built-in GPS.