• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
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  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Alpha NEX-5N
  • Pentax K-5 II
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Predecessor: Sony NEX-5
NEX-5 vs NEX-5N
Pentax K-5
K-5 vs K-5 II
Successor: Sony NEX-5R
NEX-5N vs NEX-5R
 
General
Model Number: NEX-5N K-5 II
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $699.99 $1449.95
Street Price:   $749.95
Date Available: 2011-09-01 2012-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 16.4 oz (465 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
42.3 oz (1,200 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.4 x 2.3 x 1.5 in.
(111 x 59 x 38 mm)
5.2 x 3.8 x 2.9 in.
(131 x 97 x 73 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Exmor APS HD Sony
Effective Megapixels: 16.1 16.3
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm) 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.82 microns 4.81 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 77 82
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.6 23.8
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.7 14.1
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,079 1,235
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4912 x 3264 (16.0 MP, 3:2),
4912 x 2760 (13.6 MP, 16:9),
3568 x 2368 (8.4 MP, Other),
3568 x 2000 (7.1 MP, 16:9),
2448 x 1624 (4.0 MP, Other),
2448 x 1376 (3.4 MP, 16:9),
12416 x 1856 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other),
7152 x 1080 (7.7 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9)
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, .ARW RAW, RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.21), 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0 6.7
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/​28Mbps/​PS or 60i/​24Mbps/​FX or 60i/​17Mbps/​FH or 24p/​24Mbps/​FX or 24p/​17Mbps/​FH)
1440x1080 (30p/​12Mbps)
640x480 (30p/​3Mbps)
1920x1080 (25p)
1280x720 (30p/​25p)
640x480 (30p/​25p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio :Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: No Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a No
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Sony E Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2)
Lens: Sony SEL1855 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS smc Pentax 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC DA WR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 83mm 27 - 203mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 18 - 135mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.06x 7.50x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 34 (T) f/3.5 - f/22 (wide) / f/5.6 - f/40 (tele)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 49.0mm 62.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes No
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 10x Precision digital zoom with prime lens attached n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect: 25-area, Center, Flexible Spot; with Face Detection 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 Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: (Optional FDA-EV1S XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF or FDA-SV1 Optical Viewfinder) SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, ~100% coverage, 0.92x mag., 21.7mm eyepoint, -2.5 to +1.5 diopter
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.61x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.92x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots 921,000 dots (307,000 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 14.0x 32.0x
Top Deck Display: No Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   12800
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto (100-3200), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 Auto, 100-12800, expandable 80 to 51200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temp./Filter, Custom 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: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1200-zone Multi Segment, Center-weighted, Spot TTL open-aperture: 77-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Sweep Panorama, 3D Sweep Panorama, Anti Motion Blur, Scene Selection (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight) Sensitivity Priority, Shutter and Aperture Priority; Digital filters (capture): Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Extract Color, Soft, Starburst, Fisheye, Custom
Self Timer: 2, 10, 10 with 3/5 shots seconds 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
Flash Modes: Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow sync., Red-eye reduction 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 (ISO 100): 7.0 m / 23.0 ft. 13.0 m / 42.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: Bundled flash has GN of 7m/ISO 100 Depends on lens
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: Smart Accessory Terminal 2 (flash is detachable) Hot Shoe, PC Sync socket
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   No UHS support
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .ARW RAW, RAW+JPEG 14-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG)
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio :Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC AVI (Motion JPEG)
Included Memory:   No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional RMT-DSLR1 IR Wireless Optional Wired or IR
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI (Type C), Smart Accessory Terminal 2 Mini (Type C) 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): 0.61 0.38
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.99 0.39
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.39
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.0 6.7
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 7 28
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   6.7
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   22
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   6.7
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   22
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.24 seconds 0.23 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):   1.25 seconds
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):   0.403 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.067 seconds 0.204 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.40 seconds 0.25 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.022 seconds 0.091 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF lag: Multi-area AF mode = 0.251s 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: 1.9 seconds 0.6 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.1 seconds 0.3 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.1 seconds 2.1 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 430 shots  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   740 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary InfoLithium NP-FW50 Proprietary D-LI90; optional D-BG4 Battery Grip
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary D-LI90 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: PMB (Picture Motion Browser) , Image Data Converter S, Image Data Lightbox SR Software CD-ROM S-SW132
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7; Mac OS X 10.3 or later. (PMB is Windows only.)  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 3", 921K-dot, Tilting Touchpanel LCD, Optional XGA OLED TruFinder EVF, 1080p60 AVCHD 2.0 Videos, 10fps Full-res Burst Mode, Sweep Panorama, Hand-held Twilight, Anti-Motion Blur, Auto HDR, DRO, SD/MS Duo Media Support. Essentially a K-5 with improved LCD, and updated SAFOX X AF sensor for better low-light autofocus performance.