Pentax 16.3MP K-5 With Weather-Seal DSLR Review by ePhotoZine With Rating 10/102010-11-24 01:55
This camera is featured in a recent article titled 2011 Best DSLR Cameras For Shooting HD Video Below $1,500.
- A fully weather-sealed and coldproof design.
- A large 3-inch LCD with 921,000 dots of resolution.
- Durable magnesium alloy that surrounds a rugged stainless steel chassis.
- Highly accurate 77 segment metering system.
- Pentaprism viewfinder with 100% field of view and 0.92X magnification.
- PENTAX body-based Shake Reduction (SR) stabilization system that works with every PENTAX lens ever made.
- A maximum 1/8000 second shutter speed.
- HDMI port outputs high-definition images and video (and sound).
- A wide range of in-camera image processing and special effects filters.
- Customizable RAW/Fx button.
- Built-in electronic level with tilt scale display in LCD panel.
Pentax K-5 Sample Photos on Flickr
Pentax K-5 Camera Reviews Roundup
|CNET UK: "The K5-II put in an excellent performance under studio lights, with extremely sharp detail at the centre of the frame. As is always the case in the still-life test, it was set to full auto so it could choose its own shooting settings. It opted for 1/60 second, ISO 100, at f/5.6. There was no grain in the image, and sharp contrasts, such as where black met white on a spirit bottle, were crisp. Areas of high texture s..." - Apr 18 2013 More »|
|Photography BLOG: "The Pentax K-5 IIs follows the recent trend of entirely dispensing with its anti-aliasing filter in the pursuit of greater clarity and resolution. A close comparison with the "normal" Pentax K-5 II model reveals that the "s" version does indeed slightly more detailed images without any unwanted moire effects that the filter protects against, albeit costing an extra £150 / $100. At first glance t..." - Apr 03 2013 More »|
|Digital Camera Review: "The K-5II is the current Pentax DSLR flagship, sharing the product line up with the K-30. While it may share an identical sensor resolution with the K-30, as befits the premier offering within the brand the K-5II offers a faster ultimate shutter speed and access to a few more shooting settings via external controls, rather than having to resort to internal menus. In the middle of the ISO range the camera looks to be..." - Apr 03 2013 More »|
|Trusted Reviews: "On the whole, the Pentax K-5 II is a capable performer in this regard. Although there have been issues in the past with Pentax DSLRs tending towards underexposure, the K-5 II is a lot more reliable in this regard. There is still the odd occasion at which the new model does produce unexpected under- or overexposure, but these moments are thankfully few and far between. The camera's Auto White Balance is also pleasing..." - Mar 12 2013 More »|
Pentax K-5 Camera Recent User Reviews
- Apr 17 2013 A great upgrade!, Randy J. Baumgartner "RB"
My first DSLR was a Pentax Kx which is a great camera, but the K5...wow. This camera is amazing! If you are looking at Canon or Nikon DSLR's you owe it to yourself to look at this camera before you buy. In my opinion there is no better camera value!...
- Apr 12 2013 Picture quality, LAMYL H. HAMMOUDI
I just received my camera and I'm not sure about the quality of the pictures, they mostly noisy blurry, The lens would probably be the problem since it is just a basic cheap 55mm lens. Not sure if I need to return it or not , Though I've read good reviews about this camera...
- Apr 05 2013 Get This Camera!, C. Johnson "C. Johnson"
Beautiful photos! Lots of options! Love the TAv button! Intuitively designed to change settings easily and logically. Ruggedly built, solid, weathered sealed! Took photos on a snowy day and it performed easily in cold weather! Lenses for this camera have a nice feel, are beautiful, anything but flimsy. Performs well in low light! I have not been disappointed! You would pay nearly twi...
- Mar 21 2013 Pentax K(ing)-5, Ankit
I have always wondered why Pentax isn't considered as seriously as it deserves. Most of my peers don't even know about the brand! Yes, they have a zero market visibility in India, and that's another thing I wonder about :P My father being a photographer, I am glad I was exposed to Pentax from an early age. Very glad! K-5 is one classic camera that brought to people's n...