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PENTAX K-5 IIs - Overview

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Highly sensitive

  • New SAFOX X AF module
  • 16.3 Megapixel stabilized CMOS sensor
  • Weatherproof body with 77 independent seals
  • Sensitivity range: ISO 80 to 51 200
  • 7 fps high-speed continuous shooting
  • Live View on a 3’’ LCD monitor, 921 000 dots
  • Video recording in Full HD format
  • Without low-pass filter

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Descriptionread more

This new model is designed to be the successor to the PENTAX K-5 (launched in October 2010), which has been very well received for its compact but solid, functional body and high-quality image reproduction. As the flagship model of the K series, the K-5 II boasts many advanced functions and user-friendly features, including a newly developed AF sensor assuring a broader AF working EV range, to accommodate many kinds of shooting conditions and photographic requirements.

PENTAX K 5II Product Video

Check out our PENTAX K-5II product video

K-5 II s achieves supreme resolutions

The K-5 IIs is a model offered without an anti-aliasing filter; this filter, commonly found in dSLRs, helps smooth computer generated imagery by decreasing high frequencies and distortion, but also reduces detail resolution. Without this filter included, the K5-IIs creates opportunities for deeply rich, detailed imagery at supreme resolution levels. Capture stunning landscapes and scenes with maximum depth of field and clarity. The K5-IIs model is the perfect choice for studio and commercial photography where camera settings, lens selection and shooting conditions are controlled.

A new SAFOX X AF module for the top AF performance in its class

The K-5 II features a newly developed, highly sensitive SAFOX X AF module. Thanks to the unit’s high-sensitivity AF sensor, which performs brilliantly in low-light conditions, this new module offers a broad AF working EV range (-3 EV to +18 EV). SAFOX X can work with luminous flux based on F2.8 levels in addition to that of F5.6. This increase the AF accuracy drastically when using with very fast lenses Coupled with an upgraded AF algorithm, it delivers exceptional AF performance, including such useful features as a select-area expansion function, which automatically tracks the subject even when it moves away from a pre-assigned select point by assessing distance data collected by neighboring focus sensors.

High-quality LCD monitor with outstanding visibility outdoors

The K-5 II comes equipped with a 3.0-inch, wide-view, air-gap-free LCD monitor with approximately 921,000 dots. Sandwiched between the front glass panel (which is coated with an anti-glare film) and the LCD screen is a unique resin layer that cuts down the reflection and dispersion of the light to effectively prevent ghost images and greatly reduce brightness loss. The front panel is also made of tempered glass to keep it free of scratches and abrasions.

High-resolution, true-to-life images with minimal noise

With its large sensor measuring 23.7mm by 15.7mm in size with approximately 16.28 effective megapixels, the K-5 II’s latest-generation CMOS image sensor assures high-speed image data readout. By coupling this high-performance image sensor with the acclaimed PRIME (PENTAX Real Image Engine) II imaging engine, the K-5 II delivers super-high-resolution, rich-gradation digital images free of digital noise over a wide sensitivity range — from ISO 100 to ISO 12800 in standard setting, or from ISO 80 to ISO 51200 when expanded via a custom function.

Specifications read more

Type - Camera Type TTL autofocus, auto-exposure digital SLR digital-still camera with built-in retractable P-TTL auto pop-up flash
Lens - Mount PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount
Sensor - Type High sensitivity CMOS sensor with a primary colour filter
Sensor - Effective Pixels approx. 16.3 megapixels
Body - Height 97mm
Body - Width 131mm
Body - Depth 72,5mm
Body - Weight 680g body only, 760g loaded and ready with Li-ion battery and SD card

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