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Pentax K-5 - Overview

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Highly sensitive

  • 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
  • CMOS-shift Shake Reduction
  • SAFOX IX+ AF sensor with 11 selectable points
  • Live View on a 3’’ LCD monitor, 921 000 dots
  • Video recording in Full HD format

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Major Features

High-resolution, low-noise, true-to-life image reproduction

PENTAX K-5 incorporates a new generation CMOS sensor, combined with the reliable PRIME II Imaging Engine, which produce high-resolution, rich-gradation digital images.
The K-5 also offers a wide sensitivity range, from ISO 100 to 12800, which can be expanded to ISO 80~51200. As the Analog/Digital conversion is done within the sensor, K-5 features an impressive noise management.

Responsive, high-precision autofocus system

The K-5 embeds the same new-generation SAFOX IX+ autofocus system as PENTAX 645D Medium Format camera, which features 11 sensor points (with 9 cross-type sensors in the middle) to assure pinpoint and fast.

K-5's new-generation sensor combined with highly performant autofocus algorithms ensure accurate and quick contrast AF operation during Live View shooting. With the addition of a Golden Section display, the K-5 offers a choice of three different grid patterns to facilitate image composition.

Continuous shooting at 7 images per second

The K-5’s high-speed continuous shooting mode records up to 22 images (in JPEG recording format) in a single sequence at a maximum speed of 7 images per second, allowing you to take sharp pictures of active, fast-moving subjects with great ease.

Recording of Full HD-proportion movies

The K-5 captures beautiful, true-to-life movie clips in 16:9 Full HD proportions at a frame rate of 25 frames per second. This extends many the benefits of high-quality SLR photography to the world of movie shooting. For instance, reduce the depth of field to make a subject stand out, or use different interchangeable lenses to create distinctive visual effects. The K-5 also allowes to add specific visual effects during shooting.

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 73mm
Body - Weight 660g body only, 740g loaded and ready with Li-ion battery and SD card

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