Pentax K-5

The Pentax K-5 is a mid priced Digital SLR. It is built to survive harsh conditions. It has a stainless steel chassis and a magnesium alloy body. The inclusion of 77 separate seals makes the K-5 waterproof and dustproof. It is also capable of coping with temperatures down to -10 degrees centigrade.

More standard features include a 16 megapixel sensor and a 3 inch LCD screen. The screen is made up of 921,000 pixels. There is also a viewfinder offering a 100% field of view.

Pentax have built shake reduction into the body of the K-5. This means that you can avoid the expense of buying lenses with image stabilisation built into them.

Focusing options include an 11 point Auto Focus System. This has 9 cross type sensors. In order to capture fast moving subjects the K-5 has a burst mode that can shoot at speeds of up to 7 frames per second. Low light photography is covered by an ISO range of ISO 80 – 51,200.

If you are looking for maximum detail from high contrast scenes then you can take advantage of the High Dynamic Range mode. This mode fires off three pictures and then merges them into one. This helps to bring out extra detail in the brightest and darkest areas of the shot.

The K-5 gives you the option to capture Full High Definition movies too. The top speed for movie capture is 25 frames per second.


Pentax K-5


Camera Type: Digital SLR

16 Megapixels

Dimensions: 97 x 131 x 73mm

Weight: 660g

Memory Card: SD/SDHC

Pentax K-5 Details

Style

Digital SLR

Megapixels

16

LCD Screen

3

MemoryCards

SD/SDHC

Aspect Ratios

3:2

File Formats

JPEG/RAW

Shutter Speed

30 to 1/8000 seconds + bulb

Sensitivity

ISO 80 - 51,200

White Balance Settings

Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent light (D, N, W, L), Tungsten light, Flash, CTE, Manual

ExposureCompensation

-2 EV to +1EV (1/3EV steps)

Flash Modes

Auto, manual (on/off), red eye reduction, slow-speed sync, rear curtain sync, high-speed sync and wireless sync

Flash Range

16m

Shooting Modes

Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night scene portrait

Maximum Movie Resolution

1960 x 1080 pixels pixels

Maximum Movie Frames Per Second

25

Maximum Movie Duration

Not Supplied

Viewfinder

Pentaprism

Metering

Intelligent Multiple/ Center Weighted/ Spot

ManualControls

Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority

Image Stabilisation

Yes

Lens Converters

No

Self Timer

12 seconds or 2 seconds

Video Out (TV Playback)

Yes

Computer Connection

Yes

Batteries

Lithium-ion Rechargeable

Dimensions

97 x 131 x 73mm

Weight

660g

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Pentax K-5 Specification