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Old Sep 22, 2010, 1:11 PM   #1
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Pentax K-5 Model
The Pentax K-5 is a TTL autofocus, auto-exposure SLR digital-still camera with built-in retractable P-TTL flash and PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount (AF coupler, lens information contacts, K-mount with power contacts).

K-5 Compatible Lenses
  • All KAF3, KAF2, KAF, KA*, KF*+, K*+ mount lenses
  • M42*+ mount lenses (with adapter)
Power-zoom and SDM is supported.
*Manual-focus
+Manual-metering

K-5 Compatible Lens List
Pentax Lens Compatibility Chart


Image Sensor
  • Type: Primary color filter, CMOS. Size: 23.7 x 15.7 (mm)
  • Effective pixels: Approx 16.28 megapixels
  • Total pixels: Approx 16.93 megapixels
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100-12800 (ISO 80-51200 when expanded via menu setting, ISO 1600 max. in bulb mode)
  • Sensitivity Steps: 1EV, 1/2EV, or 1/3EV
Additional features:
  • Dust Removal II sensor cleaning system uses ultrasonic vibrations to remove dust
  • Dust Alert function

Motion Blur Compensation
  • Pentax Shake Reduction
  • Type: CMOS image sensor shift
  • Effective compensation range: up to 4EV
  • (May vary by shooting conditions)

File Formats
  • File formats: RAW (PEF/DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.21)
  • DCF2.0 compliant Recorded resolutions: JPEG: 16M (4928x3264 pixels), 10M (3936x2624 pixels), 6M (3072x2048 pixels), 2M (1728x1152 pixels) | RAW: 16M (4928x3264 pixels)
  • Quality levels: RAW (14bit): PEF, DNG JPEG: ★★★★ (Premium), ★★★ (Best), ★★ (Better), ★ (Good)
  • RAW + JPEG simultaneous capturing available
  • Color space: sRGB, AdobeRGB
  • Storage Medium: SD, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card

View finder
  • Penta-prism view finder with approx. 100% coverage and approx. 0.92x magnification (50mmF1.4 at ∞)
  • Eye-Relief: Approx. 21.7mm (from the view window), Approx 24.5mm (from the center of view finder lens)
  • Diopter adjustment: Approx -2.5m to +1.5m-1
  • Focusing Screen: Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen, Exchangeable

Live view
  • TTL method using CMOS image sensor
  • Focusing Method: Contrast detection + Face detection / Contrast detection / Phase matching
  • Display: Field of View approx. 100%, Magnified view (AF mode: 2x, 4x, 6x / MF mode: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x)
  • Grid display: 16 segmentation, Golden rule (3 x 3 segmets), Ruler display
  • Bright/dark area warning, histogram

LCD monitor
  • Wide viewing angle TFT color LCD, 3.0 inch, 921,000 dots
  • Adjustable color balance
  • AR Coating

Preview
  • Optical preview and digital preview

White Balance
  • Auto: TTL method using CMOS image sensor
  • Presets: Daylight, shade, cloudy, fluorescent light (daylight color, Daylight White, Cool White, Warm White), Tungsten light, flash, CTE
  • Manual: Configurable via display (stores up to 3 settings), color temperature adjustment (stores up to 3 settings)
  • Set white balance based on saved image (configurable)
  • Fine adjustment: Adjustable ±7steps on A-B axis and/or G-M axis

Autofocus system
  • TTL phase-matching autofocus
  • Focus sensor: SAFOX IX+, 11 point (9 cross type focus point in the center)
  • Brightness range: EV-1 to 18 (ISO100)
  • AF mode: Single AF (AF.S), Continuous AF (AF.C). Focus priority or shutter priority mode for AF.S.
    Focus priority or FPS priority mode for AF.C.
  • AF point selection: 5 point auto, 11 point auto, manually select, center point only
  • Dedicated LED AF assist lamp

Metering
  • TTL open aperture, 77 segmented metering, center-weighted and spot metering available
  • Exposure range EV0 to 22 (ISO100 at 50mmF1.4)
  • Exposure mode: Green, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter and Aperture Priority,
    Manual, Bulb, X
  • EV compensation steps: ±5EV (in 1/2EV step or 1/3EV steps)
  • AE Lock via dedicated AE lock button
    (Timer method: Two times the meter operating time set in custom function or for as long as the shutter-release button is half-way pressed

Shutter
  • Electronically controlled, vertical run, focal plane shutter
  • Shutter speeds: Auto: 1/8000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/8000 to 30 sec. (in 1/3EV Step or 1/2EV steps), Bulb

Drive modes
  • Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-Timer (12sec, 2sec), Remote (Spontaneous, 3sec, continuous),
    Bracketing (2, 3, 5 frame), Bracketing+Self-Timer, Bracketing+Remote, Mirror-up, Mirror-up+Remote
  • Continuous shooting Hi: Approx. 7.0 fps, up to 22 frames (JPEG 16MP), up to 8 frames (RAW)
  • Continuous shooting Lo: Approx 2 fps, unlimited no. of frames (JPEG 16MP) up to card's capacity, up to 12 frames (RAW)

Built-in Flash
  • Built-in P-TTL flash with serial control, GN: approx 13 (ISO100/m)
  • Coverage: Angle of view of an 18mm lens
  • Flash modes: 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 sync speed1/180 sec.
  • Flash exposure compensation: -2.0 to +1.0EV

Capture Setting
  • Custom Image Settings: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Muted, Monochrome, Reversal Film, Bleach Bypass
  • Noise Reduction: Long-Exposure NR, High-ISO NR
  • Dynamic Range compensation: High-light and/or shadow correction
  • Lens Correction: Distortion Compensation, Lateral chromatic aberration compensation
  • Cross Processing: Shuffle, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3
  • Digital Filter: Toy Camera, Retro, High-contrast, Extract Color, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Custom
  • HDR: Auto, Standard, Strong1, Strong2, Strong3, Automatic composition correction function
  • Multi-Exposure: Select number of shots between 2 to 9. Auto EV adjustment available.
  • Automatic Leveling: SR On: Adjusts up to 1 degree, SR Off: Adjusts up to 2 degree
  • Composition Adjustment: Shift adjustment range (Vertical, Horizontal) ±1.5mm(upto ±1mm when sensor is in slant position,
    Slant adjustment up to ±1 degree.
  • Extended Bracketing: White Balance, Saturation, hue, high/low key adjustment, contrast and sharpness bracketing
  • Interval shooting: Capture Interval setting (1sec. to 24 hours), Start time setting (Immediate, Designated time), Captures up to 999 images
  • Electronic Level: In-finder display (horizontal only), on-monitor display (Horizontal/Tilt)

Movie
  • File Format: Motion JPEG (AVI)
  • Record Pixels: Full HD (1920x1080, 16:9, 25fps), HD (1280x720, 16:9, 30fps/25fp), VGA (640x480, 4:3, 30fps/25fps)
  • Image Quality: *** (Best), ** (Better), * (Good)
  • Sound: Built-in monaural microphone, External stereo microphone port
  • Recording Time up to 25 minutes
  • Automatically stops recording when internal temperature rises more than designated limit
  • Custom Images: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Muted, Monochrome, Reversal Film, Bleach Bypass
  • Cross Process: Shuffle, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3
  • Digital Filter: Toy Camera, Retro, High-contrast, Extract Color, Color

Playback
  • Single frame, Image comparison, Multi-image display(4, 9, 16, 36, 81 images)
  • Display magnification up to 32x (scrolling and quick magnification available)
  • Rotation
  • Histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), bright/dark area warning
  • Calendar display, folder display, copyright display, detailed exif information display
  • Slideshow
  • Resize, cropping
  • Deletion: Single frame delete, delete all, selective delete, folder delete, quick view delete
  • Digital Filter: Toy Camera, Monochrome, Retro, Color, High Contrast, Soft, Extract Color, Star Burst, Sketch,
    Water Color, Fisy-eye, Pastel, Slim, Miniature, HDR, Posterization, Base Parameter Adjustment, Custom Filter
  • RAW Development: Format (JPEG/TIFF), Custom Image, White Balance, Sensitivity, High-ISO NR, Shadow Correction, Distortion Correction, Lateral Chromatic aberration Correction, Color Space
  • In-camera Edit: Resize, Cropping (Aspect alteration, Slant adjustment available), Index, Movie Edit (Segmentation, Partial delete), Frame Crop (JPEG)

Customization
  • USER mode: Can store up to 5 settings
  • Custom Functions: 27 items
  • Mode Memory: 13 items
  • Custom Button: RAW/Fx Button (One-touch RAW+, Exposure Bracket, Digital Preview, Electronic Level,
    Composition Adjust)
  • AF/AE-L Button
  • Character Size: Standard, Enlarged
  • World Time settings for 75 cities (28 time zones)
  • Menu Language: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Chinese (Traditional/Simplified), Japanese
  • AF fine Adjustment±10 step, Uniformal adjustment, Individual adjustment (can store the setting for up to 20 lenses)
  • Copyright Information: Embed "Name of shooter", "Name of Copyright holder" to the image file
  • Modification record will be stored to the SD card, and is referable.

Power supply
  • Battery Type: Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI90
  • AC Adopter
  • AC Adopter Kit K-AC50 (Optional Accessory)
  • Battery Life: Number of Recordable images: (w/50% flash usage) approx: 740 pictures, (w/o flash usage) approx: 980 pictures
  • Playback: Approx. 440 minutes
  • Tested in compliance with CIPA standard. Actual result may vary in accordance to the shooting conditions/circumstances

Interfaces
  • USB2.0 (high-speed compatible) / AV output terminal, mini HDMI terminal, DC input terminal,
    Cable release terminal, External Microphone terminal, X sync socket
  • USB connection MSC/PTP
  • Video Output Format NTSC/PAL

Dimensions and Weight
  • Dimensions: Approx. 131mm (w) x 97mm (H) x 73mm (L) (excluding protrusions)
  • Weight: Approx. 660g (body only), Approx. 740g (including dedicated battery and SD card)

Accessories
  • Included: USB cable I-USB7, AV cable I-AVC7, Strap O-ST53, Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-Li90,
    Battery charger D-BC90, Eye-cap FR, Hot shoe cover FK, sync socket cover 2P cap
  • Included software (CD-ROM) S-SW110: PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4


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Old Sep 22, 2010, 1:39 PM   #2
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yeah looks good and whats more iso 6400 is pretty damn good from what i've seen - not seen any samples above that yet but looks gooooood - shame the internal buffer wasn't bigger though - 7fps fills it in little over a second - still thats the only gripe the rest looks amazing

will likely get this when the price drops slightly and keep my k7 as backup body - then when the k3 (assumed name) if the buffer is bigger then sell on my k7
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Old Sep 22, 2010, 2:19 PM   #3
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i saw a video and the buffer seemed pretty darn good. Guy snapped like 40 shots in under 10 seconds with AF C on, then compared to the k7 which got like 20 or 21

edit: or are you speaking of the amount of time it takes for it to display the image?
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i saw a video and the buffer seemed pretty darn good. Guy snapped like 40 shots in under 10 seconds with AF C on, then compared to the k7 which got like 20 or 21

edit: or are you speaking of the amount of time it takes for it to display the image?

I saw that too. It is on Youtube: AF- C on.
K7 - 21 shots in 10.87 secs (1.9 fps)
K5 - 37 shots in 9.79 (3.9 fps)
K5 - 25 shots in 7.5 (3.4 fps)

There are two priorities so the K5 has two results (I don't read Spanish so can't tell you which is which) !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4nv2QGktbw
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nope the continous shooting buffer - says in specs it only takes 8 raws before buffer is full - perhaps the guy in your video was shooting jpeg
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nope the continous shooting buffer - says in specs it only takes 8 raws before buffer is full - perhaps the guy in your video was shooting jpeg
Is correct. Disappointing when the Nikon 7000 will be able to take 21-25 raws due to the dual SD card slots.
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if its just card write speed then the scxc card update might improve things - but i think its more likely on board fast buffer memory rather than write speed
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The stereo mic input is very interesting to me. I know the k7 has that. Thats whay I might be thinking of a k7 in a few months.

I have to smile when I think about all this talk of frames per second. Now if I were trying to capture one specific action then the more frames per second might be of interest to me. ie gee if I could have shot 21 frames per second I might have captured a more striking image or stopped the the action a little better. But since I am stuck with a mere 7 frames per second all I got was a boring shot or my shots were all blurred...........I can appreciate those sentiments if I were trying to get an interesting shot of a pitcher or maybe a cat pouncing on a fly but in the terms of sheer numbers the idea of shooting 7 frames per second every time I push the shutter button say during a foot ball game is a rather daunting one indeed.
football game = approx 1 hour of play If I press the shutter only ten minutes of that play time I will have shot 4200 shots at 7 frames per second wow thats alot to go through when I get home! 21 frames per second at ten minutes of shutter pressing = 12600 ! Now thats frightening ! Before some tells me how rediculous I am being I know that the high speed bursting for most folks would be done much more judiciously than what I have just described. But still at that rate of shooting you would not have time to go through your shots, pick the best ones and then upload them to your magazine/news outlet editor so he can publish them in the after game news blast. You would almost have to have software that could, with the use of AI, pick the best out for you while you were in the process of shooting.
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Think of it like this Bock : you want to catch that eagle just as it takes off or lands or just as a footballer crashes into another, and unless you get your timing perfect you are going to hit the buffer limit after 8 frames ... or 1 second !
With the Nikon 7000 you will likely have 3-4 seconds before you hit that buffer limit - even though shooting at a slightly slower fps, so which one is going to get you the shot you wanted ?

Of course you could shoot slower than that but if it was at a critical moment you may lose the shot. Now this will only affect some people and in some instances, but for those people it's something to think about.
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it is something to think about, but at the same time Ive been happy with my K20d speed with moving birds, and while it is difficult to get a good shot, Im finding that workign with limitations is only making me a better photographer.

Ill take the K5 upgrade any day, really just waiting on the price to drop a bit, ill probably sell my K20d, my Ist, and maybe four or five of my 50mm lenses so that I can pretty much get it for free

sell some lenses who am I kidding that wont happen


Funny how Im waiting for the price to drop, and I dont even know what it is yet. geeze im anxious arent I
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