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Pentax K-5 review

Is the Pentax K5 simply a modest upgrade to an already existing camera, or one that deserves recognition in its own right?

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Product Type
Digital SLR Camera
Battery Size Supported
Proprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution
16.3 Megapixel
USB
Yes
Wide Angle
No
Image Stabilization
Optical
Colour
Black
Optical Zoom
3.1x, 3.1x (Lens 1) - 4x (Lens 2)
Digital Zoom
No
Brand Name
Pentax
Features
Live View, Aperture Priority, Continuous Shooting Mode, External Flash Shoe, Manual White Balance
Screen Size
7.6 cm (3")
Video Formats
Motion JPEG (AVI)
Viewfinder Type
SLR
Weight (Approximate)
660 g
Maximum Image Resolution
4928 x 3264
Maximum Frame Rate
30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported
1
Battery Built-in
No
Battery Rechargeable
Yes
Battery Included
Yes
Display Screen Type
LCD
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
HDMI
Yes
Camera Assembly
Body with Lens Kit
Memory Card Supported
Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height
97 mm
Width
131 mm
Depth
73 mm
Autofocus Points
11
Focal Length
18 mm to 55 mm (Lens 1) - 50 mm to 200 mm (Lens 2)
Image Formats
JPEG, RAW
Flash Modes
Auto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Flash Exposure Compensation
Focus Modes
Auto
Manufacturer
Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
Product Model
K-5
Product Name
K-5 Digital SLR Camera
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Manufacturer Part Number
1476101
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.ricoh.co.uk
Marketing Information

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.

Battery Life
740 Shot
Package Contents
  • K-5 Digital SLR Camera
  • smc DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Lens
  • smc DA 50-200mm f/4.0-5.6 ED WR Lens
  • AV Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Li-ion Battery D-LI90
  • Battery Charger D-BC90
  • AC Cable
  • Strap
  • Eye Cup FR and Hot Shoe Cover (Already Mounted)
  • Finder Cap for ME
  • Body Mount Cover
  • Sync Socket 2P Cap
  • Bottom of Body's Cap
  • Software CD-ROM
Display Resolution
921000 Pixel
Limited Warranty
1 Year

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