Pentax K-5 Review
|Full model name:||Pentax K-5|
(23.7mm x 15.7mm)
|Viewfinder:||Optical / OLED|
|Native ISO:||100 - 12,800|
|Extended ISO:||80 - 51,200|
|Shutter:||30 - 1/8000|
5.2 x 3.8 x 2.9 in.
(131 x 97 x 73 mm)
includes batteries, kit lens
|Full specs:||Pentax K-5 specifications|
With a brand-new 16-megapixel sensor, ~6.5 frames per second burst rate, and an unusually wide expanded ISO sensitivity range of 80 to 51,200 equivalents, the Pentax K-5 takes over the flagship position in Pentax's APS-C digital SLR lineup, replacing 2009's K-7 model.Pros
Excellent high ISO performance, one of the best APS-C sensors yet; 6.5 fps burst mode has very good buffer depths; Weather, dust, and cold resistant; In-body Shake Reduction corrects not only horizontal / vertical, but also rotational motion.Cons
Default saturation and contrast a bit high; Auto white balance too warm in tungsten light; Fewer AF points than main competitors; Only a single card slot, and no UHS-I card support (slow buffer clearing).Price and availability
Available from October 2010, the Pentax K-5 comes body-only, or with a weather-sealed 18-55mm kit lens. Body-only pricing is set at around US$1,600, while the 18-55 WR kit costs about US$1,750.Imaging Resource rating
4.5 out of 5.0
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