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Pentax K-5 Digital Camera

16 Megapixels16 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Automatic Level: Corrects for some degree of tilt to keep the horizon level.Automatic Level: Corrects for some degree of tilt to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Model Specifications

BrandPentax ModelK-5
Sensor 16 Megapixels CMOS Sensor Size 24 x 16mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 3:2 Aspect-Ratio
StabilizationYes Dust-ReductionYes
Sensitivity ISO 100 - 12800 *Expanded range: 80-51200 Shutter-Speed 1/8000 - 30s
Lens MountPentax K KAF2 MountCrop Factor1.5X
Filter DiameterN /A Focus System 11-point Phase-Detect, Assist-lamp *SAFOX IX+, 11 points, 9-cross-type at center.
Viewfinder Type Reflex OVF Viewfinder Size 0.92X - 100% Coverage *Exchangeable focusing screens.
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 3" LCD 920K Pixels 100% Coverage *Color-adjustable in 2 axis, 15 steps, plus adjustable brightness and anti-reflection coating.
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M, B, S, TA, X, H Scene ModesNone
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot Bracketing 5 Shots ±2 EV
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV, 1/3 or 1/2 EV Flash Compensation -2..+1 EV, 1/3 or 1/2 EV
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning 2 Axis, 15 steps
Continuous Drive 7 FPS, 40 JPEG, 15 RAW *Unlimited 3.3 FPS continuous shooting. Self Timer Yes *12s, 2s shutter or 3s remote with automatic MLU and SR OFF.
Command Dials 2 DOF Preview Yes
Protection Weatherproof to -10C Dust Reduction Yes
Digital Level 2 Axis, Automatic Leveling±2° with SR off, ±1° with SR on. Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Infrared Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR Yes Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure Yes
Image Formats JPEG DNG RAW Flash Ports Hot-Shoe Sync-Port
Built-In Flash Yes (GN 13) Flash Sync 1/180s
Video Capture 1920x1080 @ 25 FPS 16:9 *Also 1280x720 @ 30 FPS. Sound Input Stereo
Video Format M-JPEG WiFi No
Memory Secure Digital Extended Capacity GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 980 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2010-09-20, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 131 x 97 x 73mm (W x H x D) Weight 750g

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Pentax K-5 Facts

SLR digital camera
16 Megapixels DSLRISO 80-51200
Pentax K Mount
1.5X FLM

Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm

APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

Shutter 1/8000-30s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
100% Coverage
Large Viewfinder
Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
Auto Horizon Correction
2 Axis Digital Level
Spot-Metering
Weatherproof down to -10CHot-Shoe & Sync-Port
Built-in Dust ReductionStereo audio input
7 FPS Drive, 40 ImagesLithium-Ion
1920x1080 @ 25 FPS Video RecordingSecure Digital Extended Capacity
3" LCD 920K Pixels
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