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Pentax K-5 Outdoor Crops

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 but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.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.

Outdoor Crops

Here the ISO performance of the Pentax K-5 is compared to the Pentax K-7
Pentax K-7
. All crops below are shown at 100% and are taken from the highest-resolution and quality JPEG available on each camera. Both ISO and Aperture we set on each camera. Remaining settings were left on automatic, including High-ISO Noise-Reduction which is highly customizable on the K-5. The Pentax K-5 was fitted with a Pentax DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED (IF) SDM
Pentax DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED (IF) SDM
lens while the K-7 used the Pentax DA* 55mm F1.4 SDM
Pentax DA* 55mm F1.4 SDM
.

The Pentax K-5 has a much wider ISO range than its precessor, with one 1/3 stop slower and 3 stops faster ISO. Looking at the crops below the performance of these cameras is really close up to ISO 400. ISO 800 is very slightly better on the newer DSLR. The K-5 takes a noticeable lead from ISO 1600 onwards, showing between 1 and 1½ stops less image noise. Results from the K-5 are extremely usable to ISO 6400 with only a small drop in maximum print sizes. ISO 12800 is usable for a small print. Details get significantly destroyed after that, so ISO 25600 should really be kept for emergencies and very small prints. It is probably best to ignore ISO 51200.

Pentax K-5 Pentax K-7

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ISO 6400

ISO 6400

ISO 12800

ISO 25600

ISO 51200
Pentax K-5
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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
3-Axis 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 Battery
1920x1080 @ 25 FPS Video RecordingSecure Digital Extended Capacity
3" LCD 920K Pixels
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