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Pentax K5II

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Pentax K5II

£690.00
Pentax K-5 II
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A fully featured but 5 year old SLR camera, good for wildlife photography
SLR 16.3MP 4928 X 3264 Pixels CMOS Sep 2012
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Pentax K-5 II Review

With excellent features, we have ranked the Pentax K-5 II number 461 across all digital cameras.
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Value for Money
Average
88
Features
Fully-Featured
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Age
5 Years Old
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

Praktica cameras have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This digital camera has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
4928 x 3264 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
new model is designed to be the successor to the PENTAX k-5 (launched in october 2010), which has been very well received for its compact but solid, functional body and high-quality image reproduction. as the flagship model of the K series, the k-5 II boasts many advanced functions and user-friendly features, including a newly developed AF sensor assuring a broader AF working EV range, to accommodate many kinds of shooting conditions and photographic requireme
K-5 II features a newly developed, highly sensitive SAFOX X AF module. thanks to the unit's high-sensitivity AF sensor, which performs brilliantly in low-light conditions, this new module offers a broad AF working EV range (-3 EV to +18 ev). SAFOX X can work with luminous flux based on f2.8 levels in addition to that of f5.6. this increase the AF accuracy drastically when using with very fast lenses coupled with an upgraded AF algorithm, it delivers exceptional AF performance, including such useful features as a select-area expansion function, which automatically tracks the subject even when it moves away from a pre-assigned select point by assessing distance data collected by neighboring focus sens
K-5 II comes equipped with a 3.0-inch, wide-view, air-gap-free LCD monitor with approximately 921,000 dots. sandwiched between the front glass panel (which is coated with an anti-glare film) and the LCD screen is a unique resin layer that cuts down the reflection and dispersion of the light to effectively prevent ghost images and greatly reduce brightness loss. the front panel is also made of tempered glass to keep it free of scratches and abrasi
its large sensor measuring 23.7mm by 15.7mm in size with approximately 16.28 effective megapixels, the k-5 ii's latest-generation CMOS image sensor assures high-speed image data readout. by coupling this high-performance image sensor with the acclaimed PRIME (pentax real image engine) II imaging engine, the k-5 II delivers super-high-resolution, rich-gradation digital images free of digital noise over a wide sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 12800 in standard setting, or from ISO 80 to ISO 51200 when expanded via a custom funct
K-5 II features a glass pentaprism finder with a nearly 100% field of view and approximately 0.92-times magnification (with a 50mm f1.4 lens at infinity) to provide a sharp, clear view of the entire image field and improve the accuracy and speed of focusing and image composition. it also comes with the renowned natural-bright-matte III focusing screen to facilitate manual-focus operat
K-5 ii's exterior casing is made of sturdy yet lightweight magnesium alloy, while its chassis is made of highly rigid stainless steel. thanks to the inclusion of 77 special seals in the body, it boasts a dustproof, weather-resistant and cold-resistant construction, assuring reliable operation even under demanding outdoor conditions, and at temperatures as low as -10c. it also features a dependable shutter unit that provides a top shutter speed of 1/8000 second and the outstanding durability to withstand as many as 100,000 shutter relea
K-5 ii's high-speed continuous shooting mode records as many as 30 images (in the JPEG format) in a single sequence at a maximum speed of approximately seven images per second, allowing the photographer to preserve sharp, crisp images of active, fast-moving subjects such as athletes, stage performers and wildlife with great e
PENTAX- DA 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR, features a newly designed, simplified weather-resistant construction, these zoom lenses offer excellent reliability in various outdoor applications especially in rain, fog and mist.<br>this standard zoom lens covers focal lengths from 27.5mm wide angle to 84.5mm moderate telephoto (in the 35mm format). incorporating a high-performance aspherical ( al) optical element and a super-low-dispersion glass optical element in its optics, it assures outstanding image resolution and remarkable brightness, even at the edges, while effectively compensating various aberrati

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 423 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 447 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 373 in portrait photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

How Big is the Pentax K-5 II?

The Pentax K-5 II is 131mm wide and 97mm tall. It is 72.5mm deep and weighs 680g.

Pentax K-5 II front dimensions
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Pentax K-5 II In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent Brand

We checked 2,844 expert and user reviews (including 541 verified purchases) for Pentax digital cameras and found that on average Pentax has excellent reviews. 98% of those that bought a Pentax digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has very good features but is over 6 months old and at £690.00 it is more expensive than 74% of digital cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Pentax K-5 II and the United Kingdom price of £690.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $986.79 (£1,360.59).

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Pentax released the K-5 II in September 2012.

Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The Pentax K-5 II's sensor megapixels of 16.3MP is in the highest 31% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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4928 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

The Pentax K-5 II has a maximum image resolution of 4928 x 3264 pixels. That's 1% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Pentax K-5 II's maximum ISO sensitivity of 51,200 is very high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 4% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Slower Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Pentax K-5 II of only 0.000125s is slower than 95% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Pentax digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax K-5 II has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the Pentax K-5 II of 680g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 7% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The lightest digital camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Pentax K-5 II supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This Pentax camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Pentax K-5 II has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The Pentax K-5 II's display resolution of 921,000 pixels is in the highest 34% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Pentax K-5 II supports video capability, unlike 67% of cameras which do not support video capability.

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740 Battery Life

The Pentax K-5 II is a digital camera that takes 740 shots battery life.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Pentax K-5 II of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 38% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Face Detection

The Pentax K-5 II features face detection, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not feature face detection.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax K-5 II features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 79% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Live View

The Pentax K-5 II supports live view. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Pentax K-5 II supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Energy Star Certified

The Pentax K-5 II is Energy Star certified, which is unusual. 98% of cameras are not Energy Star certified.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax K-5 II features brightness adjustment, unlike 78% of cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

pentax k5iis1855dal50200dal, pentax k5iibodykit, ch1025hh929

Barcodes:

00027075206496, 00027075220379, 00027075220386, 00027075220485, 00027075220591, 00027075220737, 00027075220812, 00270752064968, 00270752204852, 00270752205910, 00617529219150, 04549212220401, 05053390989009, 05053460867848

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