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Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II
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A fully featured and multi award winning SLR camera, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 4 further awards from other expert sites
SLR 16.3MP 4928 X 3264 Pixels CMOS Sep 2012
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Pentax K-5 II Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Pentax K-5 II number 582 across all digital cameras.
96
Reviews
66 Reviews + 5 Awards
88
Features
Fully-Featured
60
Age
5 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has great expert reviews and excellent user reviews with an average overall rating of 93%, based on 66 reviews. This digital camera has received five awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Lydogbillede.dk plus three other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Ephotozine. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Pentax digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report it is easy to use, it is fairly priced and superior product quality.
The K-5 II has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
4928 x 3264 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

81
Portrait Photography
Excellent
67
Landscape Photography
Good
58
Everyday Photography
Average
67
Sports Photography
Good
72
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Pentax K-5 II Video Reviews

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
Pentax K-5 II size in context

Pentax K-5 II In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Five Industry Awards

The authors at websites Lydogbillede.dk, Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se and PhotographyBlog.com all thought that this camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The writer at website Ephotozine concluded that this Pentax camera was phenomenally good and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This Pentax digital camera has an average expert rating of 88% based on 13 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and PC Mag. Experts think this camera is one of the very best digital cameras.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 53 owner reviews this camera has an amazingly good overall owner rating. 33 reviewers (86% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. This means that owners think this Pentax camera is one of the very best cameras.

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Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Four customers concluded that it was easy to use and two people who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use the menus.

  • It's quick to change settings Excellent battery life…
    Alex (Amazon) - May 2015
  • Bracketing and manual compensation is simple to set up without resorting to menus…
    Mike (Amazon) - August 2014
  • The controls are there for you to use from switches or an intelligently designed fast menu…
    Mike (Amazon) - August 2014
  • Ease of use is 10/10…
  • It comes with a handy book manual, so will be spending the next few days going through it…
    Sweets (Amazon) - December 2012
  • It's superbly built, easy to use and takes good pictures…
  • The camera has proved a joy to use…
    Chrisoko (Amazon) - January 2014

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Five people mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money.

  • Bought as a warehouse deal in the recent sale so absolutely terrific value…
    Julie (Amazon) - June 2016
  • Being using it for most of the year now love it good value for money for me…
    Jan L (Amazon) - October 2015
  • Time for an upgrade being using it for most of the year now love it good value for money for me…
    Jan L (Amazon) - October 2015
  • For amateur use it's good value for money…
  • This camera at the moment is superb value for money…
    Mike (Amazon) - August 2014

Pentax Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 2,566 expert and user reviews (including 483 verified purchases), Pentax has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. 98% of those that bought a Pentax camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Five customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was good quality.

Users Report Great Battery Life

Two owners who reviewed it thought it had a good battery life.

Users Report That it is Robust

Four owners concluded that the product was well made.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Two customers who purchased the product agreed that it had a good flash.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Five people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was able to produce good images.

Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera was released in September 2012.

Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Pentax K-5 II of 16.3MP is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 32% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average megapixels of all cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

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4928 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

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

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Pentax 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 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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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This 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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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Pentax K-5 II's maximum ISO sensitivity of 51,200 is in the highest 5% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Pentax K-5 II of only 0.000125s is slower than 93% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

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

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax K-5 II has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the Pentax K-5 II of 680g is in the heaviest 7% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The weights of cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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

This 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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Has an HDMI Port

The Pentax K-5 II has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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

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

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

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

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Pentax digital 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras.

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740 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Pentax K-5 II which takes 740 battery life.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Pentax K-5 II supports dioptic correction. 90% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Pentax K-5 II's display diagonal of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 13% of all cameras when ordered 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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Supports Live View

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

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Pentax K-5 II of 921,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 26% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average display resolution of all cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax K-5 II features flash exposure compensation, unlike 78% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00027075206496, 00027075220591, 00027075220720, 00270752064968

Frequently Asked Questions About the Pentax K-5 II

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