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Pentax K5II

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A multi award winning SLR camera with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website
SLR 16.3MP 4928 X 3264 Pixels CMOS Sep 2012
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Pentax K-5 II Review

With excellent reviews but average features, we have ranked the Pentax K-5 II number 566 across all digital cameras.
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39 Reviews + 5 Awards
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Average Features
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4 Years Old
Overall Score
46
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 47?

It has great expert reviews and terrific user reviews with an average overall rating of 93%, based on 39 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. Canon digital cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer 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 2017.
Customers report it is easy to use, superior product quality and that it is robust.
The K-5 II has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Quite high ISO sensitivity (max)
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Quite slow camera shutter speed
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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

Five Industry Awards

The writers at review sites Lydogbillede.dk, Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se and PhotographyBlog.com all concluded that this Pentax digital camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by website Ephotozine who said that this digital camera was fantastic.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on 13 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and PC Mag this camera has an average expert rating of 88 out of 100. This puts this digital camera in the top 8% of all the digital cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

This Pentax digital camera has a terrific average owner rating based on 26 owner reviews. Over 88% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Users think this camera is one of the very best cameras.

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Pentax Has Excellent Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 2,540 expert and owner reviews (including 474 verified purchases) for Pentax digital cameras and found that on average Pentax has excellent reviews compared to other brands. 98% of those that bought a Pentax digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Four people who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use.

  • The camera has proved a joy to use…
    Chrisoko (Amazon) - January 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
  • Bracketing and manual compensation is simple to set up without resorting to menus…
    Mike (Amazon) - August 2014
  • It's superbly built, easy to use and takes good pictures…
  • The controls are there for you to use from switches or an intelligently designed fast menu…
    Mike (Amazon) - August 2014

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Five customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Four customers said in their reviews that it was well made and two people reckoned that it was strong and durable.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two owners who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was good value for money.

Users Report a Good Flash

Two people who bought the product considered that it had a good flash.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Four people who bought it agreed that it was able to produce good images.


Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Pentax K-5 II of 16.3MP is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 71% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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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 the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 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 camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Pentax 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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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Pentax K-5 II's ISO sensitivity (max) of 51,200 is in the highest 5% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Quite Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The slowest camera shutter speed of cameras is 0.000062s, the fastest is 8s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.17s. The Pentax K-5 II's camera shutter speed of only 0.000125s is in the slowest 4% of all digital cameras when sorted 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, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Heavy

The Pentax K-5 II's weight of 680g is in the heaviest 6% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average weight of all digital cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg.

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4928 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax K-5 II supports a maximum still image resolution of 4928 x 3264. That's 1% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456. In addition, this digital camera supports still image resolutions of 3936 x 2624, 3072 x 2048 and 1728 x 1152. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Pentax K-5 II of 921,000 pixels is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 24% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 600,000 pixels.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Pentax K-5 II supports Full HD video. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has an HDMI Port

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

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Supports Live View

The Pentax K-5 II supports live view, unlike 84% of digital cameras which do not support live view.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Pentax K-5 II supports dioptic correction, unlike 91% of cameras which do not support dioptic correction.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The display diagonal of the Pentax K-5 II of 3" is fairly large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 12% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax K-5 II features flash exposure compensation, unlike 80% of digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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740 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life, including the Pentax K-5 II which takes 740 battery life.

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

This Pentax 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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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in September 2012.


Value for Money

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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 £639.98 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $709.95 (£933.09).

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00027075206496, 00027075220379, 00027075220485, 00027075220591, 00027075220720, 00270752064968, 05053390989009, 05053460867848

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