Pentax K-5 II
K-5 II with optional GPS unit and battery grip
|Type||Digital single-lens reflex camera|
|Lens||Interchangeable Pentax KAF3 and KAF2 mount compatible with Pentax auto-aperture lenses; older lenses supported in stop-down metering mode|
|Sensor||APS-C 23.7×15.7 mm CMOS sensor|
|Maximum resolution||16.3 megapixels (4928×3264)|
|ASA/ISO range||ISO 100–12,800 in 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps; expandable to ISO 80–51,200|
|Recording medium||SD, SDHC, SDXC and, according to one source, microSD|
|Exposure modes||Green (fully automatic), program, aperture priority, shutter priority, sensitivity priority, aperture and shutter priority, manual, bulb, X-sync shutter speed, five User presets.|
|Exposure metering||TTL open-aperture metering, 77 segments|
|Metering modes||Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Flash||Onboard pop-up flash; hot shoe for P-TTL flash units with high-speed sync support; PC socket for studio flashes; 1/180 s X-sync speed|
|Shutter speed range||30–1/8000 s, Bulb|
|Continuous shooting||Up to 7 fps|
|Viewfinder||Eye-level pentaprism, near-100% coverage, 0.92× magnification|
|Image processor||Prime II|
|Rear LCD monitor||3″, 921,000 dots (640×480 RGB pixels)|
|Battery||D-LI90 lithium-ion rechargeable battery|
|Optional battery packs||D-BG4 battery grip accepts additional D-LI90 battery or 6 AA batteries|
|Weight||With battery: 760 g (1.68 lb)|
The Pentax K-5 II is a 16.3-megapixel digital single-lens reflex camera, successor to the Pentax K-5, sharing its body shape with its two predecessors including the Pentax K-7, and making incremental improvements on the K-5. The Pentax K-5 II is available in two versions, the basic Pentax K-5 II as well as the Pentax K-5 IIs which omits the traditional low pass filter for greater sharpness but potentially greater moiré.
Both models have improved autofocus ability, particularly in low and tungsten light, down to −3EV, which at the time of release makes it the best low-light autofocus camera. Also improved is the sensitivity of the central AF area which now has an AF base of f/2.8 instead of the common f/5.6. This increased AF base length helps to improve focus accuracy, in particular with fast (wide aperture) lenses and in low light.
The Pentax K-5 II/IIs each have HD video capabilities, with resolutions of 1920×1080 (at 25 fps), 1280×720 (at 25 & 30 fps), 640×480 (at 25 & 30 fps).
Externally, the cameras are distinguished by a recessed screen, where the K-5 had a flush-mounted one. The K-5II/IIs has a gapless design—the typical air gap is avoided by the use of a special resin—helps to reduce internal reflections and gives better visibility in bright light. The material of the screen has been changed from plastic to tempered glass, which is scratch resistant. Like its predecessor, the K-5 II/IIs is fully weather-sealed.
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