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Pentax K-5 II

€979.99

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Highly sensitive

  • New SAFOX X AF module
  • 16.3 Megapixel stabilized CMOS sensor
  • Weatherproof body with 77 independent seals
  • Sensitivity range: ISO 80 to 51 200
  • 7 fps high-speed continuous shooting
  • CMOS-shift Shake Reduction
  • Live View on a 3’’ LCD monitor, 921 000 dots
  • Video recording in Full HD format

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This 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 requirements.

 

A new SAFOX X AF module for the top AF performance in its class

The 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 sensors.

 

High-quality LCD monitor with outstanding visibility outdoors

The 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 abrasions.

 

High-resolution, true-to-life images with minimal noise

With 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 function.

 

Bright, clear optical viewfinder with a 100% field of view

The 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 operation.

Compact, solid body with dustproof, weather-resistant construction

The 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 -10°C. 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 releases.

High-speed continuous shooting

The 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 ease.

 

PENTAX-original SR mechanism with user-assisting options

The K-5 II features the PENTAX-developed SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism, which effectively compensates the adverse effect of camera shake by approximately three shutter steps, to produce sharp, blur-free images. This image sensor shift-type SR mechanism works with almost all PENTAX interchangeable lenses — even those designed for film-format cameras.* Thanks to its flexible design, which tilts the image sensor unit in all directions, the K-5 II offers several useful features to assist the photographer during shooting, such as auto level compensation and image-composition fine-adjustment functions. In combination with the optional GPS Unit O-GPS1, it also offers an ASTROTRACER function to simplify astronomical photography.
* Lenses compatible with this mechanism: PENTAX K-, KA-, KAF-, KAF2- and KAF3-mount lenses; screw-mounted lenses (with adapter); and 645- and 67-system lenses (with adapter). Some functions may not be available with certain lenses.

 

Innovative image-processing functions

The K-5 II features the custom image function, which allows the users to easily select the desired finishing touch for a particular image, in order to more faithfully express their creative intention or emphasize the prevailing atmosphere. This function offers a choice of nine distinctive custom image modes, such as: Bleach Bypass, which creates a solemn visual effect used in motion pictures; and Cross Process, which produces eye-catching images with unique, dramatic colors. The K-5 II also offers 18 digital filters including Sketch and Posterization to add distinctive visual effects to captured images, without the need of a computer. The user can even apply different filters one after another to a single image to create more inventive visual effects.

 

Other features

  • 77-segment multi-pattern metering system, for extra-accurate light measurement
  • Customizable Slow Shutter Speed NR (Noise Reduction) setting, with a choice of Auto, On and Off modes
  • Customizable High-ISO sensitivity NR (Noise Reduction) setting, with a camera-dependent Auto mode and a user-adjustable reduction strength preset for each ISO setting
  • Electronic Level function, with a vertical level scale
  • Automatic compensation of distortion and lateral chromatic aberration (available only with DA-,DFA- and FA Limited-series lenses)
  • CTE mode, to automatically adjust the white-balance to emphasize the dominant colors of a specific scene
  • DR II (Dust Removal II) mechanism, to effectively shake dust off the CMOS image sensor using ultrasonic vibration
  • PENTAX-original Hyper control system, to swiftly and accurately respond to the photographer’s creative intentions
  • Dynamic-range expansion function, to compensate for both whitewashed (overexposed) highlight area and black-out (underexposed) shadow area
  • RAW data retrieve function to save an original raw data of a just-recorded JPEG-format image
  • RAW/Fx button, for single-action switching of image file format, as well as for assignment and instant recall of a specific function
  • A choice of three grid patterns while in Live-view mode, including “Golden Section”
  • Long battery life, for recording of approximately 980 images with full recharge
  • PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4 software package, including a RAW-data processing and browser application (based on the popular SILKYPIX
  • RAW-data processing engine developed by Ichikawa Soft Laboratory) and a browser application
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  • Designs and specifications are subjects to change without notice.
Type  
Camera Type TTL autofocus, auto-exposure digital SLR digital-still camera with built-in retractable P-TTL auto pop-up flash
Sensor  
Type High sensitivity CMOS sensor with a primary colour filter
Size 23.7mm x 15.7mm
Effective Pixels approx. 16.3 megapixels
Still JPEG: [16M] 4928x3264 pixels, [10M] 3936x2624 pixels, [6M] 3072x2048 pixels, [2M] 1728x1152 pixels
4 levels of quality in JPEG (good, better, best, premium)
RAW 14 bits : [16M] 4928x3264 pixels
Movie FULL HD: 1960x1080 (16:9) at 25fps
HD TV: 1280x720 (16:9) at 30 or 25fps
VGA: 640x480 (4:3) at 30 or 25fps
Sensitivity Auto, Manual: ISO 100 to 12800 (1/3EV, 1/2EV or 1EV steps)
Extended sensitivity: from ISO 80 to 51200
Bulb mode: up to ISO 1600
Shake Reduction Sensor-shift Shake Reduction, up to 3EV
Compatible with ALL PENTAX lenses
Sensor Cleaning Dust Removal II mechanism:
Image sensor moving mechanism, SP Coating and Dust alert function?
Lens  
Mount PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount
Usable lenses PENTAX KAF3, KAF2 (power zoom not compatible), KAF, K-mount (with restrictions) lenses ; compatible with SDM ultrasonic lenses
Compatible with S-mount lenses, 67 / 645 / M-42 lenses (adapters ref 37954, 38455 or 30120 required with restrictions)

Focusing System  
Type SAFOX IX+ autofocus system with TTL phase-matching detection
Functions Focus modes: AF.A(auto), AF.S(single, with focus lock), AF-C(continuous)
11 AF points (9 cross type in the center)
5-point or 11-point Auto, Select or Center
AF assist available (at front)
Viewfinder  
Type Penta-prism
Field of View approx. 100%
Magnification approx. 0.92x (with FA 50mm F1.4 lens, at infinity)
Focusing screen Natural Bright Matte III focusing screen?, exchangeable
Diopter adjustment approx. -2.5 - +1.5m-1
Screen  
Type 3" (7.62cm) TFT colour LCD monitor with AR coating
Adjustable brightness and colours, Air-gapless glassScratch resistant protective glass with AR coating170° wide-angle viewing, horizontally and vertically
Resolution Approx. 921 000 dots
Playback Single image or index view (up to 81 images), Image Comparison, Magnification (up to 32x, scroll and quick magnification available), Rotation, Calendar view, Folder view, Histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), Slideshow, Bright/Dark area warning, Resize, Cropping, Copyright and detailed Exif information display? ?
Liveview  
LiveView Field of view: Approx. 100%
Enlargement: In AF mode: 2x, 4x, 6x, in Manual mode: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x
Autofocus: Contrast detection, Face detection, phase difference detection
Options: Grid pattern, histogram display, bright/dark area warning 
Shutter  
Type Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
Speed

Auto and Manual : 1/8000 - 30 sec. + Bulb
(1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)Continuous shooting: Max. approx. 7.0 fps, JPEG (16M: ??? at Continuous Hi): up to approx. 30 frames, RAW: up to approx. 20 frames*at ISO100Max. approx. 1.6 fps, JPEG (16M: ??? at Continuous Lo): until SD Memory Card is full, RAW: up to approx. 40 framesCustom Image: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Muted, Reversal                 Film, Monochrome, Bleach Bypass 

X-Synchronization Hot-shoe flash, 1/180 sec, high speed, P-TTL flash sync available with dedicated wireless system, with dedicated flash                               
Exposure system  
Metering Metering system: TTL open-aperture 77-segment metering
Metering mode: Multi-segment, center-weighted or spot metering
 
Exposure Modes Green, Program (P), Sensitivity-Priority (Sv), Shutter-Priority (Tv), Aperture-Priority (Av), Shutter and Aperture Priority (TAv), Metered Manual (M), Bulb, X, User, Video
Metering Range EV-3 to EV 18 (at Standard ISO 100/at normal temperature)
Auto Exposure Lock Assignable to AF/AE-L button through the menu?
Compensation ± 5EV (selectable EV steps: 1/3 or 1/2 steps)
Flash  
Type Built-in retractable P-TTL auto pop-up flash
Guide Number approx 13 (ISO 100/m)
Modes Auto, manual (on/off), red eye reduction, slow-speed sync, rear curtain sync, high-speed sync and wireless sync with PENTAX dedicated external flash?
Synchronization: 1/180 sec., high speed, P-TTL, wireless
Angle of View Coverage Wide-angle lens, equivalent to 28mm in 35mm forma?t
Exposure Compensation from -2 EV to +1EV (1/3EV steps)
Exposure Parameters  
Modes One shot, Self-timer (2 or 12 sec), Continuous shooting (Hi, Lo), Remote control (0, 3 sec or continuous), Super-Impose (up to 9 pictures), Interval up to 999 pictures, Exposure bracketing (2, 3 or 5 frames, also available with self-timer and remote control), Mirror lock-up (w/ or w/o remote control)?
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent light (D, N, W, L), Tungsten light, Flash, CTE, Manual (configuration on monitor, colour temperature from 2 500 to 10 000K, 100K steps)?
Digital Filter Toy Camera, Retro, High-contrast, Extract colour, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Custom
Movie  
Recording FULL HD: 1960x1080 (16:9) at 25fps
HDTV: 1280x720 (16:9) at 30 or 25fps
VGA: 640x480 (4:3) at 30 or 25fps?

3 levels of quality (good, better, best)
Editing

Movie editing availableMovie processing:Custom Image (Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant,           Muted, Monochrome, Reversal Film, Bleach Bypass), Cross processing (Shuffle, preset 1-3, favorite 1-3), Digital filters (Retro, Toy Camera, High-contrast, Extract Colour, Colour)

Playback  
Digital Filter In Playback mode: Toy Camera, Monochrome, Retro, Colour, High Contrast, Soft, Extract Colour, Star Burst, Sketch, Water Colour, Fish-Eye, Pastel, Slim, Miniature, HDR, Posterization, Base Parameter Adjustment, Custom Filter  
Storage  
External Compatible with SD and SDHC memory cards
File Format

Still images:
RAW 14 bits (PEF, DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.21), DCF 2.0
RAW and JPEG simultaneously recordable
JPEG:4 levels of quality (good, better, best, premium)
Color space: sRGB, Adobe RGB?Movies:
AVI (Motion JPEG) with monaural sound?

File Name Date (100_MMDD…), PENTX (100PENTX...)
Special Features  
Features
  • World Time: 75 cities (28 time zones)
  • 40 custom functions and memory modes,
  • USER mode (up to 5 settings), 
  • RAW/Fx button (One push RAW+, Exposure bracketing, Digital preview, Composition adjustment, Electronic level display, GPS),
  • AF button (Enable AF, Cancel AF), 
  • Dials customizable specifically to each exposure modes
  • Copyright information
  • AF fine adjustment (+/- 10 steps, uniformal or individual adjustement)
  • Resize
  • Cropping (Aspect alteration, Slant adjustment available),
  • Index,
  • Movie Edit (Segmentation, Partial delete),
  • Frame Crop (JPEG)

Image processing: Long-exposure Noise Reduction, High-ISO Noise Reduction, DRE (Dynamic Range Enlargement) which provides maximum details in highlights and shadows, Compensation of distortion and lateral chromatic abberration, Cross processing (Shuffle, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3), HDR (Auto, standard, Strong 1-3, automatic composition correction function), Multi-exposure (Auto, Standard, Strong 1-3, Automatic composition correction function), Automatic levelling, Composition adjustement (vertical and horizontal range: ±1.5mm), Extended bracketing (White Balance, Saturation, hue, high/low key adjustment, contrast and sharpness bracketing)
Language English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Chinese (Traditional/Simpl.), Japanese?
Interface  
Interface Mini-HDMI and AV outputs, compatible with NTSC and PAL, USB 2.0 mini-B (Hi-Speed), DC power input, cable release, X-sync socket, stereo mic. input?
Power  
Source Main: Rechargeable D-LI90 Lithium-ion battery
Optional: Battery grip D-BG4 and AC adapter K-AC50E also available
Performance Approx. 740 shots with 50% flash*, approx. 980 shots without flash and 440 min in play mode w/ D-LI90

* Tested in compliance with CIPA standard. Actual result may vary according to the shooting conditions/circumstances?? ?
Dimensions  
Height 97mm
Width 131mm
Depth 72,5mm
Weight 680g body only, 760g loaded and ready with Li-ion battery and SD card
Compatibility  
PC Windows XP SP2, VistaTM and 7?
Mac OS X 10.3.9 or above?
Accessories  
Included Software PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4?
Kit Content AV cable, USB cable, Li-ion battery D-LI90, Battery charger D-BC90, AC cable, Strap, Eye cup FR and hot shoe cover (already mounted), Finder cap for ME, Body mount cover, Sync socket 2P cap, Bottom of body's cap, Software
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