Pentax K5 : Tests and Reviews

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Type SemiProDSLR
Announced 20/09/2010  
Indicative price (USD) 1600  
Sensor type CMOS  
Resolution 4928 x 3264  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 16.08  
Sensor size (mm) 15.7 x 23.7 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm)  
Bits per pixel 14
Focal length multiplier 1.5 
Aspect Ratio 3:2 
ISO latitude  80 - 51200 
Shutter type Mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/8000 - 30.0  
Frame rate (fps) 7.0  
Live view  Yes 
Stabilization  Yes 
Firmware 1.0.3 
Dust cleaning Yes 
Mount type Pentax KAF2  
Weight (gr) 740
Battery type Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90, 7.4V, 1500mAh  
Battery weight (gr) 84
Tropicalization Yes, Weather and dust resistant 
Camera material  
Mount material  
View finder type Optical 
View finder magnification 0.92 
View finder coverage 100 
Mirror lockup NA 
View finder diopter -2.5 to 1.5 
Monitor type LCD 
Monitor size
Monitor pixel 921000 
Articulated screen No 
Touch screen No 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes AF Single (w focus lock, focus/shutter priority selectable), AF Continuous (w focus/FPS priority selectable), Manual Focus point adjustment: Auto 11 Point, Auto 5 Point, User-Selectable, Center AF assist: Yes, via dedicated LED AF assist lamp  
Number of autofocus points 11 
Exposure bracketing Yes (2, 3, or 5 frames, up to +/- 2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps) 
Exposure compensation -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV 
Drive modes Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-Timer (12s, 2s), Remote (0s, 3s, continuous), Auto Bracketing (standard, timer, remote), MLU (standard, remote), HDR Capture (+3, 0, -3 with 5 blend settings and pixel alignment), Multi-Exposure (2-9 shots), Interval (999 
Buffer size 22 (JPEG), 8 (RAW) 
Recording medium SD (Secure Digital), SDHC and SDXC memory cards 
Image format RAW (PEF, DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.21), DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF, PIM III 
White balance bracketing No 
Connectivity USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, HDMI out, DC in, cable switch, 3.5mm stereo microphone, X-sync socket Video out: HD (via HDMI), NTSC, PAL Printer interfaces: n/a 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes 
External micro Yes 
Histogram Yes 
GPS No 
Video Yes 
Maximum format image video 1920 x 1080 / 25 fps 
Full HD Yes 
Live autofocus Yes 
Video file format AVI 
Video codec M-JPEG 
Video stabilisation  

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