Pentax K5- II review: Showing the competition how it’s done

By Ben Boswell - Wednesday November 21 2012

Sensor Review
Introduction | Pentax K5- II sensor performance | Pentax K5- II versus competition | Conclusion

The Pentax K-5 II is a remarkable piece of kit, it scores better in the DxO mark tests than several very highly thought of, full frame DSLRs, beating all the cameras made by Canon! It manages to do this in a body that is very reasonably priced. Add to this that you can fit lenses to the K-5 II that Pentax made as far back as 1975 and the multitude of independent lenses that are available and this camera becomes not only a remarkable performer but also a fantastically versatile camera at an exceptional price.

Plotted against price the position of the Pentax K-5 II against all APS-C cameras is very spectacular.