Pentax K-5 2

  • Pentax K-5 2
81
Based on 23 scores, 42 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    7
  • Good:
    14
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Autofocus under extreme conditions; continuous shooting; video
  • Very good image quality, Weather resistant, "Flagship" featured camera at a prosumer camera cost, In body stabilization compatible with any Pentax lens, Relatively small and light given overall feature set
  • Excellent build; Large viewfinder; Very capable AWB; Impressive lowlight AF; Reliable metering; Decent customisation and postprocessing options; Lower launch price than K5; Weathersealing

Cons:

  • LCD clarity Share & EnjoyTweet Author: daniel m. east
  • No continuous autofocus in video mode, Live view/video a bit slow to initiate following selection of video mode, Video clip length in full HD video less than six minutes, Shooting mode dial lock button/turning a bit awkward, Might be too small for large h...

Expert reviews and ratings

By avhub.com.au on

If it ain't broken, don't fix it is clearly Pentax's thinking behind its decision to keep the hugely capable K-5 going largely unchanged, but is it still competitive against the latest rivals from Canon and Nikon?Even when it was selling at its launch...

By avhub.com.au on

Even when it was selling at its launch price two years ago, the original K-5 was still one of the best value higher end D-SLRs on the market. As it did with its 35mm models, Pentax has been loading its D-SLRs with extra goodies, leading the way with...

By The Imaging Resource on

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By TechRadar AU on 70

Buying Guide Best DSLR: top cameras by price and brand Considering the significant technological advances made by the original Pentax K-5 over the old Pentax K-7, we can't help but feel a little disappointed that the new Pentax K-5 II is a much more...

By GadgetSpeak on 80

Having looked at numerous digital cameras, some ‘Bridge’ units and only the occasional DSLR it is always nice to be stretched by one of the latter. A 300 page plus manual is always nice to digest as you try out some of the...

By CNET UK on 80

Pentax has followed up its highly regarded K5 with an equally impressive consumer dSLR. With good image quality and great interface design in both the hardware and software, it's a very enjoyable camera to use. Although a little more expensive than...

By Macworld UK on 80

Seeking a digital SLR with a semi pro build and specification, but not the £1,000+ price tag that usually goes with it? If you’re prepared to forgo costlier choices from Canon and Nikon, then the new Pentax K-5 II at £799.99 body only could be just up...

By DPexpert on

REVIEW—PENTAX K5II DSLR] by terry on 23 March 2013 Price: $1899 with 18–135mm lens Still the value leader THE LOW-DOWN: This 16 megapixel camera is an upgrade of the K5, with a new sensor and improvements to the auto-focus system, which now has...

By Layers Magazine on 80

High-Speed DSLR Many people talk about the battle of the brands for digital photography, but Pentax loyalists know that their contenders are in it for the long fight. After some serious R&D, and what seems to be some technology help from the recent...

By brisbanetimes.com.au on

Other DSLRs at this price looked stripped down by comparison. Even moving up to a Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D will not buy the features embedded in the Pentax. And the street price of this camera body in Australia is just $3 more than in New York. Factor in...

By Sydney Morning Herald on

DateMarch 21, 2013 (0) Read later This 16-megapixel camera is an upgrade of the K5, with a new sensor and improvements to the autofocus system, which now has outstanding low-light response. The LCD has been improved for better outdoor...

By DigitalCameraReview on 90

The K-5II is the current Pentax DSLR flagship, sharing the product line up with the K-30. While it may share an identical sensor resolution with the K-30, as befits the premier offering within the brand the K-5II offers a faster ultimate shutter speed...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

While many manufacturers have concentrated on the lower end of their DSLR range in recent years, Pentax has instead focused on models aimed more towards the enthusiast. These include the K-7 and, slightly later, the flagship K-5 model. A more affordable...

By reviewed.com on 84

When it was announced at Photokina 2012, the K-5 II was an immediate disappointment for some die-hard Pentaxians, who had been primed by the photo rumor mill for a true follow-up to the K-5. They had hoped for a full-frame K-3, or at least a 24-megapixel...

By What Digital Camera on 81

That the Pentax K-5 II is a minor upgrade on the Pentax K-5 is not necessarily a bad thing, as the Pentax K-5 was an impressive model in itself. Its headline improvement of a more sensitive AF system is minor although combined with the changes to the...

By T3 Magazine on 80

Pentax digital SLRs, such as the Pentax K-30 , have never failed to impress us in the key areas of build quality, handling and performance. But there have always been the nagging question as to why anyone would choose the Pentax system over the more...

By ePHOTOzine on

Just two manufacturers have so far offered an alternative version of a DSLR by removing the anti-aliasing (AA) filter. Nikon led the way with the and variant and now Pentax, at a very different price level, have offered the K-5 II and its almost...

By digitalcameraworld.com on

In our Pentax K-5 II review video we test whether this new Pentax DSLR offers a true upgrade over the Pentax K-5.The Pentax K-5 II was announced (along with the K-5 II S) as the replacement for the K-5, but externally you'd be hard-pressed to find much...

By Amateur Photographer on 86

More pixels, more AF points, more shooting modes and improved handling are the sort of changes we normally see when a next-generation camera is released. On the face of it, then, the K-5 II is a little disappointing. Its key improvements over the K-5 are...

By Photo Review Australia on 88

Pentax-Ricoh Imaging has replaced its 2010 Pentax flagship camera, the K-5, with two new models, the K-5 II and K-5 IIs. The only difference between them is that the K-5 IIs has no anti-aliasing filter, which, should result in sharper images but makes...