Pentax K-5 2

  • Pentax K-5 2
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Based on 22 scores, 33 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • 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

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By techradar.com/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 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 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 PC Mag on 80

The Pentax K-5 II is a top-notch D-SLR when it comes to still capture, but its video performance is disappointing in...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The good news is that Pentax gave the K-5 II all the same strengths as the K-5 (sensor, weather resistance, handling...). The bad news is that they also gave it all the same weaknesses, such as a Full HD video quality that's so questionable it made us...

By Photoxels on -

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By PhotographyBLOG on 90

The Pentax K-5 II is a new semi-professional DSLR camera, based around the same body design as the older K-5 and the same 16.3 megapixel image sensor as found in the Nikon D7000 and Sony A55 cameras. Key features include a new Safox X AF module that...

By NeoCamera on 80

The Pentax K-5 II follows its predecessor by two years with an almost identical specification which hides the most sensitive autofocus system yet. The new SAFOX X AF system is sensitive down to -3 EV which is beyond any available digital camera. The...