Pentax K-5 2s

  • Pentax K-5 2s
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  • Sharper, more detailed images than from the K-5 II, Relatively modest price increase compared to the standard model, Widely available online and at Pentax retailers, ...and everything else we praised about the K-5 II
  • No low-pass filter, Excellent viewfinder, Fast 6,2fps shooting, Good high ISO performance, Weather-sealed design, In-body shake reduction, Compact for its class, Excellent control layout.
  • Excellent control over image noise, Classleading retention of details, Superb dynamicrange, Natural image colors, Generally fast and responsive, Good focusing accuracy, Effective stabilization for all lenses, Unique Automatic Horizon Correction, Unique Co


  • Prone to moiré, aliasing, and false color, Moiré can be challenging to correct manually if it occurs, Unless you review your images very carefully in the field, you may not notice issues until it's too late to reshoot, Demands pricey, hig
  • Disappointing video experience.

Expert reviews and ratings

By ePHOTOzine on -

The Pentax K-3 Digital SLR is a significant upgrade to the K-5 II / IIs, and sits at the top of the range, above the K-5 II and IIs, so in order to provide a guide to what the Pentax K-3 offers, we are comparing it to the Pentax K-5 IIs . To find out...

By The Imaging Resource on -

For years now, we've heard readers asking the camera manufacturers to offer a camera without an optical low-pass filter in the quest for the maximum possible resolution. Some have seen OLPF-free digicams as something of a holy grail, but the truth...

By PhotographyBLOG on 90

The Pentax K-5 IIs 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, but without an anti-aliasing filter for increased...

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 ePHOTOzine on 100

This review was started as a journey of discovery, hoping for the answer to the basic question – does it make a difference and is it worth the difference in cost? The camera is basically well established – compact, efficient, rugged,...

By PC Mag on 80

The Pentax K-5 IIs omits a low-pass filter in order to capture extremely fine image detail, but its video capture capabilities are behind the...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The K-5 IIs is a high-quality expert SLR. It fell short of a five-star rating due solely to the outdated video function. In still photos, the image quality is remarkable on certain textures. Just don't be fooled: the moiré issue is no trivial...

By NeoCamera on 80

The Pentax K-5 IIs follows its predecessor by two years with an almost identical specification which hides two critical changes: The removal of the anti-alias filter and the most sensitive autofocus system yet. Yet, until the K-5 IIs arrived, the K-5...

International Review By on 84

Vorgemacht hat es Nikon bei D800 und D800E: Zwei nahezu baugleiche DSLRs, deren Unterschied allein im Vorhandensein eines Tiefpass-Filters vor dem Bildsensor liegt. Pentax geht den gleichen Weg und bietet mit der K-5 IIs eine Alternative zur K-5 II...

International Review By on 100

Kameraproducenterne finder hele tiden på nye måder at tiltrække kunder på. Et bredt udvalg af kunstfærdige filtereffekter kan være rart af og til, GPS-logging kan være nyttigt, og trådløs...

International Review By Lyd og bilde on 100

Mange kameraprodusenter finner på nye måter å tiltrekke seg kunder på. Et bredt utvalg kunstferdige filtereffekter kan være artig å bruke av og til, GPS-logging kan være nyttig, og trådløs wi-fi...

International Review By on 100

Många kameratillverkare hittar på nya sätt att locka till sig kunder. Ett brett urval av konstnärliga filtereffekter kan vara piffigt ibland, GPS-loggning kan vara praktiskt och trådlös wifi-överföring av bilderna...

International Review By Focus Numérique on -

Pour cette nouvelle itération du K-5, Pentax n'a changé de capteur et reste sur le modèle APS-C 16 Mpx déjà présent dans le précédent modèle. La version «s» du K-5 II est dépourvue de filtre passe-bas, ce qui devrait améliorer l'impression de...

International Review By Les Numériques on 80

Le K-5 IIs est un reflex expert assez réussi, qui perd la cinquième étoile à cause d'un mode vidéo dépassé. Sa qualité d'image est réellement appréciable sur certaines textures, mais les...