The Pentax K5 has a Mass of Features in a Small Body
Flagship Camera is Pentax’s Best
The Pentax K5 is their top of the range D-SLR. It is smaller and lighter than it’s competitors, but is packed with excellent features. It shoots a 16 Mega-pixel file and can push ISO to a remarkable 51200. It can shoot a very commendable 7 frames per second and the high quality LCD offers great clarity. It shoots high definition video. Despite its size, the K-5 has great ergonomics and feels great in hand.
Pentax K5 Image Quality and Handling
These are two areas where the Pentax K5 excels. This camera offers great image quality across the ISO span without too much noise at the higher end. It’s versatility means that it could easily take on sport, landscapes, studio or portrait with aplomb. Heavily weather-sealed, you could take it almost anywhere. The top ISO – 51200 – means you can shoot in a coal-hole and still get an image. Detail is superb and easily equal to its competitors in class. The K-5 is small but perfectly formed. The magnesium alloy shell feels tough and sturdy. The positioning of the controls is very sensible and accessible. It can shoot full HD video.
This pentax has great image quality and good detail even at the extent of its ISO range. The fast shutter speed and splendid build quality makes it as good as any other camera in its class. It can shoot HD video and has a wealth of customizable features. Its size is a real advantage.
OUR EXPERT SAYS
The Pentax K5 is full of positives. It has an excellent set of features and is able to produce superb image quality. It is fast, flexible and a pleasure to use. It would be a great addition to any semi-pro photographer’s kit.
Pentax K5 Features
16.3 Megapixel stabilized CMOS sensor
Weatherproof body with 77 independent seals
Sensitivity range: ISO 80 to 51 200
7 fps high-speed continuous shooting
CMOS-shift Shake Reduction
SAFOX IX+ AF sensor with 11 selectable points
Live View on a 3’’ LCD monitor, 921 000 dots
Video recording in Full HD format