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Pentax K-5 II Digital SLR Camera with DA 18-135 WR Lens, Anti Aliasing Filter, 16.3 MP, SAFOX X Autofocus, 3" LCD, Shake Reduction, Full HD 1080p Video

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About Pentax K-5 II

Pentax is carving out a substantial niche for itself by focusing many of its products on the outdoor and adventure market. Today the Ricoh-owned camera maker introduced two new flavors of its top line camera, the Pentax K-5 II and Pentax K-5 IIs. Both cameras feature a rugged body construction that is water-, cold- and dust-resistant, and are built around the same 16MP APS CMOS sensor. The main difference is that the K-5IIs comes without an anti-aliasing filter, making it better suited for commercial and studio photography, while the K-5 II is designed to be taken to places where the photographer may not necessarily have control over lighting.

Pentax K-5 II Key Features:
16MP CMOS sensor
Anti aliasing filter: reduces moiré patterning
ISO range 100-12,800 native, expandable to 80-51,200
3-inch, 921k dot LCD monitor
Shake Reduction Optical
Viewfinder with 100% field of view
7fps burst rate up to 30 consecutive images in JPEG
18 digital filters
RAW or JPEG format

The Pentax K-5 II's magnesium alloy exterior and highly rigid stainless steel chassis is stur dy and lightweight, with 77 seals to keep out dust and rain. The camera is claimed to offer reliable operation down to 14 degrees F, and has a shutter release with a top shutter speed of 1/8000 second, rated to last up to 100,000 shots.

The glass Pentaprism viewfinder offers a full 100% field of view, with a Natural-Bright Matte II focusing screen for easier manual focusing. The camera has a Shake Reduction mechanism that can compensate for up to three stops worth of shakiness, according to Pentax; helpful features include an electric level function with a vertical level scale, automated compensation for distortion and lateral chromatic aberration when using Pentax's DA, D, FA and FA limited lenses (all of which are available at Adorama). You have a choice of three grid patterns while in live view mode.

The difference between this K-5 II camera and the K-5 IIs version is that the K-5 IIs camera does not come with a built-in anti-aliasing filter.

The Pentax K-5 II is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Travel, Wildlife and more.The Pentax K-5 II is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Pentax K-5 II is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Pentax K-5 II: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD and Quiet

Pentax K-5 II Features

  • Stay obsessed - great just got better: The K-5 II takes greatness to the next level. Its high resolution sensor, highly advanced autofocus system and accurate shake reduction system coupled with its weather sealed coldproof design ensure that this camera is worthy of fixation.
  • 16.3 megapixel CMOS sensor: High resolution 16.3 megapixel CMOS sensor with integrated Analog to Digital (AD) conversion circuitry captures outstanding image detail with pixels to spare.
  • Rugged design: Durable magnesium alloy covers surround a rugged stainless steel chassis.
  • Shake reduction: PENTAX body-based Shake Reduction (SR) stabilization system is compatible with every PENTAX lens ever made.
  • 11 point SAFOX X autofocus system: New, highly advanced and accurate 11 point SAFOX X autofocus system offers the widest EV focus range in its class and is ideal for focusing in low conditions, as low as -3EV.
  • Air-gap-free, scratch resistant, 3 inch LCD: Air-gap-free, scratch resistant, 3 inch LCD with 921,000 dots of resolution offers a premium image review experience by eliminating the gap typically found between the LCD screen and screen cover, giving a brighter and sharper image.
  • 1080p HD video: Capture widescreen HD video with stunning detail at full 1080p resolution and 25 FPS, including sound via a built-in or external 3.5mm stereo microphone jack.
  • 100% field of view: High quality glass pentaprism viewfinder features 100% field of view and 0.92X magnification, for perfect framing accuracy.
  • HDMI port: An HDMI port outputs high definition images, video and sound to HDTVs.
  • HDR image capture: Improved in-camera HDR image capture features more blending options and better pixel registration for easier operation without a tripod.
  • Built-in electronic level: Built-in electronic level now features a tilt scale display in Live View.
  • Special effects filters: A wide range of in-camera image processing and special effects filters encourages the photographer's artistic expression.
  • 80-51200 ISO: High sensitivity 80-51200 ISO range with improved noise performance throughout, including ISO-specific noise reduction.
  • 7 FPS: Speedy 7 FPS framerate captures fast action shots in demanding situations.
  • 77 segment metering system: Highly accurate 77 segment metering system for perfectly exposed images even in difficult lighting.
  • 1/8000 shutter speed: A maximum 1/8000 second shutter speed freezes even the fastest action without subject movement blur.
  • PENTAX PEF and Adobe DNG files: Native support for both PENTAX PEF and Adobe DNG 14 bit RAW files, including the ability to retrieve RAW data from JPG files if still present in buffer memory.
  • Customizable RAW/Fx button: Customizable RAW/Fx button allows for easy access to common shooting settings.

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