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Pentax K-5 Digital SLR Camera Body, Black - Bundle - with Pentax SMCP-DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AL (IF) DC WR Autofocus Zoom Lens, 62mm Multi Coated UV Filter, 16GB Class 10 SDHC Memory Card, 4-Slot Bi-Fold Memory Card Holder, Spare Battery, Slinger Shoulder

SKU: IPXK5B MFR: 14748 B
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About the Pentax K-5

Pentax steps up and delivers a top-of-the-line APS-C camera--the K-5 Digital SLR Camera Body, featuring a low-noise 16.3MP CMOS high resolution sensor, sensitivity up to a best-in-class ISO 51200, 7 frames-per-second shooting capability and a responsive, high-precision 11-point auto-focus system. A high performing PRIME II imaging engine produces rich-gradation, very high resolution digital images. Plus, full HD video at 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The K-5 makes advances in plenty of other areas as well, such as faster autofocusing speed and an upgraded High Dynamic Range (HDR) function that can even be used without a tripod. A bright, clear 3" LCD display with 921,000 dots resolution makes it easy to compose and review your images, or use the bright viewfinder for composition, secure in the knowledge that the highly accurate 77-segment metering system will deliver the goods every time. Shake Reduction image stabilization makes it possible to shoot at 2.5 to 4 shutter speeds slower without seeing camera shake in your photos. A lens is not included.

And all of this photo goodness is packed into a body of sturdy, lightweight magnesium alloy on a chassis of stainless steel. The 77 special seals in the body give you a dustproof, weather-resistant and cold-resistant camera, for reliable operation in harsh conditions, at temperatures as low as 14 deg.F (-10 deg.C). An extremely reliable shutter unit provides a top shutter speed of 1/8000 second and is tested to 100,000 shutter releases.

Pentax K-5 Includes

  • Pentax K-5 Digital SLR Camera Body
  • Pentax SMCP-DA 18mm-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AL(IF) DC WR AF Lens #21977
  • 16GB Class 10 SDHC Memory Card
  • Adorama MEM-4 4-Slot Bi-Fold Memory Card Holder
  • Adorama Slinger Bag, Single Strap Backpack/Shoulder Bag, Black
  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • AV Cable I-AVC7
  • Strap O-ST53
  • ME Viewfinder Cap
  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90
  • Spare Battery
  • Battery Charger D-BC90
  • AC Plug Cord
  • Software (CD)
  • Pentax Warranty
  • Pentax 2 Years Extended Warranty (3YR total)

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Good image quality (57) , High ISO performance (52) , Image stabilization (46) , Fast shutter speed (45) , Quiet (44) , Large clear LCD (41) , Easy to use (40) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (39) , Good battery life (3) , Good in low light (3) , Great resolution (3) , Tilt /swivel LCD (3)
Cons:
Noisy at high ISO (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (56) , Travel (51) , Low light (48) , Wildlife (45) , Family photos (40) , Sports/action (33) , Weddings (28) , Video (10) , Macro photography (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (35) , Semi-pro photographer (16) , Pro photographer (9) , Casual photographer (4) , Photography student (3)

Pentax K-5 Features

  • High-resolution 16.3 megapixel CMOS sensor w integrated AD-conversion circuitry
  • High-sensitivity 80-51200 ISO range with improved noise performance
  • Speedy 7 FPS captures fast-action shots
  • Highly responsive and accurate 11-point SAFOX IX+ autofocus system with dedicated AF-assist lamp and light-wavelength sensor
  • Widescreen 1080p HD video at 25 FPS, with sound via built-in or external 3.5mm stereo microphone jack
  • Large 3" LCD with 921,000 dots of resolution
  • Fully weather sealed and coldproof design
  • Durable magnesium-alloy covers surround a rugged stainless-steel chassis
  • Highly accurate 77-segment metering system
  • Pentaprism viewfinder with 100% field of view and 0.92X magnification
  • PENTAX body-based Shake Reduction (SR) stabilization system
  • A maximum 1/8000 second shutter speed
  • HDMI port outputs high-definition images and video (and sound)
  • Native support for both PENTAX PEF and Adobe DNG 14-bit RAW files
  • Improved in-camera HDR image capture
  • A wide range of in-camera image processing and special-effects filters
  • Customizable RAW/Fx button
  • Built-in electronic level with tilt scale display
  • SDXC memory-card compatibility (via firmware update)

Pentax K-5 Specifications

Resolution 16.3MP
Sensor CMOS with primary color filter and integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor movement system
Size: 23.7 x 15.7mm
Bit Depth 8 bits/channel JPG, 14 bits/channel RAW
File Formats Still: RAW (PEF, DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.21), DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF, PIM III
Movie: (compression): AVI (Motion JPG)
Creative Color Modes Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Muted, Monochrome, Reversal Film, Bleach Bypass - All include gamut radar and fine adjustment of saturation, hue, high/low key, contrast and sharpness (regular and fine adjustment scales). Monochrome mode includes adjustments for filter effects (green, yellow, orange, red, magenta, blue, cyan, infrared), toning (sepia, warm/cool), high/low key, contrast and sharpness (regular and fine adjustment scales).
Image Stabilization Type: Sensor-Shift Shake Reduction with rotational compensation (4 stops max) Electronic level function: Yes, verification via viewfinder and LCD panel
Crop Factor 1.5x
Lens Mount Pentax KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount
Focus Type SAFOX IX+ TTL phase-difference 11 point (9 cross) wide autofocus system with light wavelength sensor
Sensitivity ISO 100-12800, expandable to ISO 80-51200
Shutter Speeds 1/8000 to 30 sec (1/3 or 1/2 steps), Bulb
Metering TTL open-aperture 77 segment metering
Exposure Modes Multi-segment, Center weighted, Spot
White Balance Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash, CTE Manual mode(s): Yes, 3 manual and 3 Kelvin temperature presets available, copy WB settings from a captured image available * WB fine adjustment available in all modes
Burst Capability Continuous Hi: 7.0 FPS (22 JPG, 8 RAW) - Continuous Lo: 2.0 FPS (unlimited JPG, 12 RAW)
Self Timer Yes (12s, 2s)
Remote Control Yes, infrared (0s, 3s, continuous), cable switch
Built-in Flash Retractable P-TTL popup flash
External Flash Connection Hotshoe (P-TTL), high speed sync and wireless w PENTAX dedicated flash, X-Sync Socket Synchronization speed: 1/180 sec
Dedicated Flash System Pentax
Max Sync Speed 1/180
Memory Card Type SD, SDHC, SDXC (via firmware update)
Recording Formats AVI (Motion JPG)
Video Recording AVI (Motion JPG)
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080p at 25fps, 1280 x 720p at 30/25fps, 640 x 480p at 30/25fps
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage 1
Display 3.0" TFT color LCD with brightness/color adjustment and AR coating Resolution: 921,000 dots
Live View Yes
Connectivity USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, HDMI out, DC in, cable switch, 3.5mm stereo microphone, X-sync socket Video out: HD (via HDMI), NTSC, PAL
Operating/Storage Temperature 14-104 deg F (-10 to 40 deg C)
Weatherproofing Weather resistant: 77 weather protection seals
Battery Type Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI90, D-BG4 Battery Grip (optional) for 2nd D-LI90 battery or 6X AA batteries
Dimensions 5.2 x 3.8 x 2.9in / 13.2 x 9.6 x 7.3 cm
Weight 23.3 oz / 660.54 g without battery or memory card
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