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Pentax K-5 II
8.6 out of 10

Pentax K-5 II

Advanced 11 point SAFOX X autofocus 16.3 megapixel CMOS Lo Read more

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Overall 8
8.1

Expert Review

DP Review
28 April 2013
  • Summary: Bearing all that the K-5 II does, minus an optical low-pass filter, the K-5 IIS is a specialized camera made for those who want a little more detail and know how to handle the resulting artifacts.
  • Pros: Good detail and dynamic range (even better in Raw), Very low shadow noise in Raw files at low ISOs, One of the best APS-C DSLRs in terms of high ISO image quality, Very good build quality and handling, Maximum ISO of 51,200 at full resolution, Excellent burst depth in Raw mode (with firmware 1.0....
  • Cons: No dedicated movie shooting button (important only if you plan to use the movie mode often), No AF during movie shooting, Poorly implemented live histogram in live view/manual exposure mode (doesn't indicate final exposure), No 'live' aperture control during movie shooting, Shadow Correction mode...
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-5 II

PC Magazine
24 April 2013
  • Conclusion: The Pentax K-5 II is a top-notch D-SLR when it comes to still capture, but its video performance is disappointing in comparison.
  • Pros: Excellent viewfinder. Fast 6.2fps shooting. Good high ISO performance. Weather-sealed design. In-body shake reduction. Compact for its class. Excellent control layout.
  • Cons: Disappointing video experience.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-5 II

layersmagazine.com
22 March 2013
  • Excerpt: 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 Pentax/Ricoh integration (April 2012), the updated Pentax K-5 II is...
  • Pros: Autofocus under extreme conditions; continuous shooting; video
  • Cons: LCD clarity
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Overall 8
7.9

Expert Review

reviewed
21 February 2013
  • Summary: Pentax perfects the K-5, but faces stiff competition from the Nikon D7100.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-5 II

neocamera.com
4 December 2012
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: Excellent control over image noise, Very good image sharpness, Superb dynamic-range, Natural image colors, Generally fast and responsive, Good focusing accuracy, Effective stabilization for all lenses, Unique, Unique, Innovative exposure control, Extremely flexible image parameters, Digital white...
  • Cons: Noticeable image review delay, Slow in-camera corrections, Pitch not shown in OVF, Poor, OVF and, LCD too left, Status screen does not turn off automatically, Camera strap gets in way of mode-dial
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-5 II / IIs

pentaxforums.com
29 October 2012
  • Summary: To sum things up, the Pentax K-5 IIs is without a doubt one of the most cost-effective ways to get a high-resolution DSLR. We find that the $100 premium that you have to pay to get the K-5 IIs over the K-5 II in the US may well be one Pentax's better bargains.
  • Pros: Pentax K-5 IIs / K-5 II / K-5 Forum, Pentax K-5 IIs user reviews, Pentax K-5 II user reviews, Pentax K-5 IIs serial database, Pentax K-5 II serial database, Pentax K-5 IIs sample photo database, Pentax K-5 II sample photo database, B&H Photo (review sponsor)
  • Cons: Pentax K-5 IIs / K-5 II / K-5 Forum, Pentax K-5 IIs user reviews, Pentax K-5 II user reviews, Pentax K-5 IIs serial database, Pentax K-5 II serial database, Pentax K-5 IIs sample photo database, Pentax K-5 II sample photo database, B&H Photo (review sponsor)
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Overall 7
7.0

Pentax K-5 II review

TechRadar UK
16 May 2013
  • Summary: The popular APS-C camera gets an upgrade
  • Pros: Solid build, Ease of use, Decent sensor, In-camera Shake Reduction system, Although it's no great improvement over its predecessor, the Pentax K-5 II's performance is still good, and a worthy match for the competition in most areas. The robust build quality should ensure it survives sustained abu...
  • Cons: Not that different from K-5, Metering prone to overexpose, Some fiddly controls, Resolution scores unimpressive, As capable as the Pentax K-5 II is, much of what makes it special has just been carried over from the original Pentax K-5. Then there's the elements we wish hadn't been transferred, in...
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0

Pentax K-5 II

GadgetSpeak
8 May 2013
  • Excerpt: 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 extras.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-5 II

Trusted Reviews
10 March 2013
  • Summary: Pentax's new flagship DSLR only delivers minor improvements over its predecessor but is still a solid effort.
  • Pros: Impressive AF in low light, Weather-sealed body, Great build quality, Good level of customisation
  • Cons: 18-55mm kit lens is noisy in operation, Not a massive leap forward compared to the K-5, Poorly designed flash sync cover, Focus point select dial poorly designed
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-5 II review

T3
15 February 2013
  • Summary: The Pentax K-5 II is a semi-pro grade DSLR at a mid-range price
  • Pros: Optical viewfinder, Rock solid construction, 7fps continuous capture
  • Cons: No angle-adjustable LCD, Manual focus issues for video
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