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9.4 out of 10

Pentax K-5 II

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Overall 9
9.0

Pentax K-5 II

Imaging Resource
15 March 2013
  • Conclusion: For the last couple of generations of Pentax's K-series flagships, as soon as I've returned the review camera, I've gone out and bought one for myself. For a change, I won't be doing that with the K-5 II -- the changes Pentax has made since the K-5 just aren't significant enough to justify an immediate upgrade for the typical K-5 owner. (If low-light shooting is your bread and butter, though, the K-5 II might be worth your consideration.
  • Pros: Very sharp, detailed images, Wide ISO sensitivity range, excellent high ISO performance, Very good dynamic range, especially from RAW, 6.7 fps burst mode with generous buffer depth, Compact, comfortable mag-alloy body packed with features, Weather, dust, and cold (14°F) resistant, and so is optional portrait / battery grip, Accurate viewfinder with minimal blackout, Noticeably improved LCD, In-body Shake Reduction, Dual-axis level with horizon correction and compositi...
  • Cons: Very sharp, detailed images, Wide ISO sensitivity range, excellent high ISO performance, Very good dynamic range, especially from RAW, 6.7 fps burst mode with generous buffer depth, Compact, comfortable mag-alloy body packed with features, Weather, dust, and cold (14°F) resistant, and so is optional portrait / battery grip, Accurate viewfinder with minimal blackout, Noticeably improved LCD, In-body Shake Reduction, Dual-axis level with horizon correction and compositi...
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Overall 9
8.6

Pentax K-5II Review: A Praiseworthy Challenger

Digital Camera Review
11 March 2013
Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 10
9.5
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 10
9.5

Pentax K-5 II review

What Digital Camera
23 January 2013
  • Summary: That the Pentax K-5 II is a minor upgrade on the Pentax K-5 is not necessarily a bad thing, as the Pentax K-5 was an impressive model in itself. Its headline improvement of a more sensitive AF system is minor although combined with the changes to the LCD screen and the lower launch price (£250 less) it's unquestionably a better proposition than the Pentax K-5 .
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Overall 9
8.6
Features 9
9.0
Build quality 9
9.0
Autofocus 8
8.0

Pentax K-5 II review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: More pixels, more AF points, more shooting modes and improved handling are the sort of changes we normally see when a next-generation camera is released. On the face of it, then, the K-5 II is a little disappointing. Its key improvements over the K-5 are its low-light focusing and brighter LCD screen, but otherwise there is little reason to upgrade.
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Overall 9
8.8
Ease of use 9
8.5
Control 9
8.8
Video quality 9
8.5
Build quality 9
9.0

Pentax K-5 II

PhotoReview
17 December 2012
  • Summary: Buy this camera if: - You’re seeking a capable DSLR with a wealth of creative in-camera adjustments – including some innovative filter effects. - You require superior high-ISO performance and a high sensitivity range. - You want a wide range of post-capture, image adjustments including in-camera raw file conversion to TIFF or JPEG format. - You’d enjoy shooting the occasional HD video clip.
  • Pros: You’re seeking a capable DSLR with a wealth of creative in-camera adjustments – including some innovative filter effects., You require superior high-ISO performance and a high sensitivity range., You want a wide range of post-capture, image adjustments including in-camera raw file conversion to TIFF or JPEG format., You’d enjoy shooting the occasional HD video clip. Buy this camera if:, You’re seeking a capable DSLR with a wealth of creative in-camera adjustments – in...
  • Cons: You’re upgrading from a digicam and want a simple DSLR camera., You don't have a suite of Pentax-compatible lenses., You want autofocusing while shooting video clips., You’re not interested in in-camera processing to obtain special effects with JPEG files. Don’t buy this camera if:, You’re upgrading from a digicam and want a simple DSLR camera., You don't have a suite of Pentax-compatible lenses., You want autofocusing while shooting video clips., You’re not intereste...
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Overall 10
10

Pentax K-5 II Review

ePHOTOzine
19 November 2012
  • Excerpt: This is the first half of nearly identical twins from Pentax. The K-5 II is an updated version of the highly regarded
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, Rugged weather sealed construction, Compact body and lenses, Fast operation, Glass pentaprism viewfinder, Improved Live View, Backwards lens compatibility, In body shake reduction, Low noise levels, Excellent value for money, Low light AF, Wide selection of built in effects and filters, Outstanding colour reproduction, DNG RAW format
  • Cons: Not full frame, Fewer lenses in range than Nikon and Canon, Live view focus and shutter response slow
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Overall 9
8.8

K-5II

Das Digitalkamera-Magazin
15 March 2013
  • Conclusion: In der Praxis hinterlässt die Pentax K-5II fast ausnahmslos einen guten Eindruck, wie aber schneidet diese Spiegelreflexkamera von Pentax im Labor ab. Bei der Bildqualität zeigt die Pentax K-5II, dass auch APS-C-Kameras bei höheren ISO-Empfindlichkeiten überzeugen können. Bis ISO 800 ist kein Bildrauschen sichtbar und die Detailwiedergabe liegt auf einem sehr hohen Niveau.
  • Pros: Sehr gute Bildqualität & hohe Auflösung bis ISO 1.600, Gute Bildqualität im hohen ISO-Bereich (ab ISO 1.600), Solides, gegen Staub und Spritzwasser geschütztes Kameragehäuse, Hochauflösendes 3,0 Zoll großes Display (921.000 Subpixel), Oberes Display zeigt wichtige Einstellungen und kann hell beleuchtet werden, Direkter Zugriff auf sehr viele Funktionen über Tasten und Wählräder, Schneller und treffsicherer Autofokus im Foto-Modus (elf Fokussensoren), Optischer Sucher ...
  • Cons: Kein Autofokus im Videomodus, Kamerainternes Mikrofon nur Mono und mit allenfalls ausreichender Tonqualität, Zweiter Speicherkartenslot wäre wünschenswert, Videoaufzeichnung nur im speicherhungrigen Motion-JPEG Format möglich
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Overall 9
8.9

Test: Pentax K-5 II (DSLR bis 1.000 Euro)

CHIP Online
10 February 2013
  • Conclusion: Pentax bietet mit der K-5 II eine ausgezeichnete DSLR für anspruchsvolle Fotografen. Das robuste Gehäuse, für das Pentax auch die passenden Objektive bereitstellt, und die vielen Funktionen mit ihrer feinen Konfigurierbarkeit suchen ihresgleichen im DSLR-Markt. Doch bis hierhin hätte das Fazit auch für die Vorgängerin K-5 gelten können, denn an der Ausstattung und der Geschwindigkeit hat Pentax nur wenig verändert und betreibt insgesamt nur eine leichte Modellpflege.
  • Pros: Hervorragende Ausstattung, Feine Konfigurierbarkeit, Robustes, wertiges Gehäuse, Lange Akku-Laufzeit
  • Cons: Autofokus im Live-View und bei Video, Video-Funktionen bleibt funktional hinter der preislich ähnlichen Konkurrenz
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Overall 10
10

Pentax K-5 II

Absolut Photo
28 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Vous avez aimé le Pentax K-5 (en tout cas, nous, nous l'avons apprecié : voir notre avis sur le K-5 ), il n' y a pas de raison de ne pas aimer le Pentax K-5II, mise à jour du précédent : la recette est quasiment la même. La qualité d'image sera la même puisque le capteur est le même.
  • Pros: Qualité d'image, Finition tout-temps, Viseur 100 %, Relative compacité pour un reflex de cette gamme
  • Cons: Mise au point Liveview un peu lente, Vidéo à la qualité pas optimisée (compression Mjepg par exemple
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Overall 9
9.4

Pentax K-5 II

Prophotos.ru
28 December 2012
  • Conclusion: Pentax K-5 II действительно мало отличается от своего предшественника . За полтора года, которые их разделяют, разработчики Pentax (возможно, теперь уже вместе с инженерами Ricoh) доработали систему автофокусировки. Датчик автофокуса стал более цепким, и это заметно. Его чувствительность в плохих условиях освещенности выросла.
  • Pros: высокое качество изображения до ISO 3200 включительно;, развитая эргономика;, обилие тонких настроек;, высокая скорострельной и емкий буфер;, богатый дополнительный функционал;, доработанный более цепкий автофокус;, эффективный встроенный стабилизатор.
  • Cons: проблемы с доступам к некоторым функциям в момент записи снимков;, недостаточно совершенный следящий автофокус;, некоторые особенности влагозащиты;, отсутствие датчика автоматического выключения подсветки дисплея.
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