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Pentax K-5 II
8.6 out of 10

Pentax K-5 II

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Overall 9
8.6

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
11 March 2013
  • Summary: The Pentax K-5II is the current flagship of the Pentax DSLR lineup, superseding the K-5 which remains on Pentax’s website as of this writing (late February). But unlike the K-5, the K-5II is also available as a K-5IIs variant which dispenses with the camera’s anti-aliasing filter — a la the Nikon...
  • Pros: Very good image quality, Weather resistant, "Flagship" featured camera at a prosumer camera cost, In body stabilization compatible with any Pentax lens, Relatively small and light given overall feature set
  • Cons: No continuous autofocus in video mode, Live view/video a bit slow to initiate following selection of video mode, Video clip length in full HD video less than six minutes, Shooting mode dial lock button/turning a bit awkward, Might be too small for large hands
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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
12 February 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)...
  • Pros: Excellent build; Large viewfinder; Very capable AWB; Impressive low-light AF; Reliable metering; Decent customisation and post-processing options; Lower launch price, than K-5; Weather-sealing
  • Cons: Fiddly flash sync cover; Noisy 18-55mm kit lens with softness at wideangle and chromatic aberrations; Awkward focus point selection dial; Not a significant improvement over the 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.
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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 effec...
  • 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
9.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 10
10

Pentax K-5 II

PhotographyBLOG
19 November 2012
  • Summary: At first glance the Pentax K-5 II seems like a very minor upgrade of the two-year-old K-5, but the improved auto-focusing system, better LCD screen and the much lower official price make one of our favourite DSLR cameras even better.
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Overall 9
8.8

Test av Pentax K-5 II

digitalfotoforalla.se
28 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Det nya flaggskeppet från Pentax kan fokusera i väldigt svagt ljus och har bra ergonomi och hög detaljåtergivning. Men ett par skavanker behöver rättas till innan den blir en säker vinnare.
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Overall 9
8.7

Test av Pentax K-5 II

digitalfotoforalla.se
26 November 2013
  • Excerpt: K-5 II prickar konsekvent in exponeringen väldigt bra vad gäller både ljushet och färg. De flesta bilder kan användas direkt utan bildbehandling, då både ljushet, kontrast och färg­återgivning är utmärkta.
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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.
  • 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 bele...
  • 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.
  • 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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