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9.4 out of 10

Pentax K-5 II

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

Great Deal: $679.95

Reviews and Problems with Pentax K-5 II

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Overall 10
10

User Review

Tactical Falcon, DP Review
14 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I have never been so enthusiastic about a camera in a long time. With the exception of my mental Olympus E-10, this camera blows me away with all the metrics that matter to me. Nice low light performance shooting nature in the shadows especially, and the colors so rich, and engaging. Good detail. Must get better glass to exploit it more though. Build is chunky without weighing like a bowling ball around my neck. Nice control layout. Love the LCD screen too!
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

saptarshi mukherjee, Amazon
22 July 2014
  • Summary: Amazing build quality. Amazing picture quality. Loving it.
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Overall 10
10

Great camera. Be sure to upgrade the firmware

trebor 153, Amazon
13 July 2014
  • Summary: I have owned the K-7 camera for years. Then it started not functioning right. Discovered that Pentax had 3 firmware upgrades. Now it works better than ever. I have had Pentax cameras for decades. First was a K2 film camera in the 70's. It was reliable, A truly great value. Extra money was scarce and Pentax have me the features that I needed at a price I could afford. That has not changed. No, it is not a "professional" camera with a wide selection of options.
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome camera and deal

Kent, Amazon
7 July 2014
  • Summary: This camera was ahead of scheduled and as advertised. Awesome camera and deal!
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Overall 10
10

Much more superior than the commercial brands

Mibarra "Cachanillo", Amazon
3 July 2014
  • Summary: I bought this camera for my wife, she just to be a Nikon user, she changed to Pentax after a visit to our local camera store and they showed us how awesome this cameras was. Obviously we found an awesome deal at amazon. We saved around 500 dlls. There is a little learning curve because even do Pentax is a much superior brand the UI is much more intuitive and user friendly but the learning curve still there.
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Overall 10
10

great camera,

gerthold fertl, Amazon
10 June 2014
  • Summary: this is my second k-5 i love the feel and the auto features, its a heavy camera, i travel a lot and not a camera expert, its almost fool proof.
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Overall 10
10

The best crop sensor DSLR and low-light king

skelly555, Ebay
8 June 2014
  • Summary: This is one of the best crop sensor cameras on the market, if not the best. If you put a quality lens on it, like one of Pentax's Limited primes, picture quality is superb. Like the K-5 before it, low-light situations are no problem, and now auto-focus in the dark has improved. I have literally taken pictures in RAW that looked black before processing and adjusting the exposure brought the whole picture back!
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Overall 10
10

User Review

HussainJanjua, DP Review
13 May 2014
  • Excerpt: i have recently purchased k-5ii and its wounder-full to use it. Rugged and  beautiful camera with awesome ergonomics  and superb with Pic quality.
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Overall 10
10

A good choice for a family camera with professional aspirations

Michael J. Cunningham, Amazon
28 April 2014
  • Summary: I have been an avid photographer for most of my life, but have had poor luck with a battery of lower quality point and shoot digital cameras. I decided, after much research, to go with the Pentax K5ii and could not be happier with the decision. For someone like me, who likes to have control over the picture, and my wife that wants to point and shoot and get a good result, the K5ii is a very happy medium.
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10

best bang for your buck in 2014!

exhausted_homeowner "exhausted_homeowner", Amazon
20 April 2014
  • Summary: Now that Pentax has come out with the K-3, the real retail price of K-5ii has gone down by $500 -- so that a great value becomes an insanely great value. With the 18-135mm lens, for $950 you get a camera that is comparable to a Nikon D7100 with 18-140 lens, which currently (4/20/2014) sells for $1500. Both have solid magnesium bodies -- not plastic over a metal frame, DX sensors, and comparably excellent image quality.
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