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Pentax K-5
7.5 out of 10

Pentax K-5

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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-5 Review

Review guidelines
16 September 2013
  • Summary: The Pentax K-5 is an excellent reflex destined for those who want an advanced model able to guarantee maximum flexibility and quality images. The strength in the body allows you to take it virtually anywhere.
  • Pros: Quality of results, Creative features.
  • Cons: In the second video does not work autofocus.
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Overall 8
8.3

Expert Review

DP Review
8 July 2011
  • Summary: The Pentax K-5's compact, solid body, generally well thought-out ergonomics, comprehensive feature set, and excellent image quality, in both still and movie modes make it one of the best APS-C DSLRs currently on the market.
  • Pros: Good detail and dynamic range (even better in RAW), Exceptionally 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 firm...
  • Cons: AF system not as versatile as Nikon D7000 (which is a cheaper camera), Lockable exposure mode dial can be annoying, No dedicated movie shooting button, No AF during movie shooting, Poorly implemented live histogram in live view/manual exposure mode (doesn't show final exposure), No 'live' apertur...
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Overall 7
7.0

Pentax K-5

PC Magazine
14 June 2011
  • Conclusion: The weather-sealed Pentax K-5 is a fast-shooting digital SLR with in-body stabilization and fast burst shooting, but it's hampered by an underperforming kit lens, poor high ISO performance, and some other issues.
  • Pros: Weather sealed. Fast continuous shooting. In-body stabilization. Pentaprism viewfinder. Quiet.
  • Cons: Pricey. So-so kit lens. No autofocus during video recording. Subpar high ISO performance.
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Overall 7
7.5

Expert Review

reviewed
9 June 2011
  • Summary: The K-5 is the best Pentax we've tested thanks to a capable new sensor and sharp kit lens.
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Overall 8
8.3

Pentax K-5

pentaxforums.com
31 May 2011
  • Summary: The K-5 has set many firsts for Pentax, and has already gotten the Pentax brand mentioned alongside the industry-leaders, Nikon and Canon, all over the web. It is a fantastic DSLR with exceptional image quality, fast autofocus, high sensitivity, a compact and lightweight design, weather-sealing, and...
  • Pros: Superb image quality, Excellent for low-light photography (ISO 80-51,200), Weather sealed, Easy-to-use interface with many buttons, Good overall performance, Compatible with thousands of lenses, Very reasonably priced, AF system improved over the K-7
  • Cons: Records video in .AVI format, Poor selection of video framerates, AF is not as good as that of the competition, Too small for some hands without battery grip
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-5

neocamera.com
4 May 2011
  • Summary: The Pentax K-5 is an upgraded K-7 which slips past it as the most feature-rich digital SLR made to date, adding a second axis to the digital-level and featuring a more advanced image sensor.
  • Pros: Excellent control over image noise, Great retention of details, Superb dynamic-range, Accurate image colors, with correct white-balance set, Very good metering in Live-View, Very good focusing accuracy, Generally fast and responsive, Effective stabilization for all lenses, Automatic horizon corre...
  • Cons: Automatic white-balance not so reliable, Noticeable image review delay, Useless ISO 51200, Live-view not exposure-priority and useless histogram, Difference between viewfinder and Live-View metering, Occasional over-exposure using viewfinder, Slow in-camera corrections, Reduced buffer-depth at hi...
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Overall 9
8.5
Features 9
9.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Autofocus 8
8.0

Pentax K-5 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: With the launch of the K-5, Pentax has enhanced the core of the K-7 while maintaining its rugged, well-built yet lightweight body. The K-5 sits comfortably in the hand, has intuitive handling and with every genuinely useful feature present it is likely to please any enthusiast.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-5 review

TechRadar UK
1 August 2012
  • Summary: Is the Pentax K5 simply a modest upgrade to an already existing camera, or one that deserves recognition in its own right?
  • Pros: Good design and build quality, Good auto-system, Good image quality
  • Cons: Some improvements needed in design, K-7 is £300 cheaper
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
24 June 2011
  • Conclusion: Despite a few minor niggles the K-5 is a very interesting camera, as it’s well built, well protected and delivers a high quality image. The handling is good, but focus is noisy and slow.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
16 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Positioned above the entry-level K-r in Pentax's D-SLR lineup, the Pentax K-5 features an impressive build quality that's hard to fault, thanks to its highly rigid stainless steel chassis and magnesium alloy exterior.
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