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Pentax K-5
7.0 out of 10

Pentax K-5

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Overall 7
7.0

Pentax K-5

PC Magazine
5 April 2012
  • 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 8
8.3

Pentax K-5

pentaxforums.com
26 August 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 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

Expert Review

DP Review
18 December 2010
  • 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 8
8.0

Pentax K-5

neocamera.com
16 November 2010
  • 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 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
14 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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Overall 9
8.5
Features 9
9.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Autofocus 8
8.0

Pentax K-5 review

Amateur Photographer
15 January 2011
  • 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 18-55mm Kit

Absolut Photo
28 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Le pentax K-5 est un appareil indéniablement réussi : il allie superbe finition, construction, un capteur délivrant de belles images (et notamment en haute sensibilité, ce qui avait été par le passé un point faible de Pentax), un AF performant, une stabilisation intégrée...
  • Pros: le traitement anti ruissellement et la présence de l'accessoire pare soleilpour une optique de ce prix
  • Cons: Limites dans la qualité optique
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax K-5 18-135mm Kit

Absolut Photo
28 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Le Pentax K-5 est un appareil reflex très séduisant : à sa qualité d'image (lié au capteur CMOS 16 MP, qui assure notamment de très bons résultats en haute sensibilité) il associe en effet une finition d'excellent niveau (boîtier, construit en alliage de magnésium, tropicalisé et viseur 100%) qui en...
  • Pros: Polyvalence du kit, Prix de l'optique dans le cadre du kit
  • Cons: Des défauts optiques un peu trop marqués
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