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Pentax K-5 IIs 16.3 MP DSLR Body Only (Black)
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Battery Average Life||980 Photos|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||7 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Fixed|
|Display Resolution Maximum||921000|
|Display Size||3 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||16.3|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||51,200|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||80|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||No|
|File Format||RAW 14 bits (PEF, DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.3), DCF 2.0|
|Flash Memory Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Flash Sync Speed||1/180 sec|
|Flash Type||Built-In Flash|
|Flash Type||Hot-shoe, Wireless|
|Focus Description||SAFOX X with TTL phase-matching detection|
|Focus Type||Includes Manual Focus|
|Form Factor||Mid-size SLR|
|ISO Range||Auto, 100 to 12800, in 1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps (80 to 51200 Extended)|
|Image Aspect Ratio||3:2|
|Item Dimensions||3.82 x 2.87 x 5.16 inches|
|Item Weight||1.68 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||14 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Weight||8.2 ounces|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 year parts and labor|
|Material Type||Lightweight magnesium alloy body, Stainless steel chassis|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/8000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||4,928|
|Metering||Multi, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||30 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||16.3 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Processor Description||Prime II|
|Remote Control Description||optional, wired or wireless|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||DR II|
|Shipping Weight||3.6 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||Lithium-Ion D-LI90P rechargeable battery & charger|
|Video Capture Resolution||1920 x 1080 (25 fps), 1280 x 720 (25, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical (pentaprism)|
|Weather Resistance||Weather and dust resistant|
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|Sold By||Available from these sellers||Avalanche Brands||Amazon.com||eDigitalUSA||Wall Street Photo||Amazon.com|
|Screen Size||3 in||3.2 in||3.2 in||3 in||3 in||3.2 in|
|Focus Type||Includes Manual Focus||Includes Manual Focus||Includes Manual Focus||Includes Manual Focus||Autofocus & Manual||manual-and-auto|
|Image stabilization||Sensor-shift||Sensor-shift||Sensor-shift||Sensor-shift||Sensor-shift||Image Stabilization|
|ISO Range||Auto, 100 to 12800, in 1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps (80 to 51200 Extended)||Auto, 100 - 51200||Auto, 100 - 51200||Auto, 100 to 12800, in 1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps (80 to 51200 Extended)||Auto, 100 to 12800, in 1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps (80 to 51200 Extended)||—|
|Item Dimensions||2.87 x 5.16 x 3.82 in||3.03 x 5.16 x 3.94 in||3.03 x 5.16 x 3.94 in||2.87 x 5.16 x 3.82 in||2.87 x 5.16 x 3.82 in||3.36 x 5.37 x 4.33 in|
|Item Weight||1.68 lbs||1.76 lbs||1.76 lbs||1.68 lbs||1.63 lbs||2.22 lbs|
|Megapixels||16.3 megapixels||24.4 megapixels||24.4 megapixels||16.3 megapixels||16.3||36.4 megapixels|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||16.3 megapixels||24 megapixels||24.4 megapixels||16.3 megapixels||16.3 megapixels||36.4 megapixels|
|Photo Sensor Size||APS-C (23.7 x 15.7 mm)||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)||APS-C (23.7 x 15.7 mm)||APS-C||Full Frame|
|Style Name||—||Body Only||N/A||—||Body Only||—|
|Video Capture Resolution||1920 x 1080 (25 fps), 1280 x 720 (25, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)||1080p_hd||1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)||1920 x 1080 (25 fps), 1280 x 720 (25, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)||1080p_hd||1080p|
|Viewfinder||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)||optical viewfinder|
|Wireless Technology||None||Optional, Special version of Flu Card available||Optional, Special version of Flu Card available||None||Yes||Wi-Fi|
STAY OBSESSED: LESS IS MORE. With the K-5 IIs, less really is more. Featured without an anti-aliasing filter to achieve superior resolution for highly detailed imagery, the K-5 IIs is feature rich and ready for nearly any environment, thanks to its weather sealed and cold proof design. With the K-5 IIs, less is more, and the proof really is in the details.
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Better focusing, better metering, Much better color rendering. Canon always pushed the primary colors, and even the neutral setting has a Greenish hue. Pentax has a much better color representation, there are more hues, and rolling tones, also the shadows look much better. But the K5 was not as sharp as the Canon 5d MKII. Not the end of the world but still...
Enter the K5 IIs This is a very different Camera entirely. It looks, and feels like a K5, But under the hood it is a detail Deva. Now I have the best of both systems. It's every bit as clear and detailed as the Canon Full Frames. Focus the eyes and you will see the depth and little details. Hairs are crisp. There is no need to sharpen the images in post like you might have done before. I shoot Raw plus Jpeg, but very rarely use the raw files.
(Highlight correction) on
(Shadow Correction) on
(Expanded Sensitivity) on
(Camera setting) Natural or BW
There are three different Sharpening algorithms on this camera. Sharpen, Fine, and Extra (AKA Extra Fine.
They are like selecting finer Radius amounts with higher amounts of output. I currently have mine set to Extra fine @ -2
This sharpens down to the sub details without causing edgy halos.
I adore this camera with the Sigma 85 1.4. At 3.5 Subjects are razor sharp with creamy butter filled backgrounds.
So I am ecstatic about the images this camera body Produces. Do I miss shooting Full frame? Not really. I know in theory it should be a better image on a 35mm sensor. Bigger photocells,Better DOF, Blah,Blah, Blah. Here is my scientific Opinion. The movie industry uses The Red Epic Camera. It's sensor is 27.7 by 14.6 mm 5120 x 2700 pixel, 13.8 megapixel Bayer pattern 14 bit CMOS sensor. This would not seem very impressive in the still camera world, but I believe it proves a point that there is a lot more to consider for image quality then bigger sensors with more pixels. Sensors that produce the least amount of heat with on board Converters Can offer some of the best results. Then there is file handling,compression formats, and lots of other things we like to pretend to understand. The point is there are lots of things happening when you pull the shutter release, and when you compare the final product you should like what you are looking at. The Pentax K5 IIs looks like real life with a bit more punch, and I love it.
The image quality is just wonderful. I am very happy with this camera. If you are looking to move into the DSLR field and are considering Pentax's bigger competitors, don't let market size fool you. This camera compares very well with its competition. The k-mount provides a wide array of lens options, since this is the same mount that Pentax has been using for decades. Also, with in-camera stabilization, you won't be purchasing expensive VR-type lenses. One great feature of Pentax glass is the number of prime lenses in their catalogue. Prime lenses offer excellent image quality and they also help you train your creative imagination.
There are many good cameras on the market and I know for first-time buyers there is alway that fear that you will be stuck with a less-than-great camera. Believe me, you will not suffer from buyers remorse with the K-5 iis.
Update 9-2-2016 -I would have updated this post much sooner, but I forgot about it until someone recently asked me about it. I never sent the camera back for warranty repair because there was a question as to how it was scratched, and the cost for repair would have been close to $300. I, unknowingly, had my new softer neck strap replacement adjusted too long and the camera screen was rubbing against my belt buckle, not my shirt (not sure if it should have scratched under the mild contact with the buckle for such a short time, a couple of use times for up to 2 hours before noticing it). I cleaned it the best I could and put on a screen protector which made the scratches almost unnoticeable. The camera has been a very good camera for photo quality output with no real complaints. I bought a K-3 model about a year ago which I enjoy even more. The color rendition and white balance are superior to the K-5iis. However, the K-5iis does a better job with noise control at higher ISO than on the K-3, most likely due to the MP difference. Because of that, the K-5iis is my go to camera for most of my night photography.
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But, CD is broken. So I give 3/5.