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Pentax K-5


The Pentax K-5 is high-end semi-pro camera by Pentax It was released in 2010 with its main rival being the Nikon D7000. Both camera's shared the same Sony sensor, however the processor in the K-5 pushed it ahead with the K-5 having the highest score for an APS-C sensor by DxOMark upon release.

The K-5 was essentially an update of the popular Pentax K-7 which improved the sensor chip, as well as the FPS and video capability.

Improvements over the K-7 were:Edit

  • Larger 16.3 Mpix Sony-sourced CMOS Sensor
  • New SAFOX IX+ 11 point AF sensor
  • Dramatically improved ISO performance with a range from 80-51200 ISO. This is also the largest ISO range of any APS-C DSLR camera, and currently only beaten by three "Pro" cameras by Canon and Nikon (EOS 1D mk4, EOS 1D X and D3s)
  • First Pentax DSLR with 1080p recording
  • Compatible with O-GPS1 after firmware update
  • 7 frames per second
  • Possibly the quietest shutter of any DSLR.
K5 3


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