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Pentax K-5 16.3 MP DSLR Camera Body w/ 1080p HD Video

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A top-notch prosumer DSLR featuring a 16.3 megapixel sensor with best-in-class noise control, dynamic range, and image quality, with the ability to go all the way up to ISO 51200. Designed for the advanced amateur or professional.

The Pentax K-5 is the successor to the K-7 enthusiast camera. Although it may look almost identical on the outside, the K-5 adds a 16.3 MP image sensor to the DSLR body, full 1080p HD video recording, a higher resolution 3-inch LCD screen and updated software for easier, more accurate photography.

16.3 MP Image Sensor and Improved Software for Better Photography
The biggest improvement for the K-5 is a new 16.3 MP CMOS sensor capable of a whopping ISO 51200 in expanded mode. That's enough resolution to print an 11x16" photo at 300 ppi. The sensor reduces time between shots with a continuous shooting mode at speeds up to 7 FPS for up to 40 frames. The K-5 also gets the new SAFOX IX+ AF system, which features color-detection, better auto focus point detection and improved speed, making it quicker and easier to set up a photo.

Flexibility, Lightness and Durability with a DSLR Body
Although the internals have been significantly upgraded, the K-5 retains the magnesium alloy and stainless steel body as its predecessor, the K-7. Total weight is just 670 grams, close to the weight of some professional DSLR cameras. The camera includes shake reduction courtesy of a triple-axis sensor, compensating for horizontal, vertical and rotational movement. Although compatible with a wide range of lenses, a new cross-processing mode allows color tweaking without having to change filters.

Doubles as a Camcorder with 1080p HD Video Recording Support
The K-5 can also be used as a digital camcorder, supporting 1080p HD video at speeds up to 25 frames per second. This bump in resolution comes with custom image modes to provide the right resolution and speed for your needs without having to convert to different format after recording. The camera has an internal mono microphone and support for external stereo mics. An HDMI output is included for playback.

See What You Shoot With a 3-inch LCD and Optical Viewfinder
Along with the same body, the K-5 retains its predecessor's massive 3-inch LCD screen. However, this too has seen an improvement with resolution increasing to 921k pixels. Buttons are positioned to the right of the screen for easy access when using the hand grip, and common settings like flash and shooting mode are accessible without using the on-screen menu. Worried about shooting in bright conditions? The K-5 still has an optical viewfinder. It has 100 percent coverage and supports up to 92 percent magnification.

The K-5 has the same tough lightweight DSLR body of the K-7, but it also has a long list of improvements. A new 16.3 MP sensor can produce high quality 11x16' prints, and it can also shoot HD video. Faster software with better auto focus and stability sensors make taking photos faster and easier. Add in custom image modes and an improved LCD viewfinder, and the K-5 provides easy, high quality picture and video production.

Dimensions (W x H x D): Approx. 5.2 x 3.8 x 2.9 in.

FEATURES

16.3 megapixel CMOS sensor
High resolution 16.3 megapixel CMOS sensor with integrated AD conversion circuitry captures outstanding image detail with pixels to spare.

80-51200 ISO
High sensitivity 80-51200 ISO range with improved noise performance throughout, including ISO-specific noise reduction.

7 FPS
Speedy 7 FPS framerate captures fast action shots in demanding situations.

11 point SAFOX IX+ autofocus system
Highly responsive and accurate 11 point SAFOX IX+ autofocus system features a dedicated AF assist lamp and light wavelength sensor for improved focus speed and reliability.

1080p HD video
Capture widescreen HD video with stunning detail at full 1080p resolution and 25 FPS, including sound via a built-in or external 3.5mm stereo microphone jack.

3 inch LCD
Large 3 inch LCD with 921,000 dots of resolution for responsive Live View and detailed image/video review.

Fully Weather Sealed
Fully weather sealed and coldproof design resists water, fog, snow, sand, dust, and more, for top performance in extreme field conditions as well as in the studio.

Rugged design
Durable magnesium alloy covers surround a rugged stainless steel chassis.

77 segment metering system
Highly accurate 77 segment metering system for perfectly exposed images even in difficult lighting.

100% Field of view
High quality glass pentaprism viewfinder features 100% field of view and 0.92X magnification, for perfect framing accuracy.

Shake Reduction
PENTAX body-based Shake Reduction (SR) stabilization system is compatible with every PENTAX lens ever made.

1/8000 Shutter Speed
A maximum 1/8000 second shutter speed freezes even the fastest action without subject movement blur.

HDMI port
An HDMI port outputs high definition images and video (and sound) to HDTVs.

PENTAX PEF and Adobe DNG files
Native support for both PENTAX PEF and Adobe DNG 14 bit RAW files, includes the ability to retrieve RAW data from JPG files if still present in buffer memory.

HDR
Improved in-camera HDR image capture features more blending options and better pixel registration for easier operation without a tripod.

In-camera image processing and filters
A wide range of in-camera image processing and special effects filters encourages the photographer's artistic expression.

Customizable RAW/Fx button
Customizable RAW/Fx button allows for easy access to common shooting settings.

Built-in electronic level
Built-in electronic level now features a tilt scale display in Live View.

SDXC memory card compatibility (via firmware update)

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Pentax K-5 16.3 MP DSLR Camera Body w/ 1080p HD Video

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5 out of 5 stars   Nice Camera at a great price
By AL (New Hampshire) December 29, 2013
Review submitted for Pentax K-5 16.3 MP DSLR Camera Body w/ 1080p HD Video (PKK5)
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Pros: High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Good Image Quality, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Stabilization
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Other Comments: Nice camera for the money
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Sucessor to the K1000
By lantern (Houston, TX) September 16, 2013
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Pros: High ISO Performance, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Quiet, Large Clear LCD, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
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Other Comments: Not the latest but rock solid with lots of lens choices. Feels good in the hand and cannot be beaten at current discounted prices
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Excellent camera at very good price
By Sumaka (Cinci, OH) August 13, 2013
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Pros: Fast Shutter Speed, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, High ISO Performance, Good Image Quality, Easy To Use, Good Image Stabilization
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Other Comments: Use it for outdoor, landscapes, indoors and travel. Very good camera with lot of features for the price
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   give PENTAX a serious look ...
By zman (western New York) July 17, 2013
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Pros: Easy To Use, Made For Foul Weather, Buy Extra 2 Yrs War 20, Good Image Stabilization, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet, Solid Built Like A Tank
Cons: Pentax Not Appreciated
Other Comments: This is my 3rd Pentax DSLR. I keep upgrading bodies. Solid, durable, easy to use, great images ... Able to use all legacy Pentax K mount lenses and even screw-mount if you buy an adapter for $30. Pentax is like the best kept secret. Problem is they're not found in the discount electronic or department stores, so not many people are aware of the brand.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Pentax K5
By Airtraffic (PA) May 15, 2013
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Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Good Image Quality, Quiet, Fast Shutter Speed, Large Clear LCD, High ISO Performance, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
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Other Comments: Nice upgrade to the Pentax K7. I've owned the K7 for years and loved it.. The K5 improves on the IQ enough to warrant this upgrade. You will NOT be disappointed.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Well built, excellent performance
By Johnbachel (Albany, NY) April 27, 2013
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Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Stabilization, Good Image Quality, Quiet, High ISO Performance
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Other Comments: Excellent performance, great controls.100
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   The Pentax K-5 is a great camera
By sstandeford (Dallas, TX) February 27, 2013
Review submitted for Pentax K-5 16.3 MP DSLR Camera Body w/ 1080p HD Video (PKK5)
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Pros: High ISO Performance, Good Image Quality, Pentax Quality, Quiet, Easy To Use
Cons: Manual Lens Focusing
Other Comments: The Pentax K-5 is a great camera. Image quality is amazing. Full featured and uses all Pentax K mount lens all the way back to the 70s.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Excellent quality, weather proof.
By Mho (Burlington, Ontario Canada) January 16, 2013
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Pros: Good Image Quality, Easy To Use, Quiet, High ISO Performance, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Stabilization, Fast Shutter Speed, Large Clear LCD
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Other Comments: Excellent quality, need to purchase quality lenses for best results, weather proof, works excellent in cold weather.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Very good camera
By Vijay (chicago USA) January 09, 2013
Review submitted for Pentax K-5 16.3 MP DSLR Camera Body w/ 1080p HD Video (PKK5)
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Pros: Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Stabilization, Easy To Use, High ISO Performance
Cons: Noisy At High ISO
Other Comments: Very good camera..I moved from sony to pentax and very much satisfied. I was thinking to buy D7000, However this camera has many good features like image stabilization, high ISO, image quality
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Pentax has very good colors
By iphoto (CT) January 06, 2013
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Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
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Other Comments: much better than K10d. Pentax has very good colors.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   I love my camera
By Rocky (MN) December 08, 2012
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Pros: Very Nice Camera-i Love I
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Other Comments: It's great to have it weatherproofed-a unique feature. The clarity is awesome!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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3 out of 5 stars   love this
By LeAnn (waterford wi) November 13, 2012
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Other Comments: great camera
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5 out of 5 stars   Best camera ever - LOVE it!
By SKB (Clarksburg, ON) October 11, 2012
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Pros: Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Quiet, Large Clear LCD, Fast Shutter Speed, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Easy To Use, Good Image Quality
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Other Comments: I use the camera to shoot wedding photos and travel photos. I love the quality and the durability of this camera. It captures amazing colour. It takes amazing HD video too...really can't think of a down side!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Love it!
By Duncan M. (Decatur, GA) October 10, 2012
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Pros: Fast Shutter Speed, Large Clear LCD, Good Image Stabilization, Legacy Lens Support, Ergonomics And Handling, Quiet, High ISO Performance, Good Image Quality
Cons: Few Autofocus Points
Other Comments: Upgraded from Pentax K-x, and the difference in build, handling, and image character is notable. Haven't been able to test the weather sealing, but know it's second to none. Hundreds of shots and battery is still at full charge. The autofocus lags behind Nikon's, but as I use many MF lenses and rarely shoot action this isn't a huge deal to me. Camera just melts into your hand, weight is beautiful and the shutter is just a whisper. Highly, highly reccomend.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   best of the breed--does what I need
By machinehead (Pierre, SD USA) August 24, 2012
Review submitted for Pentax K-5 16.3 MP DSLR Camera Body w/ 1080p HD Video (PKK5)
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Pros: Large Clear LCD, High ISO Performance, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Easy To Use, Quiet, Good Image Quality, Well built, Great value, Fast Shutter Speed, Compact for DSLR
Cons: Hefty
Other Comments: This is a sturdy yet handy DSLR that takes great pictures and has the features I need. Great image quality, good value and solid build sold me.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Can't go wrong with this deal!!!!
By Tom (Hampton, VA) August 21, 2012
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Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Quiet, Fast Shutter Speed, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Easy To Use, Large Clear LCD, High ISO Performance, Good Image Quality
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Other Comments: Excellent product and super features for a great price.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   My new toy
By cdubu (Amarillo, TX) August 14, 2012
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Pros: High ISO Performance, Quiet, Large Clear LCD, Tilt /Swivel LCD, Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Stabilization
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Other Comments: Haven't used enough to give a full comment, but have had many Pentaz cameras and they are always execllent products.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   One of the best DSLRs
By woodfire (Boston, MA) July 30, 2012
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Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Good Image Quality, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Large Clear LCD, High ISO Performance, Quiet
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Other Comments: I bought this Pentax K-5 camera to replace my K10d ( which is still functioning well but less used due to poor performance under low-light). What I like most of K-5 is it's well-designed body (compact and solid), quite shutter (mirror), excellent IQ @ high ISO, and weather sealing.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Good camera
By potato (Nebraska) July 27, 2012
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Pros: High ISO Performance, Good Image Stabilization, Easy To Use, Good Image Quality
Cons: Small LCD Screen
Other Comments: Good price, I got this camera for [$].
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Keeper
By rocky (San Francisco, Ca.200) July 09, 2012
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Pros: Easy To Use, Small Size, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Good Image Quality, Quiet, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed
Cons: None
Other Comments: I photograph outdoors in all weather situations. A weatherproof camera is essential. This camera has a very comfortable and balanced feel to it. This camera is more like a fine film camera. I am quite pleased .
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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