Go ahead and feed your photography obsession with the PENTAX K-5. For you, capturing that great shot isn't a casual interest. It's a part of your life. One spectacular image after another. This camera is the perfect piece of equipment to help you get your photo fix. With the compact, rugged K-5, the world is truly your studio.
16.3 megapixel CMOS sensorHigh resolution 16.3 megapixel CMOS sensor with integrated AD conversion circuitry captures outstanding image detail with pixels to spare.
80-51200 ISOHigh sensitivity 80-51200 ISO range with improved noise performance throughout, including ISO-specific noise reduction.
7 FPSSpeedy 7 FPS framerate captures fast action shots in demanding situations.
11 point SAFOX IX+ autofocus systemHighly 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 videoCapture 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 LCDLarge 3 inch LCD with 921,000 dots of resolution for responsive Live View and detailed image/video review.
Fully Weather SealedFully 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 designDurable magnesium alloy covers surround a rugged stainless steel chassis.
77 segment metering systemHighly accurate 77 segment metering system for perfectly exposed images even in difficult lighting.
100% Field of viewHigh quality glass pentaprism viewfinder features 100% field of view and 0.92X magnification, for perfect framing accuracy.
Shake ReductionPENTAX body-based Shake Reduction (SR) stabilization system is compatible with every PENTAX lens ever made.
1/8000 Shutter SpeedA maximum 1/8000 second shutter speed freezes even the fastest action without subject movement blur.
HDMI portAn HDMI port outputs high definition images and video (and sound) to HDTVs.
PENTAX PEF and Adobe DNG filesNative 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.
HDRImproved in-camera HDR image capture features more blending options and better pixel registration for easier operation without a tripod.
In-camera image processing and filtersA wide range of in-camera image processing and special effects filters encourages the photographer's artistic expression.
Customizable RAW/Fx buttonCustomizable RAW/Fx button allows for easy access to common shooting settings.
Built-in electronic levelBuilt-in electronic level now features a tilt scale display in Live View.
SDXC memory card compatibility (via firmware update)
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Reviewed by 18 customers
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About Me Photo Enthusiast
Comments about Pentax K-5 Weatherproof Digital SLR Digital Camera Body w/ 1080p HD Video:
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Well built, excellent performance
from Albany, NY
Excellent performance, great controls.100
The Pentax K-5 is a great camera
from Dallas, TX
About Me Pro Photographer
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.
Excellent quality, weather proof.
from Burlington, Ontario Canada
Excellent quality, need to purchase quality lenses for best results, weather proof, works excellent in cold weather.
Very good camera
from chicago USA
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
Pentax has very good colors
much better than K10d. Pentax has very good colors.
I love my camera
About Me Photography Student
It's great to have it weatherproofed-a unique feature. The clarity is awesome!
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from waterford wi
About Me Semi-pro Photographer
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Best camera ever - LOVE it!
from Clarksburg, ON
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!
By Duncan M.
from Decatur, GA
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.