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Pentax K-5 Specifications - Official?

Official specs are out for the K-r, but what about those for the high-end K-5? · 09-10-2010 · By PF Staff in Pentax Rumors
Pentax K-5 Specifications - Official?

It has been been rumored that while September 9th would be the date for the official Pentax K-r announcement, we wouldn't hear anything about the K-5 until the 22nd- nearly two weeks later!

So far, here is all the credible information that we have for the K-5 specifications:

The body:

  • Body-only price: $1699 (as this is the MSRP, prices at retailers will likely be at least $100 lower)
  • Magnesium body with rubber and polycarbonate exterior
  • Weather-sealed with 80 rubber seals
  • Weight: 770g
  • Dimensions: 131mm x 97mm x 73mm
  • USB 2.0, HDMI, dual SD/SDHC slots

The image:

  • Sensor: 16.2 Megapixel Sony EXEMOR; APS-C size: 23.6x15.8mm
  • Shutter: up to 8 FPS continuous shooting
  • New SAFOX IX+ focusing system with superior performance
  • 18 AF points (7 more than previous Pentax DSLRs)
  • AF-Single and AF-Continuous
  • Manual Focus
  • 4 new modes for AF-C: auto, action, portrait, and night 
  • ISO range: 100-12800, expandable to 50-25600
  • Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) 30fps or 25fps
  • 720p (1280x720) 30fps or 25fps
  • VGA (640x480) 30fps or 25fps
  • Custom video modes: Av, Sv, Tv, M (a long-awaited feature)
  • External microphone jack
  • Expanded video processing


  • Pentaprism viewfinder with 100% picture frame coverage and 0.92x magnification
  • Focus points superimposed in viewfinder 


  • Available EV compensation from -2EV to +1EV with 0.5EV steps
  • P-TTL flash, GN 13
  • Sync speed of 1/250s or 1/180s, depending on external flash model
  • Wireless sync, IrSimple sync 

As we can see by these specifications for the K-5, it will likely be more of a professional body, with the K-7 filling the gap between it and the K-r.

Discuss the K-5 specifications on our forum.
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Tags: k-5, specifications, 30fps, body, rubber, video, points, flash

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