Official K-5 specifications unveiled!

By PF Staff in Pentax Announcements on Sep 19, 2010

We are very pleased to be among the first sites to be bringing the official Pentax K-5 specifications to the Pentax community. Pentax is marketing the K-5 as "Highly Sensitive", which is good news for those expecting a sensor with exceptional high-ISO performance.

You may now directly view the press release, spec sheets, and PDF for the K-5 as well as the new SMC Pentax-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 kit lens.

The specifications for the K-5 are as follows:

  • 16.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor 23.7 x 15.7mm High-speed 
  • PRIME II Imaging Engine 
  • Sensitivity range: ISO 80 to 51 200 
  • 7 fps high-speed continuous shooting 
  • Shutter speed: 1/8000 sec max.  
  • CMOS-shift Shake Reduction, complies with all PENTAX lenses
  • SAFOX IX+ AF sensor with 11 selectable pointsand wavelength sensor
  • Camera housing of magnesium alloy
  • Weatherproof body with 77 independent seals
  • Large 100% field of view viewfinder
  • Wide view angle 3’’ LCD monitor, 921 000 dots
  • Video recording in Full HD (1960x1080 pixels, 16:9, 25 fps)
  • Live View with magnified view, face detection, contrast AF and phase matching 
  • Dust Removal II mechanism and dust alert function
  • Dynamic Range Enhancement (shadow/highlight correction)
  • Compact body: 13cm width
  • Powered by Li-ion battery
  • MSRP body-only: $1599.95
Complete Pentax K-5 specifications and photos.

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