Pentax K-30 vs K-5 IIs Cross Sections

On display at Photokina

By PF Staff in Photokina 2012 on Sep 30, 2012
Pentax K-30 vs K-5 IIs Cross Sections

For those interested in the inner workings and structure of a Pentax K-30, a body which was sliced in half was put on display by Pentax Ricoh.  The same holds true for the Pentax K-5 IIs, shown toward the end of this post.

The autofocus module including the secondary mirror (though misaligned) is clearly visible.

K-30 Cross-Section

cut 1

Below we have a similar cut of the Pentax K-5 IIs for comparison. The two cameras are clearly built in a similar way, with the only obvious difference being that the K-5 IIs body (not just the chassis) is made of metal.

K-5 IIs Cross-Section

K-5 cut open
Click on the images for a larger version.

As you can see, a DSLR has many more components than a mirrorless camera!  The latter eliminates the mirror, AF module, pentaprism, and light meter as all readings (in general) are made directly from the sensor.

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