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09-26-2012, 08:54 AM   #1
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Facts and rumors regarding the 16.28 Megapixel sensor in K- 5 II and K-5 IIs

What is actually the facts regarding the sensor in the K-5 II and IIs? Is it a new sensor, or is it the same as in the current K-5?

09-26-2012, 08:58 AM   #2
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Same sensor with the AA filter effectively removed.

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Thanks Adam,
Sorry if I wasn’t very clear in my formulation. I have understood the difference between the K-5 II and K-5 IIs, but what I am most curious about is if it’s the same sensor in K-5 II as in the original K-5, or if there has been any development regarding the sensor itself?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Same sensor with the AA filter effectively removed.
I don't think he is asking if the K5 II has the same sensor as the K-5 IIs. He wants to know it the K-5 II & K-5 IIs have the same sensor as the K-5. I thought I read somewhere that they have a newer version of the sensor. The press release refers to it as the "latest-generation" CMOS.

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It's the same sensor in all 3 cameras AFAIK, though I'm sure the firmware has been tweaked, etc.

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same sensor. different auto focus module....safox x.
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just not to make it a deal..but I have read from web pages whome sell actuallu K-5 and K-5II, and it is really professional, and big in Finland(topshot) that sensor in K-5 has been tweaked and changed in KII. from 16.3 Mpix to 16.2 and it has better Iso handling too. dunno if it is true thou?!
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The K-7 was producing a higher quality image than the K20D and they share the same sensor.

So I think even if the sensors are the same (And I believe they are), we should still see better images coming from the Mark II than the classic

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some photokina pentax boss in interview said that K5II sensor is new...
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There was a rumor thread from before the K-5II was announced that had some very technical tidbits. The rumor stated:

1a. Miniaturization of interconnection process
1b. Larger microlens for the vaster area available for light capture.
2. They took long time to tweak a newly-designed 16MP imager without LPF
3. They spent a lot of time to tweak SAFOX X

Obviously points two and three were correct, so I have no reason to believe points 1a and 1b are not valid. What this means is that the sensor is in fact different - less light-blocking hardware on top of the sensing elements could lead to better ISO and DR performance.

Source: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/196401-k-5-successor-updates.html
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QuoteOriginally posted by Buschmaster Quote
The K-7 was producing a higher quality image than the K20D and they share the same sensor.
They don't share the same sensor, just sensors from the same family. The one the K-7 is slightly different, mostly to make (good) video capture possible.
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QuoteOriginally posted by simico Quote
They don't share the same sensor, just sensors from the same family. The one the K-7 is slightly different, mostly to make (good) video capture possible.
Well, I'm just crazy then.
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