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02-14-2015, 10:49 AM   #1
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Differences K5 and K5II?

Is there a list somewhere that notes all differences between the K5 and the K5II?
Including minor things in the menus, like the missing "comparing two images" in the K5II.

If there is no such list, please post what comes to mind.

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I think low light auto focussing is supposedly the most noticable improvement.
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The II has better autofocus performance and a better LCD screen. Ricoh Support: What is the Difference Between the K-5 and the K-5 II/K-5 IIs?
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The Ricoh site names the improved AF modul.
The "improvement" of the "low light performance" also included a serious issue of the original K-5, which could not be completely fixed by firmware.

With many types of energy saving light sources (specially these which emit only discrete samples of frequencies), the AF would either front or back focus.
The error was not big (most users never saw it), but clearly visible when DOF was very small. In such situations the only solution was to focus manually.
The new Safox system avoids this kind of error.

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QuoteOriginally posted by blende8 Quote
Is there a list somewhere that notes all differences between the K5 and the K5II?
Including minor things in the menus, like the missing "comparing two images" in the K5II.

If there is no such list, please post what comes to mind.
The lcd on the back of the K5ii doesn't suck dust & moisture in under its glass-- as the protective glass is fused to the lcd. As said earlier the lcd is supposed to be easier to view in daylight as well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by close-enough Quote
The lcd on the back of the K5ii doesn't suck dust & moisture in under its glass-- as the protective glass is fused to the lcd. As said earlier the lcd is supposed to be easier to view in daylight as well.
Ahah, is that what the issue is with my K5; never knew it was a known issue. so much for weather sealing
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Biggest differences are auto focus in low light and tungsten light and the back lcd. I don't think there is much else that changed.
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Biggest difference I found was in the rear display which is brighter and more visible in bright light. The colours and tones / shadow depth / highlights are very much in line with the JPEG version you see on the screen or can create from raw later.
I also found the focusing faster and more accurate the with the k 5 bodies I had.
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