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07-24-2015, 02:02 AM   #1
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Any difference between North American & Japanese versions?

I've been looking at eBay for a used K-5 II (to upgrade from my K-7), and I see that many of the sellers are in Japan. Are there any differences between a K-5 II sold in North America vs. a K-5 II sold in Japan?

07-24-2015, 02:08 AM   #2
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The language pack is different, I think. Don't know about the symbols on the camera, though.
07-24-2015, 06:27 AM   #3
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My Japanese market Q7 was nearly 100% in Japanese. The coolest item in the documentation package was an offer to join the Japanese Pentax Photo club.
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During the last decade I have purchased two K10d's, a K5, 10-15 lenses + + at the camera 2nd hand market in Hong Kong, "Sim City". Approx 60 small shops in one center. 4 floors. Each of them filled up with 2nd hand cameras + +. The prices, compare to Europe, is definetely competitive. Yes, the manuals etc. are mostly written in chinese but that's all. The hardware are the same. So fare I have faced no problem. All the equipments still works well.

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I bought a k5ii from Japan by mail order and apart from the fact it arrived with the menu system set for that country it is all on English, I just changed the menus to English. Fun finding the right place, oh yes it came with a locking body cap rather than the push type bug I don't know if that is the current cap worldwide?

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