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09-19-2010, 09:50 AM   #1
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Pentax K-5 Officially Announced

The Pentax K-5 is a new 16.3 megapixel, 7FPS professional/serious-amateur digital SLR from Pentax featuring dramatically improved noise control and autofocus performance. Read all about the new PENTAX K-5 and the new 18-135mm kit lens here!

K-5 Specs table: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-digital-slr-camera-reviews/114233-pentax-k-5-a.html

18-135mm Lens specs: SMC Pentax-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR Specifications

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K-5 Specifications (MSRP: $1599 body-only)

Pentax K-5 Model
The Pentax K-5 is a TTL autofocus, auto-exposure SLR digital-still camera with built-in retractable P-TTL flash and PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount (AF coupler, lens information contacts, K-mount with power contacts).

K-5 Compatible Lenses
  • All KAF3, KAF2, KAF, KA*, KF*+, K*+ mount lenses
  • M42*+ mount lenses (with adapter)
Power-zoom and SDM is supported.
*Manual-focus
+Manual-metering

K-5 Compatible Lens List
Pentax Lens Compatibility Chart


Image Sensor
  • Type: Primary color filter, CMOS. Size: 23.7 x 15.7 (mm)
  • Effective pixels: Approx 16.28 megapixels
  • Total pixels: Approx 16.93 megapixels
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100-12800 (ISO 80-51200 when expanded via menu setting, ISO 1600 max. in bulb mode)
  • Sensitivity Steps: 1EV, 1/2EV, or 1/3EV
Additional features:
  • Dust Removal II sensor cleaning system uses ultrasonic vibrations to remove dust
  • Dust Alert function

Motion Blur Compensation
  • Pentax Shake Reduction
  • Type: CMOS image sensor shift
  • Effective compensation range: up to 4EV
  • (May vary by shooting conditions)

File Formats
  • File formats: RAW (PEF/DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.21)
  • DCF2.0 compliant Recorded resolutions: JPEG: 16M (4928x3264 pixels), 10M (3936x2624 pixels), 6M (3072x2048 pixels), 2M (1728x1152 pixels) | RAW: 16M (4928x3264 pixels)
  • Quality levels: RAW (14bit): PEF, DNG JPEG: ★★★★ (Premium), ★★★ (Best), ★★ (Better), ★ (Good)
  • RAW + JPEG simultaneous capturing available
  • Color space: sRGB, AdobeRGB
  • Storage Medium: SD, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card

View finder
  • Penta-prism view finder with approx. 100% coverage and approx. 0.92x magnification (50mmF1.4 at ∞)
  • Eye-Relief: Approx. 21.7mm (from the view window), Approx 24.5mm (from the center of view finder lens)
  • Diopter adjustment: Approx -2.5m to +1.5m-1
  • Focusing Screen: Natural-Bright-Matte III focusing screen, Exchangeable

Live view
  • TTL method using CMOS image sensor
  • Focusing Method: Contrast detection + Face detection / Contrast detection / Phase matching
  • Display: Field of View approx. 100%, Magnified view (AF mode: 2x, 4x, 6x / MF mode: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x)
  • Grid display: 16 segmentation, Golden rule (3 x 3 segmets), Ruler display
  • Bright/dark area warning, histogram

LCD monitor
  • Wide viewing angle TFT color LCD, 3.0 inch, 921,000 dots
  • Adjustable color balance
  • AR Coating

Preview
  • Optical preview and digital preview

White Balance
  • Auto: TTL method using CMOS image sensor
  • Presets: Daylight, shade, cloudy, fluorescent light (daylight color, Daylight White, Cool White, Warm White), Tungsten light, flash, CTE
  • Manual: Configurable via display (stores up to 3 settings), color temperature adjustment (stores up to 3 settings)
  • Set white balance based on saved image (configurable)
  • Fine adjustment: Adjustable ±7steps on A-B axis and/or G-M axis

Autofocus system
  • TTL phase-matching autofocus
  • Focus sensor: SAFOX IX+, 11 point (9 cross type focus point in the center)
  • Brightness range: EV-1 to 18 (ISO100)
  • AF mode: Single AF (AF.S), Continuous AF (AF.C). Focus priority or shutter priority mode for AF.S.
    Focus priority or FPS priority mode for AF.C.
  • AF point selection: 5 point auto, 11 point auto, manually select, center point only
  • Dedicated LED AF assist lamp

Metering
  • TTL open aperture, 77 segmented metering, center-weighted and spot metering available
  • Exposure range EV0 to 22 (ISO100 at 50mmF1.4)
  • Exposure mode: Green, Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter and Aperture Priority,
    Manual, Bulb, X
  • EV compensation steps: ±5EV (in 1/2EV step or 1/3EV steps)
  • AE Lock via dedicated AE lock button
    (Timer method: Two times the meter operating time set in custom function or for as long as the shutter-release button is half-way pressed

Shutter
  • Electronically controlled, vertical run, focal plane shutter
  • Shutter speeds: Auto: 1/8000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/8000 to 30 sec. (in 1/3EV Step or 1/2EV steps), Bulb

Drive modes
  • Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-Timer (12sec, 2sec), Remote (Spontaneous, 3sec, continuous),
    Bracketing (2, 3, 5 frame), Bracketing+Self-Timer, Bracketing+Remote, Mirror-up, Mirror-up+Remote
  • Continuous shooting Hi: Approx. 7.0 fps, up to 22 frames (JPEG 16MP), up to 8 frames (RAW)
  • Continuous shooting Lo: Approx 2 fps, unlimited no. of frames (JPEG 16MP) up to card's capacity, up to 12 frames (RAW)

Built-in Flash
  • Built-in P-TTL flash with serial control, GN: approx 13 (ISO100/m)
  • Coverage: Angle of view of an 18mm lens
  • Flash modes: P-TTL, Red-eye reduction, Slow-speed sync, Rear Curtain Sync.
    High-Speed Sync and Wireless Sync also available with PENTAX dedicated external flash.
  • Flash sync speed1/180 sec.
  • Flash exposure compensation: -2.0 to +1.0EV

Capture Setting
  • Custom Image Settings: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Muted, Monochrome, Reversal Film, Bleach Bypass
  • Noise Reduction: Long-Exposure NR, High-ISO NR
  • Dynamic Range compensation: High-light and/or shadow correction
  • Lens Correction: Distortion Compensation, Lateral chromatic aberration compensation
  • Cross Processing: Shuffle, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3
  • Digital Filter: Toy Camera, Retro, High-contrast, Extract Color, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Custom
  • HDR: Auto, Standard, Strong1, Strong2, Strong3, Automatic composition correction function
  • Multi-Exposure: Select number of shots between 2 to 9. Auto EV adjustment available.
  • Automatic Leveling: SR On: Adjusts up to 1 degree, SR Off: Adjusts up to 2 degree
  • Composition Adjustment: Shift adjustment range (Vertical, Horizontal) ±1.5mm(upto ±1mm when sensor is in slant position,
    Slant adjustment up to ±1 degree.
  • Extended Bracketing: White Balance, Saturation, hue, high/low key adjustment, contrast and sharpness bracketing
  • Interval shooting: Capture Interval setting (1sec. to 24 hours), Start time setting (Immediate, Designated time), Captures up to 999 images
  • Electronic Level: In-finder display (horizontal only), on-monitor display (Horizontal/Tilt)

Movie
  • File Format: Motion JPEG (AVI)
  • Record Pixels: Full HD (1920x1080, 16:9, 25fps), HD (1280x720, 16:9, 30fps/25fp), VGA (640x480, 4:3, 30fps/25fps)
  • Image Quality: *** (Best), ** (Better), * (Good)
  • Sound: Built-in monaural microphone, External stereo microphone port
  • Recording Time up to 25 minutes
  • Automatically stops recording when internal temperature rises more than designated limit
  • Custom Images: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Muted, Monochrome, Reversal Film, Bleach Bypass
  • Cross Process: Shuffle, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3
  • Digital Filter: Toy Camera, Retro, High-contrast, Extract Color, Color

Playback
  • Single frame, Image comparison, Multi-image display(4, 9, 16, 36, 81 images)
  • Display magnification up to 32x (scrolling and quick magnification available)
  • Rotation
  • Histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), bright/dark area warning
  • Calendar display, folder display, copyright display, detailed exif information display
  • Slideshow
  • Resize, cropping
  • Deletion: Single frame delete, delete all, selective delete, folder delete, quick view delete
  • Digital Filter: Toy Camera, Monochrome, Retro, Color, High Contrast, Soft, Extract Color, Star Burst, Sketch,
    Water Color, Fisy-eye, Pastel, Slim, Miniature, HDR, Posterization, Base Parameter Adjustment, Custom Filter
  • RAW Development: Format (JPEG/TIFF), Custom Image, White Balance, Sensitivity, High-ISO NR, Shadow Correction, Distortion Correction, Lateral Chromatic aberration Correction, Color Space
  • In-camera Edit: Resize, Cropping (Aspect alteration, Slant adjustment available), Index, Movie Edit (Segmentation, Partial delete), Frame Crop (JPEG)

Customization
  • USER mode: Can store up to 5 settings
  • Custom Functions: 27 items
  • Mode Memory: 13 items
  • Custom Button: RAW/Fx Button (One-touch RAW+, Exposure Bracket, Digital Preview, Electronic Level,
    Composition Adjust)
  • AF/AE-L Button
  • Character Size: Standard, Enlarged
  • World Time settings for 75 cities (28 time zones)
  • Menu Language: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Chinese (Traditional/Simplified), Japanese
  • AF fine Adjustment±10 step, Uniformal adjustment, Individual adjustment (can store the setting for up to 20 lenses)
  • Copyright Information: Embed "Name of shooter", "Name of Copyright holder" to the image file
  • Modification record will be stored to the SD card, and is referable.

Power supply
  • Battery Type: Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI90
  • AC Adopter
  • AC Adopter Kit K-AC50 (Optional Accessory)
  • Battery Life: Number of Recordable images: (w/50% flash usage) approx: 740 pictures, (w/o flash usage) approx: 980 pictures
  • Playback: Approx. 440 minutes
  • Tested in compliance with CIPA standard. Actual result may vary in accordance to the shooting conditions/circumstances

Interfaces
  • USB2.0 (high-speed compatible) / AV output terminal, mini HDMI terminal, DC input terminal,
    Cable release terminal, External Microphone terminal, X sync socket
  • USB connection MSC/PTP
  • Video Output Format NTSC/PAL

Dimensions and Weight
  • Dimensions: Approx. 131mm (w) x 97mm (H) x 73mm (L) (excluding protrusions)
  • Weight: Approx. 660g (body only), Approx. 740g (including dedicated battery and SD card)

Accessories
  • Included: USB cable I-USB7, AV cable I-AVC7, Strap O-ST53, Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-Li90,
    Battery charger D-BC90, Eye-cap FR, Hot shoe cover FK, sync socket cover 2P cap
  • Included software (CD-ROM) S-SW110: PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4


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09-19-2010, 06:21 PM   #2
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Pentax K-5 press release documents, spec sheets, and info on the new SMC Pentax-DA 18-135mm lens can be found below:
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File Type: pdf K-5_Specsheet_ENG.pdf (137.9 KB, 2434 views)
Attached Files
File Type: txt K-5 Spec (100910).xls.txt (35.0 KB, 1185 views)
File Type: txt DF18135 Spec (100910).xls.txt (16.0 KB, 1083 views)
File Type: doc press release DA 18-135mm.doc (173.0 KB, 1543 views)
File Type: doc press release K-5.doc (411.0 KB, 1282 views)

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Pentax K-5 AF.C in action, compared to the K-7's:


K-5 shutter at 7FPS:


K-5 live-view magnification:


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Very impressive AF speed. Looks like a winning camera in many respects. High ISO's Af speed, Fps etc. Flash sync is still low but that seems to be the only missing upgrade. Is Mirror-up+Remote Continuous shooting a feature upgrade from the K-7? This alone might make me want to give this a hard look.

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Info is live! Enjoy!

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Any street date?
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I like the specs of this new body. I think my time to upgrade is coming soon.........
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Cool!! but any mention of full manual control for video?

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I cannot open the press release .doc file, my MS Word 2007 says it is not compatible.

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K-5 - Official PENTAX Imaging Web Site
"Approx 7.0 FPS, JPEG(16M·Continuous Hi):up to 40 frames, RAW:up to 15 frames Approx 3.3 FPS, JPEG(16M·Continuous Lo):unlimited up to card's cap limit, RAW: up to 17 frames."

Why is there difference in specs?
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Nice! I can't wait to see the sample photo from the AF speed test. I really hope Pentax will deliver a very accurate AF especially in Low Light.
And also clean high ISO.

The video is very interesting indeed. It looks like a significant AF improvement compared to K-7. We just need to see the photo samples.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Pentax K-5 AF.C in action, compared to the K-7's
Now "that's" what I'm talking about!
Good job on reporting this early.
More valuable than anything at dpreview imo.
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Wow it looks like exactly like the specifications I did leak yesterday
Great, I am looking forward to the first preview and reviews !
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It looks like a very, very nice camera (in fact I'm pretty sure I'll want to upgrade my K-7 when the price comes down a bit), but...

... where's the hybrid viewfinder ?
... where's the "stabilized AF sensor" ?
... whats the rumoured "killer feature" ?

Once again, the pre-release hype was well beyond reality.

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Whats the expected price in USA?
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