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09-20-2010, 07:37 AM   #1
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No ISO 51,200? Official Pentax site says 12,800 MAX!

Offical Pentax K-5 page w/ specs link

Click on the Specifications tab, as I can't get a direct link to show it.

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ISO Sensitivity: AUTO/100~6400 (EV step could be set to 1 EV, 1/2EV, or 1/3EV) , expandable from ISO80 up to ISO 12800. Maximum up to ISO 1600 in bulb mode.
This clearly says 12,800 is maximum. Bummer if this is true. If it's not, Pentax needs to fix these specs!

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Their main DSLR showcase page also has it listed only as 80-12,800:

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QuoteOriginally posted by K-9 Quote
Offical Pentax K-5 page w/ specs link

Click on the Specifications tab, as I can't get a direct link to show it.



This clearly says 12,800 is maximum. Bummer if this is true. If it's not, Pentax needs to fix these specs!
Does anyone really think anything above 12,800 was going to be usable anyway? I suppose you can set it to go higher in an expanded mode if you like.
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The 51200 is through an expanded mode I believe. Still I agree all these different specs are confusing.

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It's expandable to 51200. The base range is 100-12800, expanded range is 80-51200.

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

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Specs as I quoted above are listed at 100-6400 and that the expandable range is 80-12,800. They may have made an error, because in their first look video, when Carolyn says it goes up to 12,800, a little text window pops up saying it's expendable to 51,200. They really should correct this quick on their specs page if it's true, because this is a huge selling point for the camera. I'm still confused, though.
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Those specs are simply wrong. See the link above and the documentation here: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/114977-pentax-k-5-offi...announced.html

We're also going to continue all discussion in the thread above for consistency.

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