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09-07-2012, 05:26 AM   #1
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Pentax K-5 II/s rumor update (w/images)...

Please take note that this is posted through translation(Japanese to English) and so keep in mind that the message may be significant different from what is intended:

QuoteOriginally posted by http://digicame-info.com:
We have to provide information such as image, price and release date of Pentax K-5 IIs and K-5 II from readers.
(On-sale date) is scheduled for mid-October launch of the K-5 IIs and Pentax K-5 II
Around 110 000 yen, over-the-counter expected price is K-5 II K-5 IIs are around ¥ 120 000
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QuoteOriginally posted by photorumors.com:
The Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs are slated to replace the now older K-5 model. The replacement models are expected to hit stores by mid-October. The price is rumored to be around $1,400 for the K5 II and $1,500 USD for the K5 II/s respectively.
Here is a complete list of features and specifications for the Pentax K-5 II / K-5 of IIs DSLR camera (Google translation):
  • APS-C CMOS sensor 16.28 million effective pixel sensor (1.5x)
  • Newly developed SAFOX X AF module
  • Supports up to ~ +18 EV-3EV is AF. High accuracy corresponding to the luminous flux of F2.8
  • Expansion function select area to continue tracking even if the subject deviates from the selected AF point
  • Gapless 3.0 inch LCD monitor screen with 921 000 dot LCD
  • PRIME II image processing engine
  • ISO range is ISO80-51200 with expansion
  • Magnesium Alloy frame with chassis water resistant body
  • 30-1/8000 with 100 000 shutter life
  • 100% field of view with 0.92x magnification pentaprism viewfinder
  • 7 frames per seconds continuous shooting, 20 frames in RAW
  • Video - Full HD (1920x1080, 25fps), HD (1280x720, 30/25fps)
  • Video file format Motion JPEG (AVI)
  • Three phase image stabilization in the body. (automatic, horizontal correction, composition adjust)
  • Custom image nine
  • Multi-segment metering 77
  • Electronic Level
  • With DR II dust removal function
  • The media SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Size: 131mm x 97mm x 72.5mm
  • Weight (body only), 760 g (battery, included media) 680g
  • In the low-pass filter-less (only K-5 IIs), to maximize the performance of the sensor


Read more on PhotoRumors.com: Pentax K-5 II / K-5 IIs specifications | Photo Rumors

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QuoteOriginally posted by http://digicame-info.com:
It is the information from people you trust. The appearance of the K-5 II, it is almost the same except for the K-5 logo. Spec is unknown at the moment, what the low-pass-less version of K-5 II is K-5 IIs?

It seems slightly cheaper price than the opening price of the K-5. In addition, three of the top in the K-5 II, the image on the back of the image with the top surface of the (K-5 IIs the bottom one is the K-5 IIs are exactly the same, so omit K-5 II was).

Source: http://digicame-info.com


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Still no full frame sensor in that (it had to be said :P).
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Unsurprisingly looks exactly like a K-5... even the top-view image displays the same things on the LCD display as the K-5 product photos... heh.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vylen Quote
Unsurprisingly looks exactly like a K-5... even the top-view image displays the same things on the LCD display as the K-5 product photos... heh.
TBH. I've grown to love the size and handling of the K-5 and so I guess I'm not surprised. Though I will be very curious to see what differences will exist between the K-5II and IIs myself.

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So, are the pics any different from a K-5 except for the white paint that says II and IIs? I think the key would be if the lens release button is different. We know the current design is defective, although I'm not sure if the fix for it requires a redesign that would be visual or just bettter parts.
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K5 IIs is probably a aa-filterless version.

I rather wonder what the K5-to-K5 II differences are.
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I hope they relocate the K-5's green button to where it is on the K-30, K-x and K200D. Always been a gripe of mine with the K-5.
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What the hell are these rubbish?
Still no FF !

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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
K5 IIs is probably a aa-filterless version.

I rather wonder what the K5-to-K5 II differences are.
I'm going to guess:
  • New AF
  • New prime engine
  • Slightly faster FPS
  • Larger image buffer
  • Expanded shooting modes(1.5, 3, 5, 8 FPS)
  • Improved video controls
  • Focus peeking
  • Quick magnification
  • UI redesign
Amongst other things, address various design weaknesses; lens release mechanism, adhesion, circuit design etc.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LamyTax Quote
Still no full frame sensor in that (it had to be said :P).
Damn, you beat me to it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by NightPorter Quote
What the hell are these rubbish?
Still no FF !
Do you really want Pentax to stop producing APS-C cameras?
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K-5 II. Really ? That's a lame name even by Pentax standards !!! ;-)

And wisn't the K-5 update supposed to sport a tiltable screen ?
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Two versions? Would that be true? I know Pentax did something similar with the K100D and the K110D, where the latter didn't have SR, though I'm sure both versions here *will* have SR. The K110D lacked a feature and hence was cheaper, but how would that work with two versions having or not having a AA filter? Somehow I suspect this may not be as correct as the Q10 leak?

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QuoteOriginally posted by RBellavance Quote
And wisn't the K-5 update supposed to sport a tiltable screen ?
Yes, except that you have to tilt the entire camera instead.
The good news is however that is can be tilted to any angle. So its much more versatile than those hinged versions.
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Nice find, again! I'm looking forward to the Tech Specs release.
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