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Pentax K-5 and Pentax K-r Compared
Posted By: Adam, 09-22-2010, 06:41 PM

Below is a table comparing the Pentax K-5 to the Pentax K-r:

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Pentax K-5Pentax K-r
Year introduced20102010
AvailabilityWorldwideWorldwide
MountKAF2 (without coupling for aperture ring)KAF2 (without coupling for aperture ring)
Meter range0 to 22 EV1 to 21.5 EV
Meter patternm (77 segments) c sm (16 segments) c s
ISO range (expanded)100 - 12800 (80 - 51200)200 - 12800 (100 - 25600)
Expanded dynamic rangeYes, highlight and shadowYes, highlight and shadow
Exposure modesGreen, HyP, Sv, Av, Tv, TAv, HyM, X, BAutoPict, SCN, P, Sv, Av, Tv, M, B
RestrictionsExposure modes with M and K lenses are restricted to Av (with aperture always wide open) and MExposure modes with M and K lenses are restricted to Av (with aperture always wide open) and M
Program modesAuto, Normal, Action, Depth of field (two), MTFNormal, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night-scene Portrait, Flash Off
Scene ModesNone11: Night Scene, Surf and Snow, Food, Sunset, Stage Lighting, Night Snap, Night Scene HDR, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum
Exposure compensation+/-5 EV+/-3 EV
Exposure lockYesYes
Shutter speeds (auto)30s - 1/8000s (stepless)30s - 1/6000s (stepless)
Shutter speeds (manual)B, 30s - 1/8000sB, 30s - 1/6000s
Mirror lock-upYesYes
Shutter lifeAt least 100,000 actuationsAt least 100,000 actuations
Self timer / Interval shootingYes / YesYes / Yes
Continuous shootingHi: 7 fps up to approx. 34 frames (JPG), up to approx. 26 frames (PEF/DNG) with firmware upgrade,
Lo: 2 fps until card is full (JPG), up to appox. 40 frames (PEF/DNG)
Hi: 6 fps (25 JPG, 12 RAW),
Lo: 2 fps (unlimited JPG, 36 RAW)
Shake reductionYesYes
Auto bracketingYes (2, 3 or 5 frames, one-push bracketing)Yes (3 frames)
HDR modeYesYes
Multiple exposuresYesYes
Built-in flashYes, GN 13Yes, GN 12 (ISO 100), 16 (ISO 200)
TTL flashNoNo
P-TTL flashYesYes
Sync speed1/180s1/180s
Flash exposure comp-2 to 1 EV-2 to 1 EV
Extra external flash functionsWireless, High-speed, Contrast controlWireless, High-speed, Contrast control
AutofocusYes (SAFOX IX+, 11 focus points, light wavelength sensor)Yes (SAFOX IX, 11 focus points), AF.S, AF.C and AF.A
Autofocus sensitivity-1 to 18 EV-1 to 18 EV
Autofocus with SDMYesYes
AF AssistDedicated lamp (can be disabled)Dedicated lamp (can be disabled)
Front/Back focus corrYesYes, one adjustment
Power zoomLimitedNo
Lens correctionYesYes
Viewfinder0.92x, 100%0.85x, 96%
Viewfinder typePentaprismPentamirror
Diopter adjustment-2.5 to +1.5-2.5 to +1.5
AF Points in viewfinderYesYes
Exchangeable screenYesNo
Depth of field previewYesYes
Digital previewYes (with image magnificaion)Yes (with image magnificaion)
Live viewYesYes
Video/Movie Mode1960x1080 (16:9 Full HD) at 25 fps
1280x720 (16:9) at 30 or 25 fps
640x480 (4:3) at 30 or 25 fps
HDMI out
1280x720p / 25fps (16:9)
640x480p / 25 fps (4:3)
Movie mode restrictionsThe aperture is fixed during recording. Autofocus is not available during recording.The aperture is fixed during recording. Autofocus is not available during recording.
Sound in Movie modeStereo (external mic)
Mono (built-in mic)
Mono (built-in mic)
No provision for external mic
Camera controls2 control wheels. Many dedicated buttons1 control wheel. Most functions accessed through info screen or menus
Custom Functions40
(Five programmable USER Settings)
22
Sensor16.28 MP CMOS with SP coating12.4 MP CMOS with SP coating
Image size15.7 x 23.7 mm15.8 x 23.6 mm
Color Depth3 x 14 bit (RAW)3 x 12 bit (RAW)
Dust removal / alertDRII (ultrasonic) / YesYes / Yes
Pixel mappingYesYes
File formatDNG, PEF, JPG, AVIDNG, PEF, JPG, AVI
Memory card typeSD, SDHC (max. 32GB), SDXC via firmware updateSD, SDHC (max. 32GB), SDXC via firmware update
TetheringNoNo
Back LCD3 in. 921,000 pix3 in. 921,000 pix
Top LCDYesNo
Weather resistantYesNo
BatteryD-LI90 lithium-ion rechargeableLi-Ion D-LI109 or 4 x AA with optional battery holder
Battery gripD-BG4 with D-LI90 or 6x AANo
Size (W x H x D)130.5 x 96.5 x 72.5 mm125 x 97 x 68 mm
Weight660 g (740 g with battery and SD card)544 g (598 g with Li-Ion battery and SD card)
Latest firmwareVersion 1.02Version 1.01
CommentEmbed copyright information in EXIF.
Image plane indicator.
In-camera RAW development
Save last JPG as RAW.
The RAW button is customizable and can perform a variety of functions, hereunder exposure bracketing.
High ISO noise reduction is customizable separately for each ISO setting.
The 11 autofocus points cover a wider area of the image than on previous models.
IrSimple high-speed infrared data transmission.
Embed copyright information in EXIF.
Image plane indicator.
In-camera RAW development.
Save last JPG as RAW.
High ISO noise reduction is customizable separately for each ISO setting.






Last edited by Ole; 02-12-2011 at 02:17 PM.
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09-22-2010, 11:34 PM   #2
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Where is the K5 ~ K7 comparison?
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K5 ~ K7 COMPARISON: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-dslr-camera-articles/115455-pentax...-compared.html

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K-r focus is not IX+ but just IX

am I right?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mystic Quote
K-r focus is not IX+ but just IX

am I right?
Yup, that's correct!

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Then I belive that K-r has "Front/back focus correction", but missing the "Lens correction" not the other way.

That means that you set the focus correction for the whole camera and not per lens. K-5 holds up to 10 (?) lenses in memory.

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