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General Data
Camera ThumbnailPentax K-7Pentax K-5Pentax K10D
Camera NamePentax K-7Pentax K-5Pentax K10D
Year Introduced200920102006
AvailabilityDiscontinued (2010)Discontinued (2012)Discontinued (2008)
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In-Depth ReviewN/APentax K-5 reviewN/A
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Sensor
Sensor FormatAPS-CAPS-CAPS-C
Sensor TypeCMOSCMOSCCD
Megapixels14.616.2810.2
Resolution3104 x 4672 pixels3264 x 4928 pixels2592 x 3872 pixels
AA FilterYesYesYes
Super ResolutionNoNoNo
Bit Depth121412
Minimum ISO10080100
Maximum ISO6400512001600
ISO Range100 - 3200 (100 - 6400)100 - 12800 (80 - 51200)100 - 1600
Imaging
ProcessorPRIME IIPRIME IIPRIME
Exposure ModesGreen, HyP, Sv, Av, Tv, TAv, HyM, X, B, User(1)Green, HyP, Sv, Av, Tv, TAv, HyM, X, B, User(5)Green, HyP, Sv, Av, Tv, TAv, HyM, X, B
Program ModesAuto, Normal, Action, Depth of field (deep/shallow), MTFAuto, Normal, Action, Depth of field (deep/shallow), MTFNormal, Action, Depth of Field, MTF
Scene ModesNoneNoneNone
RestrictionsExposure modes with M and K lenses are restricted to Av (with aperture always wide open) and M (with stop-down metering)Exposure modes with M and K lenses are restricted to Av (with aperture always wide open) and M (with stop-down metering)Exposure modes with M and K lenses are restricted to Av (with aperture always wide open) and M (with stop-down metering)
Shutter Speeds (Auto)30s - 1/8000s (stepless)30s - 1/8000s (stepless)30s - 1/4000s (stepless)
Shutter Speeds (Manual)B, 30s - 1/8000sB, 30s - 1/8000s. Up to 300s in Astrotracer modeB, 30s - 1/4000s
High ISO NROff, Low/Medium/High (ISO where to start is customizable)Off, Auto, Low/Medium/High, Custom by ISONo
Slow Shutter NROn, Off (still On in Bulb mode)Off, Auto, OnYes, can be turned off
Shutter Life100,000100,000Not Specified
Maximum FPS5.273
Continuous ShootingHi: 5.2 fps to 40 frames (JPG), 15 frames (PEF), 14 frames (DNG) Lo: 3.3 fps until card is full (JPG), up to 17 frames (PEF/DNG)Hi: 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)3 fps until card is full (JPG), 9 frames (RAW)
Exposure Compensation+/-5 EV (none in movie mode)+/-5 EV (+/- 2 EV in movie mode)+/-3 EV
Auto Bracketing3 or 5 frames, one-push bracketing2, 3 or 5 frames, one-push bracketing3 or 5 frames
Expanded Dynamic RangeHighlight (on, off),
Shadow (high, medium, low, off)
Highlight (on, off),
Shadow (high, medium, low, off)
No
Metering Sensor77-Segment77-Segment16-Segment
Meter Range0 to 21 EV0 to 22 EV0 to 21 EV
Meter PatternMulti-Segment,Center Weighted,SpotMulti-Segment,Center Weighted,SpotMulti-Segment,Center Weighted,Spot
Exposure LockYesYesYes
Self Timer2 s with mirror lock-up, 12 s2 s with mirror lock-up, 12 s2 s with mirror lock-up, 12 s
Interval ShootingUp to 99 frames, up to 24 hours between framesUp to 999 frames, up to 24 hours between framesNo
Mirror Lock-upYesYesYes
HDR ModeYesYesNo
Multiple ExposuresYes, average and additive, 2 to 9 shotsYes, average and additive, 2 to 9 shotsYes, average and additive, 2 to 9 shots
Pixel MappingYesYesNo
Optics/Mount
MountKAF2 (no aperture coupler)KAF2 (no aperture coupler)KAF2 (no aperture coupler)
Composition AdjustmentYesYesNo
Supported LensesAll Pentax K-mount lenses except for lenses with the KAF4 mount variant. Manual focus only with K-, M-, and A-series lenses. Stop down metering only with K- and M-series lenses. M42, Pentax 645 and Pentax 6x7 lenses with the appropriate adapters (stop down metering and manual focus only).All Pentax K-mount lenses except for lenses with the KAF4 mount variant. Manual focus only with K-, M-, and A-series lenses. Stop down metering only with K- and M-series lenses. M42, Pentax 645 and Pentax 6x7 lenses with the appropriate adapters (stop down metering and manual focus only).All Pentax K-mount lenses except for lenses with the KAF4 mount variant. Support for lenses with the KAF3 mount variant requires a firmware update. Manual focus only with K-, M-, and A-series lenses. Stop down metering only with K- and M-series lenses. M42, Pentax 645 and Pentax 6x7 lenses with the appropriate adapters (stop down metering and manual focus only).
StabilizationYes (sensor-shift SR)Yes (sensor-shift SR)Yes (sensor-shift SR)
Autofocus (viewfinder)Yes (SAFOX VIII+, 11 focus points (9 cross type))Yes (SAFOX IX+, 11 focus points (9 cross type), light wavelength sensor)Yes (SAFOX VIII, 11 focus points (9 cross type))
AF Points111111
Autofocus Sensitivity-1 to 18 EV-1 to 18 EV-1 to 18 EV
Autofocus With SDMYesYesYes
Autofocus AssistDedicated LEDDedicated LEDStroboscopic Flash
Autofocus ModesSingle Shot, Continuous, Select
Front/Back Focus CorrYes (adjustments for up to 20 lenses)Yes (adjustment for up to 20 lenses)No
Power ZoomSupported (zoom only)Supported (zoom only)Supported (zoom only)
Lens CorrectionDistortion,Lateral Chromatic AberrationDistortion,Lateral Chromatic AberrationNone
Video
Video/Movie Mode1536x1024 (3:2) at 30 fps,
1280x720 (16:9) at 30 fps,
640x416 (3:2) at 30 fps,
HDMI out
1920x1080 (16:9 Full HD) at 25 fps,
1280x720 (16:9) at 30 or 25 fps,
640x480 (4:3) at 30 or 25 fps,
Motion JPEG (AVI)
No
Video StabilizationSensor-shift SRSensor-shift SR
Exposure ModesP (auto-aperture), Av
Movie Mode RestrictionsThe aperture is fixed during recordingAv:The aperture can be set manually before recording and is fixed during recordingN/A
AF During RecordingNoNoN/A
Sound In Movie ModeStereo (external mic), Mono (built-in mic)Stereo (external mic), Mono (built-in mic)N/A
Flash
Built-in FlashYes, GN 13 (ISO 100/m)Yes, GN 13 (ISO 100/m)Yes, GN 11 (ISO 100/m)
Sync Speed1/180s1/180s1/180s
P-TTL FlashYesYesYes
TTL FlashNoNoNo
Flash Exposure Comp-2 to 1 EV-2 to 1 EV-2 to 1 EV
Flash FunctionsAuto discharge, On (leading curtain sync), Redeye reduction, Slow-speed sync, Trailing curtain sync, High-speed sync*, Manual*, Wireless*, Contrast control* * Available when combined with external flashAuto discharge, On (leading curtain sync), Redeye reduction, Slow-speed sync, Trailing curtain sync, High-speed sync*, Manual*, Wireless*, Contrast control*
* Available when combined with external flash
Auto discharge, On (leading curtain sync), Redeye reduction, Slow-speed sync, Trailing curtain sync, High-speed sync*, Manual*, Wireless*, Contrast control* * Available when combined with external flash
Viewfinder/LCD
Viewfinder0.92x, 100%0.92x, 100%0.95x, 95%
Viewfinder TypePentaprismPentaprismPentaprism
Diopter Adjustment-2.5 to +1.5-2.5 to +1.5-2.5 to +1.5
AF Points In ViewfinderYesYesYes
Exchangeable ScreenYesYesYes
Depth Of Field PreviewYesYesYes
Digital PreviewYes (with image magnificaion)Yes (with image magnificaion)Yes (with image magnificaion)
Live ViewYesYesNo
Focus PeakingNoNoN/A
Back LCD3 in. 921,000 pix3 in., 921,000 dots (VGA)2.5 in. 210,000 pix
Top LCDYesYesYes
Body
Weather ResistantYesYesYes
GPSNot SupportedVia AccessoryNot Supported
Control Wheels222
Camera Controls2 control wheels Many dedicated buttons Control panel One user mode setting2 control wheels Many dedicated buttons Control panel Five user mode settings2 control wheels. Many dedicated buttons. One user mode setting
Dust RemovalYes, Ultrasonic DR IIYes, Ultrasonic DR IIYes, Sensor Shake DR
Dust AlertYesYesNo
File FormatPEF (RAW),DNG (RAW),JPG,AVIPEF (RAW),DNG (RAW),JPG,AVIPEF (RAW),DNG (RAW),JPG
Card Slots111
Memory Card TypeSD, SDHC (max. 32GB), SDXC via firmware updateSD, SDHC (max. 32GB), SDXC via firmware updateSD, SDHC
TetheringNoneWired (unofficial)Wired (native)
Battery

D-LI90 lithium-ion rechargeable

D-LI90 lithium-ion rechargeable

D-LI50 lithium-ion rechargeable

Battery Grip

D-BG4 with D-LI90 or 6x AA

D-BG4 (takes D-LI90 or 6x AA)

D-BG2 with D-LI50

Battery Life980 images without flash740 images (50% flash usage) Playback time: 440 minutes500 images without flash
Size (W X H X D)130.5 x 96.5 x 72.5 mm130.5 x 96.5 x 72.5 mm141.5 x 101 x 70 mm
Weight670g (750g with battery and SD card)660 g (740 g with battery and SD card)710 g
ConnectivityUSB 2.0, AV out, HDMI out, 3.5mm stereo mic, DC in, X-sync, cable releaseUSB 2.0, AV out, HDMI out, 3.5mm stereo mic, DC in, X-sync, cable releaseUSB 2.0/Video out, DC in, cable release
Latest Firmware

Features from the K-5 were added in version 1.10 and SDXC support in Version 1.11

Version 1.16

Version 1.31

NotesElectronic level,
Embed copyright information in EXIF,
Image plane indicator,
In-camera RAW development,
Save JPG from movie.
Astrotracer compatible (requires firmware update),
Electronic level,
Embed copyright information in EXIF.
High ISO NR can be customized for each major ISO value.
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.
The 11 autofocus points cover a wider area of the image than on previous models.
In-camera RAW development
Colors / Special Editions

Silver Limited

Limited Silver (2012, with silver DA 40mm XS), Limited Silver (2011, special grip, limited SMC DA silver lenses available)

Grand Prix





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