Pentax K-5 IIs Review

4.5
April 3, 2013 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Type
Camera Type TTL autofocus, auto-exposure digital SLR digital-still camera with built-in retractable P-TTL auto pop-up flash
Sensor
Type High sensitivity CMOS sensor with a primary colour filter
Size 23.7mm x 15.7mm
Effective Pixels approx. 16.3 megapixels
Still JPEG: [16M] 4928x3264 pixels, [10M] 3936x2624 pixels, [6M] 3072x2048 pixels, [2M] 1728x1152 pixels
4 levels of quality in JPEG (good, better, best, premium)
RAW 14 bits : [16M] 4928x3264 pixels
Movie FULL HD: 1960x1080 (16:9) at 25fps
HD TV: 1280x720 (16:9) at 30 or 25fps
VGA: 640x480 (4:3) at 30 or 25fps
Sensitivity Auto, Manual: ISO 100 to 12800 (1/3EV, 1/2EV or 1EV steps)
Extended sensitivity: from ISO 80 to 51200
Bulb mode: up to ISO 1600
Shake Reduction Sensor-shift Shake Reduction, up to 3EV
Compatible with ALL PENTAX lenses
Sensor Cleaning Dust Removal II mechanism:
Image sensor moving mechanism, SP Coating and Dust alert function?
Lens
Mount PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount
Usable lenses PENTAX KAF3, KAF2 (power zoom not compatible), KAF, K-mount (with restrictions) lenses ; compatible with SDM ultrasonic lenses
Compatible with S-mount lenses, 67 / 645 / M-42 lenses (adapters ref 37954, 38455 or 30120 required with restrictions)
Focusing System
Type SAFOX IX+ autofocus system with TTL phase-matching detection
Functions Focus modes: AF.A(auto), AF.S(single, with focus lock), AF-C(continuous)
11 AF points (9 cross type in the center)
5-point or 11-point Auto, Select or Center
AF assist available (at front)
Viewfinder
Type Penta-prism
Field of View approx. 100%
Magnification approx. 0.92x (with FA 50mm F1.4 lens, at infinity)
Focusing screen Natural Bright Matte III focusing screen?, exchangeable
Diopter adjustment approx. -2.5 - +1.5m-1
Screen
Type 3" (7.62cm) TFT colour LCD monitor with AR coating

Adjustable brightness and colours, Air-gapless glass

Scratch resistant protective glass with AR coating

170° wide-angle viewing, horizontally and vertically

Resolution Approx. 921 000 dots
Playback Single image or index view (up to 81 images), Image Comparison, Magnification (up to 32x, scroll and quick magnification available), Rotation, Calendar view, Folder view, Histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), Slideshow, Bright/Dark area warning, Resize, Cropping, Copyright and detailed Exif information display? ?
Liveview
LiveView Field of view: Approx. 100%
Enlargement: In AF mode: 2x, 4x, 6x, in Manual mode: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x
Autofocus: Contrast detection, Face detection, phase difference detection
Options: Grid pattern, histogram display, bright/dark area warning
Shutter
Type Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
Speed

Auto and Manual : 1/8000 - 30 sec. + Bulb
(1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)

Continuous shooting: Max. approx. 7.0 fps, JPEG (16M: ??? at Continuous Hi): up to approx. 30 frames, RAW: up to approx. 20 frames*at ISO100

Max. approx. 1.6 fps, JPEG (16M: ??? at Continuous Lo): until SD Memory Card is full, RAW: up to approx. 40 frames

Custom Image: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Muted, Reversal                 Film, Monochrome, Bleach Bypass

X-Synchronization Hot-shoe flash, 1/180 sec, high speed, P-TTL flash sync available with dedicated wireless system, with dedicated flash                               
Exposure system
Metering Metering system: TTL open-aperture 77-segment metering
Metering mode: Multi-segment, center-weighted or spot metering
Exposure Modes

Green, Program (P), Sensitivity-Priority (Sv), Shutter-Priority (Tv), Aperture-Priority (Av), Shutter and Aperture Priority (TAv), Metered Manual (M), Bulb, X, User, Video

Metering Range EV-3 to EV 18 (at Standard ISO 100/at normal temperature)
Auto Exposure Lock Assignable to AF/AE-L button through the menu?
Compensation ± 5EV (selectable EV steps: 1/3 or 1/2 steps)
Flash
Type Built-in retractable P-TTL auto pop-up flash
Guide Number approx 13 (ISO 100/m)
Modes Auto, manual (on/off), red eye reduction, slow-speed sync, rear curtain sync, high-speed sync and wireless sync with PENTAX dedicated external flash?
Synchronization: 1/180 sec., high speed, P-TTL, wireless
Angle of View Coverage Wide-angle lens, equivalent to 28mm in 35mm forma?t
Exposure Compensation from -2 EV to +1EV (1/3EV steps)
Exposure Parameters
Modes One shot, Self-timer (2 or 12 sec), Continuous shooting (Hi, Lo), Remote control (0, 3 sec or continuous), Super-Impose (up to 9 pictures), Interval up to 999 pictures, Exposure bracketing (2, 3 or 5 frames, also available with self-timer and remote control), Mirror lock-up (w/ or w/o remote control)?
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent light (D, N, W, L), Tungsten light, Flash, CTE, Manual (configuration on monitor, colour temperature from 2 500 to 10 000K, 100K steps)?
Digital Filter Toy Camera, Retro, High-contrast, Extract colour, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Custom
Movie
Recording FULL HD: 1960x1080 (16:9) at 25fps
HDTV: 1280x720 (16:9) at 30 or 25fps
VGA: 640x480 (4:3) at 30 or 25fps? 3 levels of quality (good, better, best)
Editing

Movie editing available

Movie processing:Custom Image (Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant,           Muted, Monochrome, Reversal Film, Bleach Bypass), Cross processing (Shuffle, preset 1-3, favorite 1-3), Digital filters (Retro, Toy Camera, High-contrast, Extract Colour, Colour)

Playback
Digital Filter In Playback mode: Toy Camera, Monochrome, Retro, Colour, High Contrast, Soft, Extract Colour, Star Burst, Sketch, Water Colour, Fish-Eye, Pastel, Slim, Miniature, HDR, Posterization, Base Parameter Adjustment, Custom Filter
Storage
External Compatible with SD and SDHC memory cards
File Format

Still images:
RAW 14 bits (PEF, DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.21), DCF 2.0
RAW and JPEG simultaneously recordable
JPEG:4 levels of quality (good, better, best, premium)
Color space: sRGB, Adobe RGB?

Movies:
AVI (Motion JPEG) with monaural sound

File Name Date (100_MMDD…), PENTX (100PENTX...)
Special Features
Features
  • World Time: 75 cities (28 time zones)

  • 40 custom functions and memory modes,

  • USER mode (up to 5 settings), 

  • RAW/Fx button (One push RAW+, Exposure bracketing, Digital preview, Composition adjustment, Electronic level display, GPS),

  • AF button (Enable AF, Cancel AF), 

  • Dials customizable specifically to each exposure modes             

  • RAW development

  • Copyright information

  •  AF fine adjustment (+/- 10 steps, uniformal or individual adjustement)

  •  Resize

  • Cropping (Aspect alteration, Slant adjustment available),

  • Index,

  • Movie Edit (Segmentation, Partial delete),

  • Frame Crop (JPEG)

Image processing: Long-exposure Noise Reduction, High-ISO Noise Reduction, DRE (Dynamic Range Enlargement) which provides maximum details in highlights and shadows, Compensation of distortion and lateral chromatic abberration, Cross processing (Shuffle, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3), HDR (Auto, standard, Strong 1-3, automatic composition correction function), Multi-exposure (Auto, Standard, Strong 1-3, Automatic composition correction function), Automatic levelling, Composition adjustement (vertical and horizontal range: ±1.5mm), Extended bracketing (White Balance, Saturation, hue, high/low key adjustment, contrast and sharpness bracketing)

Language English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Chinese (Traditional/Simpl.), Japanese?
Interface
Interface Mini-HDMI and AV outputs, compatible with NTSC and PAL, USB 2.0 mini-B (Hi-Speed), DC power input, cable release, X-sync socket, stereo mic. input?
Power
Source Main: Rechargeable D-LI90 Lithium-ion battery
Optional: Battery grip D-BG4 and AC adapter K-AC50E also available
Performance Approx. 740 shots with 50% flash*, approx. 980 shots without flash and 440 min in play mode w/ D-LI90 * Tested in compliance with CIPA standard. Actual result may vary according to the shooting conditions/circumstances?? ?
Dimensions
Height 97mm
Width 131mm
Depth 72,5mm
Weight 680g body only, 760g loaded and ready with Li-ion battery and SD card
Compatibility
PC Windows XP SP2, VistaTM and 7?
Mac OS X 10.3.9 or above?
Accessories
Included Software PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4?
Kit Content AV cable, USB cable, Li-ion battery D-LI90, Battery charger D-BC90, AC cable, Strap, Eye cup FR and hot shoe cover (already mounted), Finder cap for ME, Body mount cover, Sync socket 2P cap, Bottom of body's cap, Software

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