Pentax K-5 review

Full specification for Pentax K-5

Sensor 16.3 megapixels APS-C CMOS sensor
Output Size 3264 × 4928 pixels
Focal Length Mag 1.5x
Lens Mount Pentax K-mount (KAF2)
File Format Raw (14 bit PEF or DNG), JPEG, Raw + JPEG, AVI (Motion-JPEG movie files)
Compression 1, 2, 3 or 4 stars (stills), 1, 2 or 3 stars (movies)
ISO 80-51,200
Shutter Speeds 30 – 1/8000th second (plus Bulb)
Drive Mode Single, Continuous (Hi to 7fps/Lo), Self-timer, Remote, Bracketing, Mirror Up
Viewfinder Type Optical penta-prism design, 0.92x magnification
Field of View 100%
LCD 3in, 921k-dot LCD
Live Mode Yes
Movie Mode Yes
Built-in Image Stabilisation Yes, sensor-based shake reduction
Dust Reduction Yes, Image sensor moving mechanism, SP Coating and Dust alert function
Focusing Modes AF.A(auto), AF.S(single, with focus lock), AF-C(continuous); single focus only in movie mode
Exposure Modes P, A (Av), S (Tv), M, Sensitivity Priority (Sv), Scene Modes, Movie
Metering System 77-segment
Exposure Comp Yes, ±3EV (in 1/3 stops)
Colour Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
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)
White Balance Bracket Yes
Colour Temp Control 100-10,000K
DoF Prview Yes
Built-in Flash Yes, GN13
Max Flash Sync 1/180th sec
PC Socket Yes
Cable Release Yes
Memory Card SD (HC, XC compatible via firmware v1.02 (Jan 2011))
Power Rechargeable li-ion battery
Connectivity HDMI, USB 2.0 mini-B, DC in, cable release, X-sync socket, 3.5in stereo mic jack
Dimensions 97x131x73mm
Weight 660g body only
AF Points 11-point

Manufacturer website: Pentax

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Design 17/20
Image Quality 18/20
Performance 18/20
Value 18/20
Features 19/20
Overall Score 90%