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Pentax K5II

$709.95
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A multi award winning and fully featured 16.3 megapixel digital camera
SLR 16.3MP CMOS Black Sep 2012
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Pentax K-5 II Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Pentax K-5 II number 127 across all digital cameras.
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39 Reviews + 5 Awards
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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 49?

It has very good expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with an average overall rating of 99%, based on 39 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, excellent product quality and it is robust.
This Pentax digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly large display diagonal
Has a built-in flash
Heavy

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the K-5 II with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. However good for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras as well being good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras.
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How Big is the Pentax K-5 II?

The Pentax K-5 II is 131mm wide and 97mm tall. It is 72.5mm deep and weighs 680g.

Pentax K-5 II front dimensions

Pentax K-5 II size in context

Pentax K-5 II In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Five Industry Awards

The experts at four expert review sites all said that this Pentax digital camera was very good. Lydogbillede.dk and Lydogbilde.no both gave this digital camera an "Especially Recommended 6 Star" award, Ljudochbild.se gave it an "Especially Recommended" award and PhotographyBlog.com gave it a "Highly Recommended" award.

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from website Ephotozine who thought that this Pentax camera was brilliant.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this camera is 88% based on 13 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and PC Mag. The expert review sites think this Pentax camera is one of the very best digital cameras.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

This digital camera has an excellent average owner rating based on 25 owner reviews. Over 91% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. If all the cameras are ranked by average owner review score then this camera is in the top 7%.

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Excellent Brand

We checked 2,538 expert and owner reviews (including 473 verified purchases) for Pentax cameras and found that on average Pentax has excellent reviews. We also found that Pentax has excellent reviews specifically within its cameras range. 98% of those that bought a Pentax camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Four owners said that the Pentax K-5 II was easy to use.

  • It's superbly built, easy to use and takes good pictures…
  • The camera has proved a joy to use…
    Chrisoko (Amazon) - January 2014
  • Ease of use is 10/10…
  • It comes with a handy book manual, so will be spending the next few days going through it…
    Sweets (Amazon) - December 2012
  • The controls are there for you to use from switches or an intelligently designed fast menu…
    Mike (Amazon) - August 2014
  • Bracketing and manual compensation is simple to set up without resorting to menus…
    Mike (Amazon) - August 2014

Users Report Great Product Quality

Five owners who reviewed it considered that it was good quality.

Users Report it is Robust

Four owners who reviewed it thought it was well made and two people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two owners said in their reviews that the product was good value for money.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Two people who reviewed the product thought it had a good flash.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Four customers concluded that this digital camera was able to produce good images.


Value For Money

Expensive

We think this digital camera looks expensive compared to other cameras. The cheapest camera that we found costs $29 and the most expensive costs $6,895.


Features

Average Megapixel

The Pentax K-5 II has a pretty typical megapixel (16.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Heavy

The Pentax K-5 II is one of the heavier cameras (680 grams) amongst cameras of this age. The weights of cameras range from 1g to 1.5kg.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax K-5 II has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Pentax K-5 II has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras. The average display diagonal of cameras is 2.9", and the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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740 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Pentax K-5 II is a digital camera that takes 740 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax K-5 II has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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4928 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax K-5 II has a 4928 x 3264 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3936 x 2624 and 3072 x 2048 and 1728 x 1152. Cameras still image resolution(s) range from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 to 6016 x 4000.

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Supports Live View

The Pentax K-5 II supports live view, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Pentax K-5 II supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. The worst video resolution of all cameras is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Pentax K-5 II has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Pentax K-5 II supports dioptic correction. Most of the other cameras also support dioptic correction.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Pentax K-5 II supports video capability. Most of the other cameras also support video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax K-5 II has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Pentax K-5 II supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since September 2012.


Product Identifiers

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