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Pentax K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm
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Pentax K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm

Trusted Reviews Recommended DP Review Gold PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
A multi award winning and fully featured 16.3 megapixel digital camera
SLR 16.3MP CMOS Black Oct 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Sensor Type Colour Release Date

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Pentax K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm Review

100
28 Reviews + 8 Awards
1
Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has great expert reviews and excellent user reviews with an average overall rating of 100%, based on 28 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.
This Pentax digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
740 battery life (CIPA standard)
Has a built-in flash
Heavy
77
Very Good
50
Average
69
Good
64
Good

How Big is the Pentax K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm?

The Pentax K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm is 131mm wide and 97mm tall. It is 72.5mm deep and weighs 680g.

Pentax K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm front dimensions

Pentax K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm size in context

Pentax K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

The writers at review websites Trusted Reviews and Akam.no both concluded that concluded that they would endorse this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Two additional expert review sites both said that this digital camera was outstanding and gave it their highest award. This Pentax digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both Reviewed.com and Photoreview.com.au.

This Pentax digital camera received a "Gold" award from both websites What Digital Camera and Onfoto.ru, both of which said that this camera was excellent.

This digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by website PhotographyBlog.com who concluded that this camera was very good.

Kamerabild.se gave this digital camera a "Best Product" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 27 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews and Techradar this camera has an overall expert rating of 82 out of 100.

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Pentax Has Excellent Digital Camera Reviews

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


Features

Average Megapixel

The Pentax K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm has a fairly standard megapixel (16.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Heavy

With a weight of 680 grams, the Pentax K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm is fairly heavy compared to most of the other cameras. The weights of cameras range from 1g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Pentax K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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740 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Pentax K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm is a camera that takes 740 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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4928 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

The K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm has a higher still image resolution than most cameras. This Pentax digital camera has a 4928 x 3264 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 3936 x 2624 and 3072 x 2048 and 1728 x 1152. Across all cameras the still image resolution ranges from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 (worst) to 6016 x 4000 (best).

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Supports Live View

The K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm supports live view, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Face Detection

The K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm features face detection. Most of the other cameras also feature face detection.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm supports dioptic correction. Most of the other digital cameras also support dioptic correction.

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Energy Star Certified

The Pentax K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm is Energy Star certified, unlike most of the other cameras which are not Energy Star certified.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Pentax K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras also support Full HD video.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of digital cameras range from 1.8 to 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. With a maximum aperture number of 38, the K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm's maximum aperture number is one of the largest amongst cameras.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm is 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 Pentax 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. Across all cameras the best video resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The K-5 II + SMC PENTAX-DA 18-55mm + SMC PENTAX-DA 50-200mm has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was October 2012 when this camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pentaxk5iislrcamera18135mmwrblack16mp30lcdfhd, K-5 II lens kit DA 18-135WR
Barcodes 00027075206496, 00027075220379, 00027075220485, 00027075220591, 00027075220607, 00270752064968, 00270752204852, 00270752205910, 04549212220401

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