Pentax has created a new K-5 DSLR silver limited edition

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Faster Autofocusing, Plus an Improved High Dynamic Range

Pentax K5-Silver and BlackThe K-5 features faster autofocusing, plus an improved High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode--allowing automatic integrating of 3 photos captured rapidly in demanding situations, allowing better contrast and hue range, letting it be used sans a tripod. A brilliant, clear 3" LCD screen featuring 921,000 resolution dots lets you easily compose and preview your images, or just use the brilliant viewfinder to compose, confident in the awareness that the highly precise 77-segment metering scheme will deliver perfect shots every time. The on-board shake reducing image stabilization allows you to shoot at about 2.5 to 4 slower shutter speeds without camera shake showing up in your images.

Plus every bit of this photo perfection is packed into atrong , lightweight magnesium alloy body on a stainless steel chassis that's created to last a very long time. There are 77 uniquel seals throughout the body to provide you with a weather-resistant, dustproof, and cold-resistant DSLR camera, for for an operation you can depend upon in harsh environments, at temperatures down to 14F (-10C). A very reliable shutter unit allows a fast 1/8000 second shutter speed which is tested to withstand 100,000 shutter releases. Mar 28, 2011 ✓

Pentax also unveiled the K-r DSLR camera for Photokina 2010.


    High resolution 16.3 megapixel CMOS sensor w integrated AD conversion circuitry
    High sensitivity 80-51200 ISO range with improved noise performance
    Speedy 7 FPS captures fast action shots
    Highly responsive and accurate 11 point SAFOX IX+ autofocus system with dedicated AF assist lamp and light wavelength sensor
    Widescreen 1080p HD video at 25 FPS, with sound via built-in or external 3.5mm stereo microphone jack
    Large 3" LCD with 921,000 dots of resolution
    Fully weather sealed and coldproof design
    Durable magnesium alloy covers surround a rugged stainless steel chassis
    Highly accurate 77 segment metering system
    Pentaprism viewfinder with 100% field of view and 0.92X magnification
    Pentax body-based Shake Reduction (SR) stabilization system
    A maximum 1/8000 second shutter speed
    HDMI port outputs high definition images and video (and sound)
    Native support for both PENTAX PEF and Adobe DNG 14 bit RAW files
    Improved in-camera HDR image capture
    A wide range of in-camera image processing and special effects filters
    Customizable RAW/Fx button
    Built-in electronic level with tilt scale display
    SDXC memory card compatibility (via firmware update)

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Camera Type
Digital SLR camera
CMOS with primary color filter and integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor movement system
Size: 23.7 x 15.7mm
Bit Depth
8 bits/channel JPG, 14 bits/channel RAW
File Formats
Still: RAW (PEF, DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.21), DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF, PIM III
Movie: (compression): AVI (Motion JPG)
File Size
Not specified by manufacturer
Color Spaces
Not specified by manufacturer
Creative Color Modes
Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Muted, Monochrome, Reversal Film, Bleach Bypass - All include gamut radar and fine adjustment of saturation, hue, high/low key, contrast, and sharpness (regular and fine adjustment scales). Monochrome mode includes adjustments for filter effects (green, yellow, orange, red, magenta, blue, cyan, infrared), toning (sepia, warm/cool), high/low key, contrast, and sharpness (regular and fine adjustment scales).
Film Modes
Not specified by manufacturer
Movie Modes
Not specified by manufacturer
Image Stabilization
Type: Sensor-Shift Shake Reduction with rotational compensation (4 stops max) Electronic level function: Yes, verification via viewfinder and LCD panel
Crop Factor
18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR
18-55mm (27-82.5mm equivalent)
Lens Mount
Pentax KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount
Focus Type
SAFOX IX+ TTL phase-difference 11 point (9 cross) wide autofocus system with light wavelength sensor
Focus Range
9.84" (25 cm) to infinity
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount
Shooting Controls
ISO 100-12800, expandable to ISO 80-51200
Shutter Speeds
1/8000 to 30 sec (1/3 or 1/2 steps), Bulb
TTL open-aperture 77 segment metering
Exposure Modes
Multi-segment, Center weighted, Spot
White Balance
Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash, CTE Manual mode(s): Yes, 3 manual and 3 Kelvin temperature presets available, copy WB settings from a captured image available * WB fine adjustment available in all modes
Mirror Lock-Up
Burst Capability
Continuous Hi: 7.0 FPS (22 JPG, 8 RAW) - Continuous Lo: 2.0 FPS (unlimited JPG, 12 RAW)
Self Timer
Yes (12s, 2s)
Interval Recording
Not specified by manufacturer
Remote Control
Yes, infrared (0s, 3s, continuous), cable switch
Built-in Flash
Retractable P-TTL popup flash
Effective Flash Range
Not specified by manufacturer
External Flash Connection
Hotshoe (P-TTL), high speed sync and wireless w PENTAX dedicated flash, X-Sync Socket Synchronization speed: 1/180 sec
Dedicated Flash System
Max Sync Speed
Built-in Memory
Memory Card Type
SD, SDHC, SDXC (via firmware update)
A/V Recording
Recording Formats
AVI (Motion JPG)
Video Recording
AVI (Motion JPG)
Video Resolution
1920x1080p@25fps, 1280x720p@30/25fps, 640x480p@30/25fps
Viewfinder Type
Viewfinder Coverage
3.0" TFT color LCD with brightness/color adjustment and AR coating Resolution: 921,000 dots
Live View
Connectivity/System Requirements
USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, HDMI out, DC in, cable switch, 3.5mm stereo microphone, X-sync socket Video out: HD (via HDMI), NTSC, PAL
Operating/Storage Temperature
14-104F (-10 to 40C)
Weather resistant: 77 weather protection seals
Not specified by manufacturer
Battery Type
Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI90, D-BG4 Battery Grip (optional) for 2nd D-LI90 battery or 6X AA batteries
Power Adapter
5.2 x 3.8 x 2.9" (13.2 x 9.6 x 7.3 cm)
23.3 oz (660.54 g) without battery or memory card

Camera Includes

K-5 digital SLR body
USB cable I-USB7
AV cable I-AVC7
Strap O-ST53
ME Viewfinder Cap
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90
Battery Charger D-BC90
AC plug cord
Software (CD-ROM)


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