Pentax steps up and delivers a top-of-the-line APS-C camera--the K-5 Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) (Black), featuring a low-noise 16.3MP CMOS high resolution sensor, sensitivity up to a best-in-class ISO 51200, 7 frames-per-second shooting capability and a responsive, high-precision 11-point auto-focus system. With the free firmware update to Version 1.01, the number of consecutive RAW and high ISO shots able to be captured in high speed mode before buffer slowdown has been improved from 8 frames to approximately 20 frames. A high performing PRIME II imaging engine produces rich-gradation, very high resolution digital images. Plus, full HD video at 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The K-5 makes advances in plenty of other areas as well, such as faster autofocusing speed, and an upgraded High Dynamic Range (HDR) function that can even be used without a tripod. A bright, clear 3" LCD display with 921,000 dots resolution makes it easy to compose and review your images, or use the bright viewfinder for composition, secure in the knowledge that the highly accurate 77-segment metering system will deliver the goods every time. Shake Reduction image stabilization makes it possible to shoot at 2.5 to 4 shutter speeds slower without seeing camera shake in your photos. A lens is not included.
And all of this photo goodness is packed into a body of sturdy, lightweight magnesium alloy on a chassis of stainless steel. The 77 special seals in the body give you a dustproof, weather-resistant and cold-resistant camera, for reliable operation in harsh conditions, at temperatures as low as 14°F (-10°C). An extremely reliable shutter unit provides a top shutter speed of 1/8000 second and is tested to 100,000 shutter releases. A stellar performer.
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