Pentax K-5 Limited Edition Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) (Silver)

Pentax K-5 Limited Edition Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) (Silver)

Pentax K-5 Limited Edition Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) (Silver)

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Pentax K-5 Limited Edition Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) (Silver)

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Product Highlights

  • Limited Edition Silver Body
  • High Resolution 16.3MP CMOS Sensor
  • Speedy 7 FPS Captures Fast Action Shots
  • High Sensitivity 80-51200 ISO Range
  • Responsive, Accurate 11-Pt Autofocus
  • 1080p HD Video at 25 FPS
  • 3" LCD With 921,000 Dots of Resolution
  • Fully Weather-Sealed and Coldproof
  • Highly Accurate 77-Segment Metering
  • Shake Reduction Image Stabilization
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Pentax K-5 overview

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Pentax steps up and delivers a top-of-the-line APS-C camera--the K-5 Limited Edition Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) (Silver), 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. This special Limited Edition also features an elegant silver finish, including the camera’s mode dial, control buttons and levers. To improve handling, this special-edition model comes with an exclusively designed grip that's thicker than the standard K-5 model.  Shock-resistant, scratchproof reinforced glass has been used to protect the LCD monitor on the camera’s back panel and the status panel on the top panel. 

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.

Limited Edition features an elegant silver finish, including the mode dial, control buttons and levers, as well as an exclusively designed grip that is thicker than the standard K-5 model and shock-resistant, scratchproof reinforced glass to protect the LCD monitor and the status panel on top.
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)
In the Box
Pentax K-5 Limited Edition Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) (Silver)
  • 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)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Pentax K-5 specs

    Camera Type Digital SLR camera
    Resolution 16.3MP
    Sensor 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 1.5x
    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
    Shooting Controls
    Sensitivity ISO 100-12800, expandable to ISO 80-51200
    Shutter Speeds 1/8000 to 30 sec (1/3 or 1/2 steps), Bulb
    Metering 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 N/A
    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 Pentax
    Max Sync Speed 1/180
    Built-in Memory N/A
    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 Pentaprism
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Display 3.0" TFT color LCD with brightness/color adjustment and AR coating Resolution: 921,000 dots
    Multi-Channel Playback Yes
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity 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 14-104°F (-10 to 40°C)
    Weatherproofing Weather resistant: 77 weather protection seals
    Durability 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 Optional
    Dimensions 5.2 x 3.8 x 2.9" (13.2 x 9.6 x 7.3 cm)
    Weight 23.3 oz (660.54 g) without battery or memory card

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