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The Pentax K-5 is a reflex camera with APS-C (1.5x) sensor and 16.3 megapixels manufactured from 2010 to 2012 (discontinued). The range of sensitivities, including ISO extension, is 80 - 51200 ISO and it has a continuous shooting (burst mode) of 7 FPS x 15 RAW / 40 JPEG. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 1000 €;
81 users have given it an average vote of 9.6 out of 10
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The following opinions have been automatically translated with Google Translate.
Cons:cons: undervalued brand in the Italian market
Opinion:I've been using it for more than two years so I feel Like I can do an objective review. Exceptional body, robust and compact. The ergonomics are perfect and the keys are placed in the right places. The double dial for time control and diaphragms is of absurd comfort. Even the keys with programmable functionality allow me to toggle the functions in a moment without having to go through the menus. Modicity-rich modes, including B-pose, synchro X, five-mode customizable P mode, S priority (sensitivity),T,A,TA (time and open), 5 customizable user modes. For example, I made a custom way to use the easel where: disable the stabilizer, activate the remote click, the three-second delay and the mirror raised with priority to the diaphragms, the electronic bubble and the automatic alignment of the horizon line. Basically with half a turn of the wheel of the ways I have the machine configured to be used on the stand without the worry of setting all the parameters. The sensor is stabilized and works with any optics. If the lens is too old and does not communicate its focal length the machine will let you enter the length and the stabilizer will work even on lenses of the 80s. Compatibility is guaranteed with all lenses from those with M42 attachment to those recently released. The sensor is 16.2 megapixel "alone" but has a dynamic range, a shadow recovery capability and a surprising high iso resistance. Let us not forget that we are talking about a machine ten years ago. Comparing the results to the same iso I can assure you that it has nothing to envy to more modern sensors. 16.2 megapixels are enough and advance to make prints 60 to 40 or even 90 to 60 with the advantage of having less bulky and less heavy files to develop. Your PC, your HD and your doorholder will thank you. PS: Do you have any idea about the quality of the lenses and the cost of buying lenses that can solve sensors of 24 or more megapixels? trust let alone, a nice photo does not make the number of pixels
Pros:Compactness, ergonomics, high ISO yield, chromatic yield, tropicalized, sensor stabilizer, reliability.
Cons:I'm aiming a little small, selling it...
Opinion:I say that I love the brand, both for emotional reasons and for philosophy (a few machines each in its band). Previous reviews have already said it all, mine is just a statement of affection for the years that accompanied me with great satisfaction. I had various optics, zooms, fixed and old Pentax optics, always found divinely. I sold it for a high-end compact, but I miss it a lot. Ah, if only Pentax decided to do a mirrorless...
Pros:Ergonomics, practicality of use, robustness, waterproofness, cleaning and tightness of high iso rows, in-room stabilisation
Cons:Autofocus speeds compared to the competition, lack of autofocus in movies
Opinion:It is a great machine and even today, 9 years after its release, a valid tool to obtain quality photos. In his day, he also gave points to more eplano-like models. Today the 16 mpx are considered a few, but for an aps-c there is already a lot of stuff, especially using the RAW, and cleaning the file up to 1600 iso does not make you regret major resolutions. I, like other commentators, come from decades of experience with Pentax, with the fabulous MX and LX, THIS LAST MITIC DIREI. I keep them jealously, with some optics that you can safely use on the K5. Although I have lately opted for the lightness and compactness of Sony A 7rii and A 6000, on which I also use PENTAX optics, when the uses become "hard" I have no doubt about the hold of the K5, a small "tank".
Cons:No one for the price range to which it belonged.
Opinion:I bought it new several years ago when it was already out of production, replaced by K5II. Every time I use it gives me great satisfaction both on the physical level of the "riding" and in the quality of image it returns. I own and I have owned many SLR cameras and not, of almost all the main brands, with which I have always managed to bring home images that have given me pleasure over the decades spent by passionate amateur photographer. But the "physical" pleasure that I get from this machine I only try it when I still use my old and glorious Pentax MX that I have for almost 40 years now. I partially agree on the autofocus speech about the only two sibling machines of the time (Canon 7D and Nikon D300) but they cost both several hundred euros more and did not have the exceptional performance/price ratio of the K5. I conclude with a wish of good light to all fans of this wonderful hobby.
Opinion:I state that I possess and use several digital photographic kits (Leica M9, Sony A7rII, Fuji XE2, Canon 5d2) but I have to admit that Pentax with all models and in particular with the K5 has reached qualitative levels, regardless of sales prices, Really of great quality. I do not go into details because already many have commented very well the characteristics of this model. I just wanted to detect the lightness and imprecision of....... which stated here, in January of 2018, that this apparatus is used less than €150!? You can also find free if someone has lost it.... Also the Eyecup D-ME53 accessory is definitely very useful, but it doesn't cost €15, but exactly €36.80!. I must admit that we are a bit all collectors because to make good indeed great photographs enough and advances a Pentax K5! A dear greeting to all, Caesar
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