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 €;
75 users have given it an average vote of 9.6 out of 10
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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
Pros:Iso 80 native, image quality, Iso seal, built-in stabilizer in the machine, tropicalization, backward compatibility with ALL Pentax optics, K mount, fully magnesium construction, 100% pentaprism viewfinder, key layout, user interface, key customization
Cons:Autofocus a little below the competition (at the time) when compared to the Nikon / Canon machines of the same level (eg: d300, 7d) performance and construction.
Opinion:Really amazing machine that now you buy used for less than 150 euros. What to say? EXCELLENT for everything with 16 mpx that are enough for anything to an advanced lover. I loved it and sold it only for passage to Nikon for the sake of reselling the whole system (although I kept some optics with the idea one day to buy the big sister FF K1). It has a very high image quality and a high enough ISo performance (it is still APSC) with a dynamic range worthy of much more expensive, emblazoned and larger format machines (we are talking about more than 14 stops measured by Dxomark). Do not waste raw anemic (as it happens with Nikon) and the jpeg customization in the room is very extensive and allows fine adjustments to obtain jpegs already usable. It 'an extremely compact machine, which allows you to carry it without much effort and coupled with a lens of our taste (I used the 17-70 f / 4 as a handyman) turns into a perfect machine for any use dispassionate during a walk ora photographic output. It should be noted that the Pentax APSC range of lenses is very broad, with fixtures ranging from 14 mm to 300 and many even professionally known zoom lenses. It is not a machine for those who take sports photos (the performance of AF is not exciting in this area, especially for those who are used to Nikon / Canon machines type d300 / d7100 or 7d) but for everything that is stationary or moves little autofocus is more than enough. The colors of the Pentax system are different from those of Nikon and Canon, although with Lightroom / Photoshop / the software you prefer we can do whatever we want. Needless to say, it accepts any optical MF produced in the last 40/50 years including some rare gems (including optics attack m42 with adapter) that are just a few euros even on the electronic market and that as a result of the SR (stabilization of sensor in the machine) also become stabilized optics, while remaining in manual focus. rnOnce the optional accessory OME 53 (15 euoriginal ro) that allows you to expand the viewfinder view, so as to make it more readable if we often use manual optics (it is still the viewfinder of an APSC ...). rnA little gem: the 80 ISO NATIVE (it is not an extension, they are real and are the minimum ISO selectable in the car - see the Dxomark tests.The only car that I think was pushed to a lot was perhaps the Nikon d810 (now the d850 ) ... I sold it and in the end I regretted it ... rn
sent on June 08, 2016
Pros:Ergonomics, quality files, high iso held up to 6400 excellent, very good up to 8000, from 10000 up begins to degrade, 80 iso minimum, flurry, weather sealing, strength, stabilization, micro af adjustment, composition with sensor shift, menu packed with useful features, shadows and highlights in alarm liveview, viewfinder af speed, settings and menus, ease of use, hdr room that under normal lighting conditions can be taken freehand, built to last and designed as an extension of the photographer.
Cons:In my opinion you have to be too fussy to find cons.
Opinion:I own this beast and I'm ultra satisfied, I think for the same price there is no better on the market of the aps-c reflex. Has everything you need to photograph in any conditions, the HDR is amazing, I snapped a myriad always freehand and always come out perfect, in fact I think it's a masterpiece of fotografica.rnPentax machine unlike the competition, designs his models with the photographer in mind and not with the economic self-interest in mente.rnHo read that some have written that has trouble focusing in low light, well it is in total darkness! I never found maf problems in low light, if not precisely in the dark, I challenge other cameras in focuse in the dark, with only the light of 'af-assist.
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