Pentax K-5, now official

After several weeks of multiple leaks, the Pentax K-5 is now officially launched by Pentax just a day before the Photokina fair opens its doors in Köln, Germany.

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5 (back)

No surprise here. The features are detailed here. To make things simple:

  • 16.2 MP
  • 11-point AF
  • 7 fps bursts
  • HDR mode
  • 3″ (7.5 cm) LCD screen
  • Sensitivity: ISO 200-12800 (exp. ISO 80-51200)

The K-5 will be available starting in mid-October at around $1899 or £1200 with a kit lens.


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The camera is not impressive or very innovative (except if the ISO 12800 sensitivity comes with a really low noise level), but it’s a clear commitment of Pentax to keep supporting the higher end of their DSLR product line. And this is good news since they provide a systematically good camera under the Pentax K-5 name.

Recommended Retail Price:

  • US$1699 / AU$ 1999 / $1249 boîtier seul
  • 1299€ / £1199.99 en kit avec 18-55mm WR
  • 1649€ / £1699.99 en kit avec 18-135mm WR


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