Pentax K-5 (Body Only) reviews and prices: SLR camera

21 customer reviews

+ This digital camera scores high on features. - It has no outstanding negative points.

£780 at 1 retailer out of 419 retailers checked

9.2 out of 10 based on 21 reviews.
Pentax K-5 (Body Only): 16.3 MP (Megapixels), SD Card storage, Optical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser digital SLR camera. See full product description
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paul, Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
great images,digital filters retro toy camera and cross processing are great you can use them in movie mode too.
51200 iso creates fabulous grainy images.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 May 2011

Trevor, Ryde IoW Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Image stabiliser, brilliant sensor. build quality.
Bad points:
None for me. Superb kit!
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Mar 2013

John, Fleet Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very substantial camera, good ergonomics, clear display of functions, excellent screen images, Comprehensive (printed - thank you) manual.
Bad points:
Some people may find it heavy. I don't.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Aug 2012

Joe, Portsmouth Hants Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent build quality, weather proofed design (77 body seals), small footprint, takes all K mount lenses. Built in optical stabilisation, host of controls, takes 3rd party batteries (cheap). OVF good, live view very good. Nice to hold in hand. Very good ISO performance. In my analysis and comparisons I rated this camera above Nikon D7000
Bad points:
Lenses very expensive (I've purchased 8 since xmas), LCD is not tiltable. Range of lenses, although good, not nearly as good as Nikon/Canon. Quite a complicated beast... need the Manual as PDF file and read it, again and again. Buying a DSLR may lead to Lens lust.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 16 Dec 2011

Phil, Nottingham Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
One of the best performing sensors in any camera (DxO Mark), surprisingly compact, excellent build quality, high ISO performance is amazing.
Bad points:
Menu system could be simpler
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Jun 2011

David, Leicester Professional photographer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellent digital pro camera .... Works for me!!
Bad points:
Not really any I can find ....
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 09 Jul 2012

graham, leeds Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
fast focusing, lighter than some other DSLR's, compatable with previous samsung and pentax lenses,weather proof
Bad points:
early days yet
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Aug 2012

Product Features

Camera Type SLR
Screen size (Inches) 3
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D No
Media format SD Card
Media format SDXC Card
Media format SDHC Card
PictBridge Yes
Video recorder Yes
Weight (g) 660
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/30
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Release date 2010-10-12
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens Yes

Also known as: Pentax K-5 Digital

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Manufacturer's Description

PENTAX K-5 incorporates a new generation CMOS sensor, combined with the reliable PRIME II Imaging Engine, which produce high-resolution, rich-gradation digital images.
The K-5 also offers a wide sensitivity range, from ISO 100 to 12800, which can be expanded to ISO 80~51200. As the Analog/Digital conversion is done within the sensor, K-5 features an impressive noise management.

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