Pentax K-5
Pentax K-5
Top 27%1,767 points
Top 27%
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Pentax K-5 review: 64 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

16.3MP
Panono Camera: 108MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.7 x 15.7mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
11
Canon EOS R: 5655

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
7fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps

5. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
1162ISO
Sony Alpha a7 III: 3730ISO

6. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
51200 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO

7. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
740shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots

8. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
82
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98

9. video recording (main camera)

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
1080 x 25fps
Fujifilm X-T3: 2160 x 60fps

10. weight

670g
HTC Re: 65.5g

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/8000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s

12. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
23.7bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits

13. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Pentax K-5
50% have it

14. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Pentax K-5
32% have it

15. dynamic range

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
14.1Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs

16. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Pentax K-5
72% have it

17. pixel density

471ppi
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 2160ppi

18. resolution

1176 x 784px
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 5184 x 3888px

19. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
921k dots
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS: 1040000k dots

20. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Pentax K-5
27% have it

21. battery power

1860mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh

22. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Pentax K-5
26% have it

23. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Pentax K-5
20% have it

24. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Pentax K-5
54% have it

25. Has a built-in focus motor

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
Pentax K-5
18% have it

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