Go ahead and feed your photography obsession with the PENTAX K-5. For you, capturing that great shot isn't a casual interest. It's a part of your life. One spectacular image after another. This camera is the perfect piece of equipment to help you get your photo fix. With the compact, rugged K-5, the world is truly your studio.
16.3 megapixel CMOS sensorHigh resolution 16.3 megapixel CMOS sensor with integrated AD conversion circuitry captures outstanding image detail with pixels to spare.
80-51200 ISOHigh sensitivity 80-51200 ISO range with improved noise performance throughout, including ISO-specific noise reduction.
7 FPSSpeedy 7 FPS framerate captures fast action shots in demanding situations.
11 point SAFOX IX+ autofocus systemHighly responsive and accurate 11 point SAFOX IX+ autofocus system features a dedicated AF assist lamp and light wavelength sensor for improved focus speed and reliability.
1080p HD videoCapture widescreen HD video with stunning detail at full 1080p resolution and 25 FPS, including sound via a built-in or external 3.5mm stereo microphone jack.
3 inch LCDLarge 3 inch LCD with 921,000 dots of resolution for responsive Live View and detailed image/video review.
Fully Weather Sealed (K5 Body)Fully weather sealed and coldproof design resists water, fog, snow, sand, dust, and more, for top performance in extreme field conditions as well as in the studio.
Rugged designDurable magnesium alloy covers surround a rugged stainless steel chassis.
77 segment metering systemHighly accurate 77 segment metering system for perfectly exposed images even in difficult lighting.
100% Field of viewHigh quality glass pentaprism viewfinder features 100% field of view and 0.92X magnification, for perfect framing accuracy.
Shake ReductionPENTAX body-based Shake Reduction (SR) stabilization system is compatible with every PENTAX lens ever made.
1/8000 Shutter SpeedA maximum 1/8000 second shutter speed freezes even the fastest action without subject movement blur.
HDMI portAn HDMI port outputs high definition images and video (and sound) to HDTVs.
PENTAX PEF and Adobe DNG filesNative support for both PENTAX PEF and Adobe DNG 14 bit RAW files, includes the ability to retrieve RAW data from JPG files if still present in buffer memory.
HDRImproved in-camera HDR image capture features more blending options and better pixel registration for easier operation without a tripod.
In-camera image processing and filtersA wide range of in-camera image processing and special effects filters encourages the photographer's artistic expression.
Customizable RAW/Fx buttonCustomizable RAW/Fx button allows for easy access to common shooting settings.
Built-in electronic levelBuilt-in electronic level now features a tilt scale display in Live View.
SDXC memory card compatibility (via firmware update)
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Comments about Pentax K-5 Weatherproof Digital SLR Digital Camera 18-55mm Lens Kit w/ 1080p HD Video:
Great Camera. I use it for model railroad photography. The kit lens was somewhat different than the picture shown, but still a great lens.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A GREAT PRODUCT FROM A GREAT SELLER
from Scottsville, VA
About Me Semi-pro Photographer
As an owner of a Nikon D300S, a Canon 7D and various earlier Pentaxes (K20D and K-7) - I can tell you that the K-5 is capable of playing in the big leagues!! The ISO performance and image quality is superb, the handling and ergonomics are great. It is not quite as fast as Nikon when focusing in very low light, but in real life I don't encounter that very often (if you work in low light night club atmospheres, it could be an issue). It's capability to use all of the legacy lenses is also a big plus - many are very nice!! Last, but not least, BUYDIG has a great deal and fast delivery - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Excellent choice for price
from Chapel Hill, NC
Very pleased based on usage to this point. Upgraded from K10. Much lighter and easier to handle than K10. Auto focus and image sharpness much improved. I do a lot of exposure fusion using bracketed exposures. Camera a little slow in processing multiple frames shot in short amount of time, but much better than K10.
best DR of any dslr in july 11'
from palenville, ny
the 14.1 stops of DR in a small weatherproof dslr is what i wanted
Professional, Limitless Camera
from Shady Spring, WV
Truly amazing professional grade DSLR. Shoot a raccoon in a tree on a dark night, with the camera hand-held & using the built-in flash. Only had to hold a MiniMag flashlight under the lens barrel to find the critter and assist the autofocus in locking on him. Good feel, weight & balance. The creative possibilities with the K-5 are infinite.
from Orlando, FL
I returned the product just because the weight of the camera and lens seemed to provoke pain my wrist that I have not experience before or afterwards.