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  • Pentax K-5 Digital SLR Camera W/mm Zoom Lens (Black)
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PENTAX K-5 DSLR Camera the changes, however, existing K-7 users will no doubt require very little adjustment time if they decide to upgrade to the new model. The K-5 has exactly the same dimensions as its predecessor, the K Its magnesium alloy and stainless steel body is chunkier than Pentax's new upper entry-level DSLR the K-r pictured here on the left but still relatively compact for a camera in its class.

Key Features Although it might appear to be a near-clone of PENTAX K-5 DSLR Camera K-7, the K-5 offers some significant improvements in specification. This new AF module also demonstrates superb focusing accuracy even with subjects positioned well away from the center of the image field, while an anti-reflection coating is applied to all optical elements to improve PENTAX K-5 DSLR Camera transmittance and minimize the deterioration of autofocusing accuracy in poor lighting conditions. The K-5 provides high-speed continuous shooting at approximately seven images per second, allowing you to preserve fast-fleeing, once-in-a-lifetime moments in crisp, brilliant digital images. Since the mirror comes to a complete stop at the swing-down position and sets itself ready for a next image, the speed of continuous shooting in the AF.

Thankfully you will only have to set about half of the settings once and can then forget about them.

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The menu system has a fairly logical tabbed system with four main tabs, Rec. Mode, Playback, PENTAX K-5 DSLR Camera and Custom Setting, each divided into several sub-pages, and it's easily readable with a bright display and a large font size making it perfectly visible even in low light. You can use the Live View mode to hold the K-5 at arm's length or mount the camera on a tripod, PENTAX K-5 DSLR Camera a single press of the LV button on the rear displaying the current scene on the LCD screen. Focusing is achieved by pressing the small AF button on the rear of the camera or by half-pressing the shutter-button.

Alternatively you can use manual focus in Live View mode, with up to 10x magnification available via the Info button to help you fine-tune the focus you can also use the Info button to magnify the subject by up to 6x when Auto Focus is on. You can change the aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO speed and a number of other settings when Live View is activated. New to the K-5 is the magnified view feature, which zooms into the PENTAX K-5 DSLR Camera and back out again to clearly PENTAX K-5 DSLR Camera that the correct focus has been achieved.

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Although I appreciated this quick way to check the focus, the inability to disable it if required may annoy some users. Live View is fine for use with stationary subjects, but forget it if you want to track a moving subject. The AF system in Live View mode takes a couple PENTAX K-5 DSLR Camera seconds to lock onto the subject, making it much better suited to subjects that don't move. The Face Recognition AF mode works quite well, as promised quickly identifying up to 16 people in the frame, but again it takes a couple of seconds to lock onto a non-moving subject. More impressively Live View can be used in the continuous shooting mode with no restrictions on the 7fps rate, as the PENTAX K-5 DSLR Camera sets the mirror to the lock-up position.


Live View is also used for the feature that will generate a lot of interest in the Pentax K The maximum size of a single PENTAX K-5 DSLR Camera clip is either 4 gigabytes or 25 minutes. There's a built-in microphone for mono recording and also a socket for connecting an external stereo microphone.

There are some notable drawbacks to the Pentax K-5's video mode. It's quite difficult to actually start recording one. You have to set the Mode Dial to the Movie mode, then press the AF-On or half-press shutter button to set the focus, then PENTAX K-5 DSLR Camera the shutter button to begin recording with the same button ending the movie. It's not on a par with the one-button system that some rivals offer, and you can't take a still shot during recording either.

PENTAX Pentax K K-5 16.3MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)

As with most other DSLR cameras that offer a video mode, you also can't autofocus during movie recording, something that the Nikon D does offer. Pre-focusing before beginning recording, then focusing manually during the take is the only option. Top Pop-up Flash In addition you can't set the aperture from the PENTAX K-5 DSLR Camera during recording, only before, so you will want to use lenses that have an aperture ring if possible.

The K-7 can be set to Auto Aperture Control, which removes the flexibility of being able to PENTAX K-5 DSLR Camera the aperture yourself but at least enables the camera to change it during recording to suit the subject matter. The shutter speed cannot be set by the user in movie mode either, so you will have to rely on the camera's auto-exposure system while filming. The Pentax K-5 features a built-in PENTAX K-5 DSLR Camera Reduction system. Turn it on via the main menu option and the K-5 automatically compensates for camera shake, which is a slight blurring of the image that typically occurs at slow shutter speeds, providing approximately 2. In practice I found that it does make a noticeable difference, as shown in the examples on the Image Quality page.


You don't notice that the camera is actually doing anything different when Shake Reduction is turned on, just that you can use slower shutter speeds than normal and still take PENTAX K-5 DSLR Camera photos. Coupling a newly developed imaging system with the proven PRIME II imaging engine, the PENTAX K-5 offers a sensitivity range of ISO toor ISO Pentax K 16MP Digital SLR. Pentax K-5 II MP DSLR DA mm WR lens kit (Black) (OLD MODEL) Pentax K-5 II MP DSLR Body Only (Black) (OLD MODEL).


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