The Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs DSLR cameras are the successors to the K-5 snapper which launched back in October of 2010. These devices are dressed with a newly developed AF sensor which is capable of delivering clear images in low-light conditions.
The company has designed both snappers to be rugged enough for use in various surrounding. This is obtained through a lightweight weather-resistant construction comprising of magnesium alloy and a stainless steel chassis, which is dustproof and cold-resistant as well. The CMOS image sensor employed here measures 23.7mm x 15.7mm and has 16.28 effective megapixels. Complementing this is a PRIME II imaging engine which enables users to snap up images in an ISO rage of 100 to 12800 while in the standard setting, or from ISO 80 to 51200 when the device is adjusted with custom settings.
“The new K-5 II and K-5 IIs deliver an extensive range of photographic possibilities for the resolution-conscious photographer in all of us. As a successor to our popular K-5 camera, these new models offer upgraded features designed to produce superb image quality, including the new AF sensor which is especially useful for photographers working in low light conditions,” comments John Carlson, Sr. Manager of Sales and Marketing, Pentax.
For visuals, a 3-inch wide-view air-gap-free 921,000-dot LCD display is placed on the rear along with an anti-glare film coating. There’s an optical viewfinder in tow as well. Through the continuous shooting mode, users should be able to snap up a sequence of up to 30 JPEG images in a matter of around 7 seconds. This could be ideal for capturing fast-moving objects. On a single charge, the camera is capable of delivering a total of 980 pictures. The Pentax K-5IIs arrives sans an anti-aliasing filter, a feature that’s commonly found in DSLR snappers. The purpose for excluding this component is to enable ‘rich and detailed’ imagery at high resolutions.
The Pentax K-5 II price amounts to $1,199.95. This DSLR camera can be picked up with the DA 18-55mm WR zoom lens for $1,199.95 or the DA 18-135mm WR zoom lens for $1,549.95. The K-5 IIs will be up for grabs at $1,299.95 for the main unit only. The release date for both snappers is pegged for October 2012.