Review Pentax K-5 IIs SLR Camera Introduction:

Pentax Ricoh announces the introduction of its Pentax K-5 IIs flagship digital SLR camera, designed to advance the company’s well-received K-5 camera, which launched in October 2010. This new dustproof, weather-resistant & cold-resistant SLR camera includes a newly developed SAFOX X AF sensor that delivers the broadest auto focusing EV range in its class. In addition, the Pentax K-5 IIs is offered without an anti-aliasing filter, making it the ideal solution for photographers who practice commercial & studio photography where camera settings, lens choice, lighting, & other shooting conditions are controlled.

Pentax K-5 IIs SLR Camera Features:

The Pentax K-5 IIs is offered without an anti-aliasing filter, which is often present in plenty of DSLRs to smooth computer generated imagery by decreasing high frequencies & distortion, but adversely reduces detail resolution. Without this filter, the Pentax K5 IIs creates deeply rich, detailed imagery at supreme resolution levels. Other in-camera picture tweaks included automatic chromatic aberration compensation to minimize purple fringing in high-contrast areas Pentax K-5 IIs Camera Charger, & distortion correction to remove wide-angle barrel distortion or telephoto pincushion effects. Although both features produce respectable results, they do add a frustrating couple of seconds of processing time per shot.
Pentax K-5 IIs SLR Camera Review
The outside casing of the Pentax K-5 IIs is made of sturdy & lightweight magnesium alloy, while its chassis is made of highly rigid stainless steel. With 77 special seals in its body, the new & professional Pentax K5 IIs camera offers a dustproof, weather-resistant & cold-resistant construction, assuring reliable operation at temperatures as low as 14°F. The Pentax K-5 IIs also features a reliable shutter unit for a top shutter speed of 1/8000 per second, & the ability to resist as plenty of as 100,000 shutter releases. Aside from a slightly improved LCD screen & an allegedly revamped sensor, the most notable development is the K-5 II's new SAFOX X autofocus process, which claims to offer a noticeable speed & accuracy boost over the original Pentax K-5 IIs Battery Charger. One other difference that is obvious with the second generation Pentax K-5 is that it comes in flavors; Pentax K-5 II and Pentax K-5 IIs. The latter is an identical camera, but forgoes an anti-aliasing filter in an try to improve picture sharpness. That is great in theory, but it adds a fair bit to the asking cost, as well as a much greater risk of moiré interference when shooting densely patterned subjects. Whereas the original K-5 contained a considerably improved sensor over the elderly K-7, the new Pentax K-5 II doesn't move things on to the same degree. Pentax has stuck with a 16.3MP CMOS sensor, and while it does offer marginally improved low-light performance, you'll be hard pressed to notice any actual world improvements in picture quality.
Pentax K-5 IIs SLR Camera Features
Sensitivity also remains unchanged, ranging from ISO 100-12,800 and expandable to 80-51,200. You also get the choice to pre-select the amount of in-camera noise reduction the K-5 II applies at each sensitivity setting, enabling you to perfectly balance detail retention and noise reduction. Pentax's Dynamic range expansion feature is more usable though, and it does a great job of significantly brightening shadow areas while maintaining highlight detail for more balanced exposures. If this is not , then the camera also has an extensive multi-shot HDR capability, with preset strengths and an automatic mode. Results look the part, but are only available when shooting JPEG, and again, processing time is lengthy, this time being a whopping twenty seconds per shot. Continuous shooting to a maximum speed of 7 fps keeps the Pentax Camera Charger on a par with the competition, but it is no faster than the original Pentax K-5. Likewise, the Pentax K-5 II's Full HD film recording ability is also unchanged, apart from the addition of some additional post-processing effects.

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March 20, 2013 Posted by

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