New Pentax K-5 DSLR: Official Specs and Features

By Daniel Chubb - Sep 20, 2010

Recently we brought you news about a few cameras getting unveiled, these included three new Nikon Coolpix models, the Pentax K-r DSLR, Pentax Optio RS1000 and RZ10, as well as the Pentax Lumix DMC-FZ45.

Now we can announce that Pentax will be introducing the new K-5 into their K-series range, which is said to be similar to the k-7. There will not be any support for SDXC memory cards, but it will accept SDHC ones.

The new K-5 will come with a CMOS Sensor that has 16.2-megapixels, and is capable of capturing video with a 16:9 aspect ratio, in a 1960 x 1080 High-Definition resolution and at a frame rate of 25 per second.

With this DSLR you also benefit from a DR II mechanism that shakes the dust from the CMOS image sensor, a battery providing you with the capability to take as many as one thousand images from a single charge.

Other specs and features include a color LCD monitor that measures 3-inches, Cross process mode with three options, a multi-pattern metering system with 77-segments, digital filter function, PRIME II imaging engine and an ISO that ranges from 100 to 12800.

To see the full story on the new Pentax K-5 go to Engadget, and read Vlad Savov’s article. What do you think of this DSLR and will you buy it when it becomes available?

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