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Pentax K-5 DSLR: Full review

Digital SLR’s are becoming more desirable even amongst amateur photographers, and Pentax’s new K-5 DSLR is aimed at the advanced amateur or the professional.

Pocket-lint found that the body is tough and weather proofed similar to Pentax’s top end K-7, and it also has the same 16.3 megapixel sensor which is found on the Nikon D7000, and Sony’s A55. The sensitivity range now starts from ISO 80 through to ISO 51200. There is a 1080p Full HD movie mode which can shoot at 25fps, and the still shooting mode is capable of an impressive 7fps.

On the back is a great detailed 3-inch screen, which boasts 920,000 dots which is ideal for using even in bright conditions. Another useful feature is the AF Adjustment; this will allow owners who have older or pre-digital Pentax lenses to set them up to focus correctly.

The review is summed up by adding that if you want an up to date DSLR, or just want a cracking camera which can shoot anything straight from the box, you would find it difficult to find something better than the Pentax K-5.

Use the link to read the full review and see some images taken with the camera.

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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