The Pentax K-5 is a 16.3MP DSLR geared toward the enthusiast photographer and looks to compete directly with the Canon 7D and Nikon D300s. The K-5 features 7 fps still image frame rate, ISO 80-51200 (w/ expansion) and 1080p HD video capture at 25 fps.
The Pentax K-5 should be available in October 2010 at an initial retail price of $1599.95 for body only and $1749.95 with an 18-55mm kit lens. Check availability on Amazon.com.
Pentax K-5 Key Features
- 16.3MP CMOS Sensor
- 7 fps frame rate
- ISO 80-12800 (expandable to ISO equivalent 51200)
- 1080p video at 25 fps
- Built-in Sensor-based Image Stabilization
- 3-inch 921k dot res LCD
- 0.92x Magnification VF w/ 100% Coverage
- External Audio Mini Plug
- 11-point AF System
- In-Camera HDR
- Magnesium Alloy Body (same as K-7)
- HDMI Out
- SDXC Memory Card Compatibility
Alongside the new K-5, Pentax has also announced a new 18-135mm lens, which should be available in October 2010 at an initial retail price of $529.95.
More details in the press release below. [Read more...]