K-5IIs (body only)

The renowned PENTAX K-5 has been reborn, with its potential as an advanced outdoor camera while retaining its exceptional imaging power. Its low-noise, rich-gradation image processing achieves a top sensitivity of ISO 51200. The new SAFOX X AF module assures unfailing, high-speed autofocus operation for pinpoint focus on the subject, even in near-total darkness. Its remarkable focusing accuracy delivers sharp, crisp images of fast moving subjects, time after time. The PENTAX K-5 IIs is an Anti-aliasing filter-less variant of the camera. The K-5 IIs is perfect for photographers who prioritize the image resolution over all other factors. An anti-aliasing filter installed in front of the image sensor can effectively suppress false colour and moiré, but it often obscures the subject’s outlines. The K-5 IIs without anti-aliasing filter optimizes image quality, by placing the priority on image resolution over all other factors. This exclusive model brings out the full potential of the image sensor’s resolving power to deliver exceptionally sharp, fine-detailed images

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Article Number12049
Camera TypeTTL autofocus, auto-exposure digital SLR digital-still camera with built-in retractable P-TTL auto pop-up flash
LiveViewField of view: Approx. 100%
Enlargement: In AF mode: 2x, 4x, 6x, in Manual mode: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x
Autofocus: Contrast detection, Face detection, phase difference detection
Options: Grid pattern, histogram display
TypeHigh sensitivity CMOS sensor with a primary colour filter
Size23.7mm x 15.7mm
Effective Pixelsapprox. 16.3 megapixels
StillJPEG: [16M] 4928x3264 pixels, [10M] 3936x2624 pixels, [6M] 3072x2048 pixels, [2M] 1728x1152 pixels
4 levels of quality in JPEG (good, better, best, premium)
RAW 14 bits : [16M] 4928x3264 pixels
MovieFULL HD: 1960x1080 (16:9) at 25fps
HD TV: 1280x720 (16:9) at 30 or 25fps
VGA: 640x480 (4:3) at 30 or 25fps
SensitivityAuto, Manual: ISO 100 to 12800 (1/3EV, 1/2EV or 1EV steps)
Extended sensitivity: from ISO 80 to 51200
Bulb mode: up to ISO 1600
Shake ReductionSensor-shift Shake Reduction, up to 3EV
Compatible with ALL PENTAX lenses
Sensor CleaningDust Removal II mechanism:
Image sensor moving mechanism, SP Coating and Dust alert function
MountPENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount
Usable lensesPENTAX KAF3, KAF2 (power zoom not compatible), KAF, K-mount (with restrictions) lenses ; compatible with SDM ultrasonic lenses
Compatible with S-mount lenses, 67 / 645 / M-42 lenses (adapters ref 37954, 38455 or 30120 required with restrictions)

TypeSAFOX IX+ autofocus system with TTL phase-matching detection
FunctionsFocus modes: AF.A(auto), AF.S(single, with focus lock), AF-C(continuous)
11 AF points (9 cross type in the center)
5-point or 11-point Auto, Select or Center
AF assistavailable (at front)
Field of Viewapprox. 100%
Magnificationapprox. 0.92x (with FA 50mm F1.4 lens, at infinity)
Focusing screenNatural Bright Matte III focusing screen, exchangeable
Diopter adjustmentapprox. -2.5 - +1.5m-1
ScreenType3" (7.62cm) TFT colour LCD monitor with AR coating

Adjustable brightness and colours

ResolutionApprox. 921 000 dots
PlaybackSingle image or index view (up to 81 images), Image Comparison, Magnification (up to 32x, scroll and quick magnification available), Rotation, Calendar view, Folder view, Histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), Slideshow, Bright/Dark area warning, Resize, Cropping, Copyright and detailed Exif information display 
TypeElectronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter

Auto and Manual : 1/8000 - 30 sec. + Bulb
(1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)

Continuous shooting: Max. approx. 7.0 fps, JPEG (16M: ★★★ at Continuous Hi): up to approx. 30 frames

X-SynchronizationHot-shoe flash, 1/180 sec, high speed, P-TTL flash sync available with dedicated wireless system, with dedicated flash                               
MeteringMetering system: TTL open-aperture 77-segment metering
Metering mode: Multi-segment, center-weighted or spot metering
Exposure Modes

Green, Program (P), Sensitivity-Priority (Sv), Shutter-Priority (Tv), Aperture-Priority (Av), Shutter and Aperture Priority (TAv), Metered Manual (M), Bulb, X, User, Video

Metering RangeEV-3 to EV 18 (at Standard ISO 100/at normal temperature)
Auto Exposure LockAssignable to AF/AE-L button through the menu
Compensation± 5EV (selectable EV steps: 1/3 or 1/2 steps)
ModesOne shot, Self-timer (2 or 12 sec), Continuous shooting (Hi, Lo), Remote control (0, 3 sec or continuous), Super-Impose (up to 9 pictures), Interval up to 999 pictures, Exposure bracketing (2, 3 or 5 frames, also available with self-timer and remote control), Mirror lock-up (w/ or w/o remote control)
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent light (D, N, W, L), Tungsten light, Flash, CTE, Manual (configuration on monitor, colour temperature from 2 500 to 10 000K, 100K steps)
Digital FilterToy Camera, Retro, High-contrast, Extract colour, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Custom
ModesAuto, manual (on/off), red eye reduction, slow-speed sync, rear curtain sync, high-speed sync and wireless sync with PENTAX dedicated external flash
Synchronization: 1/180 sec., high speed, P-TTL, wireless
Angle of View CoverageWide-angle lens, equivalent to 28mm in 35mm format
Exposure Compensationfrom -2 EV to +1EV (1/3EV steps)
ExternalCompatible with SD and SDHC memory cards
File Format

Still images:
RAW 14 bits (PEF, DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.21), DCF 2.0
RAW and JPEG simultaneously recordable
JPEG:4 levels of quality (good, better, best, premium)
Color space: sRGB

File NameDate (100_MMDD…), PENTX (100PENTX...)
  • World Time: 75 cities (28 time zones)

  • 40 custom functions and memory modes,

  • USER mode (up to 5 settings), 

  • RAW/Fx button (One push RAW+, Exposure bracketing, Digital preview, Composition adjustment, Electronic level display, GPS),

  • AF button (Enable AF, Cancel AF), 

  • Dials customizable specifically to each exposure modes             

  • RAW development

  • Copyright information

  •  AF fine adjustment (+/- 10 steps, uniformal or individual adjustement)

  •  Resize

  • Cropping (Aspect alteration, Slant adjustment available),

  • Index,

  • Movie Edit (Segmentation, Partial delete),

  • Frame Crop (JPEG)

Image processing: Long-exposure Noise Reduction, High-ISO Noise Reduction, DRE (Dynamic Range Enlargement) which provides maximum details in highlights and shadows, Compensation of distortion and lateral chromatic abberration, Cross processing (Shuffle, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3), HDR (Auto, standard, Strong 1-3, automatic composition correction function), Multi-exposure (Auto, Standard, Strong 1-3, Automatic composition correction function), Automatic levelling, Composition adjustement (vertical and horizontal range: ±1.5mm), Extended bracketing (White Balance, Saturation, hue, high/low key adjustment, contrast and sharpness bracketing)

LanguageEnglish, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Chinese (Traditional/Simpl.), Japanese
Kit ContentAV cable, USB cable, Li-ion battery D-LI90, Battery charger D-BC90, AC cable, Strap, Eye cup FR and hot shoe cover (already mounted), Finder cap for ME, Body mount cover, Sync socket 2P cap, Bottom of body's cap, Software
Weight680g body only, 760g loaded and ready with Li-ion battery and SD card
SourceMain: Rechargeable D-LI90 Lithium-ion battery
Optional: Battery grip D-BG4 and AC adapter K-AC50E also available
PerformanceApprox. 740 shots with 50% flash*, approx. 980 shots without flash and 440 min in play mode w/ D-LI90

* Tested in compliance with CIPA standard. Actual result may vary according to the shooting conditions/circumstances 
Digital FilterIn Playback mode: Toy Camera, Monochrome, Retro, Colour, High Contrast, Soft, Extract Colour, Star Burst, Sketch, Water Colour, Fish-Eye, Pastel, Slim, Miniature, HDR, Posterization, Base Parameter Adjustment
RecordingFULL HD: 1960x1080 (16:9) at 25fps
HDTV: 1280x720 (16:9) at 30 or 25fps
VGA: 640x480 (4:3) at 30 or 25fps

3 levels of quality (good, better, best)

Movie editing available

Movie processing:Custom Image (Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant,           Muted, Monochrome, Reversal Film, Bleach Bypass), Cross processing (Shuffle, preset 1-3, favorite 1-3), Digital filters (Retro, Toy Camera, High-contrast, Extract Colour, Colour)

PCWindows XP SP2, VistaTM and 7
MacOS X 10.3.9 or above
Included SoftwarePENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4
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