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Sunday, September 19, 2010

K-5 *Unofficial* Announcement and Specs!

I am pleased to announce the "new" Pentax K-5, which is basically a K-7 with a replaced Sony sensor (which is believed to be superior), which has been realised only after too many Pentaxians have complained, whined, petitioned or whatsoever for over a year! ;-) Here it is!

Disclaimer: This is 100% Unofficial (as I am just nothing Pentax/Hoya affiliated) and should be treated as 200% Rumour and Hoax! ;-D Read all these at your own risk and I bear no responsibility of any!! :-o

Pentax K-5 Specifications:-
16.93MPs Total, 16.28MP Effective, 23.7 x 15.7mm APS-C
Number of Bits:
3 x 8-bit JPEG, 3 x 14-bit RAW
Maximum Resolution:
4928 x 3264 (16M)
ISO Range:
Standard: ISO 100-12800, Expanded: ISO 80 and 51200
Movie Mode:
Full HD: 1920 x 1080 at 25 fps (16:9) - Maximum 25 Minutes or 4GB
HD: 1280 x 720 at 30 or 25 fps (16:9)
VGA: 640 x 480 at 25 fps (4:3)
Movie Sound Recording:
Stereo, Built-in Mic w/Option Mic-in
Memory Card:
SDHC/SD Card Compliance, Supported Up to 32GB
100% 0.92X at 50mm, Diopter Adj. -2.5 to +1.5
Back LCD Monitor:
3.0" 921,000 Dots TFT, 160 Deg. View Angle, Anti-Reflection Coating
Electronic Level Meter:
Focusing System:
SAFOX IX+, 11 Points
1/8000th - 30s, X-Sync: 1/180th sec.
Built-in Flash:
G.N. 13 at ISO 100, 28mm Coverage (135 Film Equivalent), w/ Red-Eye Reduction Option
Continuous Frame Rate:
7 fps, Maximum 40 frames (JPEG) or 8 (DNG)
Digital Filter, WB, HDR etc. Settings:
16 Digital Filters with a Maximum of 135 Processing Options, Other Features Similar to Those of the K-7
Other Supports:
DPOF, PIM III, PictBridge, USB 2.0 (Hi Speed), AV Out (NTSC and PAL), HDMI Out
D-LI90 with D-BG4 Support (Can Insert 6 AAs), CIPA: 980 Frames No Flash, 740 Frames with 50% Flash, 440 Minutes LiveView/Video
Pentax Digital Camera Utility 4 (Photo Browser and RAW Converter)
Size and Weight:
130 x 96 x 72mm (W x H x D), 670g
Operating Temperature:
Down to -10 Deg. Celsius
Weather Sealing:
77 Sealing Points
Kit Lenses:
DA 18-55 WR, DA 18-135 WR:-

Well, how about the outlook and appearance of the K-5? I post no photo of it as you can safely assume that it looks 99% alike with the K-7! :-)

Previous Unofficial Announcements at My Blog:-

Pentax K-7 Unofficially Announced!

The Pentax K-7 is Here! Finally!