PENTAX Pentax K K-5 16.3 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)

Designed for those who want to improve their photography, the Pentax 16.3 MP camera is a personal body only that is professional. A higher number of megapixels means enlarging and cropping will not adversely affect picture quality. Make 12x18 inch prints of the moments of your life and send them to family and friends using the 16.3 megapixel image sensor included with this Pentax K-5. Since this Pentax digital SLR camera has a waterproof 16.3 MP image sensor housing, you can handle action in the water. Excellent picture quality and outstanding performance are yours with the Pentax 16.3 MP camera. This Pentax K-5 has an HDMI connector that makes sharing special happenings fun. With the flash memory card slot featured on this Pentax digital SLR camera, you can choose the storage size of the camera. With its black body, the Pentax 16.3 MP camera will be a stylish platform for preserving memories. Because this Pentax K-5 has batteries, you can be ready to snap photos. Play back the best moments of your life and send them to family and friends by making use of the 3-inch LCD screen included with this Pentax digital SLR camera. The Pentax 16.3 MP camera comes with only the body and no lens. The main advantage to getting the camera body on its own is that you select the interchangeable lens or lenses to get based on your growing photography needs.

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Consumer Reviews


Good camera for a serious enthusiast

bydave2k Apr 21, 2012
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Pros Very capable camera with extensive customization, great sensor.   Good size and...
Cons Definitely a minor brand so fewer lenses and accessories are available.
Recommended it? Yes

I've had the K-5 for over a year and I'm quite pleased with it.   You can use it right out of the box with auto settings or you can take as much control over it as you like.   You can use the menus to control many aspects of how the camera works.  There are many aspects of... Read full review »


When you can't call the super-K-7 a K-9, it's the K-5

byPirich Dec 6, 2011
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Pros Compact size, rugged construction, outstanding performance.
Cons Not as famous as it deserves to be.
Recommended it? Yes

The Pentax K-5 is a third generation Digital SLRs camera from Pentax developed from their previous flagship, the superb Pentax K-7.  Pentax went in a new direction with the K-7 and abandoned the blobby smooth bodies emerging seemingly everywhere for a minimum silhouette, compact, and... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


White Balance Tungsten (Preset) • Shade (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Flash (Preset) • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Cloudy (Preset) • Auto • Manual
Special Effects Water Colour • Vibrant • Toy camera • Starburst • Posterization • Miniature • High contrast • Bright • Bleach Bypass • Black & White Magenta filter • Black & White Infrared filter • Black & White Cyan filter • Black & White Green filter • HDR • Sepia • Sketch • Portrait • Fisheye • Landscape • Color Extract • Retro • Slim • Pastel • Muted • Positive Film • Soft • Monochrome • Black & White Orange filter • Black & White Yellow filter • Custom Effect • Black & White Red filter • Black & White Blue filter • Natural

Other Features

Waterproof Yes
Shooting Modes Frame Movie Mode
Face Detection Yes

File Format

Digital Video Format Motion JPEG • HD (High Definition) • MJPEG • AVI


Battery Form Factor Manufacturer specific

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Supported Microsoft Windows XP • Microsoft Windows Vista • Microsoft Windows 7 • Apple Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.6 • MS Windows 7 • MS Windows Vista • MS Windows XP


HDMI Output Yes


Microphone Operation Mode Mono


Display Type LCD
Display Rotation Built-in


Viewfinder Type Optical (Through-the-lens) • Optical
Optical Viewfinder Type Eye-level mirror pentaprism

Memory / Storage

Supported Flash Memory SDXC Card • SDHC Card • SD Card • SDXC Memory Card • SDHC Memory Card • SD Memory Card

Camera Flash

Flash Type Pop-up Flash
Red Eye Reduction Yes


Exposure Metering Center-Weighted • Multi-Segment • Spot
Exposure Modes ISO-Priority • Automatic • Bulb • Shutter & Aperture priority • Manual • Shutter-Priority • Aperture-Priority

Lens System

Auto Focus type TTL contrast and phase detection
Focus Adjustment Automatic

Optical Sensor

Sensor Type CMOS

Key Features

Type Digital SLR

Product Identifiers

Brand Pentax

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