Compare Pentax K Series K-5 16.3 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only) to Pentax K Series K-3 23.4 MP Digital SLR Camera - Silver (Body only)

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

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

Pentax K Series K-3 23.4 MP Digital SLR Camera - Silver (Body only)

Pentax K Series K-3 23.4 MP Digital SLR Camera - Silver (Body only)

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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... More
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. Less
Pentax K-3 Premium Silver Limited Edition Digital SLR Camera Body with Special Battery Grip & Strap The Pentax K-3 is Pentax's most advanced DSLR. A rugged, high-resolution... More
Pentax K-3 Premium Silver Limited Edition Digital SLR Camera Body with Special Battery Grip & Strap The Pentax K-3 is Pentax's most advanced DSLR. A rugged, high-resolution APS-sensor DSLR, the K-3 boasts several technological firsts. Less
Key Features   
Type Digital SLR Digital SLR
Other Features   
Waterproof Yes -
Shooting Modes Frame Movie Mode -
Additional Features Brightness Control • Digital Noise Reduction • Dust Alert • RAW Processing • Interval Shooting Mode • Contrast Control • Resizing an Image • Exif Print Support • RGB Primary Color Filter • Digital Image Rotation • HDMI • Red-eye Correction • Image Stabilization • HDR (High Dynamic Range) Function • Interchangeable Lenses • DPOF Support • USB 2.0 Compatibility • Cropping An Image • Histogram Display • Automatic Face Tracking • Depth-Of-Field Preview Button • Water Resistant • 1080p Full HD Movie Recording • Highlight Point Display • Color Control • PRINT Image Matching • Sharpness Control • Edit Function • Shadow Point Display • Saturation Control • Anti-Dust Technology • Freezeproof • Dynamic Range Enlargement (DRE) -
Face Detection Yes Yes
File Format   
Digital Video Format Motion JPEG • HD (High Definition) • MJPEG • AVI MJPEG • AVI • H.264
Battery   
Battery Form Factor Manufacturer specific 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 -
Connections   
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone   
Microphone Operation Mode Mono -
Display   
Display Rotation Built-in Built-in
Display Type LCD TFT LCD
Viewfinder   
Viewfinder Type Optical (Through-the-lens) • Optical Optical
Optical Viewfinder Type Eye-level mirror pentaprism Fixed eye-level pentaprism
Memory / Storage   
Supported Flash Memory SDXC Card • SDHC Card • SD Card • SDXC Memory Card • SDHC Memory Card • SD Memory Card Eye-Fi card • SDXC Memory Card • SDHC Memory Card • SD Memory Card • Flucard
Camera Flash   
Flash Type Pop-up Flash Pop-up Flash
Red Eye Reduction Yes Yes
Exposure   
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 -
Optical Sensor   
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Product Identifiers   
Brand Pentax Pentax
Miscellaneous   
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 Water Colour • Vibrant • Toy camera • Starburst • Posterization • Miniature • Cross Process • High contrast • Bright • Bleach Bypass • Sketch • Portrait • Fisheye • Landscape • Color Extract • Retro • Slim • Pastel • Muted • Soft • Monochrome • Natural
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Pentax K Series K-5 16.3 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)
Pentax K Series K-5 16.3 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black...
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Pentax K Series K-3 23.4 MP Digital SLR Camera - Silver (Body only)
Pentax K Series K-3 23.4 MP Digital SLR Camera - Silver...
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Pirich
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When you can't call the super-K-7 a K-9, it's the K-5

byPirich Dec 6, 2011
18 Helpfuls 19 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
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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Good camera for a serious enthusiast

bydave2k Apr 21, 2012
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
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 »

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