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Pentax K-5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 960 reviews of Pentax K-5. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and portability. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative comments about the storage and exposure.

performance, usability, image quality, portability, durability

exposure, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax K-5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax K-5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 user reviews of Pentax K-5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the image quality and price. The portability and usability are also appreciated, but there are some critical views about the storage.

performance, usability, portability, price, image quality

storage

99% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax K-5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 user reviews of Pentax K-5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the price and image quality. The portability and usability also get good reviews, but comments about the shutter and software are different.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, price

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Pentax K-5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Pentax K-5 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People really like the color and sensor. The image quality and performance also get good reviews.

usability, performance, image quality, sensor, color

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (t3.com)

Pentax K-5 digital SLR review

 

Pentax's chunky, semi-pro 16.2 megapixel digital SLR features rugged, weather resistant body

Almost every feature you’d expect from a higher priced digital SLR is located readily beneath forefinger or thumb on the Pentax K-5, meaning that regular DSLR users should have no problem picking it up and starting to shoot straight away. First time...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Doug Harman (pocket-lint.com)

Pentax K-5

 

Pentax's K-5 DSLR is its new semi-pro model built around the Pentax K-7 top end model. Like that model, the K-5 has a host clever kit for the high-end or advanced amateur including some neat improvements and an excellent overall specification and huge...

Superb image quality with bags of detail, great range of features, particularly Sensitivity priority and Shutter and Aperture Priority modes, body integral Anti-Shake, anti-dust system, build and environment protection, RAW (PEF or DNG) +JPEG mode,...

Some features such as HDR shooting only available in JPEG shooting, slightly soft default images, does not accept SDXC cards, standard 18-55mm lens suffers from magenta and blue fringing

The Pentax K-5 is very similar to the K-7 overall and that’s because that camera is very good; the K-5 brings a new sensor and new features to the party that make it an even more rounded camera in our view. A “proper” manual (rather than a PDF on...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Matt Golowczynski (techradar.com)

Pentax K-5 review

 

Is the Pentax K5 simply a modest upgrade to an already existing camera, or one that deserves recognition in its own right?

Good design and build quality ; Good auto-system ; Good image quality

Some improvements needed in design ; K-7 is £300 cheaper

The K-5 was announced at a time when a number of other manufacturers were updating their own lines with likely competitors, notably the Olympus E-5, Canon EOS 60D and Nikon D7000. It improves upon the Pentax K-7 with a new sensor and focusing system as...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Pentax K-5 with 18-55mm lens review

 

The video mode is disappointing but photo quality is marginally the best we've ever seen. Rival cameras offer better value, though.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Pentax K-5 review

 

With the launch of the K-5, Pentax has enhanced the core of the K-7 while maintaining its rugged, well-built yet lightweight body. The K-5 sits comfortably in the hand, has intuitive handling and with every genuinely useful feature present it is likely...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (macworld.co.uk)

Pentax K-5 review

 

The full-featured, heavyweight, and capable K-5 is a good backup option for pros, or first choice for enthusiasts

7fps burst shooting; body integral anti-shake; weather sealed/protected chassis; high-resolution rear LCD with Live View, plus additional top-plate LCD

Rear LCD fixed; pricey compared with other options here; blocky design

As we always find with Pentax models, it’s in the area of image quality that the K-5 really shines, with detail and colour being especially punchy and even exposures delivered with the minimum of fuss. This then is a very capable alternative to Canon...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by (professionalphotographer.co.uk)

PENTAX K-r, K-5 and 645D

 

Firmware Update Software Version 1.01

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Josie Reavely (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Pentax K-5

 

The Pentax K-5: Can this new DSLR keep up with the competition?

There's no doubting that the K-5 is a formidable contender in this sector of the camera market, offering all of the latest technologies and superb handling

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (digitalslrphoto.com)

Pentax K-5 review

 

Is Pentax's latest enthusiast-level DSLR set to challenge the big guns? Daniel Lezano finds out what it has to offer...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Pentax K-5 review

 

The Pentax K-5 review: Pentax's most capable DSLR yet. With a new sensor, new autofocus system and plenty more features to boot. Can the K-5 do no wrong?

Best-yet AF system, great image quality, weather-sealed design, super-fast continuous shooting

Underwhelming 18-55mm kit lens, no AF in movie mode, Motion-JPEG only movie files

Jan, 2011

Price comparison for Pentax K-5

  Store     Price
Pentax K-5 DSLR + SMC DA 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 AL WR Lens
16.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor 23.7 x 15.7mm High speed
£459.00 TO SHOP
Pentax K-5 Digital SLR Camera - Body Only
16.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor 23.7 x 15.7mm High speed
£349.00 TO SHOP
Pentax K-5 II £399.00 TO SHOP Pentax 16-85mm F 3.5-5.6 HD ED Lens for K Mount...
5.3X ratio standard zoom (eq. 24-130mm in 35mm)
£410.00 TO SHOP
Pentax 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR Lens
Weather Resistant construction
£209.00 TO SHOP
HD PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED Ultra-wide...
Fish-eye zoom with an angle of view between 180°and 100°
£449.00 TO SHOP
Pentax 12049 K-5 IIs DSLR Camera Body Only - Black...
New SAFOX X AF module
£349.00 TO SHOP
Pentax K-1 Digital Full Frame SLR Camera with 28-105...
36x24mm sensor with 36 MP CMOS Sensor with AA filter less technology and Pixel Shift Resolution guarantees for outstanding picture
£1789.00 TO SHOP
Pentax 55 - 300 mm HD DA F4.5-6.3ED PLM WR RE...
In-Camera Shake Reduction (SR): The Pentax digital SLR K series cameras are equipped with the SR mechanism...
£349.00 TO SHOP
HD Pentax-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR
35mm Full-frame image sensor compatible
£449.00 TO SHOP
Pentax Used Pentax K-r - DSLR Cameras
The Pentax K-r Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens (Black) is that lightweight, mid-range 12.4MP...
£89.00 TO SHOP
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Body Only (MK IV) Digital SLR...
Continuing on in their legacy of powerful workhorse cameras, Canon has released the 5D Mark IV DSLR which...
£1589.00 TO SHOP
Canon Used Canon EOS 5D IV - DSLR Cameras
Continuing on in their legacy of powerful workhorse cameras, Canon has released the 5D Mark IV DSLR which...
£1934.00 TO SHOP
Fuji Used Fujifilm X-A5 - Compact System Cameras
The Fujifilm X-A5 offers several functions and filters that aim to simplify your life while shooting. 4K...
£174.00 TO SHOP
Fuji Used Fujifilm X-A5 - Compact System Cameras
The Fujifilm X-A5 offers several functions and filters that aim to simplify your life while shooting. 4K...
£174.00 TO SHOP
Canon Used Canon EOS 5D IV - DSLR Cameras
Continuing on in their legacy of powerful workhorse cameras, Canon has released the 5D Mark IV DSLR which...
£1764.00 TO SHOP
Canon Used Canon EOS 5D IV - DSLR Cameras
Continuing on in their legacy of powerful workhorse cameras, Canon has released the 5D Mark IV DSLR which...
£1764.00 TO SHOP
Fuji Used Fujifilm X-A5 - Compact System Cameras
The Fujifilm X-A5 offers several functions and filters that aim to simplify your life while shooting. 4K...
£179.00 TO SHOP
Canon Used Canon EOS 5D IV - DSLR Cameras
Continuing on in their legacy of powerful workhorse cameras, Canon has released the 5D Mark IV DSLR which...
£1934.00 TO SHOP
Fuji Used Fujifilm X-A5 - Compact System Cameras
The Fujifilm X-A5 offers several functions and filters that aim to simplify your life while shooting. 4K...
£174.00 TO SHOP

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