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K-5II/K-5IIs Specifications

Model description: Type: TTL autofocus, auto-exposure SLR digital-still camera with built-in retractable P-TTL flash.
Lens mount: PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount (AF coupler, lens information contacts, K-mount with power contacts).
Compatible lens: KAF3, KAF2 (power zoom compatible), KAF, KA mount lens.
Image capture unit: Image sensor: Primary color filter, CMOS; Size: 23.7mm x 15.7mm.
Effective pixels: Approx. 16.28 megapixels.
Total pixels: Approx. 16.93 megapixels.
Dust removal: Image sensor cleaning using ultrasonic vibrations "DR II" with the Dust Alert function.
(Standard output):
AUTO/100 to 12800 (EV steps can be set to 1EV, 1/2EV, or 1/3EV), expandable from ISO 80 to ISO 51200. Up to ISO 1600 in Bulb mode.
Sensor-shift shake reduction; Approx. 3EV (depending on the used lens type and shooting conditions).
File format: RAW (PEF/DNG), JPEG (Exif. 2.30) compliant, DCF2.0 compliant.
Recorded pixels: JPEG: 16M (4928x3264 pixels), 10M (3936x2624 pixels), 6M (3072x2048 pixels), 2M (1728x1152 pixels)RAW: 16M (4928x3264 pixels).
Quality level: RAW (14bit): PEF, DNG
JPEG: ★★★★ (Premium), ★★★ (Best), ★★ (Better), ★ (Good),RAW + JPEG simultaneous capturing available.
Color space: sRGB, AdobeRGB.
Storage Medium: SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards.
Storage folder: Date (100_1018, 100_1019 ...) /PENTAX (100PENTX, 101PENTX ...).
Viewfinder: Type: Pentaprism finder.
Field of view
Approx. 100%.
Magnification: Approx. 0.92X (50mm F1.4 at infinity).
Eye-relief length: Approx. 21.7mm (from the view window), approx. 24.5mm (from the center of lens).
Diopter adjustment: Approx. -2.5m to + 1.5m-1.
Focusing screen: Interchangeable Natural-Bright Matte III focusing screen.
Live View: Type: TTL method using CMOS image sensor.
Contrast detection + face recognition, contrast detection, phase matching.
Display: Field of view: Approx. 100%; magnified view (AF mode: 2x, 4x, 6x / MF mode: 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x),
Grid display (4x4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale display), bright/dark area warning, histogram.
LCD monitor: Type: Wide viewing angle TFT color LCD with AR coating, and air-gapless glass.
Size: 3.0 inches.
Dots: Approx. 921,000 dots.
Adjustment: Brightness and colors adjustable.
White balance: Auto: Method using a combination of the CMOS image sensor and the light source detection sensor.
Preset modes: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: daylight color; N: daylight white; W: cool white; L: warm white), Tungsten Light, Flash, CTE, Manual.
Manual: Configuration using the display screen (up to 3 settings can be saved), color Temperature settings (up to 3 settings can be saved), copying the white balance setting of a captured image.
Fine adjustment: Adjustable ±7 steps on A-B axis and/or G-M axis.
Autofocus system: Type: TTL phase-matching autofocus.
Focus sensor: SAFOX X, 11 points (9 cross-type points in the center).
EV –3 to 18 (ISO 100 / at normal temperature).
AF mode: Single AF (AF.S): Focus- or shutter-release-priority mode; Continuous AF (AF.C): Focus- or FPS-priority mode.
AF Point Selection: Auto: 5 points, Auto: 11 points, Select (Expanded area AF available), Spot.
AF assist light: Dedicated LED AF assist light.
Exposure control: Type: TTL open aperture, 77 segmented metering, center-weighted and spot metering.
EV 0 to 22 (at ISO 100, with 50mm F1.4).
Exposure modes: Green, Program (P), Sensitivity Priority (Sv), Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter & Aperture Priority (TAv), Manual (M), Bulb (B), Flash X-sync Speed(X).
±5EV (1/2EV steps or 1/3EV steps can be selected).
AE lock: Button type (timer type: two times the meter operating time set in Custom Setting);
Continuous as long as the shutter button is halfway pressed.
Shutter: Type: Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter.
Shutter speed: Auto: 1/8000 to 30 sec.; Manual: 1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3EV steps or 1/2 EV steps); Bulb.
Drive mode: Model selection: Single frame, continuous (Hi, Lo), self-timer (12 sec., 2 sec.), remote control (immediate., 3 sec., continuous), auto bracketing (2, 3 or 5 images), auto bracketing + self-timer, auto bracketing + remote control,mirror lock-up,mirror lock-up+remote control.
Max. approx. 7.0 fps, JPEG (16M: ★★★ at Continuous Hi): up to approx. 30 frames, RAW: up to approx. 20 frames.
Max. approx. 1.6 fps, JPEG (16M: ★★★ at Continuous Lo): until SD Memory Card is full, RAW: up to approx. 40 frames.
Type: Built-in retractable P-TTL pop-up flash. Guide number: Approx. 13 (ISO100/m). Angle of view: equivalent to angle of view of 28mm lens (35mm format equivalent).
Flash modes: P-TTL, Red-eye reduction, slow-speed sync, trailing curtain sync. High-speed sync and wireless sync are available with PENTAX dedicated external flash.
Sync speed: 1/180 sec.
Flash exposure
-2.0 EV to +1.0 EV.
Capture functions: Custom images: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Muted, Monochrome, Reversal Film, Bleach Bypass.
Slow-shutter-speed NR, High-ISO NR.
Dynamic range
Highlight Correction, Shadow Correction.
Lens correction: Distortion correction, lateral chromatic aberration correction.
Cross Processing: Random, preset 1-3, favorite 1-3.
Digital filters: Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Extract Color, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Custom Filter.
HDR Capture: Auto, standard, strong 1, strong 2, strong 3; Automatic composition correction available.
Multiple exposure: Select the number of shots between 2 and 9. Exposure adjusted automatically.(Auto EV adjustment).
Horizon Correction: SR on: adjusts up to ±1 degree; SR off: adjusts up to ±2 degrees.
Composition adjustment: Adjustment range: ±1.5mm (±1.0mm when rotated) horizontally and vertically. Rotating range: ±1 degree.
Extended bracketing: White Balance, saturation, hue, high/low key adjustment, contrast and sharpness bracketing.
Interval shooting: Capture interval setting: 1 sec. to 24 hr. Start interval setting: immediate or designated time. Captures up to 999 images.
Electronic Level: Displayed on LCD panel or in viewfinder (horizontal direction only); displayed on LCD monitor (horizontal direction and vertical direction).
Movie: File format: Motion JPEG (AVI).
Recorded pixels: Full HD (1920 x 1080, 16:9, 25 fps.), HD (1280 x 720, 16:9, 30 fps./ 25 fps.), VGA (640 x 480, 4:3, 30 fps./25 fps.).
Quality level: ★★★ (Best), ★★ (Better), ★ (Good).
Sound: Built-in monaural microphone; external stereo microphone terminal.
Recording time: Up to 25 minutes; automatically stops recording if the internal temperature of the camera becomes high.
Custom images: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Muted, Monochrome, Reversal Film, Bleach Bypass.
Cross Processing: Random, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3.
Digital filters: Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Extract Color, Color.
Playback functions: Playback view: Single frame, multi-image display (4, 9, 16, 36 or 81 segmentation), display magnification (up to 32X, scrolling and quick magnification available), image rotation, histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), bright/dark area warning, auto image rotation, detailed information display, copyright information display (photographer, copyright holder), GPS data (latitude, longitude, altitude, direction, Coordinated Universal Time(UTC)), folder display, calendar filmstrip display, slideshow.
Delete: Delete single image, delete all, select & delete, delete folder, delete instant review image.
Digital filters: Toy Camera, Monochrome, Retro, Color, High Contrast, Soft, Extract Color, Starburst, Sketch Filter, Water Color, Fish-eye, Pastel, Slim, Miniature, HDR, Posterization, Base Parameter Adjustment, Custom Filter.
RAW development: File Format (JPEG/TIFF), Custom Image, White Balance, Sensitivity, High-ISO NR, Shadow Correction, Distortion Correction, Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction, Color Space.
Edit: Resize, Cropping (aspect ratio can be changed, and tilt correction is available), Index, Movie Edit (Divide or delete selected frames), Capturing a JPEG still picture from a movie,Saving RAW data from JPEG(if availavle in buffer memory).
Customization: USER mode: Up to 5 settings can be saved.
Custom functions: 27 items.
Mode memory: 13 items.
Custom button: RAW/Fx Button (One Push File Format, Exposure Bracketing, Digital Preview, Electronic Level, Composition Adjustment, GPS), AF button (Enable AF, Cancel AF) Various settings for the action of the e-dials in each exposure mode can also be saved.
Text size: standard, large.
World time: World time settings for 75 cities (28 time zones).
Language: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Chinese (traditional, simplified), Japanese.
AF fine adjustment: ±10 steps; uniform adjustment and individual adjustment (up to 20 settings can be saved).
Copyright information: Named of "Photographer" and "Copyright Holder" are embedded to the image file. Revision history can be checked using the provided software.
Power supply: Battery
D-LI90P Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery.
AC adapter: K-AC132J AC Adapter Kit (optional).
Battery life: Number of recordable images: approx. 740 images* (with 50% flash usage); approx. 960 images (without flash usage).* Playback time: approx. 440 minutes. * Tested in compliance with CIPA standards using a new rechargeable lithium-ion battery at the temperature of 23°C. Actual results may vary depending on the shooting conditions/circumstances.
Interfaces: Connection ports: USB 2.0 (high-speed compatible)/AV output terminal, DC input terminal, cable release terminal, X-sync socket, mini HDMI terminal, stereo microphone input terminal.
USB connection: MSC/PTP.
Video output format: NTSC/PAL.
Dimensions and weight: Dimensions: approx. 131mm (W) x 97mm (H) x 72.5mm (D) (excluding protrusions).
Weight: approx. 760g (including dedicated battery and SD memory card); approx. 680g (body only).
K-5 II/K-5 IIs
standard accessories
  I-USB7 USB Cable, I-AVC7 AV Cable, O-ST132 Strap, ME Viewfinder Cap, D-LI90P Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery, D-BC90P Battery Charger, D-CO2J AC Plug Cord, S-SW132 Software (CD-ROM), Eyecup FR, Hotshoe Cover FK, sync socket 2P cap, body mount cover, Triangular ring and protective cover.

Still image recording format and capacity・Movie recording format and capacity

Still image recording format and capacity (Approximate data using a 4GB memory card)
[Number of images]
Image size
(Recorded pixels)
16M(4928×3264) 10M(3936×2624) 6M(3072×2048) 2M(1728×1152)
Quality level PEF DNG ★★★★ ★★★ ★★ ★★★ ★★ ★★ ★★★★ ★★★ ★★ ★★★★ ★★★ ★★
4GB 114 114 263 421 744 1471 409 652 1149 2234 666 1068 1856 3549 2045 3176 5485 10057
Movie recording format and capacity (Approximate data using a 4GB memory card)
[Hours: Minutes: Seconds]
Frame rate
(Recorded pixels)
Full HD 25fps
HD 30fps
HD 25fps
VGA 30fps
VGA 25fps
Quality level ★★★ ★★ ★★★ ★★ ★★★ ★★ ★★★ ★★ ★★★ ★★
4GB 00:05:17 00:06:57 00:09:43 00:08:31 00:13:03 00:18:07 00:10:12 00:15:35 00:21:37 00:25:08 00:37:57 00:51:34 00:30:01 00:44:41 01:00:57

●Operation-confirmed SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards:

[Panasonic/Toshiba/SanDisk memory cards]
SD memory cards: 1GB, 2GB
SDHC memory cards: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
SDXC memory cards: 64GB
[SanDisk memory cards]
SDXC memory cards: 128GB

● The above figures effective as of August 2012. ● Not compatible with UHS speed class. ● Use of a high-speed SD memory card is recommended for movie recording, as the recording may terminate during recording when the writing speed is insufficient. ● Operation tests have been conducted by PENTAX for the convenience of users. PENTAX does not guarantee their performance under any circumstances.

PENTAX Digital Camera Utility4 ( Ver 4.40 )

Exclusive software to simplify image filing, viewing and editing

The K-5 II comes with PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4 — an all-in-one software package providing an extensive range of image filing, viewing and editing functions. Designed based on the renowned SILKYPIX image development engine,** this high-performance software processes RAW-format files with great speed and efficiency. It also offers easy customization to your preferences: For instance, you can create a separate control panel for each tab, and move frequently used functions to the most accessible, convenient location.

Main window configuration

Display settings above are preset based on the Laboratory set.
The user has the choice of displaying or closing tab pages in the control panels,
and can also customize their display positions.

System requirements

The following system requirements must be met in order to install and use the PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4 software:

[OS] Windows XP (SP 3 or later), Windows Vista, or Windows 7; The system will operate as a 32-bit application on a 64-bit OS.
[CPU] Pentium D 3.0GHz or later (Intel® Core 2 Duo processor or later recommended).
[Memory] 2.0GB or more (3.0GB or more recommended).
[Hard disk space] 1GB for more (8GB or more recommended).
[Monitor] 1280 x 800 dots or better (1920 x 1200 or better recommended; 24-bit full-color (approx. 1,6770,000 colors) display.
[Others] Standard USB 2.0 port.

[OS] Mac OS X 10.4.11, 10.5, 10.6 or 10.7.
[CPU] Power PC G5 Dual-core 2.0GHz or later (Intel® Core 2 Duo processor 2.0GHz or later recommended; Universal Binary compatible).
[Memory] 2.0GB or more (4.0GB or more recommended).
[Hard disk space] 1GB or more (8GB or more recommended).
[Monitor] 1024 x 768 dots or better (1920 x 1200 dots or better recommended); 24-bit full-color (approx. 1,6770,000 colors) display.
[Others] Standard USB 2.0 port.

The operating system must be pre-installed in the computer, and updated to the latest version.
The system requirements described above do not necessarily guarantee proper operations with all computers.