Pentax K-5 DSLR announced

Another digital camera was announced today at Photokina 2010. This time a new DSLR comes form Pentax, which has a fully weather sealed and coldproof design (looks identical with the K-7), but offers a new 16.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, better continuous shooting and higher, 80-12800 ISO range, expandable to 51200, with improved noise performance overall.

The digital camera also has a 3-inch, 921k-dot LCD, allowing 1080p HD video recording at 25 FPS with sound via built-in microphone or external 3.5mm stereo microphone jack, feature a new-generation, wide-frame SAFOX IX+ autofocus system with 11 sensor points, PENTAX-developed SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism for sharp and blur-free images and highly accurate 77 segment metering system. Other improvements available in the new DSLR are faster autofocusing speed, an upgraded HDR (High Dynamic Range) function now usable in handheld shooting.

Pentax K-5 DSLR

Additional important features on the new PENTAX K-5 digital SLR include:

  • A fully weather sealed and coldproof design.
  • Durable magnesium alloy that surrounds a rugged stainless steel chassis.
  • Highly accurate 77 segment metering system.
  • Pentaprism viewfinder with 100% field of view and 0.92X magnification.
  • PENTAX body-based Shake Reduction (SR) stabilization system that works with every PENTAX lens ever made.
  • A maximum 1/8000 second shutter speed.
  • HDMI port outputs high definition images and video (and sound).
  • A wide range of in-camera image processing and special effects filters.
  • Customizable RAW/Fx button.
  • Built-in electronic level with tilt scale display in LCD panel.
  • SDXC memory card compatibility (via firmware update).
  • Native support for both PENTAX PEF and Adobe DNG 14 bit RAW files.

The K-5 will be available from mid-late October 2010.

Related posts

Israeli scientists create carbon transistors, promise more speed and RAM capacity

Silicon may soon give way to carbon when it comes to making computer chips. Scientists at the Tel Aviv University (TAU) in Israel claim to have invented a new type of chip transistors based on carbon. The so-called carbon transistors use C60 molecules with the name coming from a 60...

MSI releases ultra powerful gaming notebook

MSI releases ultra powerful gaming notebook

MSI has released another new gaming notebook that carries the GT80 Titan SLI brand name. The notebook is a really powerful machine that will capture gamers’ hearts with ease. The GT80 Titan SLI comes housed in a stylish chassis that measures 456 x 331 x 49 mm and weighs 4.5 kilograms. The...

Spectral Instruments working on unique 112 MP camera

The US company Spectral Instruments is currently working on a camera that is to be one of a kind due to some very special features – a 112-megapixel CCD sensor and an ability to shoot the Sun and stars during daytime. The camera will belong to the company’s 1100 series and features a...

Leave a comment