PENTAX has announced that their latest DSLR K-5 Silver Special Edition has been launched. But this camera is now available as a limited edition of 1,500 sets worldwide and it will be available in April only from Pentax or Ace Photo, at a price of $1599.95. K-5 Silver Special Edition’s notable features are 16.3 Megapixel CMOS, ISO 80-51200, 7 FPS, 1080P HD Video at 25 FPS, SMC PENTAX-DA 40MM F2.8 XS Lens.
Go ahead and feed your photography obsession with the PENTAX K-5. For you, capturing that great shot isn’t a casual interest. It’s a part of your life. One spectacular image after another. This camera is the perfect piece of equipment to help you get your photo fix. With the compact, rugged K-5, the world is truly your studio.
- 80-51200 ISO
High sensitivity 80-51200 ISO range with improved noise performance throughout, including ISO-specific noise reduction.
- 7 FPS
Speedy 7 FPS framerate captures fast action shots in demanding situations.
- 77 segment metering system
Highly accurate 77 segment metering system for perfectly exposed images even in difficult lighting.
- 11 point SAFOX IX+ autofocus system
Highly responsive and accurate 11 point SAFOX IX+ autofocus system features a dedicated AF assist lamp and light wavelength sensor for improved focus speed and reliability.
- 1/8000 Shutter Speed
A maximum 1/8000 second shutter speed freezes even the fastest action without subject movement blur.
- 3 inch LCD
Large 3 inch LCD with 921,000 dots of resolution for responsive Live View and detailed image/video review.
- PENTAX PEF and Adobe DNG files
Native support for both PENTAX PEF and Adobe DNG 14 bit RAW files, includes the ability to retrieve RAW data from JPG files if still present in buffer memory.
- 100% Field of view
High quality glass pentaprism viewfinder features 100% field of view and 0.92X magnification, for perfect framing accuracy.
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Type: PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount
Usable lenses – PENTAX KAF3, KAF2, KAF, and KA (K mount, 35mm screwmount, 645/67 med format lenses useable w/ adapter and/or restrictions)
SDM function – Yes
Power zoom function: Yes
- FOCUS SYSTEM
Type: SAFOX IX+ TTL phase-difference 11 point (9 cross) wide autofocus system with light wavelength sensor Focus modes: AF Single (w focus lock, focus/shutter priority selectable), AF Continuous (w focus/FPS priority selectable), Manual Focus point adjustment: Auto 11 Point, Auto 5 Point, User-Selectable, Center AF assist: Yes, via dedicated LED AF assist lamp
Type: Pentaprism Coverage (field of view): 100% Magnification: 0.92X (w 50mm F1.4 at infinity) Standard focusing screen: Natural-Bright-Matte II (interchangeable) Diopter adjustment: -2.5m to 1.5m Depth of field preview: Optical (diaphragm stop-down), Digital
- LCD MONITOR
Type: 3.0” TFT color LCD with brightness/color adjustment and AR coating Resolution: 921,000 dots Wide angle viewable: Yes LIVE VIEW Type: TTL by CMOS image sensor Field Of View: 100% Display Modes: Magnification (2-6X AF, 2-10X MF), Grid Overlay (4×4, Golden Ratio, Scale), Bright/Dark Indication, Histogram Autofocus: Yes, Contrast + Face Detection, Contrast Detection, Phase Difference
Type: Retractable P-TTL popup flash Guide number: 13m (ISO 100) Coverage: 28mm wide angle (equiv 35mm) Flash modes: On, Redeye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Wireless Flash exposure compensation: -2 to 1 EV (1/2 steps)
- EXTERNAL FLASH
Type: Hotshoe (P-TTL), high speed sync and wireless w PENTAX dedicated flash, X-Sync Socket Synchronization speed: 1/180 sec
- STORAGE MEDIA
Internal memory: n/a Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC (via firmware update)
Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, HDMI out, DC in, cable switch, 3.5mm stereo microphone, X-sync socket Video out: HD (via HDMI), NTSC, PAL Printer interfaces: n/a
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What’s in the box?
- USB cable I-USB7
- Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90
- AV cable I-AVC7
- Battery Charger D-BC90
- smc PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 XS lens
- Rear Lens Cap B
- Strap O-ST53
- AC plug cord
- ME Viewfinder Cap
- Software (CD-ROM)
- Lens Cap O-LC27 27mm
K-5 Silver Special Edition is also available at Bhphotovideo for $1,199.95