PENTAX Launched K-5 Silver Special Edition Camera With 40MM F2.8 XS Lens

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.

K-5 Silver Special Edition


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.

16.3 megapixel CMOS sensor
High resolution 16.3 megapixel CMOS sensor with integrated AD conversion circuitry captures outstanding image detail with pixels to spare.

Rugged design
Durable magnesium alloy covers surround a rugged stainless steel chassis.

Fully Weather Sealed
Fully weather sealed and coldproof design resists water, fog, snow, sand, dust and more, for top performance in extreme field conditions as well as in the studio.

Shake Reduction
PENTAX body-based Shake Reduction (SR) stabilization system is compatible with every PENTAX lens ever made.

In-camera image processing and filters
A wide range of in-camera image processing and special effects filters encourages the photographer’s artistic expression.

K-5 Sensor Plate

You can buy this product from PENTAX for $1,599.95 but Amazon price is $1,181.29


  • 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
  • LENS
    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
    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
    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)
    Type: Hotshoe (P-TTL), high speed sync and wireless w PENTAX dedicated flash, X-Sync Socket Synchronization speed: 1/180 sec
    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

Image Quality

K-5 Silver Special Edition is also available at Bhphotovideo for $1,199.95

K-5 Silver Special Edition Camera
K-5 Silver Special Edition Camera
K-5 Silver Special Edition Camera
K-5 Silver Special Edition Camera
K-5 Silver Special Edition Camera

Source: PENTAX, Image: Pentax Photo Gallery

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