Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs offer DLSR with or without anti-aliasing
K-5 II and K-5 IIs, for those wanting native K-series lens support. Each packing a 16.28-megapixel sensor and Pentax’s PRIME II imagine engine, both new DSLRs offer ISO 100-12800 (ISO 80-51200 in expanded mode) and a three-inch 921k dot LCD preview display with anti-glare finish and toughened glass cover.
The difference between the 2 cameras is the absence of an anti-aliasing filter within the K-5 IIs, which makes it good for landscape-style shorts where detail is paramount and distortion less likely. Otherwise, both get a custom shake-reduction mechanism which shifts the CMOS – by approximately three shutter steps – to circumvent blur, and 7fps burst shooting for as much as 30 shots.
The viewfinder supports 100-percent field of view, while the body is made from magnesium alloy and chrome steel; the body is dustproof and weather-resistant, in addition resilient to temperatures as little as 14-degrees Fahrenheit. There is a digital level tucked inside too, and a battery good for as much as 980 shots on a single charge.
The Pentax K-5 II will go on sale in October, priced at $1,199.95 body-only, or $1,349.95 with the DA 18-55mm WR zoom, or finally $1,549.95 with the DA 18-135mm WR zoom. As for the K-5 IIs, to be able to also hit in October, priced at $1,299.95 body-only.