Is the k5 worth buying


jeff0000

Link Posted 27/04/2011 - 13:50
is it worth buying the K5 V K7

* 16.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor 23.7 x 15.7mm High speed (new)
* Sensitivity range: ISO 80 to 51 200 (new)
* SAFOX IX+ AF sensor with 11 selectable points
* 7 fps high speed continuous shooting(new)
* Weatherproof body with 77 independent seals not new ?

i dont see really the point of the K5 as the K7 does it all any way ??
the new stuff not much diffrent

or have Pentax got a new one ready to come out ??
Last Edited by jeff0000 on 27/04/2011 - 13:56

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 27/04/2011 - 14:05
This has been covered loads of times in this forum and in magazine reviews etc... I'm surprised you haven't come across any opinions on the subject! To save you the time and bother of doing your own research the answer is 'YES'.
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Mannesty

Link Posted 27/04/2011 - 14:18
Or just wait for the K4, K3, K2, or the Holy Grail . . . the K1DLXZ1ZS Digimatic
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MattMatic

Link Posted 27/04/2011 - 14:41
'Definitely'
Incredible sensor IQ jump from the K-7.
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johnriley

Link Posted 27/04/2011 - 14:42
I've just bought two, so yes, it is worth buying. Excellent camera that hits the spot in every respect.
Best regards, John

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jeff0000

Link Posted 27/04/2011 - 15:11
thank you all for your comments taken thats it made my mind up
playing firm but fair all the way

Mike-P

Link Posted 27/04/2011 - 15:13
I am currently using both a K-7 and K-5

If you don't shoot over ISO 800 then I would personally say no. The AF is still not significantly better and 1.5fps makes very little difference.

If however you do use over ISO 800 then the K-5 walks all over the K-7 sensor wise.

Can't see Pentax even announcing a new DSLR for at least 12 months.
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Cisco

Link Posted 27/04/2011 - 15:19
Interesting ! Maybe I'll stick with my K-7 then

I rarely go above 200 !!
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jeff0000

Link Posted 27/04/2011 - 15:55
thanks very much mike thats what i mean no real point really is there
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Dr. Mhuni

Link Posted 27/04/2011 - 16:12
Is it just the high ISO that's better? I switched to a K5 from a K20, which as I understand it produced broadly comparable images to the K7. I've noticed a massive jump in the dynamic range with the new camera at any ISO - there is so much more detail obtainable in the shadows. Given that I seem to often shoot in high contrast conditions, the K5 would be worth it for me for this reason alone.

I've no experience of the K7, but the K5 produces substantially better images than the K20.
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Mike-P

Link Posted 27/04/2011 - 16:20
As I said, the K-5 walks all over the K-7 sensor wise and for the people that need/want the better ISO/DR then it is well worth the extra.

Just a personal opinion of someone that uses both cameras, others may (and will) disagree.
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jeff0000

Link Posted 27/04/2011 - 16:31
Pentaxophile wrote:
This has been covered loads of times in this forum and in magazine reviews etc... I'm surprised you haven't come across any opinions on the subject! To save you the time and bother of doing your own research the answer is 'YES'.

A bit Rude of you but some people are
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RobE17

Link Posted 27/04/2011 - 16:34
I've got a K-5 and a K-7 as back-up and having used the K-5 since January I will probably in the near future sell the K-7 as in my opinion there is a big difference in IQ, I've found there is much more detail with the K-5 and images with high ISO's are much improved.

I am very pleased with the results from the K-5 so far and is worth the extra pennies
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StuAtt

Link Posted 27/04/2011 - 17:49
RobE17 wrote:
I've got a K-5 and a K-7 as back-up and having used the K-5 since January I will probably in the near future sell the K-7 as in my opinion there is a big difference in IQ, I've found there is much more detail with the K-5 and images with high ISO's are much improved.

I am very pleased with the results from the K-5 so far and is worth the extra pennies

Judging by that lens line-up, you've also got bags of money !?

So the few 'extra pennies' won't be felt ! some of us are less lucky, so the K7 may be a better buy

Galoot

Link Posted 27/04/2011 - 17:58
Sh*t, knowing that Peter, 'Mannesty" has Pentax's ear, I cancelled my K5 order, I'm holding out for the,

K1DLXZ1ZS Digimatic

Will it take pictures and replace the wife though ?
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