Last Updated on 09/15/2012 by Chris Gampat
I know Pentaxians have been waiting for this camera for awhile and in writing this I had the original K-5 specs next to the II specs side by side. I am a Nikon guy but I also get extremely excited over every single camera that comes out because every single company has something that I wish my Nikon had. With that said I want to say that I left out a lot of information from this news post because the K-5 already has it. For example the 16.3mp sensor is the “same” on paper, we don’t know how improved the sensor is in the new camera compared to the old because at this point we have no proof. The missing anti-aliasing filter in the IIs is the single most exciting feature of this camera period, if this doesn’t interest you I think you should wait and see some reviews before jumping aboard the II train. If you know more than I do and if I missed a better feature please please let me know in the comments and / or hate mail.
The new flagship Pentax K-5 will run you $1,199 for body only and $1,349 for the 18-55mm kit, $1,549 for the 18-135mm kit. The IIs will cost you an easy $1,299 for the body only and in my opinion is a steal at this price (if it is done properly).
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