Announcing The Pentax K-5 II and IIs Without The AA Filter

Here it is ladies and gents, well at least those of you who are loyal to Pentax, your new king is here. Pentax has now announced their newest flagship camera, the Pentax K-5 II and IIs. As Nikon did with the D800 and D800E the only difference with the two new Pentax cameras is that the IIs doesn’t have an anti-aliasing filter.
The company has also developed a new AF, LCD screen and a high quality CMOS sensor for the the K-5. The camera also has the expected awesome features that Pentax cameras usually have like Shake Reduction and weather resistance (which is understating the ability as seen in videos online). More on the camera and additional details will follow. Continue reading…

Pentax K-01 Sports APS-C Sensor, Weird Look

Yes, the rumors were true. Pentax announced the K-01 mirrorless camera. Unlike the Q, this one’s got an APS-C sized sensor just as large as their very good K-5. Other important features are 1080 HD video (H.264: 30p, 25p or 24p, ISO output up to 12800, and a burst shooting rate at 6 fps at the fastest. Plus, it features a 3.0-inch 921k-dot LCD and sensor-shift image stabilization. Lastly, it features an SD card slot. The Pentax K-01 will be sold body-only for $749.95 and will also be available with the new 40mm pancake for $899.95. By itself, the 40mm F2.8 XS will be $249.95.

Look for it all in March.

Pentax K-5 Beats Out Canon 5D Mk II, 7D, Nikon D700, D300s

Go to DXoMark, and try this out yourself: you’ll see that the Pentax K-5has beat out the Canon 5D Mark IIand the Nikon D700DSLR cameras with full frame sensors. Mind you, the K-5 has a smaller APS-C sized sensor. After that, pit the K-5 against the Nikon D300sand the Canon 7Dand you’ll start to become even more amazed. Not long ago, Pentax disappointed many of their customers with the K-7. Then the K-xcame out and it began to wow them. After this, the company released the 645D along with the Pentax K-rand the K-5. With the results of what the new sensor is capable of, it seems that the company is poised to fight back. The cameras now rank very high up on DXo’s highest score listings. More after the jump.

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Pentax K-5 Gets All Official

Sure the Pentax K-5 was rumored to be quite a trooper, but do you think that there might be a Korejanairobot Limited Edition as well? The important specs: 16.3 CMOS sensor, 7fps shooting, ISO 80-12,800, 1080p HD video at 25p, 11 point AF, fully weathersealed, 3 inch 921,000 dot LCD, 100% viewfinder and will retail for $1,599.95 in October. Pentax has a first look at their Youtube and the pres release is after the jump.

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