Very good - but too small for me

Very good - but too small for me

Pentax K-5 II digital SLR camera (16.3 megapixels, 7.6 cm (3 inch) screen, Live View, SAFOX X autofocus, HDMI, USB 2.0) incl. 18-55mm WR Kit (Electronics)

Customer Review

last week I had the opportunity a Pentax K-5 II digital SLR camera (16.3 megapixels, 7.6 cm (3 inch) screen, Live View, SAFOX X autofocus, HDMI, USB 2.0) incl. 18-55mm WR Kit test. I thank them Pentax!

The camera came in a small camera bag from Pentax Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm with the F3.5-5.6 AL WR Lens (52mm filter thread) kit lens (WR) battery, charger, software and manual - oh, the belt was my turn. ...
If you take the camera in hand, initially falls at a time that is made very valuable. Even the cheap kit lens is cheap with nieces - quite the contrary, and this lens is very valuable and gives one the impression of solidity, unlike Canon, where the Canon EF-S 18-55mm 3.5-5, 6 IS Universal Zoom Lens (58mm filter thread, image stabilized, original commercial packaging) is a real plastic cups.

Switch on - wow, the display is very readable, as the shoulder display. Clear and fine resolution even from unfavorable angles still clearly readable. After I was able to have only 3 days Camera yes, I first made the camera reset to factory settings and then only the relevant settings for me.
The menu here is clearly divided. Each screen is filled with as much points that you do not have to scroll, but always sees what is being set - in this example, a Nikon D7000 is the menu a bit confusing.
So RAW (DNG) highest resolution and Auto ISO out. then it went off. Photos

Viewfinder is good, bright and brings the common-relevant statements about the camera and the settings before the eye. Also nice to see that I would have really blurred; Shake Reduction is displayed in the viewfinder.
But now comes the (for me) to carry major shortcoming of this camera - it is small, damn small and I have some problems with it, with women and forefinger always find the dials, front and rear, if I see through the viewfinder ( Finger-yoga); Likewise, the setting 4-way rocker is very close to my palm .... So I have the camera always settle and make the settings.

The AF is fast, many write in forums, faster and more accurate than the old Pentax K-5 Digital SLR Camera (16 megapixels, Live View, Full HD Video) case, but I can not really judge. But in the three days of rain, to whom I had great outdoors and a few pictures had made, the light was more diffuse, because bright. But the AF met! I think, and that should not be mentioned, the AF is noisy - ok, is a cheap lens.

The pictures are clean with Billichzeugs front of the sensor (kit lens), clear and very sharp. Then I noticed that when developing the RAW with Aperture, the colors were very natural - in contrast, comparison shots with the Nikon D7000 SLR Digital Camera (16 Megapixel, 39 AF points, Live View, Full HD Video) Kit incl. AF-S DX 18-105 VR somewhat fusty red in the highlights. The resolution on enlargement is good to very good and the contrast as well. How then are the images as the Pentax SMC-DA 55mm / F1.4 SDM Lens (portrait telephoto, waterproof) for Pentax - I do not want to know, but surely "sau geil"!

Another huge advantage of this camera is the tightness. Especially on days like the ones I had available for testing, should not be underestimated that. Even the insertion of the SD card has once again seals, which makes but in return, the removal of this any easier. But the camera is extensively protected.

Overall, the Pentax K-5II is one awesome camera; Easy to use, intuitive setting, super results.
But for me it does not come to fruition, the me is simply too small (glove size 11), even a trial basis mounted BG did not bring any decisive advantage. Unfortunately, I have to say they would have liked. Ultimately, I would be able to cover my Lens preferences thereabouts (original Pentax) but just the size of a Korean hand are just less compatible ...

A word about the lenses, it can also be screwed a lot of old Pentax lenses and related, some with AF, in some cases only when manually focusing lenses - but makes the Lens Park enormous and often very bright. Search Just looking after the K-bayonet (also at flea markets you will find what)

My recommendation, necessarily buy and if it fits the hand size - keep. Otherwise You have bad luck and you have a Nikon, Canon, etc. having trouble.

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