Pentax K-5 Digital SLR Camera

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Pentax K-30 The Outdoor SLR

Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd. 15735
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Pentax K-30 The Outdoor SLR

Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd. 15613
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Pentax K-50 Digital SLR Camera

Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd. 11008
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Price Best Price: $699.00
Best Price: $770.00
Best Price: $469.00
Pros
  • Weather sealed Magnesium/stainless steel chassis
  • Excellent battery life
  • Both PEF Raw files and DNG formats available
  • Excellent image quality at wide ISO range
  • Fast 7fps burst mode
  • Good Mac compatibility
  • Variety of in-camera processing options
Cons
  • Limited movie setting options
  • Zoom lens a bit noisy during focusing
  • Optical viewfinder renders slightly warm tint
  • Limited lens selection compared to the competition
At A Glance

Specs

Pricing

Part Number 14748 15735 15613 11008

Battery Information

Battery Size Supported Proprietary Battery Size Proprietary Battery Size Proprietary Battery Size Proprietary Battery Size
Battery Built-in No No No No
Battery Included Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery Rechargeable Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery Life 980 Shot/25 Minute Video 480 Shot 410 Shot 480 Shot/25 Minute Video
Number of Batteries Supported 1     1
Number of Batteries Supported   1 1  

Interfaces/Ports

USB Yes Yes Yes Yes
HDMI Yes No No No

Display & Graphics

Screen Size 3.00  " 3.00  " 3.00  " 3.00  "
Effective Camera Resolution 16.3  Megapixels 16.3  Megapixels 16.3  Megapixels 16.3  Megapixels
Image Sensor Size 0.93" x 0.62" 0.93" x 0.62" 0.93" x 0.62" 0.93" x 0.62"
Image Sensor Type CMOS CMOS CMOS CMOS
Touchscreen   No No No

Exposure

Shortest Shutter Speed 1/8000 Second 1/6000 Second 1/6000 Second 1/6000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 30 Second 30 Second 30 Second 30 Second

Flash

Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction, Rear Curtain Sync, Slow Sync, Flash Exposure Compensation Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain Sync, Wireless Sync, High Speed Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Flash Exposure Compensation Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain Sync, Wireless Sync, High Speed Sync, Flash Exposure Compensation, Auto Flash, Flash OFF Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Slow Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Rear Curtain Sync, Flash Exposure Compensation, Wireless Flash

General Information

Manufacturer Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd. Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd. Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd. Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
Manufacturer Part Number 14748 15735 15613 11008
UPC Code 027075176546 K301855WRBLU K30BODY RG7957
Brand Name Pentax Pentax Pentax Pentax
Product Name K-5 Digital SLR Camera K-30 The Outdoor SLR K-30 The Outdoor SLR K-50 Digital SLR Camera
Marketing Information

Go ahead and feed your photography obsession with the PENTAX K-5. For you, capturing that great shot isn't a casual interest. It's a part of your life. One spectacular image after another. This camera is the perfect piece of equipment to help you get your photo fix. With the compact, rugged K-5, the world is truly your studio.

NEVER TAKE A RAIN CHECK.

Thanks to the K-30, for the first time in a long time location doesn't matter. Whether it's a sandy day at the beach or a trek into the wet rainforests of Belize, the K-30 is the ideal DSLR camera to capture your memories regardless of your location or the elements you face. Its weather sealed body and intuitive ergonomics give you the flexibility and comfortability to shoot what you want, when you want and where you want.

Thanks to the K-30, for the first time in a long time location doesn't matter. Whether it's a sandy day at the beach or a trek into the wet rainforests of Belize, the K-30 is the ideal DSLR camera to capture your memories regardless of your location or the elements you face. Its weather sealed body and intuitive ergonomics give you the flexibility and comfortability to shoot what you want, when you want and where you want.

Serious. Color.

Forget conformity, and get serious with the PENTAX K-50, a mid-level DSLR with fast, advanced functionality, all wrapped up in your own bold colors. Featuring specifications of a top level DSLR, enjoy a 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, fast continuous shooting at six frames per second, ISO up to 51200, 100% field of view, innovative in-body shake reduction, and an advanced auto focus module with four optional focusing screens, not to mention the PENTAX-original weather-sealing. Even with features this generous, the K-50 is also available in 120 customizable, brilliant color combinations that are sure to match your personality and style. The K-50's approachable, easy ergonomics is perfect for families and everyday photography, complete with a wide selection of creative tools and filters for limitless personalized expressions. Get ready to stand out from the crowd and wear your colors on your camera. It's your camera, and your colors, with the PENTAX K-50.

Product Model K-5 K-30 K-30 K-50
Product Type Digital SLR Camera Digital SLR Camera Digital SLR Camera Digital SLR Camera

Image

Maximum Image Resolution 4928 x 3264 4928 x 3264 4928 x 3264 4928 x 3264

Lens

Image Stabilization Optical Optical Optical Optical
Autofocus Points 11 11 11 11
Focus Modes Auto, Manual Auto, Manual Auto, Manual Auto, Manual
Optical Zoom   3.1  x   7.5  x
Aperture Range   f/3.5 to 5.6   f/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Focus Distance   9.84   15.75

Memory

Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Eye-Fi Card

Miscellaneous

Package Contents
  • K-5 Digital SLR Camera
  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • AV Cable I-AVC7
  • Strap O-ST53
  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90
  • Battery Charger D-BC90
  • Hot Shoe Cover FK
  • Eyecup FR
  • Body Mount Cover
  • Finder Cap for ME
  • Focusing Screen MF-60 Frame Matte
  • PC Socket Cap
  • AC Plug Cord
  • Software (CD-ROM)
  • K-30 The Outdoor SLR
  • smc PENTAX DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR Lens
  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • Battery Charger Kit K-BC109
  • Hotshoe Cover FK
  • Body Mount Cover
  • Focusing Screen MF-60 Frame Matte
  • Li-Ion Battery D-LI109
  • Strap O-ST53
  • Eyecup FR
  • Finder Cap for ME
  • Software CD-ROM
  • K-30 The Outdoor SLR
  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • Battery Charger Kit K-BC109
  • Hotshoe Cover FK
  • Body Mount Cover
  • Focusing Screen MF-60 Frame Matte
  • Li-Ion Battery D-LI109
  • Strap O-ST53
  • Eyecup FR
  • Finder Cap for ME
  • Software CD-ROM
  • K-50 Digital SLR Camera
  • smc PENTAX-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6ED AL[IF] DC WR Lens
  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • Battery Charger Kit K-BC109(A)
  • Strap O-ST132
  • Eyecup FR
  • Software CD-ROM S-SW138
  • Li-Ion Battery D-LI109
  • AC Plug Cord D-C02J
  • Hotshoe Cover FK
  • Body Mount Cover
Features Manual White Balance, Continuous Shooting Mode, External Flash Shoe, Aperture Priority, Face Detection, Live View Continuous Shooting Mode, External Flash Shoe, Face Detection, Live View, Time Lapse Function, Orientation Sensor Self-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, External Flash Shoe, Face Detection, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Time Lapse Function Continuous Shooting Mode, Live View, Face Detection, External Flash Shoe, Orientation Sensor, Time Lapse Function

Physical Characteristics

Camera Assembly Body Only Body with Lens Kit Body Only Body with Lens Kit
Durability Water Proof Water Resistant, Weather Resistant, Cold Proof, Dust Proof Water Resistant, Weather Resistant, Cold Proof, Dust Proof Weather Resistant, Dust Resistant
Height 3.8" 3.8" 3.8" 3.8"
Width 5.2" 5.1" 5.1" 5.1"
Depth 2.9" 2.8" 2.8" 2.8"
Weight (Approximate) 23.36  oz 20.8  oz 20.8  oz 20.8  oz

Video

Video Formats Motion JPEG (AVI) MPEG-4 AVC, MOV, AVI, Motion JPEG AVI, Motion JPEG, MPEG-4 AVC, MOV MPEG-4
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps 60 fps 60 fps 60 fps

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type SLR SLR SLR SLR

Warranty

Limited Warranty 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year

Performance

Performance (New)

Exposure

Good      
Color

Fair      
Sharpness

Good      
Distortion

Very Good      
Video Quality

Good      
Video Sound Quality

Good