Pentax K-5 Lens Kit w DA 18-55 WR

MPN: 14762  |  EAN: 0027075176683  |  Model: K-5 Lens Kit w DA 18-55 WR

Price Information

$1,699.99

as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET

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Choosist's Ratings

Pentax K-5 Lens Kit w DA 18-55 WR - 14762 Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
DSLR Camera
Very Good
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Outstanding
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Outstanding
Advanced Skill Level (Video)
Outstanding
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Very Good
Intermediate Skill Level (Photo)
Very Good
Advanced Skill Level (Photo)
Just Right
Vlogging
Just Right
Everyday Life Photography
Outstanding
Film Making
Very Good
Events Photography
Very Good
Time-lapse Videos
Outstanding
Underwater Photography
Outstanding
Travel
Outstanding
Event Videos
Outstanding
Landscape Photography
Outstanding
Home Videos
Outstanding
Dust-proof
Outstanding
Professional Looks
Outstanding
Regular Looks
Outstanding
Bluetooth Connectivity
Outstanding
Camera Body with Lens
Outstanding

Kind of Camera

Getting a Digital SLR camera opens you up to a bigger world photography. With its extensive range of settings, you can now calibrate much more just before you press the shutter.

Photography Skillset

Simple shots - As a photography noob, this Pentax K-5 Lens Kit w DA 18-55 WR camera would suit you adequately.

For those who are passionate about photography at a casual level but are prepared to make the occasional technical adjustments, the K-5 Lens Kit w DA 18-55 WR is a very straightforward option. At this skill level you'll be comfortable utilising features such as the 11  "Auto Focus points" that this camera comes with.

To get your photos to the quality and spec that your high standards require, your camera should provide you with sufficient controls and tools to achieve this. One example is the range of Auto Focusing Modes that is available on the camera and the K-5 Lens Kit w DA 18-55 WR does have a good set of options that caters for photographers with high skill levels.

Video skill level

Casual videos - If the technicalities involved in altering video settings are not a priority, then this Pentax device is a very good option!

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When you've got deep theoretical and practical knowledge about what makes a great video clip, there's a minimum level - and camera - you'll need to operate with. This camera from Pentax with its array of settings works really well for those who are meticulous about what they produce each time they shout action!

Video Scenarios

For those special occasions, this Pentax camera is a great companion as you traverse the floor. It comes with an Image Stabilizer which helps maintain a steady shot while recording.

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Pentax K-5 Lens Kit w DA 18-55 WR is a great companion to have.

For the YouTubers - This is a good choice for your video recordings because in addition to it's excellent Image Sensor Size (23.7 x 15.7 mm mm), it comes with an in-built image stablizer that ensures your shots remain steady.

Shooting your next scene - This camera has a sensor size of 23.7 x 15.7 mm mm which plays a large roles in handling various lighting scenarios.

Other Video needs

Breathtaking transitions such as rolling clouds or city lights can captured as a time-lapse using the Pentax's in-built intervalometer

Photo Scenarios

There are times when you just want to take simple but great photos of things around you without bothering too much about camera settings. For that purpose, the K-5 Lens Kit w DA 18-55 WR is a really good choice. 

Actions shots are for more engaging than people posing for a photograph at events. The Pentax K-5 Lens Kit w DA 18-55 WR comes with Auto Focus Tracking which helps ensure people in motion still look sharp in your photos.

Sea-life is always breathtaking. With this camera from Pentax, you can expect to produce vivid images that showcases the unique tone that are found with photographs taken underwater.

Whether on holiday or exploring new places, this camera from Pentax is a great choice. Taking photos of what's around you - near and far - with the K-5 Lens Kit w DA 18-55 WR is a breeze.

If you've got requirements to take photos of a variety of landscapes, then the presence of multiple scene modes on a camera is helpful in order to setup quickly and start shooting. This model from Pentax has got this capability making it a suitable option for your needs. In addition, this model has the ability to select what parts of your frame you would like to focus on before you take the shot.

Other considerations

The outdoors can get quite sandy depending on the environment you'll be taking pictures in. Which is why a camera like this is what you'll need as its been fully certified as dust-proof.

Style

Boasting clean lines and premium looks, the K-5 Lens Kit w DA 18-55 WR showcases your refined taste in mobile cameras. Guaranteed to make your friends green with envy.

It looks simple, capable and doesn't stand out in any particular way.

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Technical Specifications

Pentax K-5 Lens Kit w DA 18-55 WR - 14762 Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Design
Camera Type DSLR
Dustproof Yes
Freezeproof Yes
Product Colour Black
Splash Proof Yes
Camera
Aperture Range (F-F) 3.5-5.6
Image Formats Supported DNG (RAW), JPEG, PEF (RAW), RAW + JPEG
Photo Effects 1
Scene Modes Portrait
Scene Modes Present Yes
Self-timer Delay 2, 12 s
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Kelvin, Manual, Shade, Tungsten
Flash
Built-in Flash Yes
External Flash Connector Yes
Flash Exposure Correction -2EV - +1EV (1/2 EV step)
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Flash Modes Auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Focusing
Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Points 11
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection 1
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes Face detection
Face Detection Yes
Focus TTL
Focus Adjustment Auto, Manual
Manual Focus Yes
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity 80, 100, 1600, 12800, 51200
ISO Sensitivity (max) 51200
ISO Sensitivity (min) 80
Light Exposure Correction ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Modes Manual
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed 30 - 1/8000 s
Camera Shutter Type Mechanical
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/8000 s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 30 s
Video
Analog Signal Format System NTSC, PAL
Camcorder Media Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
Full HD Yes
HD Type Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Motion JPEG Frame Rate 25 fps
Video Formats Supported AVI, M-JPEG
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Audio
Built-in Microphone Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Mono
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface Pentax KA, Pentax KAF, Pentax KAF2
Minimum Aperture Number 3.5
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 27 mm
Optical Zoom 3 x
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards SD, SDHC
Display
Built-in Display Yes
Display TFT
Display Diagonal 3
Display Resolution (numeric) 921000 pixels
Video Capability Yes
Viewfinder
Electronic Viewfinder Yes
Magnification 0.92 x
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Sensor
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 23.7 x 15.7 mm
Megapixel 16.3 MP
Sensor Type CMOS
Total Megapixels 16.9 MP
Other Features
Date Imprinting Yes
HDMI Ports Quantity 1
Interval Recording 1
Stabilizer Yes
Video Out AV
Ports & Interfaces
DC-in Jack Yes
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 Connectors 1
USB Version 2.0
Battery
Battery Life (CIPA Standard) 980 shots
Battery Technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power Source Type Battery
Packaging Content
Batteries Included Yes
Battery Charger Included Yes
Cables Included AV, USB
Hand Strap Yes
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 73.66 mm
Height 96.52 mm
Weight 230 g
Width 132.08 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 4928 x 3264 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) 1728 x 1152, 3072 x 2048, 3936 x 2624
Memory
Memory Slots 1