Pentax Ricoh has announced its latest flagship D-SLRs – the K-5 II and K-5IIs. The s version, which costs $100 more, comes without an anti-aliasing filter, to offer higher resolution at the risk of more prominent moiré interference patterns.
Both cameras feature 16MP sensors and the weather-sealed magnesium alloy build of the original K-5. The biggest difference is the latest, SAFOX X, autofocus sensor. This is designed to work in low light than any of its rivals (down to -3EV), it will also provide greater accuracy when working with F2.8 and fast lenses. The K-5 II will be available from October at a cost of around $1350 with 18-55mm WR kit zoom. The K-5 IIs will be available, body-only for around $1300 – a $100 premium over the standard version.