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Q: Do the K-5 II and K-5 IIs support P.I.M. (PRINT Image Matching III™) and Exif Print?
A: JPEG images captured with these cameras support both. RAW images do not.
Q: Is it OK to leave the SR (Shake Reduction) function on all the time?
A: It is recommended that the SR function be left on when taking handheld pictures. When using the camera on a tripod, Shake Reduction should be turned off.
Q: Can the effect of Shake Reduction be previewed before a picture is taken?
A: The effect of Shake Reduction cannot be checked beforehand through the viewfinder. However, if Live View is selected, the SR effect can be viewed on the image monitor before the picture is taken.
Q: Where is the built-in microphone located on the K-5 II and K-5 IIs?
A: The microphone is located on the top of the camera, just in front of the hot shoe.
Q: What are the recommended specifications for an external microphone to use with the K-5 II and K-5 IIs?
A: The following specifications are recommended:
- Format: Stereo electret condenser
Q: Do the K-5 II and K-5 IIs feature interchangeble focusing screens?
A: Yes, there are four screens *available for use including the standard screen (installed in the camera).
1. AF Frame Matte MF-60 [Standard]
Q: Does the K-5II have any features that help prevent dust from collecting on the image sensor?
A: Yes, the camera incorporates an image sensor cleaning system “DR II” that uses ultrasonic vibrations to remove dust from the sensor along with a Dust Alert function.
Q: Can I use older PENTAX lenses on my K-5 II and K-5 IIs?
A: Yes. PENTAX A-series lenses (with an "A" setting on the aperture ring), can be used as manual-focus lenses in all exposure modes these cameras
Q: Can Multi-exposure Shooting be used with the K-5 II and K-5 IIs?
A: Yes. You can select a number of shots between 2 and 9 to be combined into a single image.
*Multi-exposure is not available when HDR Capture (high dynamic range) is selected.
Q: What is the flash sync speed of the K-5 II and K-5 IIs?
A: 1/180 second.
Note: higher flash sync speeds are possible when using an AF540FGZ or AF360FGZ external flash.
Q: How many frames/second can be shot in Continuous Shooting mode?
A: This can vary with camera settings such as image processing setting. The approximate fps (frames per second) rates are listed below:
Q: What is the Digital Filter Mode on the K-5 II and K-5 IIs?
A: This mode lets you change the color tone and apply special processing to an image. The Digital Filter can be applied when a picture is taken or it can be applied to images when in Playback mode.