The Pentax K-5 II's low light ability can produce excellent results with minimal image noise.
The viewfinder's 100% field of view makes it easy to compose shots correctly.
Taken under relatively harsh sunlight, dynamic range is pretty good...
...But activate the multi-shot HDR function and dynamic range is boosted even more.
Good detail here from the 16.3MP sensor.
Despite the dull lighting, the Pentax K-5 II has kept some colour vibrancy to lift this image.
This shot required -0.3 EV to keep the highlight details in check.
Detail and colour reproduction are decent, even at ISO 640.
Again that accurate viewfinder makes life much easier. Look closely and you'll also spot the photographer making a fool of himself!
Accurately exposed by matrix metering with highly resolved detail.
Although the conditions for this shot were fairly undemanding, matrix metering consistently overexposed, necessitating -0.7EV of manual exposure compensation.
Fabulous detail and colour depth.
Exposure metering has done a good job here.
Captured at ISO 1000, there's impressively low image noise, even in the shadow areas.
Here the exposure metering badly overexposed the highlights in this shot. -1.0EV was needed to bring them back, and they're still slightly blown.
This time, -2.0EV had to be used to prevent highlight burnout from the automatic matrix metering.
Shot at ISO 800, there's bags of detail and almost no visible image noise.
This is one of very few occasions where automatic white balance was confused, since the image shouldn't have such a yellow colour cast.
Another ISO 800 night shot, and again the sensor produces excellent results.