Pentax has a new flagship with the newly announce K-5 II and K-5 IIs. What is the difference between both bodies? Well they took a cue from the Nikon D800 and made 2 versions. One with an AA filter, and one without. The AA filter is designed to reduce "jaggies" in digital images to make it smoother. Most every DSLR on the market has one. But just like Nikon made 2 versions of the D800 to include a more expensive version without the filter (So it would be possible to get sharper images), so too did Pentax. The filterless version, in this case, will only be $100 more.
Now we are not here to help you decide what is better, but if I were going to make a suggestion, it would be this: If you primarily shoot landscape stuff, get the one without the filter. If you do portraits, get the one with the filter. Cool?
The Pentax K-5 II comes with the following set of specs:
- 16.3MP Cropped sensor (APS-C)
- ISO - 100-12,800 (expandable to 51,200)
- 11 point auto focus system
- 1080p video
- 3" screen
- 100% viewfinder
- In camera image stabilization
- Weather sealed
- 7 frames per second shoot speeds
- Price $1,200 with filter - $1,300 without