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XNitePentaxK-5  16.3 MegaPixel  Infrared-Enabled Camera 


XNiteXNitePentaxK-5        UV+Visible+IR

XNiteXNitePentaxK-5IR     IR-Only (715nm)

XNiteXNitePentaxK-5HR    Visible Hot Rod


We stock and can modify this camera to be IR+Visible, High-Red, IR-Only or Visible Hot Rod.  

bulletIR+Visible+UV: Camera seee everything the sensor is cable of seeing.  Camera will see some UV, the entire visible range and infrared from 715nm to 1200nm.

665nm: Camera will see from 665nm to 1200nm.  Red channel will see visible red and infrared.  Blue and green channels will only see infrared.

590nm: Camera will see from 590nm to 1200nm.  Red channel will see visible red and infrared.  Green channel will see come visible green and infrared.  Blue channel will only see infrared.


715nm:  All channels  only see infrared.  The red channel is the most open to the IR and contains somewhat different information than the blue and green channels allowing for some creative color effects such as red-blue channel swapping to get deep blue skies.  A 715nm converted camera sees about the same amount of light as a stock camera so apertures and shutter are similar to a stock camera.  715nm is similar to a Hoya RM72 or Wratten 89B.

830nm:  All channels only see infrared.  Camera loses about 2 stops of exposure.  Once you equalize color levels, picture will be almost completely black and white.  The infrared effect is more intense at 830nm - skies are darker, clouds whiter and you see further through smoke and haze.

bulletHR (High Resolution/ Hot Rod).  An HR camera has the Anti-Aliasing (Blur) filter removed and replaced with a thicker IR Cut Filter to keep the same focal plane.  A Visible HR camera will maximize the resolution and color depth of the camera at the expense of possible moire pattens.  Please see more about this conversion here.

Our IR-Only cameras include an adjustment to the Auto Focus so that the camera focuses in the infrared region. 

  High Resolution (Hot Rod) HR UV+Visible+IR IR-Only
Model XNitePentaxK-5HR XNitePentaxK-5 XNitePentaxK-5IR 
Camera can take normal visible pictures Yes Yes with CC1 filter No
Camera can take IR pictures No Yes with external IR filter Yes with no extra filters
Camera autofocus will work with IR pictures NA No Yes
Camera autoexposure will work with IR pictures NA No Yes.  May need Exp Comp Adj
User can see through lens when taking IR pictures Yes No Yes.  Filter is internal.

Please note that the anti-dust system is disabled on our conversions.  Live View will work correctly.

Modification will void your warranty.

We can modify your Pentax K-5 for a $450 fee + return shipping & handling ($20 for UPS ground insured within continental USA).





bulletProduct Type Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode,
with Movie recording
bulletResolution 16.3 megapixels
bulletOptical Sensor Type CMOS
bulletTotal Pixels 16,930,000 pixels
bulletEffective Sensor Resolution 16,280,000 pixels
bulletOptical Sensor Size 15.7 x 23.7mm
bulletSensor Dust Reduction Yes
bulletSensor Features Special Protect (SP) coating,
Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration)
bulletImage Processor PRIME II
bulletImage Stabilizer Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)
bulletAuto Focus TTL contrast and phase detection
bulletAuto Focus Points (Zones) Qty 11
bulletDigital Video Format AVI,
bulletImage Recording Format JPEG,
bulletMax Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
bulletAV Interfaces HDMI,
Composite video/audio

Exposure & White Balance

bulletLight Sensitivity ISO 100-12800,
ISO auto (80-51200),
ISO 80-51200,
ISO auto (100-12800)
bulletExposure Metering Multi-segment,
bulletExposure Metering Zones 77
bulletExposure Modes Shutter & aperture priority,
ISO priority,
bulletShooting Programs Candle,
Night snapshot,
Night scene with portrait,
Night scene HDR,
Night scene,
Surf & snow,
Portrait mode,
bulletSpecial Effects Portrait,
Water Colour,
Color Extract,
Black & White Cyan filter,
Black & White Magenta filter,
Positive Film,
High contrast,
Toy camera,
Black & White Green filter,
Black & White Infrared filter,
Black & White Blue filter,
Bleach Bypass,
Black & White Orange filter,
Black & White Yellow filter,
Black & White Red filter,
Custom Effect,
bulletWhite Balance Automatic,
bulletWhite Balance Presets Daylight,
2500K - 10000K (100K steps),
Tungsten light,
Fluorescent light (daylight),
Fluorescent light (warm white),
Fluorescent light (cool white),
bulletMax Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
bulletMin Shutter Speed 30 sec
bulletExposure Compensation ?5 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
bulletAuto Exposure Bracketing 5 steps in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
bulletX-sync Speed 1/180 sec
bulletExposure Range EV 0-22 ( ISO 100 )

Lens System

bulletLens System Mounting Pentax KAF2

Camera Flash

bulletCamera Flash Pop-up flash
bulletGuide Number (m / ISO 100) 13
bulletFlash Modes Rear curtain sync,
Fill-in mode,
Slow synchro,
Auto mode,
Flash OFF mode,
Red-eye reduction
bulletFeatures Wireless off-camera control,
Flash +/- compensation,
AF illuminator

Additional Features

bulletContinuous Shooting Speed 2 frames per second,
7 frames per second
bulletSelf Timer Delay 2 sec,
12 sec
bulletFlash Terminal PC terminal,
Hot shoe
bulletAdditional Features Digital image rotation,
Display color control,
Display brightness control,
HDR image enhancement technology,
Depth-of-field preview button,
PRINT Image Matching,
Display contrast control,
Resizing an image,
Cropping an image,
Saturation control,
In-camera RAW processing,
Dust Alert,
Exif Print support,
DPOF support,
Color control,
Dynamic Range Enlargement (DRE),
Face detection,
RGB primary color filter,
Digital level meter,
Digital noise reduction,
Histogram display,
Highlight point display,
In-camera movie editing,
Interval shooting mode,
Shadow point display,
Sharpness control,
Contrast control,
1080p Full HD movie recording,
USB 2.0 compatibility


bulletViewfinder Type Optical - Eye-level mirror pentaprism
bulletViewfinder Color Support Color
bulletField Coverage 100%
bulletMagnification 0.92x
bulletDioptric Correction Range -2.5 to +1.5


bulletType 3 in LCD display
bulletResolution 921,000 pixels
bulletDisplay Features Built-in


bulletMicrophone Operation Mode Mono


bulletConnector Type 1 x USB,
1 x Composite video/audio output,
1 x HDMI output,
1 x Microphone,
1 x Remote control,
1 x DC power input


bulletSoftware Drivers & Utilities

System Requirements for PC Connection

bulletOperating System Support MS Windows XP,
MS Windows 7,
Apple Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.6,
MS Windows Vista
bulletPeripheral Devices USB port,
CD-ROM drive


bulletMicrosoft Certifications Compatible with Windows 7
bulletIncluded Accessories USB cable,
A/V cable,
Carrying strap,
ME viewfinder cap,
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery,
Battery charger,
AC plug cord
bulletBody Material Magnesium alloy,
Stainless steel
bulletProtection Dust resistant,


bulletSupported Battery Pentax D-Li90
bulletSupported Battery 1 x Pentax D-Li90 Li-ion rechargeable battery ( Included )

Memory / Storage

bulletMemory Card Slot SD card
bulletSupported Memory Cards SDHC Memory Card,
SD Memory Card,
SDXC Memory Card
bulletImage Storage JPEG 4928 x 3264,
JPEG 3936 x 2624,
JPEG 3072 x 2048,
JPEG 1728 x 1152,
RAW 4928 x 3264
bulletVideo Capture AVI - 1920 x 1080,
AVI - 1280 x 720,
AVI - 1280 x 720,
AVI - 640 x 480,
AVI - 640 x 480

Dimensions & Weight

bulletWidth 5.2 in
bulletDepth 2.9 in
bulletHeight 3.8 in
bulletWeight 1.5 lbs

Environmental Parameters

bulletMin Operating Temperature 14 ?F
bulletMax Operating Temperature 104 ?F



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Last modified: June 16, 2015