Pentax K-5 Manual — Download The PDF Now

First published on: Monday, 6 December 2010

Pentax K-5

The English Language Pentax K-5 user manual / operating instructions (Pentax calls it the “Pentax SLR Digital Camera K-5 Operating Manual”) is now online and available for download at (right-click and save the user guide to your hard drive).

Pentax K-5 Manual

If the download link didn’t work for you, go to Operations Manual Download : Support & Service : PENTAX and manually locate the file, K-5 — Camera Manual(9.5MB).

Unlike Nikon, Pentax allows you to freely print the K-5 owner’s handbook as there is no password protection built into the PDF.

The file size of 383-page Pentax K5 Adobe Acrobat PDF document is 9.5 MB (Megabytes).

The guide discusses the features of the K-5 and how to use the camera, for instance, pages 145 through 148 explains how to shoot the K-5 with a remote control (the official Pentax shutter release units are Cable Switch CS-205, Remote Control F and Remote Control Waterproof O-RC1).
Shooting the Pentax K-5 with remote control, as described on pages 145 through 148 of the Pentax K-5 Manual

Page 187 of the K-5 Manual talks about the capabilities and limitations of various Pentax external flash units, namely, Auto Flash AF540FGZ, Auto Flash AF360FGZ, Auto Flash AF200FG and Auto Macro Flash AF160FC.
Using external Pentax flash units on the K-5, as explained on page 187 of the Pentax K-5 Manual

Here’s a list of related photography tips, books, DVDs and media that you might want to refer to for a tutorial-based approach to learning how to take great digital photos with the Pentax K-5:

  1. A couple of general pointers in Photography Tips.

  2. Digital Photography Secrets — Starts off with a free e-course on the basics of great photography.

  3. Popular Pentax K-5 books and other printed literature and reading material in the Arts & Photography and Books section on

  4. DVDs on Photography and Photography Tutorials.

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