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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!, March 29, 2014
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This review is from: Pentax K-500 16MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with DA L 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 and 50-200mm Lenses (Black) (Electronics)
I have been researching and shopping for a DSLR camera for months. I had narrowed my choices down to Canon or Nikon, or so I thought. Then, I discovered PENTAX on a few blogs and found overwhelmingly positive customer reviews on different sites, which seems to be hard to come by when it comes to DSLRs. Most people seem to really love or really hate certain brands, leaving the ratings and reviews somewhat lopsided. When browsing Amazon recently, this lightening deal sealed the deal and I could not be more pleased. The price for the kit with a second lens was affordable considering the competition and I have to say that the picture quality is excellent! This camera has a lot of features, but you can get started quickly snapping shots using AUTO or SCAN. I have yet to take any video with it, but I will soon. I look forward to taking more pictures with this camera to fully explore everything it has to offer.
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Initial post: Apr 10, 2014 3:58:09 PM PDT
Steve says:
How easy is it to download pictures to your PC? What format are the pictures? Does it come with an AC charger or do I have plug it in to a PC (USB port?) to charge it? How fast does it recharge? How long do the batteries last?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2014 11:13:06 AM PDT
DBGoode says:
It is very easy to download pictures to your PC. You do not have to have any special software to download them to you computer in my experience using Windows. The camera comes with a USB cable to connect it to your PC. This camera does not come with an AC charger, but it does come with AA batteries. You can purchase a rechargeable battery and adapter for it if you wish. I have only had this camera for a few weeks and have not had to think about replacing the batteries yet after hundreds of photos and videos.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2014 4:47:47 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 17, 2014 4:54:09 PM PDT
The camera can be plugged into a PC with the included USB cable and then the files can be copied to the PC, or the SD card can be removed from the camera and then plugged into an SD slot on the computer or card reader. I have a 32GB and 64GB SDHC cards, both UHS-1 or faster. The K-500 does JPG, RAW, or both at the same time. I use Eneloop rechargeable AA batteries in mine. Though I don't have specific measurements on how long they last I would guess that they don't last quite as long as premium AA batteries, but Eneloops are an excellent investment. I would recommend reading the comments about Eneloops here on Amazon or elsewhere. They are almost universally praised. BTW, I think the K-500 is a great camera and a fantastic bargain. They can use Pentax-mount lenses from the past 5 decades (most without adapters) if you don't mind manual focus with the older ones. Great value.

Posted on Jun 13, 2014 11:11:15 AM PDT
S Gidley says:
Another reviewer said they didn't like the video. Have you tried it yet? How does it work?
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