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Pentax K-500 16MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with DA L 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 and 50-200mm Lenses (Black)
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- 16 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor. A high performance 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor strikes the perfect balance between resolution and image quality. DA-L 18-55 & 50-200mm lenses included
- ISO Speeds up to 51200. High sensitivity shooting up to 51200 ISO range improves noise performance throughout, even in low lighting.
- Eye-Fi Card Compatibility with Eye-Fi wireless SD cards, the user can send images to a smartphone. Users can enable automatic transmission of images to a smartphone for sharing. Users can even select favorite images and resize before transmission.
- Innovative In-body Shake Reduction (SR) Mechanism. The PENTAX in-body, sensor-shift Shake and Dust Reduction technology ensures sharp, image stabilized, auto-leveled, and dust-free imaging with any mounted lens.
- Full 1080p h.264 HD video recording. Full 1080p HD video capture at 30 frames per second (60 FPS for 720p) features efficient h.264 compression, flexible exposure control, and HDR finishing options for stunning video quality.
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Battery Average Life||710 Photos|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||6 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Fixed|
|Display Resolution Maximum||921000|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||51,600|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||No|
|File Format||RAW (DNG), JPEG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF, PIM III|
|Flash Memory Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Flash Sync Speed||1/180 sec|
|Flash Type||Built-In Flash|
|Flash Type||Hot-shoe, Wireless|
|Focus Description||TTL Phase Detection SAFOX IXi+|
|Focus Type||Includes Manual Focus|
|Form Factor||Compact SLR|
|ISO Range||Auto, 100 to 51600, in 1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps|
|Image Aspect Ratio||3:2|
|Item Dimensions||3.82 x 2.8 x 5.12 inches|
|Item Weight||1.42 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Weight||4 ounces|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 year|
|Material Type||Reinforced polycarbonate over stainless steel chassis|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/6000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||4,928|
|Metering||Multi, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||30 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||16 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Processor Description||PRIME M|
|Remote Control Description||optional, wired or wireless|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||Sensor movement with SP coating on low pass filter|
|Shipping Weight||4.2 pounds|
|Style Name||PA DA-L 18-55mm and 50-200mm lens|
|Supported Battery Types||4 x AA batteries (optional D-LI109 lithium ion battery) battery|
|Video Capture Format||h.264|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p_hd|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical (pentaprism)|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
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This item Pentax K-500 16MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with DA L 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 and 50-200mm Lenses (Black)
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|Screen Size||3 in||3 in||3 in||3.2 in||3 in||3 in|
|Focus Type||Includes Manual Focus||Includes Manual Focus||Includes Manual Focus||Includes Manual Focus||Includes Manual Focus||manual-and-auto|
|ISO Range||Auto, 100 to 51600, in 1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (with boost)||Auto, 100 to 51600, in 1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps||Auto, 100 - 51200||Auto, 100-51200||Auto, 100-51200|
|Item Dimensions||2.8 x 5.12 x 3.82 in||2.99 x 4.88 x 3.86 in||2.8 x 5.12 x 3.82 in||3.03 x 5.16 x 3.94 in||2.87 x 3.58 x 4.84 in||4.82 x 2.55 x 3.58 in|
|Item Weight||1.42 lbs||0.95 lb||1.43 lbs||1.76 lbs||1.49 lbs||1.5 lbs|
|Megapixels||16.3 megapixels||24.2 megapixels||16.3 megapixels||24.4 megapixels||20.1 megapixels||20 megapixels|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||16 megapixels||24.2 megapixels||16 megapixels||24.4 megapixels||20 megapixels||20 megapixels|
|Photo Sensor Size||APS-C (23.7 x 15.7 mm)||APS-C||APS-C (23.7 x 15.7 mm)||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)||APS-C|
|Style Name||PA DA-L 18-55mm and 50-200mm lens||w/ 18-55mm||DA L 18-55mm WR f3.5-5.6 Lens||N/A||Lens kit||Lens kit|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p_hd||1080p_hd||1080p_hd||1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)||1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p)||1080p|
|Viewfinder||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentamirror)||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentaprism)||optical viewfinder|
|Wireless Technology||Yes||Yes||Yes||Optional, Special version of Flu Card available||BuiltIn, With NFC support||Wi-Finfc|
Jump right into digital photography with a comfortable, approachable DSLR, paired with high quality specifications that go above and beyond entry level with the PENTAX K-500 - made for families and casual photographers looking for more than just the basics. Everyday photography is made easy with the K-500's wide selection of simple user-modes and creative tools for limitless personalized expressions, taking your images to a whole new level of stunning. The value adds up with a 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, fast continuous shooting at six frames per second, high sensitivity shooting up to ISO 51200, 100% field of view, innovative in-body shake reduction, and an advanced auto focus module. Relax and enjoy the moment with high definition video capture, and share your shots with the ease of eye-fi card compatibility. Make the most out of your memories - capture them with the PENTAX K-500.
Top customer reviews
The 16MP sensor may not be as high as some of the other cameras on the market, but I've found that 16MP is more than enough for most photgraphers unless you plan on printing images above 22''. For conventional prints, you will be more than satisfied.
The manual, automatic, and semi-automatic (Av-Priority, etc.) are highly responsive. Changing the manual settings is seamless once you spend a few miniutes with the camera. I was pleased with how responsive and accurate the sensor is.
All in all, I think that this is a good buy for any mid-level photography who doesn't want to go the Nikon/Canon route for any number of reasons. Admittedly, I have a somewhat irrational attachment to Pentax because it is the brand that I first learned how to shoot film on, but I objectively think that this is a great camera. I would recommend it.
My camera came with four double A batteries, battery holder, neck strap and kit lens, but did not come with the AC power supply (not sure I’ll need this anyway). The lithium batteries (an optional purchase), are only sold to consumers in other parts of the world – there’s a notation in the product manual.
The printed manual is very thick and provides functional step-by-step instructions. I did, however, have to view a YouTube video to figure out how to put the neck strap on! Oh, and make sure you put the lens on correctly, otherwise nothing will be visible in the viewfinder and the large screen will be quite dim – it will still take photos though!
Here are the stats on the attached photo:
Filename - IMGP3897.JPG
Make - PENTAX
Model - PENTAX K-500
Orientation - Top left
XResolution - 300
YResolution - 300
ResolutionUnit - Inch
Software - K-500 Ver. 1.00
DateTime - 2014:12:13 21:07:45
YCbCrPositioning - Co-Sited
ExifOffset - 706
ExposureTime - 1/8 seconds
FNumber - 3.50
ExposureProgram - Normal program
ISOSpeedRatings - 800
ExifVersion - 0230
DateTimeOriginal - 2014:12:13 21:07:45
DateTimeDigitized - 2014:12:13 21:07:45
ComponentsConfiguration - YCbCr
ExposureBiasValue - -0.30
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
Flash - Flash not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 18.00 mm
FlashPixVersion - 0100
ColorSpace - sRGB
ExifImageWidth - 4928
ExifImageHeight - 3264
InteroperabilityOffset - 54468
SensingMethod - One-chip color area sensor
FileSource - Other
SceneType - Other
CustomRendered - Normal process
ExposureMode - Manual
White Balance - Auto
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 27 mm
SceneCaptureType - Standard
Contrast - Hard
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Hard
SubjectDistanceRange - Distant view
This photo was shot with an ISO setting of 800. In the old film days this shot would have been very grainy, but the noise reduction circuitry is really exceptional for what is classified as an entry level camera. I recently spent some time along the Nantahala River in North Carolina near Smoky Mtn Natl Park and was taking pictures of the kayakers coming through the rapids. I was able to get some really great stop action photos and this was using an older Sigma 70-210 manual focus zoom lens. I like to think that I have a good eye for composing photographs, but this camera has enabled me to step up to the next level.
It comes with the two lenses, battery and battery holder, usb cable, strap, and instruction manual. The items purchased were a camera bag and a 32gb sd card,
If you are a beginner photographer this is the camera for you.
Most recent customer reviews
It takes great photos in automatic mode. It has many other pre-set modes as well.Read more
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