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Pentax K-x DSLR Camera

12 Megapixels12 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Continuous DriveContinuous Drive720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Runs on standard AA batteriesRuns on standard AA batteriesAccepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Digital Camera Description

The Pentax K-x is a Entry-Level DSLR with an APS-C sensor and a Pentax K lens mount. Its 12 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 200-6400 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 100-12800. This makes it possible to shoot hand-held in relatively low-light. With 12 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

A builtin 2-Axis Image Stabilization mechanism allows the Pentax K-x to compensate for camera shake up to 4-Stops beyond hand-holding with any mounted lens.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/6000 to 30s. Bulb exposures of an unspecified duration are possible with this camera. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/6000, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.

Pentax K-x

The Pentax K-x features a 11-point Phase-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. Manual Focus is also available.

A single control-dial on this camera makes it easy to use semi-automatic modes by adjusting the current exposure parameter directly This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. Framing on the Pentax K-x is performed via a medium reflex optical viewfinder with 0.85X magnification and 96% coverage. This magnification is equivalent to 0.54X on a Full-Frame camera.

Model Specifications

BrandPentax ModelK-x
Sensor 12 Megapixels CMOS Sensor Size 24 x 16mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 3:2 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization 2-Axis , 4-Stops Dust-ReductionYes
Sensitivity ISO 200 - 6400 *Expanded range: 100-12800 Shutter-Speed 1/6000 - 30s
Lens MountPentax K KAF2 MountCrop Factor1.5X
Filter DiameterN / A Focus System 11-point Phase-Detect, Assist-lamp *SAFOX VIII+ TTL Phase-Detect with 11 points including 9 cross-type
Viewfinder Type Reflex OVF Viewfinder Size 0.85X - 96% Coverage
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 230K Pixels 2.7" LCD 100% Coverage
Exposure ModesP, A, S, T, M, B Scene Modes16Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night Scene Portrait, Standard Flash Off, Night Scene, Surf & Snow, Food, Sunset, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum, Stage Lighting, Night Snap
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot Bracketing 3 Shots ±3/2 EV
Exposure Compensation ±3 EV, 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV Flash Compensation -2..+1 EV, 1/2 EV
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning 2 Axis, 15 steps
Continuous Drive 4.7 FPS, 17 JPEG, 5 RAW *2 FPS Unlimited JPEG Self Timer Yes *12s, 2s using shutter and 3s using remote with autmatic mirror lockup and stabilization off
Command Dials 1 DOF Preview Yes
Protection Dust Reduction Yes
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Infrared Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR Yes Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure Yes
Image Formats JPEG DNG RAW Flash Ports Hot-Shoe
Built-In Flash Yes (GN 16) Flash Sync 1/180s
Video Capture 1280x720 @ 24 FPS 16:9 Sound Input
Video Format M-JPEG WiFi No
Memory Secure Digital High Capacity GPS No
Battery Standard AA Battery Life 1100 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2009-09-17, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 123 x 92 x 68mm (W x H x D) Weight 580g

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Pentax K-x Facts


SLR digital camera

Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm

APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

12 Megapixels DSLRISO 100-12800
Pentax K Mount
1.5X FLM
Shutter 1/6000-30s
2-Axis Built-in Stabilization, 4-Stop ImprovementFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
96% Coverage
Medium Viewfinder
Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
Built-in Dust ReductionSpot-Metering
4.7 FPS Drive, 17 ImagesHot-Shoe
1280x720 @ 24 FPS Video RecordingStandard AA Battery
2.7" LCD 230K PixelsSecure Digital High Capacity
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