Pentax K-500 16.3MP Digital SLR Camera with DA-L 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 Lens & Optional DA-L 50-200mm f/4-5.6 Lens

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The Pentax K-500 Digital SLR Camera features a 16.3 megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor and PRIME M image processing engine to produce high quality imagery while delivering fast performance throughout the entire camera system. The combination of these two technologies affords a high sensitivity level of ISO 51200, full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 6 fps, and renders both still images and videos with notable image quality and clarity. Full HD 1080p video recording is supported in multiple frame rates up to 30 fps as well as HD 720p recording up to 60 fps. Video files are recorded in the high quality H.264 AVC/MPEG-4 codec and saved as .MOV files for easier sharing and editing. When recording video or making still imagery with live view, a 3.0" 921k-dot LCD monitor is available and provides a wide viewing angle for improved viewing in a variety of shooting positions.

16.3MP APS-C Sensor and PRIME M Image Processor
The combination of the 16.3 megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor and PRIME M image processor is able to produce high resolution imagery with notable quality and low-light sensitivity to ISO 51200. The speed afforded by the image processor enables continuous full-resolution shooting up to 6 fps, a maximum shutter speed of 1/6000th of a second, and also supports full HD 1080p video capture.

SAFOX IXi+ Autofocus System
The SAFOX IXi+ AF system utilizes 11 focus points, including nine cross-type sensors, to quickly and accurately acquire focus using a phase-detection method. With the inclusion of an AF-assist lamp and a diffraction lens, precise focusing is possible in a wide variety of lighting conditions using single-shot or continuous focusing modes. If working in manual focus, focus peaking is also available to highlight lines of contrast within the scene to offer a more objective means for determining critical focus.

In-Camera Image Stabilization
Pentax' sensor-shift type shake reduction image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake when working with longer lenses in dim lighting conditions by up to the equivalent of three to four shutter speed steps. This helps to produce sharper overall imagery regardless of the lens in use. Also helping to balance imagery in-camera, a dual-axis electronic level is available to ensure consistent and straight horizons and plumb vertical lines.

Full HD 1080p Video
In addition to high quality still imagery, the K-500 also supports full HD video recording up to 1080p at 30 fps. Other frame rates available include 1080p at 24 fps; HD 720p at 60, 50, 30, 25, and 24 fps; and SD 480p at 30, 25, and 24 fps. Video is recorded in the high quality H.264 AVC/MPEG-4 format and can be saved in the Internet-friendly .MOV file format. Sound can be recorded along with the video using the built-in monaural microphone.

PENTAX DA-L 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens
The standard zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 27.0-82.5mm to suit working in a wide variety of shooting scenarios. It features an SP coating to help repel dust, water, and grease on lens elements and a lightweight design to promote greater portability and use during travel. Its construction incorporates aspherical lens elements to help minimize chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range and also contribute to producing overall sharper, clearer imagery.

PENTAX DA-L 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED Lens (only available with select model)
The telephoto zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 75-300mm to suit working with distant subject matter as well as offering a narrower angle of view that is well-tailored to portraiture. One extra-low dispersion glass element and two aspherical elements are integrated into the lens' construction to provide high image sharpness and clarity while also working to reduce chromatic aberrations.


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Lens Mount: Pentax K
Camera Format: APS-C / (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels: Actual: 16.5 Megapixel
Effective: 16.3 Megapixel
Max Resolution: 16MP: 4928 x 3264
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Sensor Type / Size: CMOS, 23.7 x 15.7 mm
File Formats: Still Images: DNG, JPEG, RAW
Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Bit Depth: 12-bit
Dust Reduction System: Yes
Memory Card Type: SD/SDHC/SDXC (Up to 64GB)
Image Stabilization: Sensor-Shift
Focus Control:
Focus Type: Auto & Manual
Focus Mode: Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M) , Focus Lock AF Area Mode
Autofocus Points: Phase Detection: 11
Viewfinder Type: Pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage: 100%
Viewfinder Magnification: Approx. 0.92x
Diopter Adjustment: - 2.5 to +1.5 m
Display Screen: 3" Rear Screen   LCD (921,000)
Screen Coverage: 100%
Exposure Control:
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 100-51200
Shutter: Type: Electronic
Speed: 30 - 1/6000 sec
Remote Control: Remote Control F or O-RC1 (Optional)
Metering Method: Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes: Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Bulb, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene Modes, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Shutter/Aperture Priority
Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 22.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in .3 or .5 EV steps)
White Balance Modes: Auto, Cloudy, Cool White, Daylight, Daylight Color, Daylight White, Flash, Kelvin, Manual, Shade, Tungsten, Warm White
Flash Modes: Red-eye Reduction
Second-curtain Sync
Slow Sync
TTL Auto
Built-in Flash: Yes
Guide No.: 39.37' (12 m) ISO100 
Max Sync Speed: Electronic Shutter: 1 / 180 sec
Flash Compensation: -2 EV to +1 EV (in .3 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System: P-TTL Remote Firing
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, Wireless
AV Recording:
Video Recording: Yes, NTSC/PAL
File Size: 1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
1280 x 720p (HD)
640 x 480p (SD)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Frame Rate: @ 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
@ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
@ 640 x 480: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
Continuous Shooting Time: 1920 x 1080
25 min.
1280 x 720
25 min.
640 x 480
25 min.
Audio Recording: With Video, Mono
Continuous Shooting: Up to 6 fps
Self Timer: 12 sec, 2 sec
Interval Recording: Yes
Connectivity: AV Output
USB 2.0
Included Software Requirements: Windows: XP (SP3), Vista, 7, 8
Mac: OS X 10.5 or later
Battery: (4) AA
(1) D-LI109  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.4VDC, 1050mAh
AC Power Adapter: K-AC128 (not included)
Operating/Storage Temperature: Operating
14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Dimensions: 5.1"(W) x 3.8"(H) x 2.8"(D)
Weight: 22.9 oz with li-ion battery and memory card
18-55mm Kit Lens:
Focal Length: 18-55mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 27.0 - 82.5 mm
Aperture: Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 38
Angle of View: 76° - 29°
Minimum Focus Distance: 9.84" (25 cm)
Magnification: 0.34x
Elements/Groups: 11/8
Diaphragm Blades: 6
Autofocus: Yes
Filter Thread: Front:52 mm
Dimensions: Approx. 2.70"(D) x 2.66"(L)
Weight: 8.99 oz
50-200mm Kit Lens:
Focal Length: 50-200mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 75-300 mm
Aperture: Maximum: f/4.0 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 32
Viewing Angle: 31.5° - 8.1°
Minimum Focus Distance: 3.6' (1.10 m)
Magnification: 0.24x
Elements/Groups: 11/10
Diaphragm Blades: 6
Autofocus: Yes
Filter Thread: Front: 49 mm
Dimensions: Approx. 2.72"(D) x 3.13"(L)
Weight: 11.46 oz


In the box:

  • Pentax K-500 16.3MP Digital SLR Camera
  • smc PENTAX DA-L 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens
  • smc PENTAX DA-L 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED Lens (with selected option only)
  • (4) Ultimate Lithium AA Batteries
  • Battery Holder
  • USB Cable
  • SLR Body Cover
  • Camera Strap
  • Software CD-ROM

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