Pentax K-x Review

 
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Model Name: Pentax K-x 
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Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number: K-x 
Camera Format: SLR 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $649.95
Street Price: $701.76
Date Available: 2009-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 27.9 oz (791 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? Yes
Size: 4.8 x 3.6 x 2.7 in.
(122 x 92 x 69 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Total Megapixels: 12.9
Effective Megapixels: 12.4 
Sensor Format: APS-C 
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.11"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: Yes 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4288 x 2848 (12.2 MP, 3:2),
3936 x 2624 (10.3 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), 12-bit RAW (.PEF, .DNG) 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes 
Movie Resolution: 1280x720, 640x416
Movie Frame Rate: 24, 24
Movie Audio: Yes 
Movie File Format: n/a 
Optics
Lens Mount: PENTAX KAF2; KAF3/2, KAF, KA 
Kit Lens: smc Pentax DA L 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 84 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 38 (T) 
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: 52mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: SAFOX VIII TTL phase-detect 11 point (9 cross) AF: 11 pt auto, 5 pt auto, AF pt select, center/spot 
Face Detection: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical 
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; fixed eye-level pentamirror, 96% coverage, 0.85x mag., -2.5 to +1.5 diopter 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 2.7
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto (200-6400), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400; expandable to 12800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Flash, Custom 
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/6000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 16-segment Multi, Center-weighted, Spot 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Auto Picture (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night Scene Portrait, Picture (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night Scene Portrait, Standard Flash Off), Scene (Night Scene, Surf & Snow, Food, Sunset, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum, Stage Lighting [JPG], Night Snap [JPG]), Sensitivity Priority 
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: On, off, redeye, slow sync, slow sync w redeye, slow sync w trailing curtain, wireless 
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 11.3 m / 37.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: Depends on lens 
Max Flash Sync: 1/180 
Flash Exp Compensation: -2 to +1 EV in 0.5EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32 
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No 
HD Video Out: No 
HD Video Connection:  
Built-In Wi-fi: No 
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional IR 
Other Connection: AC adapter available 
Power
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium, Alkaline disposables; NiMH rechargeables 
Batteries Included: 4 x AA Alkaline disposables
Battery Charger Included: No 
CIPA Rating: 420
Software
Included Software: CD-ROM 
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7, MacOS-X 10.3+ 
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Sensor-shift shake reduction, 720p HD video capture, Live View with face detection. Available in black or white. Limited edition colors of red and navy will become available at select locations to be announced. 

 


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