|About - Pentax K-500|
The K-500 is a 16-megapixel camera with an 18mm-55mm kit lens that has a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 27mm-82.5mm. It has a 2.9-inch LCD (921,000 pixels). It also includes a through-the-lens viewfinder, which is helpful when composing in bright light.
Because it accepts interchangeable lenses, and includes a mirror and a through-the-lens viewfinder, we consider this model an SLR (single-lens reflex) camera.
The camera's kit lens has a maximum aperture of f/3.5. The camera's shutter speed range is 30 seconds to 1/6000 of a second.
The K-500 stores photos and video on SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards but has no on-board storage. It captures images as JPEG or RAW files at a top resolution of 4928 x 3264 and full HD-resolution video as MOV files at a top resolution of 1920 x 1080.
Like most digital cameras, this model comes with a proprietary rechargeable battery.
This SLR model has 11 autofocus points, 26 exposure modes, and an exposure compensation control that can be set at +/-5 EV. It has exposure bracketing, which allows you to take multiple exposures of a single scene, and a high-dynamic-range mode, which helps capture more of a scene's tonal range than a single photo can. The image stabilization system for this camera is optical.
The K-500 measures 5 inches wide by 3.9 inches high by 3.1 inches deep, and weighs 24 ounces (1.5 pounds) (with battery, memory card, and strap).
|About This Brand|
The company produces some innovative point-and-shoots, known as Optio cameras, especially its waterproof W series. The X series super zooms include models with relatively long zoom lenses. Pentax has had a long tradition of producing high-quality SLRs. Its most recent K series SLRs are competitively priced and include some unique features such as its High Dynamic Range (HDR) feature. Pentax also offers a line of SLR lenses. Pentax also offers some SLR-like models.
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|Features & Specs - Pentax K-500|
|LCD size (in.)||2.9|
|35mm equivalent multiplier||1.5|
|Shutter speed range||30 - 1/6000|
|Still image formats||JPEG, RAW|
|LCD pixel count||921k|
|Memory card slots/type||SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Color space||Adobe RGB/sRGB|
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