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Pentax K-500
 
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$531.29
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Summary: A 16-megapixel camera from Pentax with a 2.9-inch LCD, 3x optical zoom, and manual controls.
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Type: SLR digital cameras
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
info LCD size (in.) 2.9
info 35mm equivalent multiplier 1.5
info Shutter speed range 30 - 1/6000
info Still image formats JPEG, RAW
info LCD pixel count 921k
info Memory card slots/type SD/SDHC/SDXC
info Height (in.) 3.9
info Depth (in.) 3.1
info Max. ISO 51200
info Live view Yes
info Image stabilizer B
info Color space Adobe RGB/sRGB
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