Pentax K-x Specifications

Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x (with 18-55mm Lens, Red)

Part Number: 16303 Released: October 15, 2009

General

  • Depth
    2.7 mm
  • Sensor Resolution
    12.4 Megapixel
  • Enclosure Material
    fiber-reinforced plastic polymer
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    12,900,000 pixels pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    12,400,000 pixels pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.8 x 23.6mm
  • Sensor Dust Reduction
    Yes
  • Sensor Features
    Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration)
  • Image Processor
    PRIME II
  • System
    TTL contrast and phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    11
  • Digital Video Format
    MJPEG
  • Image Recording Format
    RAW + JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    composite video/audio
  • Manufacturer
    Pentax

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 200-6400
  • Exposure Metering
    multi-segment
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    16
  • Exposure Modes
    shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    action
  • Special Effects
    Retro
  • White Balance
    presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/6000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±3 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
  • X-sync Speed
    1/180 sec
  • Exposure Range
    EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )

Camera Flash

  • Type
    pop-up flash
  • Guide Number (m / ISO 100)
    12
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator
  • Flash Modes
    slow synchro

Display

  • Display Format
    230,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 �F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 �F

Carrying Case

  • Type
    case

Miscellaneous

  • Microsoft Certification
    Certified for Windows Vista
  • Color
    red
  • Color Category
    red
  • Certified for Windows Vista
    Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.

Lens System

  • Optical Zoom
    3 x
  • Lens Series
    DA L AL Pentax KAF
  • Lens Aperture
    f/3.5-5.6
  • Min Focal Length
    18 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    55 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    27 - 82.5mm mm
  • Min Focus Distance
    9.8 mm
  • Focus Adjustment
    manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    manual
  • Max View Angle
    76 degrees
  • Group Qty
    8
  • Element Qty
    11
  • Filter Size
    52 in
  • Lens Included
    DA L 18-55mm AL lens
  • Features
    aspherical lens

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    SDHC Memory Card
  • Video Capture
    AVI - 1280 x 720 - 24 fps

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    optical
  • Viewfinder Type
    Optical - eye-level mirror pentaprism
  • Field Coverage
    96%

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    2 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    12 sec
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Features
    date/time stamp

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Type
    USB, composite video/audio output, DC power input
  • Qty
    1, 1, 1

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/6000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
  • X-sync Speed
    1/180 sec

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    mono

Software

  • Type
    Pentax Photo Laboratory

Battery

  • Battery Type
    AA
  • Details
    4 x AA lithium battery ( included )
  • Battery Form Factor
    standard form factor
  • Supported Battery Form Factor
    AA

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    MS Windows XP
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive

Header

  • Brand
    Pentax
  • Product Line
    Pentax
  • Model
    K-x
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

CE System

  • Remote Control
    optional

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 200-6400
  • ISO (Max)
    12800
  • Digital Video Format
    MJPEG
  • Image Recording Format
    RAW + JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    composite video/audio
  • Image Processor
    PRIME II
  • Special Effects
    Retro
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Self Timer Delay
    12 sec
  • Features
    date/time stamp

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (image sensor shift mechanism)

Lens System Mounting

  • Mounting Type
    Pentax KAF2

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    multi-segment
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    16
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±3 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Modes
    shutter-priority
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
  • Shooting Programs
    action

Exposure Range

  • Light Metering Range
    EV 0-20
  • Sensitivity
    ISO 100

White Balance

  • White Balance
    presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast and phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    11

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    4.8 mm
  • Height
    3.6 mm
  • Weight
    1.1 kg

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    12.4 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.8 x 23.6mm
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    15.8 x 23.6 mm
  • Total Pixels
    12,900,000 pixels pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    12,400,000 pixels pixels
  • Sensor Dust Reduction
    Yes
  • Sensor Features
    Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration)

Optical Viewfinder

  • Type
    eye-level mirror pentaprism
  • Field Coverage
    96%
  • Magnification
    0.85x
  • Dioptric Correction Range
    -2.5 to +1.5

Still Image Storage Capacity

  • Image Resolution
    4288 x 2848, 3936 x 2624, 3072 x 2048, 1728 x 1152, 4288 x 2848
  • Still Image Format
    JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, RAW

Video Capture

  • Digital Video Format
    AVI
  • Image Resolution
    1280 x 720
  • Frame Rate
    24 fps

Audio Input

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    mono

Supported Battery Details

  • Quantity
    4
  • Form Factor
    AA
  • Details
    NiMH rechargeable battery
  • Included
    included

General

  • Manufacturer
    Pentax

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Pentax K-x (with 18-55mm Lens, Red)

Part Number: 16303 Released: Oct 15, 2009
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