Pentax K-x Specs

General

  • Depth
    2.7 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    12.4 Megapixel
  • Enclosure Material
    fiber-reinforced plastic polymer, stainless steel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    12900000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    12400000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    APS-C (15.8 x 23.6 mm)
  • Sensor Dust Reduction
    Yes
  • Sensor Features
    Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration), Special Protect (SP) coating
  • Image Processor
    PRIME II
  • System
    TTL contrast and phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    11
  • Digital Video Format
    AVI, MJPEG
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Manufacturer
    Ricoh

Carrying Case

  • Type
    case, none

Display

  • Type
    2.7" LCD display
  • Display Format
    230,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in

Environmental Parameters

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

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 12800, ISO 200-6400, ISO auto (200-6400)
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    16
  • Exposure Modes
    ISO priority, aperture-priority, bulb, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    action, candle, food, kids, landscape, macro, museum, night scene, night scene with portrait, night snapshot, pet, portrait mode, stage, sunset, surf & snow
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Color Extract, Fisheye, High contrast, Monochrome, Retro, Soft, Starburst, Toy camera
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white), shade, tungsten light
  • 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 +/- compensation, wireless off-camera control

Lens System

  • Lens Construction
    8 groups / 11 elements
  • 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 m
  • Min Focus Distance
    9.8 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    manual
  • Max View Angle
    76 degrees
  • Group Qty
    8
  • Element Qty
    11
  • Filter Size
    52 mm
  • Lens Included
    DA L 18-55mm AL lens
  • Features
    aspherical lens

Miscellaneous

  • Microsoft Certification
    Certified for Windows Vista
  • Certified for Windows Vista
    Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.
  • Color
    red
  • Color Category
    red
  • Included Accessories
    USB cable, battery charger, body cap, carrying strap, eyecup, shoe cap

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    eye-level mirror pentaprism
  • Viewfinder Type
    Optical - eye-level mirror pentaprism

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
  • Image Storage
    JPEG 4288 x 2848
    JPEG 3936 x 2624
    JPEG 3072 x 2048
    JPEG 1728 x 1152
    RAW 4288 x 2848
  • Video Capture
    AVI - 1280 x 720 - 24 fps

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    2 frames per second, 4.7 frames per second
  • Self-Timer Delay
    12 sec, 2 sec
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Features
    AE lock, AF lock, Automatic Pixel Mapping (APM), Dynamic Range Enlargement (DRE), RGB primary color filter, cropping an image, date/time stamp, depth-of-field preview button, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, highlight point display, histogram display, shadow point display, sharpness control

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

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
    Drivers & Utilities, Pentax Photo Browser, Pentax Photo Laboratory

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium, nickel metal hydride
  • Battery Type
    AA - lithium - standard form factor, AA - nickel metal hydride - standard form factor
  • Details
    4 x AA lithium battery (included), 4 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery (included)

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS X 10.3 or later, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Header

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

CE System

  • Remote Control
    optional

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    SLR
  • SLR Enhanced Functionality
    Live View mode, movie recording
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    2 frames per second, 4.7 frames per second
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 12800, ISO 200-6400, ISO auto (200-6400)
  • ISO (Max)
    12800
  • Digital Video Format
    AVI, MJPEG
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • High-Definition Video Support
    720p
  • Interfaces Provided
    USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Image Processor
    PRIME II
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Color Extract, Fisheye, High contrast, Monochrome, Retro, Soft, Starburst, Toy camera
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Self-Timer Delay
    12 sec, 2 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (image sensor shift mechanism)
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Lens Mounting Type
    Pentax KAF2
  • Features
    AE lock, AF lock, Automatic Pixel Mapping (APM), Dynamic Range Enlargement (DRE), RGB primary color filter, cropping an image, date/time stamp, depth-of-field preview button, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, highlight point display, histogram display, shadow point display, sharpness control

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    16
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±3 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Modes
    ISO priority, aperture-priority, bulb, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
  • Shooting Programs
    action, candle, food, kids, landscape, macro, museum, night scene, night scene with portrait, night snapshot, pet, portrait mode, stage, sunset, surf & snow

Exposure Range

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

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (image sensor shift mechanism)

Lens System Mounting

  • Mounting Type
    Pentax KAF2

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white), shade, tungsten light

Auto Focus

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

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    12.4 megapixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    APS-C (15.8 x 23.6 mm)
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    15.8 x 23.6 mm
  • Total Pixels
    12900000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    12400000 pixels
  • Sensor Dust Reduction
    Yes
  • Sensor Features
    Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration), Special Protect (SP) coating

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in
  • Diagonal Size
    2.7 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    6.9 cm
  • Display Format
    230,000 pixels
  • Features
    display brightness control

Camera Memory

  • Internal Storage Type
    none
  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Sensors
    dust alert sensor
  • Print Standard
    DPOF support, PRINT Image Matching

Optical Viewfinder

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

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    4.8 in
  • Depth
    2.7 in
  • Height
    3.6 in
  • Weight
    1.15 lbs

General

  • Manufacturer
    Ricoh

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