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 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
    15.8 x 23.6mm
  • 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

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, pet, portrait mode, stage, sunset, surf & snow, food, kids, landscape, macro, museum, night scene, night scene with portrait, night snapshot
  • 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)

Environmental Parameters

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

Display

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

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

Carrying Case

  • Type
    case, none

Lens System

  • Type
    Zoom lens - 3x zoom - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 DA L AL Pentax KAF
  • 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
  • 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.

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

Viewfinder

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

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, highlight point display, histogram display, shadow point display, sharpness control, 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

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
    nickel metal hydride, lithium
  • Battery Type
    AA
  • Details
    4 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery (included), 4 x AA lithium battery (included)

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.5, 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

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, highlight point display, histogram display, shadow point display, sharpness control, 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

CE System

  • Remote Control
    optional

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (image sensor shift mechanism)

Lens System Mounting

  • Mounting Type
    Pentax KAF2

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, pet, portrait mode, stage, sunset, surf & snow, food, kids, landscape, macro, museum, night scene, night scene with portrait, night snapshot

Exposure Range

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

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 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.8 x 23.6mm
  • 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

Dimensions & Weight

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

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

General

  • Manufacturer
    Ricoh

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

Part Number: 16303 Released: Oct 15, 2009
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