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K-x Digital SLR Lens Kit w/ DA L 18-55mm Lens (Navy)
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Pentax K-x Digital SLR Lens Kit w/ DA L 18-55mm Lens (Navy)

Discontinued.
Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty

12.4 megapixel CMOS sensor
High resolution 12.4 megapixel CMOS image sensor features sensor-shift Shake Reduction for stabilized image and video capture up to 4 stops max.
 
2.7 inch LCD with Live View and Face Detection
Large 2.7 inch LCD features Live View with contrast, phase difference, and Face Detection autofocus (up to 16 faces).
 
720p HD Video
Capture widescreen HD video in full 720p resolution (1280x720) at 24 FPS cinematic frame rate, using any PENTAX 35mm lens.
 
Compact Body
Highly compact DSLR body design allows for 1 handed operation and comfort when travelling.

Auto Picture and Scene Modes
Powerful automatic modes, including PENTAX Auto Picture and scene modes, ensure the perfect shot in any situation, while helping new photographers learn DSLR photography.
 
Creative Processing and Filter Modes
Creative processing and filter modes produce high quality finished images, while offering the ability to explore artistic freedom through unique special effects.
 
HDR Image Capture
True HDR image capture blends 3 bracketed images into a single picture with outstanding shadow, highlight, and midrange detail.
 
4.7 Frames per Second
Fast 4.7 FPS capture speed and 1/6000 second maximum shutter speeds are possible with the PENTAX
PRIME II image processing engine.
 
11 Point Wide Angle Focus
Responsive 11 point wide angle SAFOX VIII autofocus system focuses quickly and accurately, and can easily track moving subjects.
 
AA Batteries
Capture up to 1900 shots with universally available, easy-to-find AA lithium batteries (also compatible with AA NiMH rechargeable and alkaline batteries).

Specifications

SENSOR

  • Type: CMOS with primary color filter and integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor-movement system
  • Size: 23.6 x 15.8mm
  • Color depth: 8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits/channel RAW
  • Effective pixels: 12.4 MP
  • Total pixels: 12.9 MP
  • Recorded resolutions
    • Still: 12M (4288x2848), 10M (3936x2624), 6M (3072x2048), 2M (1728x1152)
    • Movie (resolution/FPS): 1280x720p24 (16:9), 640x416p24 (3:2)
  • Quality levels: Best, Better, Good
  • Dust Removal: Image sensor movement combined with SP coating (Dust Alert available)

LENS MOUNT

  • Type/construction: PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount
  • Usable lenses: PENTAX KAF3, KAF2, KAF, KA (K mount, 35mm screwmount, 645/67 med format lenses useable w adapter and/or restrictions)
  • SDM function: Yes
  • Power zoom function: n/a

FOCUS SYSTEM

  • Type: TTL phase-matching 11 point (9 cross) wide autofocus system (SAFOX VIII)
  • Focus modes: AF Auto, AF Single (w focus lock), AF Continuous (available in Action mode including Auto Picture Action, Kids, Pet, Stage Lighting, Night Snap, P/A/S/M/B/Sv), Manual
  • Focus point adjustment: 11 point auto, 5 point auto, AF point select, center/spot
  • AF assist: Yes, via built-in flash

VIEWFINDER

  • Type: Pentamirror
  • Coverage (field of view): Approx 96%
  • Magnification: Approx 0.85X (w 50mm F1.4 at infinity)
  • Standard focusing screen: Natural-Bright-Matte II
  • Diopter adjustment: -2.5 to 1.5
  • Depth of field preview: Optical & Digital (available via programmable Green button)

LCD MONITOR

  • Type: 2.7" TFT color LCD monitor w adjustable brightness
  • Resolution: 230,000 dots
  • Wide angle viewable: Yes

LIVE VIEW

  • Type: TTL by CMOS image sensor
  • Field Of View: 100%
  • Display Modes: Magnification (2-6X in AF, 2-10X in MF), grid pattern, bright/dark indication, histogram
  • Autofocus: Contrast w/ Face Detection (up to 16 faces), contrast, phase difference

BUILT-IN FLASH

  • Type: Retractable P-TTL auto/manual popup flash
  • Guide number: 12 (100/m), 16 (200/m)
  • Coverage: 25mm wide angle (equivalent to 35mm)
  • Flash modes: On, off, redeye, slow sync, slow sync w redeye, slow sync w trailing curtain, wireless
  • Flash exposure compensation: -2 to 1 EV (1/2 steps)

EXTERNAL FLASH

  • Type: Hot shoe (P-TTL, high speed sync), wireless w PENTAX dedicated flash
  • Synchronization speed: 1/180s

STORAGE MEDIA

  • Internal memory: n/a
  • Removable memory: SD, SDHC

INTERFACES

  • Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out
  • Video out: NTSC, PAL
  • Printer interfaces: n/a

POWER SUPPLY

  • Power source: 4 AA (lithium, NiMH rechargeable, alkaline)
  • Recordable images: Approx 1900 (1100 w 50% flash, CIPA)
  • Playback time: Approx 680 min
  • Movie recording time: Approx TBD
  • AC adapter available: Yes (optional)

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Body dimensions (W x H x D): 4.8 x 3.6 x 2.7"
  • Body weight
  • Without battery or removable memory: 18.2 oz
  • Loaded and ready: 20.5 oz (lithium)
  • Construction material(s): Fiber reinforced plastic polymer covers around a rugged stainless steel chassis
  • Weather resistant: n/a
  • Operating temperature: 32-104 degrees F

LANGUAGE SUPPORT

  • English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Traditional/Simplified Chinese

IMAGE STABILIZATION

  • Type: Sensor-shift Shake Reduction (4 stops max)

METERING SYSTEM

  • Type: TTL open aperture, 16 segment metering
  • Sensitivity range: EV 1-21.5 (ISO 200, 50mm F1.4)
  • Multi-segment: Yes
  • Center weighted: Yes
  • Spot: Yes
  • Exposure compensation: +/- 3 EV (1/2 or 1/3 steps)
  • Exposure lock: Yes (available via programmable AF/AE-L button)
  • Exposure bracketing: Yes, 3 frames, up to +/- 1.5 (1/2 steps) or +/- 1.0 (1/3 steps)

ISO SENSITIVITY

  • Auto: 200-6400 (1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps), up to 1600 in Bulb, expand to 100-12800
  • Manual: 200-6400 (1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps), up to 1600 in Bulb, expand to 100-12800

WHITE BALANCE

  • Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash, CTE
  • Manual mode(s): Yes
    * WB fine adjustment available in all modes

SHUTTER

  • Type: Electronically controlled, vertical run, focal plane shutter
  • Shutter speed: 1/6000 to 30 sec, bulb available

CAPTURE MODES

  • Mode selection: Auto Picture (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night Scene Portrait, Standard Flash Off), Picture (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night Scene Portrait, Standard Flash Off), Scene (Night Scene, Surf & Snow, Food, Sunset, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum, Stage Lighting [JPG], Night Snap [JPG]), Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Metered Manual, Bulb (available in Metered Manual), Movie
  • Custom Image Modes: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Muted, Monochrome. Color modes include gamut radar and fine adjustment for saturation, hue, key, contrast, sharpness (regular and fine adj). Monochrome mode includes adjustment for film filter effects (green, yellow, orange, red, magenta, blue, cyan, infrared), toning (sepia warm/cool), key, contrast, sharpness (regular and fine adj). Cross Processing mode available for creative random effect generation.
  • Green simplified mode available: n/a
  • P/A/S/M/B: P, A, S, M, B (in Metered Manual), Sv (Sensitivity Priority)
  • Date stamp: n/a
  • Digital filters (capture): Toy Camera, High Contrast, Soft, Starburst, Retro, Color Extract (6), Fisheye, Custom (8)
  • Data record: Folder name (standard/date)

DRIVE MODES

  • Mode selection: Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self Timer (12s, 2s), Remote (0s, 3s), Auto Bracket, HDR Capture (+3, 0, -3 w 2 blend settings), Multi-Exposure
  • Continuous FPS: Approx 4.7 FPS (Continuous Hi: 17 JPG, 5 RAW), 2 FPS (Continuous Lo: unlimited JPG, 11 RAW)
  • Self-timer: Yes (12s, 2s)
  • Remote control: Yes (infrared, 0s, 3s)

PLAYBACK MODES

  • Mode selection: One Shot (no data, basic data, full data, color channel histogram), Multi Image Display (4, 9, 16, or 36 thumbnails), Calendar Filmstrip, Folder, Magnification (quick zoom available), Select & Delete, Movie Playback (no data, basic data, full data), Bright/Dark Indication
  • Mode pallet: Image Rotation, Digital Filter, Resize, Cropping, Slideshow, Image Comparison, RAW Development, Index Print, Protect, DPOF
  • Magnification: Up to 16X, scrollable
  • Digital filters (playback): Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Extract Color (6), Watercolor, Pastel, Miniature, Base Parameter Adj, Monochrome (filter effects, toning), Color (6), Soft, Starburst, Fisheye, Slim, HDR, Custom Filter

FILE FORMATS

  • Still: RAW (PEF, DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.21), DCF 2.0 (design rule for camera file system), DPOF, Print Image Matching III
  • Movie (compression): AVI (motion JPG)

CUSTOM FUNCTIONS

  • Functions available: 22

COMPUTER SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS*
*For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary.

  • Windows: Windows XP/Vista/7, USB 2.0 port
  • Mac: MacOS-X 10.3-10.5, USB 2.0 port

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5 out of 5 stars   Pentax K-X: value and peformance
By SnapShot (SF Bay Area) August 30, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax K-x Digital SLR Lens Kit w/ DA L 18-55mm Lens (Navy) (PKKX1855BE)
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Pros: Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Fast Shutter Speed
Cons:
Other Comments: This is my second DSLR, so I had an idea of what I wanted to get out of my next camera, and when price and performance were taken into consideration, the K-X fulfilled all of those expectations. I wanted a camera that would produce good images at night. This Pentax offered and demonstrated excellent ISO performance and imagery that easily surpassed my previous camera. Shooting at 1600 ISO displayed very low noise. On lookers were impressed with the fact that a flash wasn't used, yet the pictures were still of very good quality. Previously, white balance was always a hit more miss with my old DSLR. Colors were either too bright, too blue, or too white. Now, using the Pentax K-X, white balance accuracy is very much improved, in fact, once you've selected the white balance exposure, the camera technology allows you to preview what the photo might look like before you take the shot! The K-X can reel off nearly 5 shots per second, a feature that rivals some cameras that cost hundreds of dollars more. And as advertised, the camera is small but really does have a great feel to it, solid. The Pentax K-X is feature packed, so much so, that I've still not evaluated HDR, or 720p video, or all of the cool filters that are available. All in all, you would be hard press to find a camera anywhere that offers the kind of features, and high performance, for the dollar value that the Pentax does.
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5 out of 5 stars   Great SLR camera for beginners and other
By Nonny (Baltimore, MD) August 28, 2010
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Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality
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Other Comments: I researched SLRs for months before deciding on this Pentax, and I am so glad I did. It's user friendly, takes great photos, and is something I will be able to advance with at my own pace. I just couldn't be happier.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Very Happy
By Find the beauty (Sycamore, IL) August 28, 2010
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Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed
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Other Comments: Easy to use. Excellent quality. I like that it is available in colors other than black.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great Camera and a great Price
By TonyWim (State College PA) August 16, 2010
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Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
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5 out of 5 stars   Brilliant Product
By GoremanX (Ile-Aux-Noix, QC) June 29, 2010
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Pros: Good Image Quality, Great value, Easy To Use, High ISO Performance
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Other Comments: We bought this for my wife so we could take pictures together. I have a Pentax K-7, and now she has this K-x. As far as image quality, I often envy her camera. Thanks to its incredible high-ISO performance, she can get incredibly clear and sharp shots in all kinds of lighting situations. This thing is tiny for a true DSLR, and it weighs very little. Combined with the lenses she uses most often, it makes for a very light kit that can be carried anywhere. And since we got it in navy blue, it doesn't look too "professional" so it's not frowned upon when we bring it to events (sports, concerts, etc). Build quality still manages to be excellent despite the plastic construction, probably thanks to the metal frame. While it's missing some of the more advanced features of the K-7, the K-x manages to impress me greatly. Especially considering the low, low price. My wife couldn't be happier, and now we're spending lots of time together improving our photographic skills. I couldn't recommend this camera enough.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   A very good product.
By Mike (New York, NY) May 23, 2010
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Pros: Large Clear LCD, Good Image Stabilization, Fast Shutter Speed, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality
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Other Comments: I use the camera occasionally. NO problem,very good pick up.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Awesome buy!
By Loveit! (Arkansas) April 20, 2010
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Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
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Other Comments: This is such a great camera for a price. I am surprised nobody has any reviews yet. I love it, it is easy to carry, pictures are great, video is awesome.. Really good camera, I just hope it will last a while. The batteries are holding up pretty good so far, i took about 500 pictures and 4-5 videos (4 minutes each) and the are still running. So we will see.. overall, very good camera [...]
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