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K-x Digital SLR Lens Kit w/ DA L 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lens (Black)
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Pentax K-x Digital SLR Lens Kit w/ DA L 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lens (Black)

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Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
Choose a camera that redefines the entry-level digital SLR category. The Pentax K-x offers high-end features including Live View, HD video and photographic performance that challenges higher class models.

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

  • 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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Pentax K-x Digital SLR Lens Kit w/ DA L 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lens (Black)

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5 out of 5 stars   I would definitely by this product again
By none (South Hadley, MA) February 02, 2011
Review submitted for Pentax K-x Digital SLR Lens Kit w/ DA L 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lens (Black) (PKKXKT250200K)
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Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Quiet, Good Image Quality, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, High ISO Performance, Good Image Stabilization
Cons:
Other Comments: I said it all by what I checked above.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Best over all Camera for the money.
By MD (Ohio) January 28, 2011
Review submitted for Pentax K-x Digital SLR Lens Kit w/ DA L 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lens (Black) (PKKXKT250200K)
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Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, High ISO Performance, Good Image Quality
Cons: Not so far
Other Comments: Great product,
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Wow! Easy and exactly as promised
By JohnBoy (Silver City, NM) January 21, 2011
Review submitted for Pentax K-x Digital SLR Lens Kit w/ DA L 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lens (Black) (PKKXKT250200K)
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Pros: Fast Shutter Speed, Easy To Use, Good Image Stabilization, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Quiet, Large Clear LCD, Tilt /Swivel LCD, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance
Cons:
Other Comments: I am a rookie at photography, but I am amazed at what this camera will do! The more I use it the more I like it. I wanted a good entry level camera and I am convinced I've found it. It feels good and substantial in my hands and the controls are easy to use even for my less than slim fingers. So far I love it[...]
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great camera, beautiful pictures, easy
By tim (benton, la) January 10, 2011
Review submitted for Pentax K-x Digital SLR Lens Kit w/ DA L 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lens (Black) (PKKXKT250200K)
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Pros: Easy To Use, Large Clear LCD, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Stabilization, Good Image Quality
Cons:
Other Comments: Great
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   excllent and the cheapest between others
By uday uday (hurtsville, sydney) December 25, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax K-x Digital SLR Lens Kit w/ DA L 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lens (Black) (PKKXKT250200K)
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Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance
Cons:
Other Comments: taking pictures, easy ro use with a fast burst shutter. noting i dont like but it would be grat to have a rechargable battery.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great DSLR for the first timer.
By Picture pleased. (Cooperstown NY.) December 21, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax K-x Digital SLR Lens Kit w/ DA L 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lens (Black) (PKKXKT250200K)
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Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Large Clear LCD, Quiet, High ISO Performance, Fast Shutter Speed, Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Very user friendly, Good Image Stabilization, Tilt /Swivel LCD
Cons:
Other Comments: Very nice camera for the money. I have had no experience with DSLR's and I was taking awesome pic's within a few minutes of opening the box. Lot's more to learn and with all the features the camera has, it will be a lot of fun.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   good camera at a great price
By DeKaL (Erie PA) December 16, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax K-x Digital SLR Lens Kit w/ DA L 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lens (Black) (PKKXKT250200K)
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Pros: High ISO Performance, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Large Clear LCD, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed
Cons: Noisy At High ISO
Other Comments: had this camera for a few weeks. Basic operation is simple and straight forward. Lots of customs settings which will take some time to learn. Great camera. Great replacement for my K-1000
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Good Buy
By Kev the soon to be profesional photo guy (Fort Collins, CO) December 09, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax K-x Digital SLR Lens Kit w/ DA L 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lens (Black) (PKKXKT250200K)
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Pros: Easy To Use
Cons:
Other Comments: Ok, I had read the reviews from other people online and they all are pretty good as to what you really get. This camera is a great buy. It really comes ready to use and is easy to get started. I will write more when I have a chance to see what it will really do. I only give it a 4 star just because I have not really gotten to dig into its capabilities
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   It's a amazing DSLR
By Teru (NY, USA) December 05, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax K-x Digital SLR Lens Kit w/ DA L 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lens (Black) (PKKXKT250200K)
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Pros: Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Easy To Use, Large Clear LCD, High ISO Performance, Good Image Stabilization, Good Image Quality, Fast Shutter Speed
Cons: Poor Image Stabilization
Other Comments: Great DSLR, Strongly recommend, you can't find better price in the same quality.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   More Bang for the Buck
By Kemp (Waverly, Ohio) December 05, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax K-x Digital SLR Lens Kit w/ DA L 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lens (Black) (PKKXKT250200K)
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Pros: Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Quiet, Easy To Use, Large Clear LCD, High ISO Performance, Good Image Stabilization
Cons:
Other Comments: I have owned Pentax Cameras since 1980 K-1000, Me, Me Super And Super Program which I still Have. I also have some Quality Lens My Old 50mm Pentax 1.4 has bailed me out of several low light situatiuons Also have a Vivitar 28-135 and Tokina 28-210 The thing I like about the K-X Every thing I still Have Is Compatible with It. The Lens, The Flash units will also work But I purchased a Rokino Digital because of the automatic featuers that work with The K-X. I have taken everything from Landscapes to Weddings and NEVER Had a Flaw with any Pentax equipment. For the enthusiast wanting to get in to Digital Photography. This is in my Opinion the best Buy for the Money The K-X has featuers you will pay 200-$300 More to get in other Brands. The K-X came with 18-55 and 50-200 Lens along with my aquried arsenol I will never Nedd any thing else for MY use. Larry Kempton Waverly, Ohio
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5 out of 5 stars   chen
By Chen (New York) December 02, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax K-x Digital SLR Lens Kit w/ DA L 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lens (Black) (PKKXKT250200K)
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Pros: High ISO Performance, Fast Shutter Speed, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Easy To Use
Cons: Small LCD Screen
Other Comments: best bang for the bucks. good deal[...] highly recommmand.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Superb
By J (CT) November 29, 2010
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Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Fast Shutter Speed, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
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Other Comments: This is an excellent camera for the price. Easy to use. Super fast. High qaulity constuction & photos.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   I would buy this product again
By scall21 (Ogden, Utah) November 26, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax K-x Digital SLR Lens Kit w/ DA L 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lens (Black) (PKKXKT250200K)
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Pros: Large Clear LCD, Good Image Stabilization, Easy To Use
Cons:
Other Comments: Easy to use and high quality photos.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   This one makes the wait worth it!
By Guardian volunteer (Chesapeake, VA) November 25, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax K-x Digital SLR Lens Kit w/ DA L 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lens (Black) (PKKXKT250200K)
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Pros: Backwards Compatibility, Good Image Stabilization, Good Image Quality, Fast Shutter Speed, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Easy To Use, Large Clear LCD
Cons:
Other Comments: I've been wanting another SLR since my old Minolta X-370N died years ago. Well, the wait was worth it! This DSLR is all that I need and more. The controls are the most intuitive of all the newer models I looked at. What was important to me was the ability to manually and EASILY control the f-Stop for those artisitc shots and for composition style. The Pentax was the only one that I could do this with easily. The infrared remote is a great feature for family photos as well. The backwards compatibility is also key. It will accept all past Pentax SLR bayonet-mount lenses. I also works with my old Minolta 200 flash (0.48V trigger voltage). I would heartily recomment this camera to anyone!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great Camera
By Alan M. (Upstate, NY) May 05, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax K-x Digital SLR Lens Kit w/ DA L 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lens (Black) (PKKXKT250200K)
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Pros: High ISO Performance, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Stabilization, Good Image Quality, Easy To Use, Fantastic battery life, Fast Shutter Speed, Large Clear LCD
Cons:
Other Comments: I loved my Pentax ME Super from the 80's. I put a lot of film through that camera and was very sad when it died. This is the first camera since that has me excited about taking pictures again. I am taking shots that were just not possible with any camera I've had before. Night stills from the crater at Kilauea and lava at the sea are stunning. Photos of the clouds from the plane - unbelievable. I am still learning all the capabilities as I have only had it a week. WOW...I can't wait to take pictures again.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great price, great service
By Dean (Aldie, VA) May 03, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax K-x Digital SLR Lens Kit w/ DA L 18-55mm and 50-200mm Lens (Black) (PKKXKT250200K)
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Pros: High ISO Performance, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD, Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed
Cons:
Other Comments: Really nice camera. I'm really happy with it for shooting just about anything.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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