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K-x Digital SLR Lens Kit w/ DA L 18-55mm and 55-300mm Lens (White)
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Pentax K-x Digital SLR Lens Kit w/ DA L 18-55mm and 55-300mm Lens (White)

Discontinued.
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

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   great action camera
By Corgiguy (Walpole, MA) March 26, 2011
Review submitted for Pentax K-x Digital SLR Lens Kit w/ DA L 18-55mm and 55-300mm Lens (White) (PKKXKT255300W)
Pros: Light easy to handle, easy download to computer, Great at action shots, Intuitive controls
Cons: Skinny manual focus ring
Other Comments: The Pentax K-x was a great choice for me. I hoped I could capture action shots of my dogs as they performed in agility, herding, obedience and tracking. I found by using the sports mode and single point focus I could take hundreds of shots and only a few would be out of focus. The hawk pictured below was two hundred feet away from me. The continual autofocus is faster and more accurate than I could hope to be if I was operating on manual. I wish the manual focus ring were wider. Eventually I hope to master the challenge of manual operation, but in the meantime I am enjoying an automatic camera that is superior in every way to my old digital camera. At three hundred pages the instructions are daunting at first, but they is sensibly organized and I can find what I need to do the job. I have been making trips to the library and book store to supplement my knowledge. The camera and lenses are surprisingly light and fit well in the hand.
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4 out of 5 stars   I'm loving it so far
By Cas*9288* (Mobile, AL) March 01, 2011
Review submitted for Pentax K-x Digital SLR Lens Kit w/ DA L 18-55mm and 55-300mm Lens (White) (PKKXKT255300W)
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Pros: Very easy to use, Picture Quality, Build Quality, Kit Price, Color
Cons: Supplied Software, LCD Screen
Other Comments: This is my family's first Dslr camera so I didn't know exactly what to expect with the Pentax. I read up on it as much as possible but that's not the same as actually having it in your hand. I've had it for almost a month now and so far it's been great ( mostly in Auto , Portrait or Sports mode. Some of the pictures I've taken are fantastic. In fact I took pics at my 1 yr nieces bday party and a lot of them were better or as good as a hired photographer who was using a Canon 5d ( a $2400 camera). That being said I found there is a great, great deal for me to learn, but that has really pushed my interest in photography to a much higer level. I've been trying the M mode as much as possible. I've also passed it around to my older kids on a trip and let them take pictures and they really enjoyed using it and really got them thinking creatively. Some other pro's It's not too bulky, cool to look at and takes great pictures. I've also got a set of rechargable AA batteries and they've gone for several days of shooting ( outdoors and indoors with flash as well as a lot of night shots) My only gripes have been with the LCD view screen. I didn't think it would matter to me but the more I use the camera, the more I wish for higher resolution. The software that comes with the camera is pretty much useless. All in all,I'd say so far we love the Pentax k-x.
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5 out of 5 stars   Good experience
By SS (St. Louis, MO) February 28, 2011
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Other Comments: Best price around.
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