Pentax Kx Blu Kit W/da L 18-55 Blk

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About this item

The extremely compact and lightweight PENTAX K-x is perfect for users stepping up from a point and shoot digital camera to their first digital SLR.

12.4 effective megapixels
The K-x incorporates a newly developed CMOS image sensor to assure high-speed image data readout and more flexibility with varying ISO sensitivity levels.

Widescreen HD movie recording at 1280x720 pixels at a cinematic 24 frames per second (720p24)
The PENTAX K-x movie recording function captures true-to-life movie clips in 16:9 high-definition TV proportions (1280 x 720 pixels) at a frame rate of 24 frames per second.

PENTAX-original SR mechanism for sharp, blur-free images
The K-x features the PENTAX-developed Shake Reduction mechanism that effectively compensates for the adverse effects of camera shakeby as much as four shutter steps. This innovative mechanism extends its benefits to all PENTAX interchangeable lenses - even those designed for film-format cameras.

High-speed continuous shooting at approximately 4.7 images per second
The K-x's high-speed continuous shooting mode records as many as 17 images (in JPEG recording format) at a maximum speed of approximately 4.7 images per second. This is the fastest of all entry-class models. The K-x also features a more reliable shutter unit, which passed a demanding action test of more than 100,000 shutter releases. The top shutter speed of 1/6000 second allows the photographer to preserve sharp, crisp images of fast-moving subjects.

High-performance, high-speed PRIME II imaging engine
This new imaging engine offers greater data processing speed and enhanced capability to produce higher-quality images with richer, more accurate color rendition, as well as faster transmission speed of movie data.

Live View function with Face detection of up to 16 faces
In addition to the camera's viewfinder, the K-x features a Live View function that allows users to view subjects on the LCD monitor during shooting.

Digital Filter function
The K-x's digital filter function allows users to process recorded images in a variety of creative ways within the camera and produce highly creative visual expressions. With a choice of 16 different filters including Color Extract, Retro, Soft, Starburst, Toy Camera, and more (including a custom filter for building multiple effects), photographers may apply multiple filters to a singleimage for customized effects

Cross Process mode
The K-x features a new Cross Process mode that automatically and randomly adds finishing touches to exposures to create eye-catching images with unique, intriguing colors (just like images treated with Cross Process* in film photography). This mode adds a whimsical element to digital photography since photographers don't know the results until the captured image is actually displayed on the camera's LCD monitor.

Key Features

  • High resolution 12.4 megapixel CMOS image sensor features sensor-shift Shake Reduction for stabilized image and video capture up to 4 stops max.
  • Large 2.7 inch LCD features Live View with contrast, phase difference, and Face Detection autofocus (up to 16 faces).
  • Capture widescreen HD video in full 720p resolution (1280x720) at 24 FPS cinematic framerate, using any PENTAX 35mm lens.
  • Highly compact DSLR body design allows for 1 handed operation and comfort when travelling.
  • 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 produce high quality finished images, whileoffering the ability to explore artistic freedom through unique special effects.
  • True HDR image capture blends 3 bracketed images into a single picture with outstanding shadow, highlight, and midrange detail.
  • Fast 4.7 FPS capture speed and 1/6000 second maximum shutter speeds are possiblewith the PENTAX PRIME II image processing engine.
  • Responsive 11 point wide angle SAFOX VIII autofocus system focuses quickly and accurately, and can easily track moving subjects.
  • Capture up to 1900 shots with universally available, easy-to-find AA lithium batteries (also compatible with AA NiMH rechargeable and alkaline batteries).
  • Expanded ISO range covers sensitivities from 100-12800 for extreme low light photography.

Technical Specs

Sensor Type CMOS with primary color filter and integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor movement system
Sensor Size 23.4 x 15.6mm
Color depth 8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits/channel RAW
Effective pixels 12.6 MP
Total pixels 12.97 MP
Recorded resolutions - Still 12M (4288x2428), 10M (3936x2624), 6M (3072x2048), 2M (1728x1152)
Recorded resolutions - Movie 1280x720p24 (16:9), 640x416p24 (3:2) (resolution/FPS)
Dust Removal Image sensor movement combined with SP coating (Dust Alert available)
Usable lenses PENTAX KAF3, KAF2, KAF and KA (K mount, 35mm screw mount, 645/67 med format lenses useable w/ adapter and/or restrictions)
SDM function Yes
Power zoom function N/A
Focus Type TTL phase-difference 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) 96%
Magnification 0.85X (w/ 50mm F1.4 at infinity)
Standard focusing screen Natural-Bright-Matte III
Diopter adjustment -2.5 to 1.5
Depth of field preview Optical & Digital (available via programmable Green button)
LCD Type 2.7" TFT color LCD monitor w adjustable brightness
LCD 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 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 in 1/2 steps
External Flash Hotshoe (P-TTL, high speed sync available), wireless with PENTAX dedicated flash, X-sync socket
Synchronization speed 1/180 sec
Removable memory SD, SDHC
Ports USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out
Video out NTSC, PAL
Power source Power source: 4 AA (lithium, NiMH rechargeable, alkaline)
Recordable images Approx 1900 (1100 w 50% flash, CIPA)
Playback time Approx 680 min
AC adapter available Yes (optional)
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 (1/3 and 1/2 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
ISO Sensitivity: 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
White Balance: Manual mode(s) Yes
Shutter Type Electronically controlled, vertical run, focal plane shutter
Shutter speed 1/6000 to 30 sec, bulb
Mode selection Auto Picture (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night Scene Portrait, StandardFlash 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
Green simplified mode available Yes
P/A/S/M/B P, A, S, M, B (in Metered Manual), Sv (Sensitivity Priority)
Digital filters (capture) - A 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 andfine adj). Cross Processing mode available for creative random effect generation.
Digital filters (capture) - B (capture): Toy Camera, High Contrast, Soft, Starburst, Retro, Color Extract (6),Fisheye, Custom (8)
Data record Folder name (standard, date)
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, continuous)
Playback 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, DPOFson, 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 Format: Still Still: RAW (PEF, DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.21), DCF 2.0 (design rule for camera file system), DPOF, Print Image Matching III
File Format: Movie (compression) AVI (Motion JPG)
Custom Functions available 22
System Requirements: Windows Windows XP/Vista, USB 2.0 port
System Requirements: Mac Mac OS-X 10.3-10.5, USB 2.0 port
Language Support English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Traditional/Simplified Chinese
Construction material(s) Fiber reinforced plastic polymer covers around a rugged stainless steel chassis
Operating temperature 32-104°F
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
Warranty Pentax 1 year limited warranty
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