Pentax K-x Review
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|Camera Type||TTL autofocus, auto-exposure digital SLR digital-still camera with built-in retractable P-TTL auto pop-up flash|
|Type||23.6mm x 15.8mm CMOS with a primary colour filter|
|Total Pixels||approx. 12.9 megapixels|
|Effective Pixels||approx. 12.4 megapixels|
|Still||RAW: [12M] 4288x2428 pixels. JPEG: [12M] 4288x2428 pixels, [10M] 3936x2624 pixels, [6M] 3072x2048 pixels, [2M] 1728x1152 pixels.|
|Movie||[0.9M] 1280x720(16:9), [0.3M] 640x416(3:2)|
|Colour Depth||12 bit x 3 colours|
|Sensitivity||Auto, Manual: 200-6400 (1EV steps or 1/2EV steps or 1/3EV steps). Bulb mode: up to ISO1600, Could be expanded to ISO 100-12800|
|Sensor Cleaning||Image sensor moving mechanism and SP Coating Dust alert function|
|Mount||PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount|
|Usable lenses||PENTAX KAF3-, KAF2-, KAF-, and KA-mount lenses. * Power zoom function is not available. K-mount lenses usable with restrictions. S-mount lenses, 67/645 lenses usable with adapter and with restrictions.|
|Type||TTL phase difference detection|
|Functions||AF.A(auto), AF.S(single, with focus lock), AF-C(continuous)*, Manual focus. * Auto Picture and Picture mode: only when the Action mode is selected.
* Scene mode: only when the Kids, Pet, Stage lighting and Night snap mode are selected.
* P/Sv/Tv/Av/M/B: AF.A, AF.S or AF.C selectable11-point wide autofocus system (SAFOX VIII)
|AF assist||avaiable (by Built-in Flash)|
|Type||Fixed molded penta-mirror type|
|Field of View||approx. 96%|
|Magnification||approx. 0.85X (with 50mm F1.4 lens, infinity, -1m-1)|
|Focusing screen||Natural-Bright-Matte II focusing screen|
|Diopter adjustment||approx. -2.5 - +1.5m-1|
|Type||2.7" TFT colour LCD monitor
Wide angle view
approx. 230,000 dots
|Playback||Single frame, 4-image display, 9-image display, 16-image display, 36-image display, Zoom display (up to 16 times, scrolling possible), Image comparison, Rotating, Folder, Calendar, Slideshow, Histogram, Bright/Dark area, Resize, Trimming, Index|
|Type||Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter|
|Speed||Auto: 1/6000 - 30 sec. and bulb, Manual: 1/6000 - 30 sec., and bulb|
|X-Synchronization||Hot shoe, sync-speed: 1/180 sec., P-TTL, high-speed-sync, wireless-sync with PENTAX dedicated flash|
|Metering||TTL open-aperture 16-segment metering (coupled with lens and AF information)Multi-segment metering
|Exposure Modes||Auto Picture mode
Bulb Picture modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night scene portrait, Standard Flash-Off Scene Modes: Night Scene, Surf & Snow, Food, Sunset, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum.
|Metering Range||EV1-21.5 (Standard Output Sensitivity 200 with 50mm F1.4 lens)|
|Auto Exposure Lock||This function can be allocated to AF button in Menu.|
|Compensation||±3EV (0.5EV steps or 0.3EV steps)|
|Auto Bracketing||3 frames within range of ±0.5EV, ±1.0EV, ±1.5EV (0.5EV steps) or ±0.3EV, ±0.7EV, ±1.0EV (0.3EV steps)|
|Type||Built-in retractable P-TTL pop-up flash|
|Guide Number||approx. 16 (Standard Output Sensitivity 200/m) 12 (Standard Output Sensitivity 100/m)|
|Angle of View Coverage||28mm wide-angle (equivalent to 35mm)|
|Exposure Compensation||-2 EV - +1EV (1/2EV steps)|
|Modes||Single-frame , Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-timer (12s, 2s), Remote control (0s, 3s), Auto bracket|
|White Balance||Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, Fluorescent Light (W, D, N, L (Light Bulb) ), Flash, CTE, Manual setting, with WB fine adjustment|
|Digital Filter||Rec. mode: Toy camera, High contrast, Soft, Star burst, Retro, Extract color, Fish eye, Custom Playback: Toy camera, High contrast, Soft, Star burst, Retro, Extract color, Illustration(Pastel, Water color), Fish Eye, HDR, B&W, Sepia, Color, Slim, Miniature, Brightness, Base Tweaking, Custom|
|Recording||[0.9M] 1280x720, 16:9, [0.3M] 640x416, 3:2|
|External||SD memory card , SDHC memory card compattible|
|File Format||RAW (Original/DNG), JPEG (Conforms to Exif 2.21), Conforms to DCF (Design rule of Camera File system) 2.0Motion JPEG (AVI) 24FPSYes. Built in microphoneStill:*(Good), **(Better), ***(Best), ****(Excellent)|
|Features||75 cities (28 time zones)|
|Interface||USB/Video; USB 2.0 (HI-SPEED)Compatible with NTSC and PAL formats|
|Source||Four AA (lithium, alkaline, and rechargeable Ni-MH) batteries Optional AC adapter also available.|
|Performance||Number of recordable images (Lithium): approx. 1900 (Normal Recording)*2 , 1100 (50% use Flash)*1
Playback time: approx. 680 minutes*2 Number of recordable images (Ni-MH 1900mAh): approx. 640 (Normal Recording)*2 , 420 (50% use Flash)*1
Playback time: approx. 390 minutes*2 Number of recordable images (Alkaline): approx. 210 (Normal Recording)*2 , 130 (50% use Flash)*1
Playback time: approx. 350 minutes*2 *1 Recording capacity shows approximate number of shots recorded during CIPA-compliant testing. Actual performance may vary depending on operating conditions.
*2 According to the result of PENTAX in-house testing.
|Weight||approx. 515g without battery and SD memory card approx. 580g loaded and ready with lithium battery and SD memory card approx. 615g loaded and ready with alkaline battery and SD memory card|