Pentax K-x

Announced Sep 17, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 2.7 screen | APS-C sensor
Price
Body type
Body type Compact SLR
Sensor
Max resolution 4288 x 2848
Other resolutions 3936 x 2684, 3072 x 2048, 1728 x 1152
Image ratio w:h 3:2
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 13 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Prime
Image
ISO Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 (100-12800 with boost)
Boosted ISO (minimum) 100
Boosted ISO (maximum) 12800
White balance presets 9
Custom white balance Yes (3)
Image stabilization Sensor-shift
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Best, Better, Good
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 11
Lens mount Pentax KAF2
Focal length multiplier 1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 2.7
Screen dots 230,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT LCD monitor
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 96%
Viewfinder magnification 0.85×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/6000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)
Flash range 16.00 m
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear curtain, Wireless
Continuous drive 4.7 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±1.5 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No
Videography features
Resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 416 (24 fps)
Format Motion JPEG
Microphone Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC card
Storage included None
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI No
Remote control Yes (Optional, wired or wireless)
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description 4 x AA batteries (Lithium, Alkaline or Ni-MH)
Battery Life (CIPA) 1900
Weight (inc. batteries) 580 g (1.28 lb / 20.46 oz)
Dimensions 123 x 92 x 68 mm (4.84 x 3.62 x 2.68)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording No
GPS None
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