Pentax K-500

Announced Jun 12, 2013 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
Body type
Body type Compact SLR
Sensor
Max resolution 4928 x 3264 ?
Other resolutions 4224 x 2816, 3456 x 2304, 2688 x 1792 ?
Image ratio w:h 3:2 ?
Effective pixels 16 megapixels ?
Sensor photo detectors 17 megapixels ?
Sensor size APS-C (23.7 x 15.7 mm) ?
Sensor type CMOS ?
Processor PRIME M
Image
ISO Auto, 100 to 51600, in 1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps ?
White balance presets 9 ?
Custom white balance Yes (3) ?
Image stabilization Sensor-shift ?
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Good, Better, Best ?
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • 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 3 ?
Screen dots 921,000 ?
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT LCD monitor with brightness/color adjustment and AR coating
Live view Yes ?
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) ?
Viewfinder coverage 100% ?
Viewfinder magnification 0.92× ?
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 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync, Slow Sync+Redeye, Trailing Curtain Sync, Wireless
Continuous drive 6.0 fps ?
Self-timer Yes ( 2 or 12 seconds)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ?
AE Bracketing ±3 (3 frames at 1 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No ?
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30,25,24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60,50,30,25,24 fps), 640 x 424 (30,25,24 fps)
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Mono
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC ?
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) ?
HDMI No ?
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected ?
Remote control Yes (optional, wired or wireless)
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery AA
Battery description 4 x AA batteries (optional D-LI109 lithium ion battery) battery
Battery Life (CIPA) 710
Weight (inc. batteries) 646 g (1.42 lb / 22.79 oz)
Dimensions 130 x 97 x 71 mm (5.12 x 3.82 x 2.8)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes (999 shots, 3 sec to 24 hr interval, time delay) ?
GPS Optional
GPS notes O-GPS1
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