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Pentax-k-500.33890332
8.7 out of 10

Pentax K-500

16 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor Fast Shutter speed up to 1/6000 10 Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax K-500

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Overall 8
8.0

2nd Pentax camera

Wally1, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: This is my second Pentax camera. I bought this to upgrade from the Kx. I have only had this one for a short time. So far I really like it. Nice big screen, plenty of speed and options.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD
  • Cons: Heavier Than The Kx
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Overall 10
10

Excelente cámara

Rodrigo, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: El firmware de la cámara posee funciones avanzadas (intervalómetro para time laps, histograma y sombras en live view, ISO 51200, 6 disparos por seg, etc...) Realmente es una muy buena opción para este nivel de cámaras. Excelente resultado en imágenes. Ideal para los que nos iniciamos en la fotografía digital. Para mi ha sido la mejor opción entras sus competidoras, por funcionaledades y precio. Esta versión posee pilas AA.
  • Pros: Calidad De Imágen, Fácil Acceso A Funciones, Funcionalidades Avanzadas, Velocidad De Disparo
  • Cons: Algo Pesada Con Aa, No Posee Punto De Enfoque
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Overall 10
10

Could not be happier taking fantastic pictures again

Charles W., Amazon
16 August 2014
  • Summary: Could not be happier taking fantastic pictures again. Camera is everything and more than I hoped for. Easy to use, easy to set up.
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Overall 8
8.0

Learning process

Mark, B&H Photo
12 August 2014
  • Excerpt: The fun of the camera is to move away from the automatic functions and learn to gain control over picture taking. However, it's a stretch to say that the 300 page manual is easy to learn, especially for the first time DSLR users for whom the camera is designed. I find it helpful to read articles in photo magazines/websites about how the authors handle different situations and then head back to the manual; it is amazing how much more sense the manual then makes.
  • Pros: In Body Image Stabilizati
  • Cons: Less Info In Viewfinder, Less Info In Viewfinder T
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Overall 10
10

Excellent service, knowledgeable Chat

hell on wheels, B&H Photo
11 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this camera because it fit my old Pentax lenses. I LOVE it! It has an "auto" setting that anyone can take pictures with, and more settings for those of us who like a little more control. Even the auto setting takes excellent pictures. The young man in the Chat was very knowledgeable and pleasant. That ALONE would have me coming back to this company for more equipment. Thank you.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
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Overall 6
6.0

Somewhat disappointed..

Stan T., Amazon
8 August 2014
  • Summary: The camera seems solidly built but the auto focus and the shutter noise are quite loud. The camera is touted as being able to communicate through WI-FI, but nowhere did I read that the function required a special memory card. As a result, I bought the wrong card. I can't use the camera in the way that I wanted & that was the tie breaker on which camera to buy in the first place.
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Overall 10
10

Special Camera/ Diamon on the dirt

liquidzell, B&H Photo
4 August 2014
  • Excerpt: This camera takes some truly amazing picture... shame Pentax does not have the same recognition as Nikon or Canon they do a GREAT job plus buying it from here makes it the perfect experience.
  • Pros: Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance
  • Cons: Noisy At High ISO
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Overall 10
10

Great Photos, Great Price.

Vanessa "i like books enough said", Amazon
31 July 2014
  • Summary: Been wanting a DSLR for a while now but couldn't justify the price of some of the other brands. Came across the K-500 when some friends bought a K-50 and got me looking at Pentax. After reading reviews and considering past experience with Pentax Cameras we bought this one...and we are not disappointing in the least. It takes great photos. Period.
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Overall 10
10

Taking photos will be fun again

PawPaw, B&H Photo
21 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I really like this camera. I have older 35mm Pentax cameras and can utilize the lenses (with a learning curve) saving money until I decide to get updated lenses for it. Has been easy to learn the functions and look forward to trying them all.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Allyn B Shepard, Amazon
17 July 2014
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