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Pentax K-x

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Pentax K-X

The Pentax K-X is a digital SLR that utilizes a CMOS sensor with primary color filter and integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor-movement system. The camera supports 8 bits/channel JPG and 12 bits/channel RAW color depth with effective pixels of 12.4 MP. It can record resolutions up to 12M (4288x2428), 10M (3936x2624), 6M (3072x2048), 2M (1728x1152) for stills and up to 1280x720p24 (16:9), 640x416p24 (3:2) for movies. The camera also features Dust Removal through image sensor movement com…

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Pentax K-X

The Pentax K-X is a digital SLR that utilizes a CMOS sensor with primary color filter and integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor-movement system. The camera supports 8 bits/channel JPG and 12 bits/channel RAW color depth with effective pixels of 12.4 MP. It can record resolutions up to 12M (4288x2428), 10M (3936x2624), 6M (3072x2048), 2M (1728x1152) for stills and up to 1280x720p24 (16:9), 640x416p24 (3:2) for movies. The camera also features Dust Removal through image sensor movement combined with SP coating (Dust Alert available). It is compatible with PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount lenses, PENTAX KAF3, KAF2, KAF, KA (K mount, 35mm screwmount, and 645/67 med format lenses useable with adapter and/or restrictions). It supports TTL phase-matching 11 point (9 cross) wide autofocus system (SAFOX VIII) with 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), modes and Manual Focus point adjustment (11 point auto). The camera sports a 2.7” TFT color LCD monitor with 230,000 dots color support and adjustable brightness. The camera supports USB 2.0 hi-speed and AV out Video out: NTSC, PAL interfaces. It is powered by 4 AA (lithium, NiMH rechargeable, alkaline) batteries. The body dimensions of the unit is 4.8 x 3.6 x 2.7” with a weight of 18.2 oz without battery and memory card. The camera utilizes Sensor-shift Shake Reduction (4 stops max) image stabilization, has an ISO sensitivity up to 1600, 1/6000 to 30 sec. shutter speed, comes with a software CD-ROM, USB Cable I-USB7, strap O-ST53, hotshoe cover FK, eyecup FQ, body mount cover and AA Lithium batteries (4).

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The Pentax K-X is a 12.4 megapixel CMOS sensor digital SLR that features sensor-shift Shake Reduction for stabilized image and video capture up to 4 stops max. It has a 2.7 inch LCD with Live View and Face Detection with contrast, phase difference, and Face Detection autofocus (up to 16 faces), records 720p HD Video in resolutions of 1280x720 at 24 FPS cinematic frame rate, using any PENTAX 35mm lens; and features Auto Picture and Scene Modes, creative processing and filter modes that provides user with ability to explore artistic freedom through unique special effects, true HDR image capture that blends 3 bracketed images into a single picture with optimal shadow, highlight, and midrange detail and a 4.7 Frames per Second capture speed and 1/6000 second maximum shutter speeds. The K-X also features the PRIME II image processing engine with 11 point SAFOX VIII autofocus system that tracks moving subjects, and is powered by AA batteries that allow users to capture up to 1900 shots.

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