The white Pentax K-50 DSLR Camera features a 16.3 megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor and PRIME M image processing engine to produce high quality imagery while delivering fast performance throughout the entire camera system. The combination of these two technologies affords a high sensitivity level of ISO 51200, full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 6 fps, and renders both still images and videos with notable image quality and clarity. Full HD 1080p video recording is supported in multiple frame rates up to 30 fps as well as HD 720p recording up to 60 fps. Video files are recorded in the high quality H.264 AVC/MPEG-4 codec and saved as .MOV files for easier sharing and editing. When recording video or making still imagery with live view, a 3.0" 921k-dot LCD monitor is available and provides a wide viewing angle for improved composition in a variety of shooting positions.
Benefitting the image quality is the SAFOX IXi+ autofocus system, which works to ensure sharp, accurate focus quickly and smoothly. Additionally, when working with manual focus, focus peaking is available to provide a more objective and comparable method of acquiring critical focus. Also contributing to image sharpness is in-camera sensor shift image stabilization, which reduces the appearance of camera shake by about three shutter speed steps when working in low-light conditions or with longer focal length lenses.
For extensive control over image-making, in-camera RAW (DNG) image processing is available as well as HDR shooting capabilities. For expediting control over the most oft-used functions of the K-50, both the front and rear e-dials are customizable and can be programmed to control an array of exposure settings and camera functions. For creatively modifying imagery in-camera, a variety of filters, scene modes, and auto modes are available to enhance the look and feel of imagery prior to post-processing. In addition to the range of automatic camera settings, traditional manual shooting modes are also available, such as program, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, sensitivity-priority, and manual.
All of the K-50's technologies are housed within a polycarbonate-covered camera body that is supported by a stainless steel chassis. This body design is fully weather-sealed and protects the camera from moisture and dust as well as extreme temperatures from 14-104°. Additionally, the design of the camera allows the use of either the standard lithium-ion battery pack or four AA batteries as its power source when used in conjunction with the optional D-BH109 AA Battery Holder.
Included with the K-50 camera body is the smc Pentax DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR lens, which provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 27.5-207mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives to suit working in a wide variety of situations. The lens construction integrates aspherical elements to help minimize chromatic aberration as well as improve image sharpness. An SP (Super Protect) coating has been applied to elements to help repel dust, water, and grease and the lens body is constructed to the same weather-resistant standards as the K-50 for use in inclement conditions.
|Lens Mount||Pentax K|
|Camera Format||APS-C / (1.5x Crop Factor)|
|Pixels||Actual: 16.5 Megapixel
Effective: 16.3 Megapixel
|Max Resolution||16 MP: 4928 x 3264|
|Sensor Type / Size||CMOS, 23.7 x 15.7 mm|
Still Images: DNG, JPEG, RAW
Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
|Dust Reduction System||Yes|
|Memory Card Type||SD
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focus Mode||Continuous-servo AF (C), Focus Lock AF Area Mode, Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)|
|Autofocus Points||Phase Detection: 11|
|Viewfinder Magnification||Approx. 0.92x|
|Diopter Adjustment||- 2.5 to +1.5 m|
|Display Screen||3" Rear Screen LCD (921,000)|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 100-51200|
Speed: 30 - 1/6000 second
|Remote Control||Remote Control F or O-RC1 (Optional)|
|Metering Method||Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering|
|Exposure Modes||Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Bulb, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene Modes, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Shutter/Aperture Priority
Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 22.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
|White Balance Modes||Auto, Cloudy, Cool White, Daylight, Daylight Color, Daylight White, Flash, Kelvin, Manual, Shade, Tungsten, Warm White|
|Flash Modes||Red-eye Reduction
|Guide No.||39.37' (12 m) ISO100|
|Max Sync Speed||Electronic Shutter: 1 / 180 seconds|
|Flash Compensation||-2 EV to +1 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)|
|Dedicated Flash System||P-TTL Remote Firing|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe, Wireless|
|Video Recording||Yes, NTSC/PAL|
|File Size||1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
1280 x 720p (HD)
640 x 480p (SD)
|Frame Rate||@ 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
@ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
@ 640 x 480: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
|Video Clip Length||
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
640 x 480
|Audio Recording||With Video, Mono|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 6 fps|
|Self Timer||12 seconds, 2 seconds|
|Software System Requirements||Windows: XP (SP3), Vista, 7, 8
Mac: OS X 10.5 or later
|Battery||1x D-LI109 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.4 VDC, 1050 mAh
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