K-500 Digital SLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DA L AL lens is built around a 16.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, capable of producing full HD videos, ISO sensitivity of 100-51200 and a pentaprism viewfinder with 100% frame coverage. The rugged construction includes a reinforced polycarbonate body over stainless steel chassis ensuring weather sealing. The 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DA L AL lens has a 35mm format equivalent focal length of 27-82.5mm and an aperture diaphragm consisting of 6 blades.
Jump right into digital photography with a comfortable, approachable DSLR, paired with high quality specifications that go above and beyond entry level with the PENTAX K-500made for families and casual photographers looking for more than just the basics. Everyday photography is made easy with the K-500s wide selection of simple user-modes and creative tools for limitless personalized expressions, taking your images to a whole new level of stunning. The value adds up with a 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, fast continuous shooting at six frames per second, high sensitivity shooting up to ISO 51200, 100% field of view, innovative in-body shake reduction, and an advanced auto focus module. Make the most out of your memoriescapture them with the PENTAX K-500.
A high performance 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor strikes the perfect balance between resolution and image quality.
PRIME M Image Processing Engine
PRIME M image processing engine is optimized for HD video capture, smooth live view, low chromatic noise, and low energy consumption.
High Precision SAFOX IXi+ Auto Focusing
Advanced SAFOX IXi+ autofocus engine, with AF assist lamp and light source detection sensor, features improved optical components, including a diffraction lens, for responsive autofocus in any lighting.
Pentaprism Viewfinder for 100% Field of View & 4 optional Focusing Screens
What you see is what you get with the low profile glass pentaprism viewfinder, with four interchangeable focusing screens, achieves a 100% optical field of view for framing accuracy in a highly compact form factor.
Innovative In-body Shake Reduction (SR) Mechanism
The PENTAX in-body, sensor-shift Shake and Dust Reduction technology ensures sharp, image stabilized, auto-leveled, and dust-free imaging with any mounted lens.
K-Mount Compatible with 25 Million PENTAX lenses
The PENTAX K-mount is compatible with every single K-mount lens ever made. Choose from over 25 million PENTAX lenses to use with your K-500whether you're a novice or an expert, there's a PENTAX lens that lets you capture your interesting view of the world.
Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA-size batteries included, with option to use a rechargeable standard lithium battery.
Compatible with both rechargeable Lithium and AA batteries for plentiful power at home or while travelling. Standard rechargeable Lithium batter available for purchase.
6 frames per second continuous shooting
A fast 6 FPS frame rate captures fast action shots in dynamic shooting situations, if used with optional, rechargeable, standard-lithium ion battery.
ISO Speeds up to 51200
High sensitivity shooting up to 51200 ISO range improves noise performance throughout, even in low lighting.
Full 1080p h.264 HD video recording
Full 1080p HD video capture at 30 frames per second (60 FPS for 720p) features efficient h.264 compression, flexible exposure control, and HDR finishing options for stunning video quality.
Programmable front & rear e-dials
Programmable front and rear e-dials enable PENTAX renowned Hyper Program and Manual modes, as well as other rapid no-look setting changes.
Large High Resolution 3 inch LCD
Large 3 inch LCD with brightness and color adjustments is wide angle viewable, and features 921,000 dots of resolution.
Traditional, Auto Picture and Scene modes
Traditional shooting modes feature PENTAX Sensitivity Priority (Sv) and Shutter and Aperture Priority (TAv) for outstanding flexibility, while powerful automatic modes like Auto Picture and Scene modes take the guesswork out of great photography.
Fast Shutter speed up to 1/6000
A maximum 1/6000 second shutter speed freezes sports and fast action without subject movement blur.
Eye-Fi Card Compatibility
With Eye-Fi wireless LAN SD memory cards, the user can automatically transmit recorded images to a smartphone. New built-in menus allow the user to easily enable automatic transmission of images and video to a smartphone for rapid sharing. Users can even select favorite images and resize them before transmission.
In-body raw development and HDR shooting
Enjoy in-body raw development and in-camera HDR shooting mode, featuring multiple blending options to bring out the detail in wide gamut still imaging.
Enhanced Creative Modes, multilayer filtering opportunities
Choose from 11 types of custom image modes and 19 digital filters, all with multi layering capabilities, for more creative expression than you ever dreamt of. The K-500 lets you show off your unique visions with real, high-resolution images.
77 segment metering system
Highly accurate 77 segment metering system produces beautifully exposed images and video, even in complex lighting situations.
This lens blends versatility with affordability, giving the casual photographer a broader canvas without having to carry a multitude of lenses. Great wide-angle capability with a standard 3X zoom range.
The smc PENTAX DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL II features the ideal standard zoom focal range for a wide range of shooting applications.
The PENTAX-original SP (Super Protect) coating repels dust, water and grease to keep your lens clean and your image quality at its peak.
The focal length is equivalent to 27mm - 82.5mm in the 35mm format.
Improved resolution takes full advantage of the high-resolution sensors in modern PENTAX digital SLR cameras.
Aspherical elements help to compensate for spherical aberration.
Developed specifically for PENTAX digital SLR cameras.
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