General

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Brand
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Pentax
Lowest price
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$391.29
Announced
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May 2012

Sensor

Type
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CMOS
Crop factor
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1.5x
Megapixels
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16.1 MP
Light sensitivity
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12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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25,600 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

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True resolution
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16.1 MP
Native resolution
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4928 × 3264
Pixel size
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23.1 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD
Size
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3"
Resolution
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921k dots
Touch screen
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No
Flips out
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No
Live view
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Yes

Lenses

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Lens availability
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113 lenses
Lens mount
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Pentax K

Form factor

Size
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130×97×71 mm
Depth
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2.8"
Weight
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650 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes
Waterproof
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No
Weather sealed
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Yes
Built-in focus motor
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Yes

Viewfinder

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Type
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Pentaprism
Viewfinder size
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0.61x
Coverage
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100%

Movies

Format
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1080p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
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Yes
High-speed framerate
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None
External mic jack
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No
Autofocus
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Unknown
All formats
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  1. 640 x 424 @ 24fps
  2. 640 x 424 @ 25fps
  3. 640 x 424 @ 30fps
  4. 720p @ 24fps
  5. 720p @ 25fps
  6. 720p @ 30fps
  7. 720p @ 50fps
  8. 720p @ 60fps
  9. 1080p @ 24fps
  10. 1080p @ 25fps
  11. 1080p @ 30fps

Features

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Panorama
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No
HDR
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Yes
3D
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No
Image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
Supports RAW
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Yes
GPS
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No

Performance

Startup delay
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1100 ms
Shutter lag
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162 ms
Battery life
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410 shots
Continuous shooting
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6 fps

Focus system

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Autofocus
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Phase detection
Focus points
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11
Cross type focus points
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9

Shutter

Max
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1/6000s
Min
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30s

Flash

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Built-in flash
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Yes
Popup
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Yes
External connection
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Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1
Supported formats
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  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

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Image quality
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79.0
Color depth
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23.7 bits
Dynamic range
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13 EV
Low light performance
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1,129 ISO