Summary Pentax K-500

Prices Price
Body only
Unknown
With 18-55mm lens
$500
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#n/a of 9
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23.7x15.7mm
Screen resolution
Help 921k dots
Megapixels
Help 16.1 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 51,600 ISO
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Pros

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The Pentax K-500 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Color depth Good color depth Help
23.7 bits
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
0.61x
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Size Quite small Help
Prosumer size (130×97×71 mm)
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensor Help
Avoids dust in your photos
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$499.99
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Sensor shift
Light sensitivity Good maximum light sensitivity Help
51,600 ISO
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Pentaprism
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
100%
Built-in focus motor Built-in focus motor Help
Autofocuses with more lenses
Thickness Thin Help
2.8"

Cons

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The Pentax K-500 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available Help
113 lenses
GPS No GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Screen size Below average sized screen Help
3"
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
16.1 MP
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
11
Announced Old Help
June 2013
Popularity Not so popular Help
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