General

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Brand
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Pentax
Lowest price
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$655.78
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Announced
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May 2009
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Sensor

Type
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CMOS
Crop factor
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1.5x
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Megapixels
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14.5 MP
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Light sensitivity
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3,200 ISO
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Light sensitivity (boost)
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6,400 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Unknown

Sensor (Advanced)

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True resolution
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14.5 MP
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Native resolution
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4672 × 3104
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Pixel size
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25.2 µm²
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Screen

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

Lenses

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Lens availability
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113 lenses
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Lens mount
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Pentax K

Form factor

Size
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131×97×73 mm
Depth
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2.9"
Weight
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750 g
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Interchangeable lenses
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Yes
Waterproof
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No
Weather sealed
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Yes
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Built-in focus motor
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Yes

Viewfinder

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Type
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Pentaprism
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Viewfinder size
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0.60x
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Coverage
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100%
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Movies

Format
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720p @ 30fps
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Supports 24p
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No
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High-speed framerate
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None
External mic jack
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Yes
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Autofocus
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Unknown
All formats
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  1. 720p @ 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
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Performance

Startup delay
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600 ms
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Shutter lag
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93 ms
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Battery life
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740 shots
Continuous shooting
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5.2 fps

Focus system

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Autofocus
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Phase detection
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Focus points
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11
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Cross type focus points
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9

Shutter

Max
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1/8000s
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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
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External connection
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Yes

Storage

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

DXO Mark Scores

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Image quality
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61.0
Color depth
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22.6 bits
Dynamic range
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10.6 EV
Low light performance
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536 ISO