General

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Brand
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Pentax
Lowest price
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Unknown
Announced
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September 2008
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Sensor

Type
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CCD
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Crop factor
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1.5x
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Megapixels
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10 MP
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Light sensitivity
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3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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None
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Sensor cleaning
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Unknown

Sensor (Advanced)

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True resolution
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10 MP
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Native resolution
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3872 × 2592
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Pixel size
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36.8 µm²
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Screen

Type
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LCD
Size
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2.7"
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Resolution
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230k 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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No
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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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123×92×68 mm
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Depth
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2.7"
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Weight
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590 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes
Waterproof
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No
Weather sealed
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No
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Built-in focus motor
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Yes
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Viewfinder

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Type
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Pentamirror
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Viewfinder size
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0.55x
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Coverage
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96%
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Movies

Format
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None
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Autofocus
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None
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Features

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Panorama
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No
HDR
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No
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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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Unknown
Shutter lag
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Unknown
Battery life
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Unknown
Continuous shooting
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3.5 fps
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Focus system

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Autofocus
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Contrast detection
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Focus points
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Unknown
Cross type focus points
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Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s
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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
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Supported formats
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  1. SD
  2. SDHC

DXO Mark Scores

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Image quality
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64.0
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Color depth
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22.4 bits
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Dynamic range
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11.4 EV
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Low light performance
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513 ISO
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