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Pentax K-m Digital SLR Camera + Pentax 18-55mm Lens (Internationally Competitive Price at DCW)
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Pentax K-m Digital SLR Camera + Pentax 18-55mm Lens (Internationally Competitive Price at DCW)

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Designed primarily for beginning digital SLR photographers, the Pentax K-m offers simplified, user-friendly operation, and an easy-to-manoeuvre compact, lightweight body. It features an upgraded version of the Pentax-original Auto Picture mode, which automatically detects the type of subject or scene, and sets the proper shooting mode for the photographer. It also features a host of advanced features and sophisticated functions - including the innovative in-body Shake Reduction mechanism - to assist the photographer. The Pentax K-m assures simple operation and outstanding operability, even for inexperienced first-time digital SLR users. This kit includes the Pentax K-m body + Pentax 18-55mm Lens.  Limited stock.

 

What’s in the box?

Pentax K-m Digital SLR Camera – Body only
Pentax 18-55mm Lens

4 x AA Alkaline Batteries

USB Cable I-USB7

Shoulder Strap O-ST84

Eyecup FQ

Cover for Accessory Shoe

Software Suite CD-ROM

Instruction Manual

12 month Warranty from CR Kennedy

 


To get started, DCW recommends.... 
 

The Pentax K200D DSLR uses Secure Digital (SD) and High Capacity Secure Digital (HCSD) cards

... memory

Secure Digital Cards are available in standard speed, as well as other options including high speed and cards with USB connectivity.  We recommend High Speed Secure Digital cards.

The Pentax K200D DSLR uses 4 x AA batteries

...
rechargeable
batteries
& a charger


... a
camera
case


... an
extended
warranty


... a
cleaning
kit

 


Take your photography to the next level with these optional accessories

 

Click for products:

Chargers & Cables
Data Transfer
Flashes & Lights
LCD Protection & Cleaning
Lenses & Filters
Power Options
Remotes
Software
Tripods
Viewfinder Accessories

 

 

Specifications

 

Effective Pixels

approx.10.2 megapixels

Image Sensor

Total pixels: approx.10.75 megapixels
Type: Interline interlace CCD with a primary colour filter
Size: 23.5mm x 15.7mm

Colour Depth

8 bit (JPEG) or 12 bit (RAW)

Recorded Pixels

JPEG: [10M] 3872 x 2592 pixels, [6M] 3008 x 2000 pixels, [2M] 1824 x 1216 pixels
RAW: [10M] 3872 x 2592 pixels

Sensitivity(Standard output sensitivity)

Auto, Manual : 100~3200 (1EV steps or 1/2EV steps or 1/3EV steps) , Bulb mode : up to ISO1600

Recording Formats

RAW(Original), JPEG (Conforms to Exif 2.21),
Conforms to DCF (Design rule of Camera File system) 2.0

Image Formats

Compressed: JPEG - Baseline (Three star: Best , Two star: Better, One star: Good)
Compressed: RAW ( PEF ) , Non compressed: RAW ( DNG )
RAW+JPEG : available

Storage Media

SD , SDHC memory card

White Balance

Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, Fluorescent Light (W, D, N), Flash, Manual setting, with WB fine adjustment

Viewfinder

Type

Fixed moulded penta-mirror type

Focusing screen

Natural-Bright-Matte II focusing screen

Field of view

approx. 96%

Magnification

approx. 0.85X (with 50mm F1.4 lens, infinity, -1m-1)

Diopter adjustment

approx. -2.5 - +1.5m-1

LCD Monitor

Type

TFT colour LCD monitor , brightness adjustable, Wide angle view

Size

2.7 inch

Dots

approx. 230,000 dots

Preview Method

Digital preview *This function can be allocated to Help button by Menu.

Playback

One Image, Index (4 or 9 or 16 thumb nails), Enlargement (up to 16X, scroll available), Image Rotation, Folder view, Slideshow ,Histogram, Bright/Dark area, Resize, Trimming, Index

Digital Filter

Rec. mode

Toy camera, High contrast, Soft, Star burst, Retro, Extract colour

Playback

Toy camera, High contrast, Soft, Star burst, Retro, Extract colour, Illustration(Pastel, Water colour), HDR, B&W, Sepia, Colour, Slim, Brightness, Custom

Focusing System

Type

TTL Phase-matching 5-point wide autofocus system (SAFOX)

Focus Mode

AF.A(auto), AF.S(single, with focus lock), AF-C(continuous)*, Manual focus
* Auto Picture and Picture mode : only when the Action mode is selected.
* Scene mode : only when the Kids, Pet, Stage lighting and Night snap mode is selected.
* P/Sv/Tv/Av/M/B : AF.A, AF.S or AF.C selectable

Focus Point

Wide, Spot

AF assist lamp

available (by Built-in Flash)

Image Stabilizer

Type

Image sensor shift mechanism , Max 4 stops

Dust Removal

Type

Image sensor moving mechanism and SP coating with Dust Alert

Exposure Control

Metering System

TTL open-aperture 16-segment metering (coupled with lens and AF information)

Metering Mode

(1) Multi-segment metering (2) Centre-weighted metering (3) Spot metering

Exposure Range

EV 0 - 21 (at Standard Output Sensitivity 100 with 50mm F1.4 lens)

Modes

(1) Auto Picture mode, (2) Picture mode, (3) Scene mode, (4) Program AE, (5) Sensitivity-Priority AE, (6) Shutter-Priority AE, (7) Aperture-Priority AE, (8) Metered Manual, (9) Bulb

Exposure Compensation

±2 EV (0.5EV steps or 0.3EV steps)

Auto-bracketing

3 frames within range of ±0.5EV, ±1.0EV, ±1.5EV (0.5EV steps) or ±0.3EV, ±0.7EV, ±1.0EV (0.3EV steps)

AE Lock

This function can be allocated to AF button by Menu.

Shutter

Shutter Type

Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter

Shutter Speed

1/4000 - 30 sec. and bulb

Drive Modes

 

Single-frame , Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-timer (12s, 2s), Remote control (0s, 3s), Auto bracket

Continuous shooting

Max. approx. 3.5fps , sequence : 5 frame (JPEG and Continuous (Hi)) 4 frame (RAW)
approx. 1.1fps , sequence : until the memory card becomes full (JPEG and Continuous (Lo)) 7 frame (RAW)

Built-in Flash

Type

Built-in retractable P-TTL auto pop-up flash

Guide number

approx. 11 (Standard Output Sensitivity 100/m)

Angle of view coverage

28mm wide-angle (equivalent to 35mm)

Flash Synchronization

Hot shoe, sync-speed: 1/180 sec., P-TTL, high-speed-sync, wireless-sync with PENTAX dedicated flash

Data Folder

Folder Name

Date (100_MMDD•••) / PENTX (100PENTX, 101PENTX•••) ,

Power Sources

Four AA (lithium, alkaline, and rechargeable Ni-MH) batteries
Optional AC adapter also available.

Battery Life

Number of recordable images

approx. 1650 (Normal Recording)*2 , 1000 (50% use Flash)*1

Playback time

approx. 750 minutes*2

Interfaces

USB2.0 (HI-SPEED)/Video

Lens Mount

 

PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount

Usable Lens

PENTAX KAF3-, PENTAX KAF2-, KAF-, and KA-mount lenses.
* Power zoom function not available. K-mount lenses usable with restrictions. S-mount lenses, 67/645 lenses usable with adapter and with restrictions.

Dimensions

approx. 122.5(W) x 91.5(H) x 67.5(D)mm (4.8 x 3.6 x 2.7 inches)

Weight

approx. 525g (18.5 oz.) without battery and SD memory card.
approx. 590g (20.8oz.) loaded and ready with lithium battery and SD memory card
approx. 625g (22.0oz.) loaded and ready with alkaline battery and SD memory card

*1 Recording capacity shows approximate number of shots recorded during CIPA-compliant testing. Actual performance may vary depending on operating conditions.
*2 According to the result of PENTAX in-house testing.

 [K-m Storage capacity ]

 

 

RAW

RAW

JPEG

Recorded Pixels

3872 x 2592

3872 x 2592

3872 x 2592

3008 x 2000

1824 x 1216

Quality Level

PEF

DNG

128MB

7

7

29

44

75

50

73

125

116

200

339

256MB

14

14

58

86

147

97

143

245

227

390

662

512MB

29

29

115

171

293

193

284

487

450

774

1313

1GB

59

58

231

343

586

387

570

974

902

1549

2627

2GB

120

119

469

698

1181

787

1159

1982

1807

3073

5121

4GB

236

235

921

1371

2320

1547

2277

3893

3549

6034

10057

8GB

481

478

1874

2791

4723

3148

4634

7923

7224

12280

20468

 

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

 

Pentax says:

 

Compact, lightweight body for enhanced portability and manoeuvrability

 

Despite the incorporation of a large-sized image sensor (23.5mm by 15.7mm), the PENTAX K-m offers a compact, lightweight body to assure remarkable portability and manoeuvrability. This was made possible by the development of a compact, lightweight and high-rigidity stainless-steel chassis, the downsizing of the Shake Reduction mechanism and circuit boards, the employment of latest high-density packaging technologies assuring most efficient positioning and layout of various parts, and the repositioning of the battery compartment. The camera grip has also been redesigned to assure firm, comfortable hold of the camera body.

 

Simplified operation system for easy camera handling

 

The PENTAX K-m features a newly designed control system, which positions most of buttons and levers on the camera’s grip side, making it easier for first-time digital SLR users stepping up from their compact models to operate the camera. What’s more, the functions of each button or lever are instantly displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor with a single press of the help button to facilitate camera operation — especially for those who are unfamiliar with digital SLR cameras.

 

PENTAX-original Shake Reduction mechanism for sharp, blur-free images

 

The PENTAX K-m comes equipped with the PENTAX-developed SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism, which effectively reduces camera shake for sharp, blur-free images even under demanding shooting conditions — such as when using a telephoto lens, shooting in the dark or at night without supplementary flash illumination, or using extended exposures for sunset scenes. This innovative SR mechanism shifts the position of the image sensor vertically and horizontally at high speed using magnetic force, while adjusting the shifting speed in proportion to the amount of camera shake detected by a built-in sensor. It offers an outstanding compensation effect — up to the equivalent of approximately four shutter steps. As a result, it does not require special anti-shake lenses, and can be used with almost all existing PENTAX interchangeable lenses.

*** Lenses compatible with this mechanism are: the PENTAX K-, KA-, KAF-, KAF2-, and KAF3-mount lenses; screw-mount lenses (with an adapther); and 645- and 67-system lenses (with an adapter). Some functions may not be applicable with certain lenses.

 

Comprehensive Dust Removal system with prevention, removal and confirmation devices

 

The PENTAX K-m features the user-friendly DR (Dust Removal) system to prevent dust from appearing on captured images. Applied to the CCD image sensor surface (or low-pass filter) through the vapor deposition process of a fluorine compound, the PENTAX-original SP (Super Protect) coating effectively removes dust and stains from the surface. In the next step, dust that still remains on the surface will be shaken off when the SR system shifts the image sensor at high speed. Finally, the dust that is shaken off the image sensor will fall onto an adhesive sheet positioned at the bottom of the SR unit, eliminating any possibility of it returning to the image sensor surface. This DR system even offers a Dust Alert function, which allows the user to confirm the dust-adhesion status of the CCD in advance.

 

Auto Picture mode for automatic selection of optimum shooting mode

 

The PENTAX-developed Auto Picture mode is programmed to automatically select the most appropriate shooting mode — from such choices as Portrait, Landscape and Macro — for a given subject. With the PENTAX K-m, this user-friendly mode is further upgraded, with automatic detection of situations requiring the Night Scene Portrait mode. Since all camera settings, including aperture, shutter speed, white balance, saturation, contrast and sharpness, are automatically adjusted by the camera for optimum results, the user can concentrate on image composition and shutter opportunity.

 

High-quality image

 

The PENTAX K-m combines a large, high-performance CCD image sensor (23.5mm by 15.7mm) with the sophisticated PRIME (PENTAX Real Image Engine) as its imaging engine. With its approximately 10.2 effective megapixels, it produces beautiful, fine-detailed images with subtle gradations and delicate texture description. It also features a Custom Image function, which offers a choice of six finishing touches to help the user create intended images.

 

High-speed continuous shooting at approx. 3.5 frames per second

 

The PENTAX K-m lets the user keep shooting images at the speed of approximately 3.5 frames per second (in the JPEG recording format), allowing the user to capture a sequence of a fast-moving subject with great ease.

 

High-precision 5-point AF system

 

The PENTAX K-m incorporates a five-point wide-area AF system (SAFOX VIII with five cross-type sensors) to assure dependable, high-precision autofocusing. Using the five sensors positioned in a cross pattern over the image field (one in the middle, two at sides, and two at top and bottom), this system automatically and unfailingly selects the optimum sensor for a given subject. It also allows the user to fix the AF detection point at the middle sensor. Thanks to a thorough review of the AF algorithm, this AF system also offers improved autofocusing speed under poor-lighting conditions, in which conventional AF systems take longer to focus on the subject.

 

Auto sensitivity control up to ISO 3200

 

The PENTAX K-m’s auto sensitivity control function automatically sets the optimum sensitivity between ISO 100 and ISO 3200, based on such data as the subject’s brightness level and the lens’ focal length. Since this function allows the user to take advantage of faster shutter speeds in poor lighting situations (such as indoor sports events and night time scenes), it helps the photographer to effectively reduce camera shake and subject shake and prevent blurred images.

 

Effective gradation compensation

 

The PENTAX K-m’s dynamic-range expansion function allows the user to expand a dynamic range (or a range of gradation reproduction) to minimize white-washed areas in the image. On the other hand, its shadow compensation function minimizes pitch-black areas lacking details. Combined, they help the user to produce beautiful, rich-gradation images when shooting high-contrast subjects.

 

Large, easy-to-view 2.7-inch LCD monitor

 

The PENTAX K-m features a large 2.7-inch colour LCD monitor with approximately 230,000 dots on its back panel. This monitor’s wide-view design allows the photographer to check the on-screen image from approximately 170 degrees both vertically and horizontally. It even offers digital zooming of playback images up to 16 times for easy confirmation of the image’s focusing status and details.

 

Bright, clear viewfinder

 

Thanks to a combination of a lightweight penta-mirror prism, a PENTAX-original finder optics and the acclaimed Natural-Bright-Matte focusing screen, the PENTAX K-m’s viewfinder delivers a large, bright subject image with an approximately 96-percent field of view and an approximately 0.85-times magnification.

 

Digital filters for unique visual expressions

 

The PENTAX K-m’s built-in digital filters let the user effortlessly add some creative and artistic touches to recorded images — without the use of a PC. The user can select one of 14 different digital filters — including the new Toy Camera and Retro filters — to create a desired visual effect.

 

Other features

 

  • 10 Scene modes, switchable with simple icon selection
  • Energy-efficient power supply, recording approximately 1,650 images with four AA-size lithium batteries
  • Status screen, displaying camera settings on the LCD monitor on the camera’s back panel for at-a-glance confirmation
  • Index function, for five different types of display and printing modes
  • Choice of 16-segment multi-pattern metering, centre-weighted metering and spot metering to accommodate various photographic applications
  • Simultaneous recording of RAW- and JPEG-format images
  • Compatibility with SD and SDHC memory cards as external data-recording media
  • In-body development of RAW-format images
  • Compatibility with SDM-equipped lenses for quiet, smooth autofocus operation
  • PENTAX PHOTO Laboratory 3 RAW data processing software and PENTAX PHOTO Browser 3 browser software included