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Pentax K-x Digital SLR Camera - Black + Sigma 18-200mm Lens (Internationally Competitive Price at DCW)
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Pentax K-x Digital SLR Camera - Black + Sigma 18-200mm Lens (Internationally Competitive Price at DCW)

12.4 Megapixel.GIF2.7 inch LCD.GIFuses JPEG and RAW file formats.GIFthis camera has an ACCESSORY SHOE for ADD ONS such as external flash, light or microphone.GIFLiveView.GIF4 x AA batteries.GIFuses Secure Digital (SD) and High Capacity Secure Digital (HCSD) cards.GIFHD-720.gif

 

The Pentax K-x D-SLR camera combines solid photographic performance with a wide array of advanced features, including Live View function and 720p HD movie recording, extending high-quality digital SLR photography to all users. Its compact, lightweight body also enhances portability and manoeuvrability, making it ideal for many different photographic occasions. With the addition of a newly designed 12.4 megapixel CMOS image sensor and an upgraded high-performance imaging engine, the K-x offers outstanding photographic performance at nearly the same level as higher-end models. The K-x is not only the perfect camera for first-time digital SLR camera users, but also serves as an ideal backup camera for more experienced photographers. This kit includes the Pentax K-x + Sigma 18-200mm Lens.

 

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What’s in the box?

Pentax K-x Digital SLR Camera
Sigma 18-200mm 
Lens

4 x AA Alkaline Batteries

USB Cable I-USB7

Shoulder Strap O-ST53

Eyecup FQ

Cover for Accessory Shoe

Body Cap

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

 

Type

TTL autofocus, auto-exposure digital SLR digital-still camera with built-in retractable P-TTL auto pop-up flash

Effective Pixels

approx. 12.4 megapixels

Image Sensor

Total pixels

approx. 12.9 megapixels

Type

CMOS with a primary colour filter

Size

23.6mm x 15.8mm

Recorded Pixels

Still Picture

JPEG: [12M] 4288x2848 pixels, [10M] 3936x2624 pixels, [6M] 3072x2048 pixels, [2M] 1728x1152 pixels
RAW: [12M] 4288x2848 pixels

Movie

[0.9M] 1280x720, 16:9, [0.3M] 640x416, 3:2

Sensitivity ( Standard output sensitivity )

Auto, Manual: 200-6400 (1EV steps or 1/2EV steps or 1/3EV steps)
Bulb mode: up to ISO1600, Could be expanded to ISO 100-12800

Recording Format

Still Picture

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

Movie

Motion JPEG (AVI) 24FPS

Image Formats

JPEG - Baseline ( : Best, : Better, : Good)
RAW (12bit) (PEF, DNG )
RAW+JPEG: available

Storage Media

SD memory card , SDHC memory card

White Balance

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

Viewfinder

Type

Fixed molded 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

Live View

Type

TTL by Image sensor

Display

Enlargement (2X, 4X, 6X in case of AF mode, 2X, 4X, 6X, 8X, 10X in case of MF mode), Grid pattern, white/black out warning display, Histogram display

Autofocus Mode

Contrast detection + Face detection / Contrast detection / Phase difference detection

Monitor

Type

TFT colour LCD monitor, Brightness adjustable, Wide angle view

Size

2.7 inch

Dots

approx. 230,000 dots

Preview Method

Optical/Digital preview *This function can be allocated to green button through Menu.

Playback

Single frame, 4-image display, 9-image display, 16-image display, 36-image display, Zoom display (up to 16 times, scrolling possible), Image comparison, Rotating, Folder, Calendar, Slideshow, Histogram, Bright/Dark area, Resize, Trimming, Index

Digital Filter

Rec. mode: Toy camera, High contrast, Soft, Star burst, Retro, Extract colour, Fish eye, Custom
Playback: Toy camera, High contrast, Soft, Star burst, Retro, Extract colour, Illustration(Pastel, Water colour), Fish Eye, HDR, B&W, Sepia, Colour, Slim, Miniature, Brightness, Base Tweaking, Custom

Focusing System

Type

TTL phase difference detection, 11-point wide autofocus system (SAFOX VIII)

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 are selected.
* P/Sv/Tv/Av/M/B: AF.A, AF.S or AF.C selectable

Focus Point

5-point auto, 11-point auto, AF point select, Centre

AF assist lamp

available (by Built-in Flash)

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

EV1-21.5 (Standard Output Sensitivity 200 50mmF1.4)

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
Picture mode: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night scene portrait, Standard Flash-Off
Scene mode: Night Scene, Surf & Snow, Food, Sunset, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum, Stage lighting*, Night snap* *The image is fixed to only JPEG.

Exposure Compensation

±3EV (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 in Menu.

Shutter

Shutter Type

Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter

Shutter Speed

Auto: 1/6000 - 30 sec. and bulb, Manual: 1/6000 - 30 sec., and bulb

Drive Modes

Continuous shooting

Single-frame , Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self-timer (12s, 2s), Remote control (0s, 3s), Auto bracket
approx. 4.7 fps, sequence: 17 frame (JPEG and Continuous (Hi)) 5 frame (RAW)
approx. 2 fps , sequence: until the memory card becomes full (JPEG and Continuous (Lo)) 11 frame (RAW)

Built-in flash

Type

Built-in retractable P-TTL pop-up flash

Guide number

approx. 16 (Standard Output Sensitivity 200/m) 12 (Standard Output Sensitivity 100/m)

Angle of view coverage

28mm wide-angle (equivalent to 35mm)

Flash Exposure
Compensation

-2 EV - +1EV (1/2EV steps)

Flash Synchronization

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

Image Stabilizer

Type

Image sensor shift mechanism, Max 4 steps

Dust Removal

Type

Image sensor moving mechanism and SP Coating

Time

World Time

75 cities (28 time zones)

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 (Lithium)

approx. 1900 (Normal Recording)*2 , 1100 (50% use Flash)*1

Playback time

approx. 680 minutes*2

Number of recordable images (Ni-MH 1900mAh)

approx. 640 (Normal Recording)*2 , 420 (50% use Flash)*1

Playback time

approx. 390 minutes*2

Number of recordable images (Alkaline)

approx. 210 (Normal Recording)*2 , 130 (50% use Flash)*1

Playback time

approx. 350 minutes*2

Interfaces

USB/Video
USB 2.0 (HI-SPEED)

Video Output

Compatible with NTSC and PAL formats

Lens Mount

PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount

Usable Lens

PENTAX KAF3-, KAF2-, KAF-, and KA-mount lenses.

* Power zoom function is 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. 515g (18.2 oz.) without battery and SD memory card
approx. 580g (20.5 oz.) loaded and ready with lithium battery and SD memory card
approx. 615g (21.7 oz.) loaded and ready with alkaline battery and SD memory card

Included accessories

USB cable I-USB7 , Strap O-ST53 , AA lithium battery 4pcs. , CD-ROM S-SW99
Eyecup FQ , Hot shoe cover FK, Body mount cover

Bundle software

PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4.0

*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.

[ Storage capacity ]

 

Still

 

128MB

256MB

512MB

1GB

2GB

4GB

6GB

8GB

12GB

16GB

32GB

RAW 4288 × 2848

PEF

6

12

24

48

98

194

295

394

595

794

1593

RAW 4288 × 2848

DNG

6

12

24

48

98

192

293

392

591

789

1583

JPEG
4288 × 2848

17

35

69

138

281

553

841

1126

1699

2266

4547

31

61

122

244

495

973

1479

1980

2987

3985

7994

61

120

239

479

975

1915

2912

3898

5880

7844

15735

JPEG
3936 × 2624

21

41

81

163

332

652

991

1327

2002

2671

5358

37

72

144

289

585

1149

1747

2339

3528

4706

9441

73

142

282

564

1138

2234

3398

4548

6860

9151

18358

JPEG
3072 × 2048

34

67

133

267

543

1068

1623

2173

3278

4373

8772

60

118

234

468

945

1856

2823

3778

5699

7602

15251

116

227

450

902

1807

3549

5397

7224

10896

14535

29157

JPEG
1728 × 1152

104

203

402

805

1617

3176

4829

6463

9749

13005

26088

177

346

686

1373

2793

5485

8341

11164

16840

22463

45061

325

634

1258

2518

5121

10057

15292

20468

30873

41182

82612

 

Movie

128MB

256MB

512MB

1GB

2GB

4GB

6GB

8GB

12GB

16GB

32GB

0.9M
(1280 × 720,
16:9)

00:00'22"

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00:11'45"

00:17'53"

00:23'56"

00:36'06"

00:48'10"

01:36'37"

00:00'32"

00:01'02"

00:02'04"

00:04'08"

00:08'23"

00:16'29"

00:25'04"

00:33'33"

00:50'36"

01:07'30"

02:15'25"

00:00'45"

00:01'28"

00:02'54"

00:05'49"

00:11'46"

00:23'07"

00:35'09"

00:47'03"

01:10'58"

01:34'40"

03:09'54"

0.3M
(640 × 416,
3:2)

00:01'16"

00:02'29"

00:04'56"

00:09'52"

00:20'05"

00:39'26"

00:59'58"

01:20'16"

02:01'04"

02:41'30"

05:23'58"

00:01'47"

00:03'28"

00:06'53"

00:13'47"

00:27'41"

00:54'21"

01:22'39"

01:50'38"

02:46'52"

03:42'36"

07:26'33"

00:02'27"

00:04'47"

00:09'29"

00:19'00"

00:37'56"

01:14'29"

01:53'16"

02:31'36"

03:48'41"

05:05'03"

10:11'56"

 

The maximum file size is 4GB for movie.

The maximum length is 25 minutes for movie.

PENTAX,K-x and smc PENTAX are trademarks of HOYA CORPORATION.

PENTAX Digital Camera Utility and SDM are trademarks of HOYA CORPORATION..

All other brands or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies

Designs and specifications are subjects to change without notice

 

Pentax says:

 

1.     High-quality image reproduction

  1.  
    1. Approximately 12.4 effective megapixels for true-to-life image reproduction
      The K-x incorporates a newly developed CMOS image sensor to assure high-speed image data readout and more flexible response to varying ISO sensitivity levels. With approximately 12.4 effective megapixels, this image sensor can faithfully and accurately reproduce true-to-life images with fine detail and rich depth of colours. The K-x not only offers a wide sensitivity range between ISO 200 and ISO 6400, but also allows the user to expand the sensitivity range between ISO 100 and ISO 12800 via a custom function, giving greater creative freedom to more adventurous photographers.
    2. High-performance, high-speed PRIME II imaging engine
      The K-x features the newly developed PRIME (PENTAX Real Image Engine) II, an upgrade of the original PRIME imaging engine. Thanks to new technologies supplied by Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited, this new imaging engine offers greater data processing speed and enhanced capability to produce higher-quality images with richer, more accurate colour rendition, as well as faster transmission speed of movie data.

 

2.     Compact, lightweight body

Despite the incorporation of the large 23.6mm x 15.8mm image sensor, the K-x is one of the most compact, lightweight digital SLR camera in its class. This is due to the combination of a compact, lightweight stainless-steel chassis, a downsized in-body shake reduction mechanism, and state-of-the-art, highly-integrated packaging methodologies that assure the most space-efficient positioning and layout of various parts.

3.     Live View function, with Face detection of up to 16 faces

The K-x features the Live View function, which allows the user to view the image on its LCD monitor during shooting, just as for a digital compact camera. The K-x also offers a choice of three different focusing modes during Live View shooting: Contrast AF, which optimizes the focus based on the subject’s contrast; Face Detection AF, which automatically detects up to 16 faces, selects the main subject’s face from multiple faces, then captures it in sharp focus; and Phase Difference AF, which uses the AF sensor positioned in the camera body to optimize focus on the subject.

4.     High-quality recording at 1280 x 720 pixels, with HDTV-proportion movie recording at 24 frames per second

The K-x provides a movie recording function* which captures beautiful, true-to-life movie clips in 16:9 high-definition TV proportions (1280 x 720 pixels) at a frame rate of 24 frames per second. This extends the benefits of high-quality SLR photography to the world of movie shooting: For example, reduce the depth of field to make a subject stand out, or use different interchangeable lenses to create distinctive visual effects.

* When the PENTAX K-x’s AV output terminal is used, movie clips are output at normal resolution. The data must be transferred to a PC for the playback of movie clips at high-definition TV proportions (1280 x 720 pixels).

5.     PENTAX-original SR mechanism for sharp, blur-free images

The K-x features the PENTAX-developed SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism, which effectively compensates the adverse effect of camera shake by as much as approximately four shutter steps. This innovative mechanism extends its benefits to almost all PENTAX interchangeable lenses — even those designed for film-format cameras.** Thanks to this mechanism, the K-x produces sharp, blur-free images even under demanding conditions prone to camera shake, such as when using a telephoto lens, shooting in the dark without a flash illumination, and taking pictures of sunset scenes.

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

6.     High-speed continuous shooting at approximately 4.7 images per second

The K-x’s high-speed continuous shooting mode records as many as 17 images (in JPEG recording format) at a maximum speed of approximately 4.7 images per second — the fastest of all entry-class models. The K-x also features a new, reliable shutter unit, which proved its dependability and ruggedness through a demanding action test of more than 100,000 shutter releases. Its top shutter speed of 1/6000 second allows the photographer to preserve sharp, crisp images of fast-moving subjects.

7.     Innovative image processing functions to produce distinctive photographic expressions

  1.  
    1. Digital filter function
      The K-x’s digital filter function allows the user to process recorded images in a variety of creative ways within the camera and produce highly creative visual expressions. With a choice of 16 different filters, the user can even apply different filters one after another to a single image to create more personalized visual effects.
    2. Cross process mode
      The K-x features the new cross process mode, in which the camera automatically and randomly shifts photographic parameters for each exposure to create eye-catching images with unique, fanciful colours — just like pictures treated with the cross process*** in film photography. This playful mode adds the elements of surprise and unpredictability to digital photography, since the photographer cannot expect the outcome until the captured image is actually displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor

*** A film development technique that takes advantage of unconventional film developers to create a distinctive finishing touch with intriguing colours.

8.     High-precision 11-point AF sensor

The K-x’s high-precision, wide-frame SAFOX VIII autofocus system features 11 sensor points (with nine cross-type sensors positioned in the middle) to automatically capture even off-centred subjects in sharp, crisp focus. The photographer can also select one of the sensors as a focusing point to accommodate specialized applications.

9.     Other features

  1.  
    1. Energy efficient circuit design for longer battery life, capable of capturing approximately 1,900 images with four AA-size lithium batteries
    2. Custom Image function to create unique finishing touches
    3. DR (Dust Removal) mechanism to eliminate annoying dust spots on recorded images and visually check for the adhesion of dust to the image sensor
    4. 2.7-inch, high-resolution colour LCD monitor with approximately 230,000 dots
    5. Auto Picture mode for effortless, automatic selection of the most appropriate shooting mode, even during Live View shooting
    6. HDR (high dynamic range) function to create one composite image with an extra-wide dynamic range from three images with different exposures
    7. White balance control, featuring a new CTE mode to emphasize the colour components of sunset scenes
    8. Status screen for easy, at-a-glance confirmation of various settings on the LCD monitor
    9. Ten scene modes, with selection via simple icons
    10. Automatic compensation of distortion and lateral chromatic aberration (available only with DA and D FA series lenses)
    11. PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4 software package, with RAW-data processing and browser applications