September 21, 2009

Pentax K-x offers entry-level DSLR, high-end features including HD video for $650

Japanese camera company Pentax Corporation has brought a new Pentax K-x Digital SLR camera that is extremely compact and light weighted. It is the first DSLR camera that has video capturing functions comparing to the same product of other camera makers and has low price.

Pentax K-x DSLR camera is coming to the market with four different colors. By targeting the women users Pentax has brought white color. It has 12.4 mega pixels cmos sensor with face recognition mood with shake deduction technology. Its another version K20D has 14.6 megapixel CMOS sensor.

i4u wrote:

The cam will sell for $649.95 for the body and a DA L 18-55mm lens and the kit is aimed at first time DSLR buyers. The cam has a 12.4MP CMOS sensor and sensor-shift shake reduction. The rear LCD is a 2.7-inch unit with Live View and Face Detection. Pentax also crammed in HD video recording capability at 720p and 24 frames per second with any lens. The cam gets its power from plain old AA lithium batteries, which is a bonus in some minds.

Picture source: Pentaximaging

The news addition of the camera is video recording mood. It has ability to capture high-definition video of 1280x720 resolutions with cinematic frame rate.

Previously I mentioned that it is a compact and light weighted camera that may be the more preferable for the travelers and the users can take images with one hand. As it has auto picture and scene modes so it could take perfect images and that will be perfect for the new photographers learn DSLR photography.

I have impress to see that the camera will run with an easy-to-find AA lithium batteries and that will help anyone to take 1900 shots in a single charge. When you will buy the product the retailer will provide you the following equipments:

  • Software CD-ROM S-SW99
  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • Strap O-ST53
  • Hotshoe Cover FK
  • Eyecup FQ
  • Body Mount Cover
  • AA Lithium Batteries

Some information of Pentax K-x digital SLR camera:

Resolution: 12.4 mega pixels
LCD display size: 2.7-inch
Sensor dimension: 23.6mm x 15.8mm
ISO: ISO 100/200 - ISO 6400/12,800
Continuous shooting: 4.7 fps
Image formats: 5RAW/17 JPEG
Auto focus: 11-pt AF
Video: 720p resolution (1280x720) at 24 FPS
Shutter speed: 1/6000 to 30 sec; bulb
Battery life: 1900 shots with lithium batteries
Color: White, Black, Navy Blue and Red

If you like to get more information then you can visit Pentax official website