Pentax K-500 Review

Full specification for Pentax K-500

Sensor 16.28MP APS-C CMOS sensor
Output Size 4928 x 3264
Focal Length Mag 1.5x
Lens Mount Pentax KAF2
File Format Raw (DNG/PEF), JPEG
Compression Good, Better, Best
ISO 100-51,200
Shutter Speeds 1/6000 - 30 sec, bulb
Drive Mode Single, Continuous (3 or 6fps), Self-timer, Remote Control, Auto Bracketing
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
Field of View Approx. 100%
LCD 3in, 921k dots LCD
Live Mode Yes
Movie Mode 1920 x 1080 (30/25/24fps), 1280 x 720 (60/50/30/25/24fps)
Built-in Image Stabilisation Yes; sensor based
Dust Reduction Yes
Focusing Modes Auto, Single, Continuous, Manual
Exposure Modes P, A, S, M, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter and Aperture Priority, Auto Picture Mode, Scene Mode
Metering System 77-segment TTL system
Exposure Comp +/-5EV (adjustable in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Colour Space sRGB, AdobeRGB
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (4 types), Tungsten, Flash, Custom, Manual, Colour
White Balance Bracket Yes
Colour Temp Control Yes; 2500 to 10,000K
DoF Prview Yes
Built-in Flash GN 12m at ISO 100
Max Flash Sync 1/180sec
PC Socket No
Cable Release Optional
Memory Card SD, SDHC, SDXC, Eye-Fi compatible
Power Rechargeable Li-ion battery
Connectivity USB 2.0, mini HDMI
Dimensions 96.5 x 129 x 70 mm
Weight 650g (including card and battery)
AF Points 11 points (9 cross-type)
Video Yes

Manufacturer website: Pentax

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Design 18/20
Image Quality 18/20
Performance 16/20
Value 18/20
Features 18/20
Overall Score 88%

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