This DSLR delivers HD video, live view, and ISO 6400 at a great price.
Imaging: 12.4MP effective, APS-C sized CMOS sensor captures images at 4288x2848 pixels with 12 bits/color in RAW mode.
Sorage: SD/SDHC stores JPEG, PEF or DNGRAW, and RAW + JPEG files.
Burst Rate: Full-sized JPegs (Fine mode), up to 17 shots at 4.7 fps using a SanDisk extreme SDHC card; PEF RaW; up to 5 shots at 4.7 fps.
AF System: TTL phase detection with 11 illuminated focus points (9 cross-type); single shot, continuous, or auto-select. Tested sensitivity down to EV –1 (at ISO 100, f/1.4).
Live View: Contrastdetection autofocus.
Shutter Speeds: 1/6000 to 30 sec (1/3- or 1/2-eV increments); not rated.
Metering: 16-segment TTL metering, evaluative, centerweighted, and spot (percentage of viewfinder not available), EV 1–21.5 at (ISO 200).
ISO Range: ISO 200–6400 (1/3-, 1/2-, or 1-EV increments).
Flash: Built-in pop-up with P-TTL autoflash and wireless triggering of optional flash units, gn 53 (ISO 200, feet); flash sync to 1/180 sec; dedicated Pentax hot-shoe.
Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level penta-mirror. LCD: 2.7-in. TFT with 230,000-dot resolution.
Output: Hi-speed USB 2.0/composite video.
Battery: 4 AA, CIPA rating 1,100 shots with one set of lithium batteries.
Size/weight: 4.8X3.6X2.7 in., 1.3 lb with an SD card and batteries.
Street Price: $537, with 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 DA lens; $625 with 18–55mm and 50–200mm f/4–5.6 ED lens.