Pentax Pentax K-500

The Pentax K-500 DSLR is designed for photographers looking to take control of their creativity.
Announced: 12/06/2013
Body Type
Body TypeCompact SLR
Sensor
Max Resolution4928 x 3264
Other Resolutions
  • 4224 x 2816
  • 3456 x 2304
  • 2688 x 1792
Image Ratio3:2
Megapixels16.3
SizeAPS-C (23.7 x 15.7 mm)
TypeCMOS
ProcessorPrime M
Image
ISO Range100-51600
ISO Minimum100
ISO Maximum51,600
White Balance Presets9
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilisation
Uncompressed FormatRAW
JPEG Quality Levels
  • Good
  • Better
  • Best
File Format
  • RAW
  • JPEG
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Manual Focus
Number of Focus Points11
Lens MountPentax KAF2
Crop1.5
Screen / Viewfinder
Screen Size3.0
Screen Pixels921,000
Screen TypeTFT LCD
Live View
Viewfinder TypeOptical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.92
Features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/6000 sec
Aperture Priority
Shutter Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Built-in Flash
Exposure Modes
Scene Modes
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Macro
  • Moving Object
  • Night Scene Portrait
  • Sunset
  • Blue Sky
  • Forest
  • Night Scene
  • Night Scene HDR (JPG)
  • Night Snap
  • Food
  • Pet
  • Kids
  • Surf & Snow
  • Backlight Silhouette
  • Candlelight
  • Stage Lighting
  • Museum
Flash Range (M)12.0
External Flash
Flash Modes
  • Auto
  • On
  • Off
  • Red-Eye
  • Slow Sync
  • Slow Sync+Redeye
  • Trailing Curtain Sync
  • Wireless
Flash X Sync Speed1/180 sec
FPS6
Self-timer
Metering Modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure Compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV - 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (3 frames at 1 EV steps)
Orientation Sensor
Timelapse Recording
GPSOptional
Video Features
Format
  • MP4
  • H.264
MicrophoneMono
SpeakerMono
Resolutions
  • 1080p @ 30fps
  • 1080p @ 25fps
  • 1080p @ 24fps
  • 720p @ 60fps
  • 720p @ 50fps
  • 720p @ 30fps
  • 720p @ 25fps
  • 720p @ 24fps
  • 424p @ 30fps
  • 424p @ 25fps
  • 424p @ 24fps
Storage
Storage Slot
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Storage Slot Amount1
Physical
Battery
  • AA
  • Battery Pack
Battery Model
  • 4 x AA batteries
  • D-LI109 lithium ion
Battery Life (shots)710
Weight (grams)646
Dimensions130 x 97 x 71 mm
Connectivity
USB
Remote Control