Friday, September 18, 2009

PENTAX K-x The Cheapest DSLR with HD Video Mode in the Market

For those enthusiatic about High Definition (HD) digital single-lens reflex camera (digital SLR or DSLR) or HDSLRS, which in addition of having the capability to take digital still photographs is equipped with an HD - video mode, a piece of good news awaits them .

In a press release today Pentax has announced the launch of the cheapest DSLR to be made available in the market by next month i.e. on October 2009 , the Pentax K-x.

Priced at $649.95 only, it costs $200 less than the other two cheapest dSLRs with HD video currently available in the market , the Canon EOS 500D (Rebel T1i) and Nikon D5000.

The Pentax K-X comes with several features such as a 12.4 Mp CMOS sensor, 11-point autofocus, Live View and HD video mode.

The PENTAX K-x is available for pre-order in black or white at limited edition red and navy colors will become available at select locations to be announced.

The K-x’s 12.4 megapixel sensor comes with a sensor-shift Shake Reduction capability.

The K-x’s has a high-speed continuous shooting mode that can record as many as 17 images (in JPEG recording format) at a maximum speed of approximately 4.7 images per second.

The top shutter speed of 1/6000 second allows the photographer to preserve sharp, crisp images of fast-moving subjects.

It also has a 2.7 inch LCD with Face Detection autofocus. The K-x’s video capabilities include the ability to record full 720p resolution (1280×720) at 24 fps using any PENTAX 35mm lens.

The K-x includes a High Dynamic Range (HDR) image capture feature which blends three bracketed images into a single picture to give you the best possible shadow, highlight, and midrange detail. The camera supports a sensitivity range between ISO 100 and ISO 12800.

Other configuration options for the K-x include a twin lens kit for $749.95 that includes a K-x body, the smc PENTAX DA L 18-55mm lens, and the smc PENTAX DA L 50-200mm zoom lens.

Moreover the K-x, unlike the other DSLRs operates on AA batteries.

It can also accept lithium batteries, NiMH rechargeable, and alkaline batteries.

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