Pentax K-500 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens, HD 1080p, 16MP, 3" LCD Screen

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Jump right into digital photography with a comfortable, approachable DSLR with specifications that go above and beyond entry level. Everyday photography is made easy with the K-500’s wide selection of simple user-modes and creative tools, taking your images to a whole new level. The value adds up with a 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, fast continuous shooting at six frames per second, high sensitivity shooting up to ISO 51200, 100% field of view, innovative in-body shake reduction, and an advanced auto focus module.

16MP sensor
A high performance 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor strikes the perfect balance between resolution and image quality. The PRIME M image processing engine is optimised for HD video capture, smooth live view, low chromatic noise, and low energy consumption.

Advanced autofocus
Advanced SAFOX IXi+ autofocus engine, with AF assist lamp and light source detection sensor, features improved optical components, including a diffraction lens, for responsive autofocus in any lighting.

100% FOV viewfinder
What you see is what you get with the low profile glass pentaprism viewfinder, with four interchangeable focusing screens, achieves a 100% optical field of view for framing accuracy in a highly compact form factor.

Shake reduction
The PENTAX in-body, sensor-shift Shake and Dust Reduction technology ensures sharp, image stabilised, auto-levelled, and dust-free imaging with any mounted lens.

AA & lithium battery compatible
Compatible with both rechargeable lithium and AA batteries for plentiful power at home or while travelling.

Includes
USB cable, battery, strap, eyecup, hotshoe cover, body mount cover, lens and software CD.

Lenses & Cases
One of the biggest advantages of this camera is the sheer shooting flexibility on offer. You can use additional lenses to take wide-angle, telephoto, or close-up shots to suit just about any situation. The shorter the focal length (measured in mm), the wider the view will be – the longer the focal length, the more telescopic the picture. With a selection of interchangeable lenses at your disposal, the creative possibilities are endless. Click here to browse our selection.
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Note: Please check the compatibility with your camera.

Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Approx 710 shots per charge (with 50% flash usage)
Brand
Pentax
Camera Type
Digital SLR
Connections
USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, Cable Switch
Dimensions
H96 x W129 x D70mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
NO
Display
3"
Flash modes
P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync
Flash modes
P-TTL, Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Trailing Curtain Sync
GPS Information Allows your camera to detect and record where a picture is taken
NO
Image Stabilisation Information Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
YES
Lens Size Information Also known as focal length, this is the distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity
18-55mm
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
15507
Maximum ISO Rating Information Defines the sensor's light sensitivity and, thus, performance in low-light settings
51200
Memory Card (included)
NO
Memory Card (included)
NO
Memory Card Type
SD, SDHC, and SDXC Memory Card (Eye-Fi card X2 compatible)
Model name / number
K-500
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
NO
Power Supply
4x AA or lithium-ion battery D-LI 109 (available separately)
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
3" LCD & optical viewfinder
Shooting Modes
19
Sweep Panorama
NO
Touch Screen
NO
Video Resolution
1080p HD video
Waterproof
NO
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
650g
Zoom (optical) Information Higher the zoom, the closer you can get to the subject. In optical, the lens physically moves, maintaining more quality than digital zoom.
N/A

Delivery

  • Click & collect

    Click & collect from John Lewis and Waitrose shops tomorrow from 2pm
    FREE
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  • Collect+

    Collect + from a local shop from Tuesday, postcode exclusions apply
    £3.50
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  • UK delivery

    Standard delivery within 5 working days
    FREE
    Next or named day delivery
    £6.95
    Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am
    £9.95
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  • International delivery not available

Returns

If you’ve changed your mind about keeping your purchase, please return it in its original condition with proof of purchase and we’ll exchange or refund it. Unless faulty, this should be within 35 days of receiving your order. By original condition, we’d expect this to mean that you’ve kept packaging and labels, and that the item is undamaged and unused.

You can return for free in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+ or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454

You’ll find returns information on your delivery note. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy

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