Pentax K-500 + smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
Top 51%740 points
Top 51%
Megapixels
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746 cameras
10.91MP - 19.73MP
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megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life
16.3
MP
Panono Camera
108MP
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Pentax K-500 + smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR: 65 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

16.3MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
288
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2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.7 x 15.7mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
245
0

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
11
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
185
0

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
171
0

5. weight

649g
HTC Re: 65.5g
141
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6. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
51200ISO
Nikon D5: 3280000ISO
126
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7. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
710shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
114
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8. video recording

1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
113
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9. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.000167s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
80
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10. pixel density

471ppi
Sony Alpha 7R: 544ppi
77
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11. width

96.5mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
76
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12. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Pentax K-500 + smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
26% have it
73
0

13. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
921k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
71
0

14. height

129mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
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15. volume

883.84cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
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16. thickness

71mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

17. resolution

1176 x 784px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: 1517 x 1920px
69
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18. Has a built-in focus motor

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
Pentax K-500 + smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
15% have it
62
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19. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
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20. has sensor shift stabilization

With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
Pentax K-500 + smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
18% have it
57
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21. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Pentax K-500 + smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
73% have it
56
0

22. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Pentax K-500 + smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
29% have it
56
0

23. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Pentax K-500 + smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
43% have it
54
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24. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Pentax K-500 + smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
52% have it
52
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25. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Pentax K-500 + smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
88% have it
51
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26. has an optical viewfinder

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
Pentax K-500 + smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
29% have it
49
0

27. more viewfinder coverage

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.
100%
Sony Alpha 7R: 100%
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28. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Pentax K-500 + smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
44% have it
48
0

29. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Pentax K-500 + smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
66% have it
48
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30. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Pentax K-500 + smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
44% have it
47
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31. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
3x
Nikon Coolpix P900: 83.3x
43
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32. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Pentax K-500 + smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
67% have it
41
0

33. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Pentax K-500 + smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
55% have it
41
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34. widest aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3.5
Ricoh GR II: 1
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35. Has a hot shoe

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
Pentax K-500 + smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
51% have it
40
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