Pentax 16MP 3" TFT Camera Kit w/ Two Zoom Lenses 8GB SDHC Card & Case

Capture life's precious moments with Pentax!
  • High performance 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor.
  • Full weather sealing for worry-free use in any weather condition.
  • Rugged cold resistant design for sub-freezing use (-10C, 14F).
  • PRIME M image processing engine, optimized for video, also captures outstanding still images.
  • Full 1080p30 HD video features h.264 compression, flexible exposure control, and HDR finishing options.
  • Advanced SAFOX IXi+ autofocus engine features AF assist lamp, light source sensor, and improved optical components.
  • Large 3” LCD is wide angle viewable, and features 921,000 dots of resolution.
  • Live View focus peaking highlights in-focus surfaces for fast and accurate manual or autofocus.
  • Low profile glass pentaprism viewfinder achieves a 100 percent optical field of view.
  • Highly accurate 77 segment metering system for accurate exposure, even in complex lighting.
  • Fast 6 FPS continuous shooting mode and 1/6000 second maximum shutter speed.
  • ISO speeds up to 25600 improve shutter speeds while minimizing noise in low lighting.
  • Programmable front and rear e-dials for convenience and PENTAX Hyper shift operation.
  • Sensor-shift Shake/Dust Reduction ensures sharp, dust-free imaging with any mounted lens.
  • Traditional modes combine with automatic modes for powerful, user-friendly operation.
  • In-camera HDR shooting modes feature multiple blending options and pixel alignment.
  • Compatible with both rechargeable Li-Ion and AA batteries (via optional AA battery holder).
  • Highly compact yet durable body with comfortable ergonomics.

You will receive
  • Pentax 16MP 3" TFT Camera Body in your choice of Black, Blue or Red
  • 18-55mm & 50-200mm Zoom Lenses
  • 8GB SDHC Memory Card
  • Battery & Charger
  • USB Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Camera case
  • ArcSoft® Four Title Software
  • SilkyPix® Developer Studio 3.0 for Pentax

Dimensions: 3.8"H x 5.1"W x 2.8"D
Weight: 1.43 lbs
Made in Japan

Warranty: One year limited warranty with option to extend additional two years with included coupon.
Warranty Support: 1-800-877-0155
Digital Cameras & Camcorders
Image Sensor CMOS w/ primary color filter, integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor
Effective Pixels 16.3 MP
Monitor 3" TFT Color LCD
Lens Included 18-55mm and 50-200mm Zoom Lenses
Focus Type AF.A (auto), AF.S (single, w focus lock, focus/shutter priority selectable), AF.C (continuous, w focus/FPS priority selectable), Manual
Flash Retractable P-TTL popup flash
Shooting Modes Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Blue Sky, Forest -Scene modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Sunset, Blue Sky, Forest, Night Scene, Night Scene HDR (JPG), Night Sna
Still Image Formats RAW (DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0 compliant, DPOF, PIM III
Storage Media SD
Battery Type Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery or Four AA Batteries
Battery Life Lithium-Ion approximately 480 pictures; AA approximately 1250 pictures

Camera Glossary

Aperture: The aperture is the opening through which light passes to the lens. Manipulating the aperture can change the depth of field and affect the amount of light entering the lens. The aperture is expressed as a range indicating the size of the opening.

Depth of Field: The depth of field is the foreground/background surrounding your focal point. It can be manipulated by the aperture.

Digital Zoom: A digital zoom feature allows one to enlarge a portion of a previously captured image, thus simulating an optical zoom. Digital zoom is a feature only found in digital cameras. Editing software can also create its effect.

Effective Pixels: The effective pixels are the number of active pixels on the image sensor of a digital camera. The number of effective pixels helps to determine the quality and detail of the resulting images.

Exposure: Exposure indicates the total amount of light that reaches the image sensor or photographic film when taking a picture. Most cameras come with mechanisms that regulate exposure without the user having to worry. However, professionals and hobbyists should consider cameras that allow the user to regulate aperture and shutter speed.

Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation allows for the manipulation of the light included in the finished image without adjusting the aperture or shutter speed. It allows for a brighter or darker final image by effectively underexposing or overexposing the image. Camera exposure compensation is commonly stated in terms of EV units.

Flash: In cameras, a flash offers a temporary artificial light source to illuminate a subject. In modern cameras, the flash is built directly into the camera, but some professional photographers use interchangeable flash units.

Focal Length: The focal length determines the angle of view and magnification for a given photographic position. A zoom lens offers a range of focal lengths.

ISO: The ISO of a camera determines the film speed. Because digital cameras do not use film, the ISO indicates the equivalent of the film speed and therefore the sensitivity of the image sensor to the amount of light present. The higher the ISO, the more sensitive the image sensor will be to light. Thus, a high ISO sensitivity allows for photography in low-light situations.

Lens: The lens of a camera directs the path of light rays onto photographic film, an image sensor or other media capable of storing an image. It is one of the more crucial aspects to capturing images due to its complexity and fragility. Digital cameras come with lenses that are adequate for most users. However, the serious photographer should look for a camera that comes with a macro focus mode, allowing for extreme-close-ups that don't lose focus.

Optical Zoom: An optical zoom manipulates the lens of a camera to bring a subject visually closer.

Pixels: Derived from a combination of the words "PICture ELement", pixels are the basic light-sensitive elements which compose an image sensor or digital display. In digital cameras, the number of megapixels is an indication of resolution capability.

"Red Eye" Effect: The "red eye" effect occurs in color photography when a flash is used in low ambient lighting environments, producing the appearance of red pupils in eyes. There are several ways to prevent the "red eye" effect. You can increase the ambient lighting in a room and not use the flash. Or you can take the image at an angle so the flash does not strike the eye directly. Some cameras offer a series of pre-flash illuminations to reduce the "red eye" effect. Editing software can also remove the appearance of the "red eyes" after the image is obtained.

Resolution: Resolution is the amount of information a digital image holds. It is measured in megapixels, so the higher the count of megapixels, the higher the resolution in an image. Images with low resolution can appear grainy and blurred, while images with a high resolution will be crisp and clear. The higher the resolution, the bigger you can enlarge your picture without losing the sharpness of the image.

Sensor: An image sensor is a tiny device implemented into a digital camera that converts the optical image into an electrical one for storing. Image sensors are typically a flat piece of silicon with millions of sensor pixels. The number of pixels defines the resolution of the sensor and determines the quality and detail of the resulting images. There are two primary types of sensors found in today's cameras: CCD and CMOS. While both are complex, no sensor has a clear advantage over the other.

Shooting Modes: Shooting modes rearrange and optimize your camera's settings when you went to capture a special moment or specific mood. Landscape, auto-focus, portrait and snow are among the more common modes.

Shutter Speed: The shutter speed, which determines the exposure time, is the length of time a camera's shutter is open. Along with the aperture, the shutter speed determines the amount of light that passes through the lens.

White Balance: Also referred to as color balance, white balance adjusts the various colors of an image to accurately reflect the true colors. While different lighting conditions affect how cameras record colors, white balance accounts for the different conditions to create an accurate image.

What factors should I consider when contemplating what type of camera I need?

  • First, how will the camera be used? Will it be primarily spontaneous every day use? Will the primary use be outdoors or when traveling? Perhaps the use may be more of a photo-enthusiast, or even a more highly advanced professional. Fortunately there are options best suited for each. For everyday use, for someone on the go, or for someone who just wants great pictures without all the fuss we recommend a Point-and-Shoot camera. For use outdoors and in travel situations we recommend a waterproof, shockproof, dustproof and freezeproof …or “rugged” camera. If long zoom situations may be a factor or if you are looking for a mid-level performance camera with some advanced features we recommend an Ultra-zoom compact camera. For the photo enthusiast or more advanced professional we recommend a feature packed high performance DSLR camera.

    What features should I consider?

  • Cameras have many recent advancements including ease of use, image sensing, light processing, speed, zoom and even networked connectivity. If ease of use is your thing, consider the overall product size and how easy the camera is navigate and setup to quickly take a desired photo. Point-and-Shoot is generally the best options. When it comes to image quality, light processing and speed (both speed of focus and speed of frames per second) a CMOS sensor in DLSR cameras is your best option. If high zoom is critical, many SLR and DSLR cameras have high zoom options for you. Optical zoom, or the zoom function of the camera at the time the picture is taken, is one feature. Digital zoom, or the zoom function of the camera after the image has been taken, is another feature. Many cameras also offer integrated Wi-Fi or support Wi-Fi SD Cards which provide networked connectivity enabling automatic uploading of images to a home network or online photo service.

    How important is a fast focus or processing?

  • If speed is the name of the game, avoid Point-and-Shoot cameras and choose a faster focusing and faster processing SLR or the fastest option, a DSLR camera.

    Is it important for dual use pictures & movies?

  • All styles of cameras offer dual use models or models that offer the user the ability to shoot still images and video footage. The key here is primarily the additional features the higher end models will offer like image stabilization, HD and advanced audio capture capabilities.

    What else should I consider?

  • Some additional factors to consider are battery life, image quality in low light, and if an integrated view finder is necessary. Battery life can vary from camera to camera, style to style, so it is simply important to check and compare your options. If image quality in low light situations may be an issue, a camera with a highly sensitive CMOS sensor is going to be your best option. Many cameras have removed the manual view finder from the camera body and replaced it with an LCD screen view finder. Many other cameras offer both. If you often find yourself in bright light situations or a manual view finder can be very helpful, avoiding the glare and difficulty viewing an LCD screen in direct bright light.