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Pentax K-500 Review
|17 Reviews + 2 Awards|
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Why Has it Scored 42?
It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 76%, based on 17 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good technical features.
This Pentax digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in flash
Fairly large display diagonal
Quite small optical zoom
What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?Having compared the K-500 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. However good for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras as well being mediocre for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras.
Pentax K-500 Video Reviews
How Big is the Pentax K-500?
The Pentax K-500 is 129mm wide and 96.5mm tall. It is 70mm deep and weighs 590g.
Pentax K-500 In-Depth Analysis
Two Industry Awards
The writers at two expert review sites thought that this Pentax camera was very good. This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site PhotographyBlog.com, confirming their endorsement and the author at review website Onfoto.ru gave it a "Silver" award and thought it was very good.
Average Expert Reviews
Pentax Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews
We checked 2,538 expert and user reviews (including 473 verified purchases) for Pentax digital cameras and found that on average Pentax has excellent ratings. We also found that Pentax has excellent ratings specifically within its cameras range. 98% of those that bought a Pentax camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Customers Report Great Technical Features
Two customers who bought this digital camera concluded that it had good features.
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Lots of superb features.
The Pentax K-500 has a relatively standard megapixel (16.28 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras.
The Pentax K-500 is fairly heavy (590 grams) compared to most of the other cameras. The weights of cameras range from 1g to 1.5kg.
Quite Small Optical Zoom
Across all the digital cameras the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 83x, and the average optical zoom is 12x. The Pentax K-500 has one of the smallest optical zooms (only 0.34 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age.
Has a Built-In Flash
The Pentax K-500 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras.
Fairly Large Display Diagonal
At 3 inches, the Pentax K-500 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9".
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
The Pentax K-500 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras do support Wi-Fi.
480 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
The Pentax K-500 is a camera that takes 480 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).
Supports Live View
The Pentax K-500 supports live view. Most of the other cameras also support live view.
Has an External Flash Connector
The Pentax K-500 has an external flash connector, as do most of the other digital cameras.
Does Not Have an HDMI
The Pentax K-500 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other cameras which have an HDMI.
Fairly High Playback Zoom (max)
The Pentax K-500 has one of the higher playback zoom (max) (16 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age. Cameras have playback zoom (max) of between 1x and 30x.
Features Noise Reduction
The Pentax K-500 features noise reduction. Most of the other cameras also feature noise reduction.
Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number
Across all the cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130. The Pentax K-500 has a very large maximum aperture number (45) compared to most of the other cameras.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution
The Pentax K-500 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Pentax digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Cameras video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.
Has a Carrying Case
The Pentax K-500 has a carrying case. Most of the other cameras also have a carrying case.
Only One Aspherical Lens
The Pentax K-500 is a one aspherical lens digital camera. Most of the other digital cameras have between 1 and 14 aspherical lenses.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution
This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras.
Has a Flash Exposure Compensation
The Pentax K-500 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.
Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number
At only 2.8, the Pentax K-500 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras. The average minimum aperture number of digital cameras is 3.4.
Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras range from 2.3mm to 75mm. The Pentax K-500 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.
Has an Image Stabilizer
The Pentax K-500 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.
Does Not Feature Bluetooth
The Pentax K-500 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This Pentax camera was released in January 2015.
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