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Pentax - K-50 Digital SLR Camera + DA 18-135mm WR Lens

Pentax - K-50 Digital SLR Camera + DA 18-135mm WR Lens
- 16 Megapixel APS-C CMOS Sensor 
- Full HD 1080p Movie Recording at 30fps 
- 3 Inch 921 Dot LCD Screen
- In-Built Shake Reduction System
- Optical View Finder with 100% coverage
12 Months Genuine Warranty with Pentax Australia
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  • 16 Megapixel APS-C CMOS Sensor 
  • Continous Shooting at up to 6 Frames per Second
  • Full HD 1080p Movie Recording at 30fps 
  • 3 Inch 921 Dot LCD Screen
  • Full Weather Sealed Camera Body - with 81 protection seals
  • In-Built Shake Reduction System
  • In-Built Pop Up Flash
  • Optical View Finder with 100% coverage 
  • ISO up to 51200
  • Pentax PRIME M Image Processor 
  • SAFOX IXi+ Autofocusing Engine
  • Includes Pentax DA 18-135mm WR Lens
  • 12 Months Genuine Warranty with Pentax Australia

The PENTAX K-50 Digital SLR Camera + DA 18-135mm WR Lens boasts outstanding basic specifications that rival many higher end models, including high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 6 images per second, super-high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 51200, and high-precision AF with accurate tracking of moving subjects. This means that beginner digital SLR users and casual family photographers can enjoy high-quality digital photography with very little effort. The Pentax K50 body also features a full weather-sealed, dustproof construction to assure solid performance under demanding outdoor conditions, and also to reduce the need for maintenance. The Pentax K50 camera provides a wide range of advanced shooting features, such as full HD video recording and a selection of creative tools such as digital filters, to accommodate various shooting requirements. It can be powered by easy-to-obtain AA-size batteries, in addition to the standard lithium-ion battery. 

Product Features in Detail
 
High-resolution, super-high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 51200
The K-50 features the state-of-the-art CMOS image sensor with a large image-capturing area measuring 23.7mm by 15.7mm, to assure high-speed image data readout. This image sensor is coupled with PRIME M — the same high-performance imaging engine incorporated in upper-class models — to deliver super-high-resolution, rich-gradation digital images with approximately 16.28 effective megapixels. The Pentax K-50 also offers super-high-sensitivity shooting at a top sensitivity of ISO 51200, allowing the photographer to handhold the camera for beautiful nighttime snapshots.
 
Reliable weather-resistant, dustproof body
Thanks to the 81 seals set in its compact, lightweight, portable body, the Pentax K-50 is built to be weather-resistant, dustproof and cold-resistant, even at temperatures as low as -10°C. This means that the K-50 can be taken along on outdoor activities such as camping, mountaineering and sports, for the joy of high-quality digital SLR photography without worrying about weather conditions. Its compact, functional body is carefully contoured with delicate curves, assuring that even a photographer with a small hand will have a firm grip of the camera.
 
Innovative Shake Reduction mechanism(SR)
The PENTAX-developed SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism effectively compensates the adverse effect of camera shake to deliver sharp, blur-free images, even under shake-prone conditions such as when using a telephoto lens, shooting in the dark without flash illumination, or taking landscapes at twilight. This innovative mechanism works with almost all PENTAX interchangeable lenses — even those developed for film-format cameras.*** Thanks to the SR mechanism’s flexible design, which tilts the image sensor unit in all directions, the Pentax K-50 offers several useful features to assist the photographer during shooting, including an Automatic Horizon Correction function to assure high-precision image framing and effortless adjustment of horizontal alignment; a Composition Adjustment function to allow minute adjustment of image alignment both to horizontal and vertical directions, as well as slant-wise rotation. 
*** Lenses compatible with this mechanism: PENTAX K, KA, KAF, KAF2 and KAF3mount lenses; screw-mount lenses (with an adapter); and 645 and 67system lenses (with an adapter). Some functions may not be available with certain lenses.
 
High-precision autofocus with SAFOX IXi+ AF module
The K-50 features the state-of-the-art SAFOX IXi+ AF sensor module, which assures responsive, high-precision autofocus operation with 11 sensors (including nine cross-type sensors in the middle). It also features a spotbeam projector to assist AF operation at poorly lit locations. Its select-area expansion function keeps the sensor module tracking a moving subject, even when it moves out of a pre-assigned auto-tracking area, by assessing the distance data collected by neighboring focus sensors. This means not only greatly improved accuracy and speed of detecting moving subjects during autofocus operation, but also the enhanced auto-tracking performance of moving subjects when using a telephoto lens.
 
High-speed continuous shooting, approx. 6 fps
When shooting sports, stage performances or wildlife, the K-50’s high-speed continuous shooting function comes in handy. It allows the photographer to record active, fast-moving subjects in a series of images, at a maximum speed of approximately six images per second (in the JPEG recording format). 
 
High-quality movie / video recording
The Pentax K50 captures high-resolution, full HD movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels) in the H.264 recording format, with a choice of frame rate (30, 25 or 24 frames per second). It even comes with creative image-processing tools**** like Custom Images and useful movie-recording features like an interval movie recording function, for the production of more personalized movies. 
*** The frame rate may vary when nonstandard image processing is required.
 
Optical View Finder with approximately 100% field of view
Despite a compact body common to all entry-class models, the K-50 features a glass prism finder with nearly 100% field of view and approximately 0.92-times magnification (with a 50mm F1.4 lens at infinity) to cover the entire field of view for easy focusing and framing. Since it delivers a clear view of the subject even in bright sunshine and eliminates parallax and time lag in the viewfinder image, the K-50 responds efficiently and reliably to demanding applications and subjects, such as landscapes requiring delicate, high-precision framing, and sports scenes where the timing of shutter release is critical. The infocus point is indicated as a red point in the viewfinder for at-a-glance confirmation.
 
Effortless, user-friendly Auto Picture and Scene modes
The PENTAX-original Auto Picture mode automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode for a given subject or scene from Portrait, Landscape, Macro and other distinctive shooting modes. Since the Pentax K50 sets all vital camera settings — including shutter speed, aperture, white balance, saturation, contrast and sharpness — the photographer can concentrate on image composition and shutter opportunity. The K-50 also offers 19 Scene modes, including Night Scene Portrait, Pet and Backlight Silhouette, to simplify the photographing of subjects and scenes that could be too complicated or demanding for entry digital SLR photographers, by optimizing all camera settings with a simple choice of the corresponding icon on the camera’s LCD monitor.
 
A selection of tools for creative, personalized expression
The Pentax K-50’s custom image function allows the user to easily and quickly select the desired finishing touch for a particular image, with a choice of 11 custom images. These include Bleach Bypass to create a dramatic visual effect used in motion pictures, and Cross Process to produce fanciful, eye-catching images with dramatic colors. The Pentax K50 DSLR camera also provides 19 distinctive digital filters to add distinctive visual effects to captured images and produce creative, artistic images without the need for a computer. The user can even explore new creative possibilities by applying multiple filters to a single image.
 
Choice of two power sources
In addition to the standard rechargeable lithium-ion battery capable of capturing approximately 480 images with a single recharge,***** the Pentax K50 digital slr can also be powered by four AA-size batteries using the optional D-BH109 AA Battery Holder. Since AA-size batteries can be easily obtained almost anywhere around the world, there’s no worry about battery shortages, even when on the road. 
 ***** Under testing conditions prescribed by PENTAX, using the D-LI109 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery with no flash discharges.
 
Compatibility with Eye-Fi wireless LAN memory cards
Since the K-50 accepts Eye-Fi wireless LAN memory cards, you can make wireless transfer of captured images to a smartphone or personal computer. The user has a choice of Eye-Fi transfer mode from AUTO (automatic transfer of unsent images), SELECT (transfer of user-selected images) or OFF (no image transfer made).
 
Compatibility with GPS unit for the tracking of nature and celestial bodies
The Pentax K50 is compatible with the optional O-GPS1 GPS unit. When installed on the Pentax K50 camera body, this unit records the latitude, longitude and altitude of a shooting location on a captured image for easy image filing and quick data search. It can also display an electronic compass to point the exact direction the camera is facing. It even offers the ASTROTRACER function, which automatically synchronizes the camera’s CMOS image sensor with the movement of celestial bodies based on the GPS data. As a result, you can capture faint stars as solid points, rather than blurry streaks. 

Included in the Box
 
     Pentax K-50 Digital SLR Camera + DA 18-135mm WR Lens
     USB Cable I-USB7
     Strap O-ST132
     Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pentax D-LI109
     Battery Charger D-BC109
     Software (CD-ROM) S-SW138
     Hot shoe cover FK
     Body Mount Cover
     12 Month Warranty Card with CR Kennedy Australia 

Warranty Information
 
      The Pentax K-50 Digital SLR Camera + DA 18-135mm WR Lens comes with 12 months Australian Warranty from CR Kennedy Australia. 
      Our products are sourced from authorised Australian suppliers and therefore come with genuine Australian warranty.
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Pentax - K-50 Digital SLR Camera + DA 18-135mm WR Lens

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