High resolution and moiré reduction, two uses in one
The AA-filter-free design maximizes resolution from the CMOS image sensor. This model is also equipped with the PENTAX-original AA (anti-aliasing) filter simulator function which reduces moiré that occurs due to tiny drive operations of the sensor. Two merits are obtained from this one unit.
High sensitivity is a powerful ally in dark scenes
With the new CMOS image sensor and PRIME MII image engine, high sensitivity of ISO 51200 is achieved. This feature shows its true ability when shooting in dark scenes that were not possible with previous cameras.
Optical viewfinder with approx. 100% field of view
A glass prism finder is used with the same specs as those found on PENTAX high end cameras. With the large, easy to use viewfinder with an approximate 100% field of view and approximate 0.95x magnification (viewfinder magnification), focusing and composing shots are easier, letting you focus on the subject.
The body illumination uses LED to display camera status. This use of light provides intuitive camera control. The design floats like a light display for a unique sense of presence.
New GUI(Graphical User Interface)
A new GUI design is used so setting content for each function can be understood at a glance. Easy-to-understand displays make controls easier.
New concept design
The camera body’s main chassis portrays a sharp and advanced feel, whereas the light path that contains the traditional pentaprism is very much like an authentic SLR. By combining two diering shapes into a new concept design, a compact, lightweight camera that fits in the palm of the hand is created.
In-body shake reduction (SR) mechanism
The shake reduction mechanism is built into the camera body. In this way, camera shake is reduced for any interchangeable lens. Shake reduction effects operate in 3.5 steps. This model is also equipped with a DR cleaning mechanism that uses the high-speed vibration of the SR unit to remove dirt and dust.
1/6000 sec. high-speed shutter
The max.shutter speed is 1/6000 sec. This feature makes it possible to capture sharp, crisp images of fast moving subjects in sports and vehicles.
Approx. 5.4 fps high-speed continuous shooting
The maximum high-speed continuous shooting speed of 5.4 fps shows its true ability when shoot ing moving subject. It allows you to capture the best moment.
11 sensors (9 cross-type sensors) AF system
The SAFOX IXi + is used in the AF sensor module. This feature enables fast, accurate focusing. The 11 AF sensors points let you freely compose shots . Nine of these sensors are cross-type sensors that assist in catching subjects more easily. If you choose the select-area expansion function, the surrounding AF points will assist in continuing to track the subject even if it moves away from the selected points.
77 Multi-segment metering
The screen is divided into 77 segments for more fine-tuned metering. The general exposure is determined from information about the subject position and distance. The cor rect exposure can be obtained even in backlit situations or scenes with large differences in contrast.