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Pentax K-500 versus Canon EOS 1200D

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Pentax K-500

DxOMark Sensor Scores

Overall Score [?]
79
Portrait (Color Depth) [?]
23.7 bits
Landscape (Dynamic Range) [?]
13.1 Evs
Sports (Low-Light ISO) [?]
1087 ISO
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Canon EOS 1200D

DxOMark Sensor Scores

Overall Score [?]
63
Portrait (Color Depth) [?]
21.9 bits
Landscape (Dynamic Range) [?]
11.3 Evs
Sports (Low-Light ISO) [?]
724 ISO
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Pentax K-500

Type Entry-level DSLR 
Announced Jun. 2013  
Indicative price (USD) 600  
Sensor type CMOS  
Resolution 4936 x 3272  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 16.15  
Sensor size (mm) 15.7 x 23.7 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm)  
Bits per pixel 12.0  
Focal length multiplier 1.5 
Aspect Ratio 3:2 
ISO latitude  100 - 51600 
Shutter type Mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/6000 - 30.0  
Frame rate (fps) 6.0  
Live view  Yes 
Stabilization  Yes 
Firmware  
Dust cleaning Yes 
Mount type Pentax KAF  
Weight (gr) 586  
Battery type Li-ion, D-LI109, 7.4V, 1050mAh 
Battery weight (gr)
Tropicalization No 
Camera material Metal/Plastic 
Mount material Metal 
View finder type Optical 
View finder magnification 0.92 
View finder coverage 100 
Mirror lockup  
View finder diopter -2.5 to +1.5 
Monitor type LCD 
Monitor size
Monitor pixel 921000 
Articulated screen No 
Touch screen No 
Contrast screen
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes Contrast Detect (sensor) Phase Detect Multi-area Center Tracking Single Continuous Face Detection Live View  
Number of autofocus points 11 
Exposure bracketing +/-3 (3 frames at 1 EV steps) 
Exposure compensation +/-5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 
Drive modes Single Continuous (Hi, Lo) Self-Timer (12s, 2s) Remote (0s, 3s, continuous) Auto Bracketing (3 frames, standard, timer, remote)  
Buffer size 30 (JPEG), 8 (RAW) 
Recording medium SD/SDHC/SDXC 
Image format RAW (DNG) JPEG (EXIF 2.3) DCF 2.0 compliant DPOF PIM III  
White balance bracketing No 
Connectivity USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) HDMI No Remote control Yes (optional, wired or wireless) 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes 
External micro No 
Histogram Yes 
GPS No 
Video Yes 
Maximum format image video 1920 x 1080 /30 fps 
Full HD Yes 
Live autofocus Yes 
Video file format MPEG-4 
Video codec H264 
Video stabilisation  

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Canon EOS 1200D

Type Entry-level DSLR 
Announced Feb. 2014  
Indicative price (USD) 500  
Sensor type CMOS  
Resolution 5202 x 3465  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 18.02  
Sensor size (mm) 14.9 x 22.3 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm)  
Bits per pixel 14.0  
Focal length multiplier 1.61 
Aspect Ratio 3:2 
ISO latitude  100 - 6400 
Shutter type Mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/4000 - 30.0  
Frame rate (fps) 3.0  
Live view  Yes 
Stabilization  No 
Firmware  
Dust cleaning Yes 
Mount type Canon EF-S  
Weight (gr) 435  
Battery type Li-Ion, LP-E10 
Battery weight (gr) 43 
Tropicalization No 
Camera material Plastic 
Mount material Metal 
View finder type Optical 
View finder magnification 0.8 
View finder coverage 95 
Mirror lockup Yes 
View finder diopter -2.5 to +0.5 
Monitor type LCD 
Monitor size
Monitor pixel 460000 
Articulated screen No 
Touch screen No 
Contrast screen
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF (Switches between One-Shot AF and AI Servo AF automatically), Manual focus (MF) 
Number of autofocus points
Exposure bracketing Yes 
Exposure compensation +/- 3EV 
Drive modes Single shooting, Continuous shooting, 10-sec. self-timer, 2-sec. self-timer, Continuous shooting after 10-sec. self-timer (2 to 10 shots) 
Buffer size 69(JPEG), 6(RAW), 4(RAW+JPEG) 
Recording medium SD/SDHC/SDXC 
Image format JPEG, RAW(CR2) 
White balance bracketing Yes 
Connectivity AV/USB 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes 
External micro Yes 
Histogram Yes 
GPS No 
Video Yes 
Maximum format image video 1920 x 1080 / 30 fps 
Full HD Yes 
Live autofocus  
Video file format MOV 
Video codec H.264 
Video stabilisation  

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Pentax K-500

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Canon EOS 1200D

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Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM Canon
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM Canon
Tokina AT-X 11-16 PRO DX Canon
Tamron SP AF11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] Canon
Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11-16 F2.8 IF DX II Canon
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II Canon
Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 EX DG Canon
Tokina AT-X 12-24 AF PRO DX Canon
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical Canon
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/15 ZE Canon
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Tokina AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX Canon
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Canon
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC Macro Canon
Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] Canon
Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Canon
Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM Canon
Tamron SP 17-50mm F/2.8 Di II XR VC LD Aspherical IF Canon
Sigma 17-35mm F2.8-4 EX DG Aspherical HSM Canon
Sigma 17-35mm F2.8-4 EX Aspherical HSM Canon
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM C Canon
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC Macro Canon
Canon EF-S 18-200mm_f/3.5-5.6 IS
Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Canon
Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] Macro Canon
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Canon
Sigma 18-50mm F2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Canon
Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Canon
Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS Canon
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 18mm f/3.5 ZE Canon
Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Canon
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM Canon
Canon EF-S 18-135mmm F3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Canon
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A Canon
Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM C Canon
Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM Canon
Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Canon
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8
Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD Canon
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM
Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM A Canon
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 25mm f/2 ZE Canon
Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8L USM
Tamron AF 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical [IF] Macro Canon
Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] Canon
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
Sigma 28mm F1.8 EX DG ASP Macro Canon
Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM Canon
Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A Canon
Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/2 ZE Canon
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC Canon
Canon EF 35mm f/2
Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX AF 35mm f/2.8 Macro Canon
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A Canon
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Canon
Sigma 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC APO HSM Canon
Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T 50mm f/2 ZE Canon
Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC APO OS HSM Canon
Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Canon
Sigma 50-500mm F4-6.3 APO EX DG HSM Canon
Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1.4/55 ZE Canon
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Tamron SP AF 60mm F/2 Di II LD [IF] MACRO Canon
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APO HSM Canon
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO-M DG Macro Canon
Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD Canon
Tamron AF 70-300 F/4-5.6 LD Macro Canon
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS Canon
Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro Canon
Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO Canon
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG APO Macro HSM II Canon
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Canon
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Canon
Carl Zeiss Planar T 85mm f/1.4 ZE Canon
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherique IF Canon
Canon EF 85mm F1.2L USM
Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO Canon
Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Canon
Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T 100mm f/2 ZE Canon
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Canon
Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro Canon
Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM Canon
Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM S Canon
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 Soft Focus
Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 ZE Canon
Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Canon
Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM Canon
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011) Canon
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 Di LD (IF) MACRO 1:1 Canon
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x ON
Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EF 500mm F/4L IS II USM
Canon EF 600mm F/4L IS II USM
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