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|ajresovsky||1:27pm on Thursday, October 14th, 2010|
|Takes Great Pictures, Has good edting software This was a replacement for my K1000, 35mm. I loved my K1000. I bought the K1000 in 1978. New dig The camera arrive in good packageing and on time with items specified. I really am enjoying using.|
|mikeholmes||10:25pm on Friday, October 1st, 2010|
|My 14 year old daughter wants to be a photo journalist - this is an awsome starter DSLR for her to get the basics New egg delivered it on time again ...|
|yknott||1:23am on Saturday, September 25th, 2010|
|Pentax k-m dslr This is my first foray into the realms of dslr cameras. This one worked for me straight out of the box. comfortable in the hand.|
|Millylops||7:27am on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010|
|If I go back in time and compare with the features my first MZ50 had, it is like comparing a horse with a rocket. I am extremely happy with this camera and compared it directly with the Canon XSI for a few weeks.|
|hoggy||4:29am on Monday, September 20th, 2010|
|Wicked little clicker This camera works well for me. I am not a professional, but I do alot of photography and this camera is great.|
|handbalda||3:03pm on Sunday, September 5th, 2010|
|I brought this on a trip to Zion National Park and took 200+ photos that all turned out to be museum quality.|
|!_!b-shemale-free||8:27pm on Friday, August 13th, 2010|
|It is a nice little camera that suits anyone who does not want the bulk and cost of some higher end models. Against my old *istDS. This is a beautifully crafted camera in every way. The shutter is quiet, and AF is fast.|
|ooo_newbie||3:12pm on Saturday, June 19th, 2010|
|Again, the professional camera producer Pentax released their new product, Pentax K2000. Of a problem though, since Pentax includes its compact AF200FG (GN 66) hot-shoe flash in the the K2000 kit.|
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INDEX Nomenclature.1 Specifications.4 Lens Mounting. 6 Battery.7 Basic Operating Instructions.8 Film Loading and Winding.10 Film Reminder Dial.11 Setting ASA Film Speed.12 Compose and Focus.13 Shutter 14 Camera Holding.15 Film Unloading.16 Self-timer.17
Flash Synchronization.18 Depth-of-field Preview Button and Guide.20 Helpful Hints on Exposure Problems.22 Manual Shutter Operation 23 Infra-red Photography.24 Multiple Exposure.25 Range of Light Measurement.26 Open-aperture or Stop-down Metering.27 Using Conventional Screw-mount Takumar Lenses.28 Resistance to Temperature Extremes and Changes.31 Camera Maintenance.32 Warranty Policy.34
SMC Pentax lenses and Pentax accessories are engineered and produced meticulously to precise Asahi Pentax specifications. Lenses and accessories from other manufacturers are not produced to these precise specifications and, therefore, may cause difficulties with -- or actual damage to -- a Pentax camera. Asahi Pentax cannot assume any responsibility or liability for difficulties resulting from the use of any other brand of lenses or accessories with an Asahi Pentax camera.
20. Self-timer (Start lever underneath) 21. Focusing ring 22. Strap ring lug 23. X flash terminal 24. FP flash terminal 25. Accessory fitting groove 26. Film guide rail
27. Film rail 28. Viewfinder eyepiece 29. Film chamber 30. Battery chamber
31. Tripod receptacle 32. Shutter curtains
33. Film rewind button 34. Sprocket 35. Film take-up spool 36. Film roller 37. Back cover 38. Film pressure plate
SPECIFICATIONS Type Film and Picture Size Standard Lenses 35mm SLR with built-in through-the-lens light meter. 35mm film. 24mm x 36mm. SMC Pentax 50mm f/i.2, 50mm f/i.4 and 55mm f/i.8 with fully-automatic diaphragm. Filter size: 52mm. Focusing: 0.45m (1.5 ft.) to infinity. Horizontal run, focal-plane shutter of rubberized silk curtains. Speeds: B, 1 to i/l000sec. Built-in self timer with interrupt function. Releases shutter in 5 -- 13 sec. Pentaprism finder with cross-micro prism or split-image focusing screen. 0.87x magnification with 50mm lenses (life-size with 55mm lens). Dioptry --1.0. Focusing Reflex Mirror Lens Mount Film Advance Turn focusing ring until viewfinder image comes into focus. Instant-return type with special shock absorbers for minimum vibration. Pentax bayonet mount. Ratchet-type rapid-wind lever. 100 pre advance angle and 160 advance angle "Cocked" indicator alongside shutter release button. Automatic re-set. Rapid-rewind crank for speedy film take-up X contact hot shoe for cordless flash connection. FP + X contacts for conventional flash connection. X synchronization at 1/60 sec cord
Shutter Self-timer Viewfinder
Exposure Counter Film Rewind Flash Synchronization Exposure Meter
S meter measures the average brightness of the ground glass at full aperture, and couples directly to aperture, shutter and film speed settings. Center needle for correct exposures. Film speed from 20 to 3200 ASA. EV3-- 18 for ASA 100 film with 50mm lens. Powered with one 1.5V silver oxide battery. Meter on-off by extra CdS cell in body. Reminder dial below film rewind knob, with settings for 20 or 36 (exposures), for daylight or tungsten color , or black and white film.
Loaded Film Indicator Dimensions Weight
With50mm f/1.4 lens: width 143mm (5.6") x height 91.4mm (3.6") x depth 94mm (3.7"). 887g(31 ozs.) with 50mm f/1.4 lens. 622g(21.8 ozs.) with no lens.
LENS MOUNTING 1. Remove the rear lens and body caps. 2. Match the red dot (A) on the camera body with the red dot (B) on the lens. Insert the lens into the body and turn it clockwise until the lens locks with a click. 3. In the dark, when the red dots are difficult to see, align the white plastic bump (C) on the lens barrel with the lens release lever (D) by touch. Then turn and lock as above. 4. To detach, hold the camera with your left hand. Depress the lens release lever (D) while turning the lens counterclockwise with your right hand. CAUTION If you have to put the lens down without the rear lens cap, place it only on its front end, never on the rear. When changing lenses outdoors with film in the camera, avoid direct sunlight.
A sliver oxide battery is packed separately. Be sure to insert it into the battery chamber before operating the camera. BATTERY INSERTION Open the battery chamber cover with a coin. Insert the battery with (+) side facing out. For replacement, use Eveready S76E or Mallory MS76H or equivalent. CAUTION The battery is like a phonograph record. It can be damaged by skin acids. Handle by the edges with a dry cloth only. Be sure the battery is cleaned with the cloth before insertion into the camera. The battery is not rechargeable. Do not throw dead battery into a fire, as it may explode. Also, keep it beyond the reach of small children. When not actually measuring the light, be sure that the lens is covered at all times. Leaving the lens cap off for an extended period will exhaust the battery.
Set the shutter speed dial to B (bulb) position. Turn the ASA dial to ASA 100. Look at the meter needle through the viewfinder. If the needle is in "up" position and remains steady, the battery is good: if it does not, replace the battery. Check the battery frequently. And take spares with you when traveling.
BASIC OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS 1.TURN ON LIGHT METER Remove the lens cap and the meter circuit is on. The CdS cells measure the light coming through the lens for correct exposure. 2.SET FILM SPEED Lift the outer ring of the shutter speed dial and turn it until the same number as the ASA number of the film you're using appears next to the small oragne index alongside the figure 1. 3.SET SHUTTER SPEED Turn the shutter speed dial and set the speed you wish to use to the index. Generally, you should use the fastest possible shutter speed to avoid blurred pictures caused by camera movement. Try starting with 1/125 sec. outdoors in daylight and 1/60 sec. indoors. 4.COMPOSE AND FOCUS While viewing through the viewfinder, turn the focusing ring until your subject comes into sharp focus.
5.ROTATE DIAPHRAGM RING The needle moves as you turn the diaphragm ring. When the needle on the right side of the viewfinder image is at the center, you will get correct exposure. If the needle does not come to the center no matter how far you turn the diaphragm ring, change the shutter speed. When the needle is close to the (+) mark, you will get an over-exposure; change the shutter speed to a faster setting. If the needle is closer to the (-) mark, you will get an under-exposure; change the shutter speed to a slower setting.
6.RELEASE SHUTTER Cock the rapid-wind lever. Hold your camera firmly and trip the shutter. Then cock the rapid-wind lever for the next picture. (When taking a series of pictures under the same lighting conditions, it is not necessary to repeat instruction 5.
FILM LOADING AND WINDING
Avoid direct light when loading your film.
1. Open the back by pulling up the rewind knob until the back opens. 2. Place the film cassette in the cassette chamber, and push down the rewind knob. Insert the film leader into the slot of th 3. Advance the film by alternately turning the rapid wind lever and depressing the shutter button until both sprockets engag perforations, top and bottom. Close the back by pressing it firmly. 4. Cock the rapid-wind lever, and confirm that the film rewind knob turns counter-clockwise, indicating that the film is bei loaded and is moving from cassette to take-up spool. Trip the shutter. Advance the film until the exposure counter turns indicating that the first picture is ready to be taken.
FILM REMINDER DIAL Use the film type dial as a reminder of what type of film is in your camera. The dial is marked for black-and-white, for daylight color film, for tungsten color film, 20 and 36 exposures. To set the dial, turn the outer ring so that both the type of film and its number of exposures appear in the windows. To check whether the camera is loaded, turn the film rewind knob clockwise. If it turns freely, the camera is not loaded.
SETTING ASA FILM SPEED
The ASA film speed rating of all 35mm films is given in the data sheet packed with each roll of film. The higher the ASA number, the more sensitive the film is to light. Lift the outer ring of the shutter speed dial and rotate it until the ASA number of your film is opposite the orange dot alongside the figure 1. Be sure to set your film speed on the shutter speed dial because the dial is connected to the exposure meter.
While viewing through the viewfinder, turn the focusing ring until your subject comes into sharp focus. Depending on the type of focusing screen you have, there are two ways of doing this. COMPOSE AND FOCUS A cross-microprism focusing system consists of a Fresnel lens, made up of many concentric rings, with a microprism center underneath the ground glass. With this system, when your subject is in focus, the image in the microprism center will be sharp. If your subject is not in focus, the microprism will break the image up into many small dots.
A split-image focusing system consists of a Fresnel lens with a horizontally divided screen under the ground glass. With this system, when your camera is held horizontally and the image is not in sharp focus, all vertical lines seen through the viewfinder will appear to be divided into upper and lower portions. To focus, simply adjust the focusing ring until the upper and lower portions are in perfect alignment.
SHUTTER Turn the shutter speed dial clockwise or counter-clockwise to the shutter speed desired. The shutter speed can be set either before or after cocking the rapid-wind lever. As you cock the shutter by turning the rapid-wind lever, the "cocked" indicator turns to red showing that the shutter is cocked. For use of the X setting (next to the 60) on the shutter speed dial, refer to page 19. With the shutter speed dial set on B (bulb), the shutter will stay open as long as you keep the shutter button depressed. As you release your finger from the shutter button, the shutter closes. For particularly long exposures ("time exposure"). use a cable release with a locking device.
Horizontal Position Hold teh camera firmly with your left hand, and draw your arms close to your body.
Vertical Position Hold your camera tightly to your forehead with your left hand, and draw your right arm close to your body.
Vertical Position Hold you camera tightly to your forehead with your left hand, raise you right arm and draw your left arm to you body
CAMERA HOLDING As a general rule, your camera should be held more firmly in the left hand, which does not release the shutter. If you hold your camera with the right hand - the hand that releases the shutter it may cause camera movement. Often, blurred pictures are due to camera movement. FILM UNLOADING After the final picture on the roll has been taken, the rapid wind lever will not turn, indicating that the film must be rewound. Lift the rewind crank up. Depress the film rewind release button and turn the rewind crank as indicated to rewind the film into its cassette. Rewind until the tension on the crank lessens, indicating that the leader end of the film has been released from the take-up spool. Pull out the film rewind knob (the back will open automatically), AVOID DIRECT LIGHT WHEN UNLOADING THE FILM. and remove the film cassette. SELF-TIMER The self-timer delays shutter release between 5 and 13 seconds, depending upon how far counter-clockwise you have turned the cocking lever. When using the self-timer, do not depress the shutter release button.it will immediately release the shutter without delayed action. Turn the cocking lever down 90--i80. Move the small light-colored self-timer start lever as indicated. the self-timer will start. This self-timer also has an interrupt function. Even after the self-timer has started to run, you can stop it by moving the start lever back to normal position, as long as the cocking lever has not been moved back past the 90 position. You can re-start the self-timer by pushing the cocking lever down again and moving the start lever again. Do not leave the cocking lever in "interrupt" position for an extended period, as this may weaken the spring.
FLASH SYNCHRONIZATION The KM has FP and X terminals on the front of the camera body, and a separate X contact on the built-in hot shoe. The table on the next page shows which flash contact, which shutter speed and which flash bulb may be combined for maximum lamp efficiency. Unless these combinations are rigidly followed, there will be a failure in flash synchronization. Note the "X" setting is exactly at the 60 marked on the speed dial. This indicates the highest shutter speed at which electronic flash units may be used. Use the hot shoe flash contact when using a shoemount electronic flash like the Pentax Autorobo which has a flash contact on the shoe bracket. When using the hot shoe, there is no need to plug the flash cord into the X terminal on the body front. The hot shoe flash contact turns to "hot" (switched on) only when you insert a shoemount electronic flash. It remains "cold" (disconnected) even when using an electronic flash with its cord plugged into the X terminal on the body front. This eliminates the danger of electric shocks. There are basically two types of flash bulb attachments on the market: clip-on types and bracket types. Either can be used with your camera. The clip-on types are attached to the hot shoe and the bracket types are screwed into the tripod screw hole. Use one of these three bulb types: M, MF or FP. The correct terminal and the correct shutter speed to use for each of these three types are outlined in the table below. Before attaching the flash unit to the camera, you must remove the protective plug from the proper terminal. When not using the terminals, keep the plugs inserted.
DEPTH FIELD PREVIEW BUTTON AND GUIDE Depth of field is the range between the nearest and farthest distances which are in focus at a given lens aperture. If you want to know how great the depth of field is at a certain aperture, focus on a subject and see through the viewfinder while depressing the depth-of-field preview button (A). Or, after focusing, look at the depth-of-field preview button (A) Or after focusing look at teh depth-of-field guide on the lens. In the photograph below, the distance scale is set at 5 meters. the lens is focused on a subject 5 meters away the calibrations on each side of the distance index correspond to the diaphragm setting and indicate the range of in-focus distance for different lens apertures. For example, if a lens opening of f/4 is to be used, the range on the distance scale ring covered within the figure 4 on the depth-of-field guide indicates the area in focus at that lens opening. You will note from the depth-of-field guide in the photograph that the range from approximately 4.5 to 6.5 m is in focus. Note that as the lens apertures change, the effective depth of field also changes. For the depths of field at different apertures and distances, refer to the next page.
DEPTH OF FIELD TABLE SMC PENTAX 50mm LENS
HELPFUL HINTS ON EXPOSURE PROBLEMS The light meter built into your KM correctly reads the average of the light reflected from the entire scene as seen through the viewfinder --with a little extra importance, or weight, given to what is in the center. Sometimes, however, there is a great difference between the light reflected from the background and the light reflected from the subject. In such a case, to achieve a really good photo, you must compensate for the difference by opening or closing down the aperture 1 or 2 steps. As a general rule, when the subject is darker than the background, you compensate by opening your aperture 1 or 2 steps further. For example: on a bright day, when your subject has his back to the sun and you are shooting directly toward the sun. or when you are shooting a subject against snow or light-colored sand. or when you are copying a page of black letters on white paper, increase the size of the aperture somewhat. When your subject is brighter than the background -- if he is standing in a spotlight, for example -- you make the aperture 1 or 2 steps smaller to compensate.
MANUAL SHUTTER OPERATION The silver oxide battery in your KM is used only for powering the exposure meter; the shutter mechanism is a totally manual operation. Therefore, your camera can still be operated even if the battery has worn out. (A good sign of a worn-out battery is that the black meter needle does not move when you remove the lens cap.) If the battery has worn out and the exposure meter is no longer functioning, you must determine the correct combination of shutter speed and aperture size yourself,
from your own experience. Also, packed in with most types of 35mm film is a data sheet of suggestions for determining the correct exposure in a variety of situations.
INFRA-RED PHOTOGRAPHY If you intend to take infra-red photographs, remember to use the infra-red index marked with an orange line on the depth-of-field guide. First, bring your subject into clear focus. Then determine the lens-to-subject distance from the distance scale on the lens. Then match your lens-to-subject distance to the infrared index by turning the distance scale accordingly. For instance, if your subject is in focus at infinity, turn the distance ring and move the infinity (00) mark to the index.
MULTIPLE EXPOSURE For deliberate multiple exposures, make the first exposure in the normal way. Then tighten the film by turning the rewind knob (A), and keep hold of the rewind knob. Depress the film rewind release button (B) and cock the rapid-wind This cocks the shutter without advancing the film. Finally, release the shutter to lever. make the second exposure. Then make one blank exposure, before taking the next picture, to avoid overlapping. Exposure counter registration may not be exact.
RANGE OF LIGHT MEASUREMENT The exposure meter of the KM measures the brightness of the ground glass. Therefore, the meter needle should be centered after you have focused your subject on the ground glass. The area (A) in the table indicates the reading range of the meter, and should not be interpreted as the cameras total range of f/stop-shutter speed combinations. As you will note from the table, with an ASA 100 film, you may use any shutter speed from 1/4 sec. to 1/1000 sec. in combination with any aperture that will bring the meter needle to the midpoint in the viewfinder. The total range of the aperture settings is, of course, determined by the minimum and maximum apertures of the lens being used. For example, with the 50mm f/1.4 lens and ASA 100 film, any aperture from ff1.4 (the maximum aperture of this lens) to ff16 may be used with any shutter speed from 1/4 sec. to 1/1000 sec. that will bring the meter needle to midpoint. However, the combination of ff22 (minimum aperture) and 1/1000 sec. is beyond the measurability range (B), as shown in the table. As the ASA film speed changes, the measurability range varies. OPEN-APERTURE OR STOP-DOWN METERING Open-aperture SMC Pentax lenses have a diaphragm coupling lever 0 on the back of the lens which locks into the camera body to permit open-aperture metering. The super telephotos do not have a diaphragm coupler, so they must be used with the stop-down metering system. Use of the AutoExtension Tube Set K permits open-aperture metering. It can also be set to stop down the diaphragm automatically. Use of other K Series accessories -- standard Extension Tube Set K, Helicoid Extension Tube K, AutoBellows K and Bellows Unit K -- requires stop-down metering. Whenever any one of these is used between the camera body and an SMC Pentax lens, the stop-down metering system must be used.
USING CONVENTIONAL SCREW-MOUNT TAKUMAR LENSES Conventional screw-mount Taku mar lenses (both Super-Takumar and SMC Takumar) can be easily mounted onto your camera by attaching them first to a Mount Adaptor K. Use of the Mount Adaptor K does not affect any aspect of normal lens function except as regards the following two points: 1. Due to the difference in coupling systems, the automatic diaphragm will not function. 2. Full-aperture metering lenses will function as stop-down metering lenses. P.S. This can also be used with the Pentax Digital cameras to use thread mount lenses. Change the camera to manual mode and press the exposure lock button to obtain an exposure reading. You need to press the exposure lock button each time you fire. This checks the exposure should it change even slightly.
HOW TO USE MOUNT ADAPTOR K 1. Screw the conventional Takumar lens into the Mount Adaptor K. 2. Attach the Adaptor/lens unit to the camera body by aligning the red dots (A) and (B) and turning the lens clockwise until it locks with a click. (This takes slightly less than a quarter of a revolution.) 3. To remove only the lens, leaving the Mount Adaptor K attached to the camera body, simply unscrew the lens counter-clockwise. Other screwmount Takumar lenses can then be attached in the normal way. 1. To remove the Mount Adaptor K from the camera body, first remove the screw-mount lens. Then press, with your thumbnail or a pointed object such as a ballpoint pen, against the spring pin (C). 2. Turn the Mount Adaptor K counter-clockwise until you fell it release, and take it out. 3. Since the mechanism for locking in the Mount Adaptor K is totally different from that which locks in an SMC Pentax bayonet-mount lens, the lock lever (D) on the camera body plays no part at all.
RESISTANCE TO TEMPERATURE EXTREMES AND CHANGES Sudden changes in temperature will often cause moisture to condense inside or outside your camera. This is a possible The temperature range at which your camera will continue to function properly stretches from 50C to - source of rust, which may be extremely damaging to the 20C. However, resistance to cold could be hampered mechanism. Furthermore, if the camera goes from a warm temperature to a sub-freezing one, and if tiny drops of by oil which has become dirty. Therefore, if the moisture freeze, further damage may be done by their camera is to operate at full efficiency in very cold conditions, it must be overhauled and all oil must be expansion. replaced. Thus, sudden temperature changes should be avoided as much
as possible. As a guide, a temperature change of 10C should be allowed to take place gradually over a period of at least 30 minutes. If this is not possible, keeping the camera in its case or bag will help somewhat in minimizing the effects of a rapid temperature change. Extremely low temperature reduces the efficiency of the battery. Therefore, the camera should be protected against low temperature. Put the batteries into the camera right before shooting. For extremely low temperature, use new batteries.
1. Always keep the viewfinder eyepiece, lens and filter as clean as possible. To remove loose dust and dirt, first use the blower and then the brush of a lens brush. Do not try to wipe off granular dirt or dust -- its an excellent way of scratching the glass. Smudges, such as fingerprints, should be carefully wiped away with either a lens tissue or a clean, soft cloth. Clean, plain cotton handkerchiefs that have already been washed a few times are particularly good for this. Breathing on the lens before wiping is effective; but be sure to wipe away all moisture completely. Commercial lens cleaners are also effective. 2. Never touch the mirror or the shutter curtain with your hands. (The natural acids on your skin are very damaging.) Minor dirt or spots on the mirror will not affect the clarity of your pictures. 3. Take care not to drop the camera or knock it against anything solid. Accidents or rough handling can easily damage the internal mechanism, even though extremely nothing seems to have been hurt. 4. Your camera is not waterproof. There are several places where water can get inside and do a great deal of damage. Take care to protect both body and lens from rain or splashing water. If your camera should get wet, dry it off immediately with a clean, soft cloth. Once a camera has become completely soaked, there is often nothing that can be done to make it right again. However, in such a case, take your camera as soon as possible to an authorized Asahi Pentax Service Center. 5. Where to keep your camera while you are not using it is an important point. The best storage place is cool, dry, clean and well ventilated. Because of the possible build-up of humidity, it is risky to store your camera in a cabinet or closet. Its also a good idea to keep your camera in its bag or case while you are not using it. 6. When mounting your camera on a tripod, be sure the tripod screw is no longer than 5.5mm. This is the depth of the tripod screw hole on your camera. If you use a longer screw, you will probably puncture the bottom of the hole, after which the camera will not function properly.
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All Asahi Pentax cameras purchased through authorized bona fide photographic distribution channels are guaranteed against defects of material or workmanship for a period of twelve months from date of purchase. Service will be rendered and defective parts will be replaced without cost to You within that period, provided the equipment has not been abused, altered, or operated contrary to instruction. Because the tolerances, quality, and design compatibility of lenses other than Pentax lenses are beyond our control, damage caused by use of such lenses will not be covered by this warranty policy, The manufacturer or its authorized representatives shall not be liable for any repair or alternations except those made with its written consent and shall not be liable for damages from delay or loss of use or from other indirect or consequential damages of any kind, whether caused by defective material or workmanship or otherwise; and it is expressly agreed that the liability of the manufacturer or its representatives under all guarantees or warranties, whether expressed or implied, is strictly limited to the replacement of parts as hereinbefore provided. PROCEDURE DURING 12-MONTH WARRANTY PERIOD Any Asahi Pentax which proves defective during the 12-month warranty period should be returned to the dealer from whom you purchased the equipment or to the manufacturer. If there is no representative of the manufacturer in your country, send the equipment to the manufacturer, with postage prepaid. In this case, it will take a considerable length of time before the equipment can be returned to you owing to the complicated customs procedures required in Japan in importing and re-exporting photographic equipment. If the equipment is covered by warranty, repairs will be made and parts replaced free of charge, and the equipment will be returned to you upon completion of servicing. If the equipment is not covered by warranty, regular charges of the manufacturer or of its representatives will apply. Shipping charges are to be horned by the owner. If your Asahi Pentax was purchased outside of the country where you wish to have serviced during the warranty period, regular handling and servicing fees may by charged by the manufacturer's representatives in that country. Notwithstanding this, your Asahi Pentax returned to the manufacturer will be serviced free of charge according to this procedure and warranty policy. In any case, however, shipping charges and customs clearance fees are to be horned by the sender. To prove the date of your purchase when required, please keep the receipts or bills covering the purchase of your equipment for at least a year. Before sending your equipment for servicing, please make sure that you are sending it to the manufacturer's authorized representatives or their accredited repair shops, unless you are sending it directly to the manufacturer. Always obtain a quotation of the service charge, and only after you accept the quoted service charge, instruct the service station to proceed with the servicing. This warranty policy does not apply to Asahi Pentax cameras purchased in the U.S.A. For these cameras, please refer to the separate Warranty Policy Card enclosed here.
The captured area (view angle) will differ between the e/y and 35 mm SLR cameras even if the same lens is used because the format size for 35 mm film and CCD are different. Sizes for 35 mm film and CCD 35 mm film : 3624 mm e/y CCD : 23.515.7 mm Angles of view being equal, the focal length of a lens used with a 35 mm camera must be approximately 1.5 times longer than that of e/y. To obtain an angle of view framing the same area, divide the focal length of the 35 mm lens by 1.5. Example) To capture the same image as a 150 mm lens attached to a 35 mm camera 1501.5=100 Use a 100 mm lens with the e/y. Inversely, multiply the focal length of the lens used with the e/y by 1.5 to determine the focal length for 35 mm cameras. Example) If 300 mm lens is used with the e/y 3001.5=450 Focal length is equivalent to a 450 mm lens on a 35 mm camera.
Shake Reduction (SR)
Shake Reduction (SR) on the e/y features a PENTAX original system which uses magnetic force to move the image sensor at high speeds, compensating camera shake. The camera may generate some operating noise when it is shaken, such as when changing the composition of a picture. It is not a malfunction.
The guides displayed for the e/y help function have been designed for use in combination with a DA or DA L lens. When using another lens with the aperture ring not set to the s (Auto) position, some of the guides displayed may not match the actual conditions.
Checking the Contents of the Package
The following accessories are packaged with your camera. Check that all accessories are included.
Hot shoe cover FK (Installed on camera)
Eyecup FQ (Installed on camera)
Body mount cover (Installed on camera)
USB cable I-USB7
Software (CD-ROM) S-SW84
Four AA lithium batteries
Operating Manual (this manual)
PENTAX PHOTO Browser 3/ PENTAX PHOTO Laboratory 3 Operating Manual
Names and Functions of Working Parts
Power lamp Self-timer lamp/ Remote control receiver Card cover Lens mount index (red dot) Lens unlock button Hot shoe
Using the Menus
This section explains operation methods for [A Rec. Mode] menus, [Q Playback] menus, [R Set-up] menus and [A Custom Setting] menus. Following, how to set the [Select AF point] in the [A Rec. Mode 2] menu will be explained as an example.
Press the 3 button in Capture mode.
The [A Rec. Mode 1] menu appears on the monitor. If the 3 button is pressed in Playback mode, the [Q Playback 1] menu appears. When the mode dial is set to H (Scene), the [H Scene] menu appears instead.
Press the four-way controller (5).
Each time the four-way controller is pressed, the menu will change in the following sequence: [A Rec. Mode 2], [A Rec. Mode 3], [Q Playback 1], [Q Playback 2] , [R Set-up 1] [A Custom Setting 4]. You can use the e-dial to switch the menus.
3 Custom Image Digital Filter File Format JPEG Rec. Pixels JPEG Quality RAW file format Color Space MENU Exit
Use the four-way controller (23) to choose an item.
3 AF Mode AE Metering Select AF point Instant Review
Available settings are displayed. Press the four-way controller (5) to move to the pop-up menu if there is one.
Use the four-way controller (23) to select a setting.
The camera returns to the menu screen. Next, set other items. Press the 3 button to exit the menu and return to the previously displayed screen.
Even after you press the 3 button and close the menu screen, your settings will not be saved if the camera is turned off improperly (such as by removing the battery while the camera is on).
Using the Help Function
When you are not sure about how to operate a certain function, you can display an explanation of the current operation and status of the camera by pressing the g (Help) button. Help screens can be displayed in the following cases. Capture mode Playback mode (single-image display, multi-image display, calendar display, folder display or enlarged view)
Press the g button.
A screen where you can confirm the current status of the camera is displayed. If you pressed the g button in Playback mode, go to Step 3.
Press the g button again.
The button input screen is displayed.
Press the button that you want to see explained.
An explanation of the button appears. If the = button or the shutter release button is pressed, an explanation does not appear and instead the camera returns to Capture mode.
Attaching the Lens
Attach a proper lens to the camera's body. When you use one of the following lenses with the e/y, all the cameras exposure modes will be available. (a) DA, DA L, D FA, FA J lenses (b) Lenses with an Aperture s (Auto) position, when used in the s position
Turn the camera off before attaching or removing the lens to prevent unexpected lens movement.
When lenses described in (b) are used in a position other than s, some functions will be restricted. See Notes on [19. Using Aperture Ring] (p.241). With factory default settings, the camera will not work with other lenses and accessories. Set [19. Using aperture ring] in the [A Custom Setting 3] menu to [Permitted] to use them. (p.241)
Check that the camera is turned off. Remove the body mount cover (1) and lens mount cover (2).
Be sure to put the lens down with the lens mount side facing upward to protect the lens mount from damage after removal.
Align the Lens mount index (red dot) on the camera and the lens, and secure by turning the lens clockwise until it clicks.
After attaching, turn the lens counterclockwise to check that the lens is locked in place.
Remove the front lens cap by pushing the indicated portions inward.
To detach the lens, hold down the lens unlock button (3) and turn the lens counterclockwise.
We assume no responsibility nor liability for accidents, damages and malfunctions resulting from the use of lenses made by other manufacturers. The camera body and lens mount incorporate lens information contacts and an AF coupler. Dirt, dust, or corrosion may damage the electrical system. When necessary, clean the contacts with a soft dry cloth.
The body mount cover (1) is a cover to prevent scratches and block dust when shipped. Body Mount Cap K is sold separately and has a lock function.
Adjusting the Viewfinder Diopter
Adjust the viewfinder diopter to suit your eyesight. If it is difficult to see the viewfinder image clearly, slide the diopter adjustment lever sideways. You can adjust the diopter from approximately 2.5 to +1.5 m1.
Look through the viewfinder and slide the diopter adjustment lever left or right.
Adjust the lever until the AF frame in the viewfinder is focused. Point the camera at a white wall or other bright and consistent surface.
AF frame The Eyecup F Q is attached to the viewfinder portion when the camera leaves the factory. Diopter adjustment is available with the Eyecup FQ attached. However, adjustment is easier with the eyecup removed. To remove the Eyecup FQ, pull it out in the direction of the arrow. To attach the Eyecup F Q, align it with the groove on the viewfinder eyepiece and push it into position. If it is difficult to see the viewfinder image clearly even if you set the diopter adjustment lever, use the optional diopter UP correction lens adapter M. However, the Eyecup FQ must be removed to use this adapter. (p.250)
This chapter explains basic operations for shooting by setting mode dial to I (Auto Picture) to ensure successful capturing. For information about advanced functions and settings for taking pictures, refer to chapter 4 and onward.
Basic Shooting Operation.. 58 Using a Zoom Lens... 64 Using the Built-in Flash.. 65 Playing Back Pictures.. 72
Basic Shooting Operation
Holding the Camera
How you hold the camera is important when taking pictures. Hold the camera firmly with both hands. Press the shutter release button gently when taking a picture. 3
Horizontal position Vertical position To reduce camera shake, support your body or the camera on a solid object such as a table, tree, or wall. Although there are individual differences among photographers, the shutter speed for a handheld camera is generally 1/(focal length 1.5). For example, it is 1/75 of a second for a focal length of 50 mm and 1/150 of a second for 100 mm. Use a tripod or the Shake Reduction function (p.121) when using a lower shutter speed. When using a telephoto lens, a tripod that is heavier than the total weight of the camera and lens is recommended to avoid camera shake. Do not use the Shake Reduction function when using the camera on a tripod. (p.122)
Letting the Camera Choose the Optimal Settings
The e/y features various Capture modes, Focus modes, and Drive modes for expressing your photographic vision. This section explains how to take pictures by simply pressing the shutter release button.
Set the mode dial to I.
The camera will select the optimal capture mode for the subject. 1 Selecting the Appropriate Capture Mode (p.80)
Set the focus mode lever to =.
The focus mode changes to = (Autofocus) mode. When the shutter release button is pressed halfway in =, the lens focuses automatically. (p.109)
Look through the viewfinder to view the subject.
A zoom lens can be used to change the size of the subject in the viewfinder. 1Using a Zoom Lens (p.64)
Position the subject inside the AF frame and press the shutter release button halfway.
The autofocus system operates. The focus indicator ] appears in the viewfinder when the subject comes into focus. When set to I (Auto Picture) mode, the optimal capture mode is automatically selected from U (Standard)/= (Portrait)/ s (Landscape)/q (Macro)/\ (Moving Object)/. (Night Scene Portrait). The flash pops up automatically when necessary. 1 Operating the shutter release button (p.62) 1 Subjects that are difficult to focus on (p.63) 1 Using the Built-in Flash (p.65)
Press the shutter release button fully.
The picture is taken.
Review the captured image on the monitor.
The image appears for 1 second on the monitor shortly after capturing (Instant Review). 1 Setting the Display for Instant Review (p.222) You can magnify the image during Instant Review with the e-dial. (p.167) You can delete the image during Instant Review by pressing the i button. (p.73)
You can set the camera so that pressing the = button will focus automatically, in the same way as pressing the shutter release button halfway. (p.110) You can preview the image on the monitor and check composition, exposure, and focus before taking pictures. (p.119) The viewfinder indicators stay on while the shutter release button is pressed halfway. The indications stay on for about 10 seconds (default setting) while the exposure metering timer is on even after taking your finger off the button. (p.28, p.103)
62 Operating the shutter release button
The shutter release button has two working positions.
Pressed halfway Pressed fully (first position) (second position)
Pressing it down halfway (first position) turns on the viewfinder indicators and the autofocus system operates. Pressing it fully (second position) takes a picture.
Press the shutter release button gently when taking a picture to prevent camera shake. Practice pressing the shutter release button halfway/fully to learn where the first position and second position are.
63 Subjects that are difficult to focus on
The autofocus mechanism is not perfect. Focusing may be difficult when taking pictures under the following conditions. These also apply to manual focusing using the focus indicator ] in the viewfinder. (a) Extremely low-contrast subjects such as a white wall in the focusing area. (b) Subjects which do not reflect much light within the focusing area. (c) Fast moving objects. (d) Strongly reflected light or strong backlighting (bright background). (e) If repeating vertical or horizontal line patterns appear within the focusing area. (f) Multiple subjects in the foreground and background within the focusing area. If the subject cannot be focused automatically, set the focus mode lever to \ and use the manual focus mode to focus on the subject with the aid of the matte field in the viewfinder. (p.117)
Subject may not be focused even when ] (focus indicator) is displayed when (e) and (f) above apply.
Using a Zoom Lens
Enlarge the subject (telephoto) or capture a wider area (wide angle) with a zoom lens. Adjust the subject to the desired size and take pictures.
You can set [6. Auto Bracketing order] in the [A Custom Setting 1] menu (p.78).
Auto Bracketing order 0 +, 0 +, + 0 , 0 +
Press the four-way controller (2) in Capture mode.
The [Drive Mode] screen appears.
Use the four-way controller (5) to select l (Auto Bracket).
Drive Mode Auto Bracket
0.5EV 0.5 EV 0.5EV
Turn the e-dial to set the EV compensation value.
The following EV compensation values can be set according to the step interval set in [1. EV Steps] (p.105) in the [A Custom Setting 1] menu.
Step interval 1/2 EV 1/3 EV Bracket value 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 0.3, 0.7, 1.0, 1.3, 1.7, 2.0
The focus indicator ] and EV compensation value appear in the status screen and viewfinder when focused.
Three consecutive images will be taken according to the order set in [6. Auto Bracketing order] in the [A Custom Setting 1] menu.
When the AF Mode is set to l (Single mode), the focus is locked in the first frame position and used for subsequent continuous frames. When you take your finger off the shutter release button during Auto Bracket, the Auto Bracket exposure setting will remain effective for twice as much time as the exposure metering timer (default setting is 20 seconds) (p.103) and you can take a picture at the next compensation value. In this case, auto focusing works for each frame. After about twice as much time as the exposure metering timer, the camera returns to settings for taking the first picture. You can combine Auto Bracket with the built-in flash or external flash (P-TTL auto only) to change only the flash output continuously. However, when using an external flash, holding the shutter release button down to take three continuous frames may cause the second and third frame to be taken before the flash is fully charged. Always take one frame at a time after confirming that charging is complete. Exposure Bracket is not available when the shutter speed is set to h.
Taking only overexposed or underexposed pictures
You can use Auto Bracket mode for only underexposure or overexposure shots by combining the operation with EV Compensation (p.104). Auto Bracket is performed in both cases on the basis of the specified EV compensation value.
You can focus with the following methods. = Autofocus \ Manual focus
The camera automatically focuses on the subject when the shutter release button is pressed halfway. Manually adjust the focus.
Using the Autofocus
You can also choose the autofocus mode from l (Single mode) where the shutter release button is pressed halfway to focus on the subject and the focus is locked at that position, and k (Continuous mode) where the subject is kept in focus by continuous adjustment while the shutter release button is pressed halfway. The f (Auto) option automatically switches between l and k. The default setting is f. 1 Setting the AF Mode (p.111) 4
Use the four-way controller (45) to select O (On) or P (Off). Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Bright/Dark area]. Use the four-way controller (45) to select O (On) or P (Off). Press the 3 button twice.
The Digital Preview function is assigned to the g button. The camera returns to the status screen and is ready to take a picture.
Focus on the subject, then compose the picture in the viewfinder and press the g button.
The icon (|) appears in the monitor during preview and you can check the composition, exposure and focus. Press the shutter release button halfway to end Digital Preview and start focusing.
The maximum display time for Digital Preview is 60 seconds. You can magnify the image during Digital Preview with the e-dial. (p.167)
Using Shake Reduction Function to Prevent Camera Shake
Taking Pictures Using the Shake Reduction Function
You can easily take sharp pictures using the Shake Reduction function.
The Shake Reduction function reduces camera shake that occurs when the shutter release button is pressed. This is useful for taking pictures in situations where camera shake is likely to occur. The Shake Reduction function allows you to take pictures at approximately 4 steps slower shutter speed without the risk of camera shake. The Shake Reduction function is ideal when taking pictures in the following situations. When taking pictures in dimly lit locations, such as indoors, at night, on cloudy days and in the shade When taking telephoto pictures
Blurred picture Picture taken with the Shake Reduction function
The Shake Reduction function does not compensate for blurring caused by subject movement. To take pictures of a moving subject, increase the shutter speed. The Shake Reduction function may not fully reduce camera shake when taking close-up shots. In this case, it is recommended that the Shake Reduction function be turned off and the camera be used with a tripod. The Shake Reduction function will not fully work when shooting with a very slow shutter speed, for example when shooting a moving subject or night scenes. In this case, it is recommended that the Shake Reduction function be turned off and the camera be used with a tripod.
Use the four-way controller (2345) to select [Digital Filter] and press the 4 button.
The screen for selecting the filter appears.
Digital Filter Not use any filters
Use the four-way controller (45) to select a filter.
Use the four-way controller (23) to select the parameter and the four-way controller (45) to adjust the parameters value.
Number of light sources
After you finish shooting using the digital filters, select [Not use any filters] in Step 3. You can also apply digital filter to images after shooting them in Playback mode (p.192).
This chapter provides details on the built-in flash of the e/y and describes how to take pictures with the external flash.
Flash Characteristics in Each Exposure Mode... 136 Distance and Aperture when Using the Built-in Flash... 138 Lens Compatibility with the Built-in Flash. 139 Using an External Flash (Optional). 140
Flash Characteristics in Each Exposure Mode
Using the Flash in b (Shutter Priority) Mode
When taking a moving subject, you can use the flash to change the blur effect. Any desired shutter speed 1/180 sec. or slower can be set for taking a flash photograph. The aperture value automatically changes according to the ambient brightness. The shutter speed is locked at 1/180 sec. when lens other than DA, DA L, D FA, FA J, FA, F or A is used.
Using the Flash in c (Aperture Priority) Mode
You can set the desired aperture to take a flash photograph when you want to change the depth of field or shoot a subject farther away. The shutter speed automatically changes with the ambient brightness. The shutter speed shifts automatically anywhere from 1/180 sec. to a slow shutter speed (p.58) that reduces camera shake. The slowest shutter speed depends on the focal length of the lens in use. The shutter speed is locked at 1/180 sec. when lens other than DA, DA L, D FA, FA J, FA or F is used.
You can use slow-speed-sync in. (Night Scene Portrait) or b (Shutter Priority) mode when shooting portraits with the sunset in the background. Both the portrait and the background are captured beautifully.
Slow-speed-sync slows the shutter speed. Use the Shake Reduction function or turn off the Shake Reduction function and use a tripod to avoid camera shake. The picture will also blur if the subject moves. Slow-speed-sync shooting can also be performed with an external flash.
Using b (Shutter Priority) Mode
b (Shutter Priority) mode is set.
Use the e-dial to set the shutter speed.
The background is not properly exposed if aperture value is blinking when shutter speed is set. Set the shutter speed so that aperture value does not blink.
The flash pops up.
Take a picture.
Using a (Manual) Mode Set the mode dial to a.
a (Manual) mode is set.
Daylight Flash Neutral white (Fluorescent light)
Daylight (Fluorescent light)
Adjusting the White Balance Manually
You can adjust the white balance depending on the light source when taking pictures. With Manual White Balance, the camera can store delicate shades that cannot be precisely adjusted with the white balance preset values provided in the camera. This provides the optimum white balance for your surroundings.
Select K (Manual) in Step 3 on p.160.
White Balance Manual
Under the light to measure the white balance, fully display a white sheet of paper in the viewfinder or select a white area as the subject. Press the shutter release button fully.
Slide the focus mode lever to \ when the shutter cannot be released. The screen to select the measuring range is displayed.
Use the e-dial to select the entire screen or spot area for the measuring range. When a spot area is selected, use the four-way controller (2345) to move the frame to the area you want to measure.
The camera returns to the [White Balance] screen. Tune using steps in Fine-Tuning the White Balance if fine-tuning is necessary.
The camera is ready to take a picture with the set White Balance.
No image is recorded when the shutter release button is pressed to adjust the white balance. [NG] appears when measuring is unsuccessful. Press the 4 button while displayed to return to the [Adjust White Balance] screen for remeasuring. If the picture is extremely overexposed or underexposed, white balance may not be adjusted. In this case, adjust appropriate exposure and adjust the white balance.
Fine-Tuning the White Balance
You can fine tune the white balance settings.
Set [8. Adjust White Balance] in the [A Custom Setting 2] menu to [On].
8. Adjust White Balance Off On
Adjustment is enabled in the white balance settings
Perform desired settings in Steps 1 to 3 on p.159.
The [Adjust White Balance] screen appears.
Use the four-way controller (2345) to fine tune White Balance.
Seven levels and 225 patterns are available on the G-M and B-A axes.
Shade WB G G1
Adjusts the tone of the colors between green and magenta. Adjusts the tone of the colors between blue and amber.
The camera returns to the [White Balance] screen.
If [8. Adjust White Balance] in the [A Custom Setting 2] menu is set to [Off] after White Balance is adjusted, the adjusted values become invalid. Set [8. Adjust White Balance] to [On] again to enable the values used previously. When set to K (Manual), White Balance can also be measured in the [Adjust White Balance] screen by pressing the shutter release button fully.
The edited image is saved under a different name.
Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Exit] and press the 4 button.
Select [Continue] to edit other images.
Save images are completed. Continue Developing? Continue Exit
Specifying the Parameters
Specifies the parameters for editing RAW images. The following parameters can be changed.
Parameter Recorded Pixels Quality Level Custom Image Value J (38722592)/P (30082000)/ i (18241216) C (Best)/D (Better)/E (Good) Bright/Natural/Portrait/Landscape/Vibrant/ Monochrome (p.157) F (Auto), G (Daylight), H (Shade), ^ (Cloudy), JD (Daylight colors fluorescent lights), JN (Daylight white fluorescent lights), JW (White light fluorescent lights), I (Tungsten Light), L (Flash), K (Manual) (p.159) 2.0 to +2.0 Off/Weakest/Weak/Strong sRGB/AdobeRGB On/Off
Sensitivity High-ISO Noise Reduction Color Space Shadow Compensation
Press the four-way controller (23) in Step 4 of p.195 to choose the parameter you want to change.
Use the four-way controller (45) to change the value. Press the 4 button.
Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Save as] and press the 4 button.
The RAW image is edited and saved as a new image.
When the white balance is set to [Manual], press the mc button to display the measuring screen. Only the Spot measuring range is available.
This chapter describes how to make the printing settings.
Setting the Printing Service (DPOF).. 200 Printing Using PictBridge.. 203
Setting the Printing Service (DPOF)
You can order conventional photograph prints by taking the SD Memory Card with recorded images to a store for printing. DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) settings allow you to specify the number of copies and to imprint the date.
DPOF settings cannot be applied to RAW images. You can make DPOF settings for up to 999 images.
The self-timer lamp blinks while cleaning the sensor. This camera features a CCD shifting shake reduction system, and it may generate a vibration sound while cleaning the CCD. It is not a malfunction.
Turn the camera off and remove the lens. Turn the camera on. Select [Sensor Cleaning] in the [R Set-up 3] menu.
The [Sensor Cleaning] screen appears.
Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Mirror Up].
Sensor Cleaning Starts mirror lockup to clean the sensor. Turn the power off to finish Mirror Up Cancel
The mirror is locked in the up position. If you used Dust Alert to detect dust on the sensor within the last 30 minutes, the Dust Alert image appears on the monitor. Clean the sensor while checking the location of the dust.
Clean the CCD.
Use a brush-less blower to remove dirt and dust from the CCD. Using a blower with a brush may scratch the CCD. Do not wipe the CCD with a cloth.
Turn off the camera. Attach the lens after the mirror returns to its original position.
A number of dedicated accessories are available for this camera. Please contact a PENTAX Service Center for details regarding accessories. Products marked with an asterisk (*) are the same as those supplied with the camera.
Power Supply Accessories
AC Adapter kit K-AC84 (Set includes AC ADAPTER D-AC76, DC COUPLER D-DC84 and AC plug cord(*).) Lets you power your camera with the outlet when combined with the AC plug cord.
Auto Flash AF540FGZ Auto Flash AF360FGZ The AF540FGZ and AF360FGZ are PTTL auto flash units with a maximum guide number of 54 and 36 (ISO 100/m), respectively. Their features include slave-sync flash, contrast-control-sync flash, auto flash, high-speed sync flash, wireless flash, slow-speed sync and trailing curtain sync flash.
Auto Flash AF200FG The AF200FG is a P-TTL auto flash unit with a maximum guide number of 20 (ISO 100/m). It features contrastcontrol-sync flash and slow-speed sync flash when combined with the AF540FGZ or AF360FGZ unit. Auto Macro Flash AF160FC The AF160FC is a flash system especially designed for macro photography to take close, shadowless pictures of small objects. It is compatible with existing TTL auto flash functions and it can be used with a wide range of PENTAX cameras by using the provided adapter ring. Hot Shoe Adapter FG Extension Cord F5P
Hot Shoe Adapter FG
Off-Camera Shoe Adapter F Use the adapters and cords to use the external flash away from the camera.
Type Effective Pixels Sensor Recorded Pixels Sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) File Format JPEG Quality Storage Medium Number of Shots
Recorded File Format/ Pixels JPEG Quality
Capacity 1GB 512MB 256MB 128MB Approx. 59 Approx. 29 Approx. 14 Approx. 7 Approx. 58 Approx. 29 Approx. 14 Approx. 58 Approx. 86 Approx. 97 Approx. 7 Approx. 29 Approx. 44 Approx. 75 Approx. 50 Approx. 73
J 38722592 | (DNG) Approx. 235 Approx. 119 J 38722592 C D E P 30082000 i 18241216 C D E C D E
4GB 2GB | (PEF) Approx. 236 Approx. 120
Approx. 921 Approx. 469 Approx. 231 Approx. 115 Approx. 1371 Approx. 698 Approx. 343 Approx. 171 Approx. 1547 Approx. 787 Approx. 387 Approx. 193
Approx. 2320 Approx. 1181 Approx. 586 Approx. 293 Approx. 147 Approx. 2277 Approx. 1159 Approx. 570 Approx. 284 Approx. 143
Approx. 3893 Approx. 1982 Approx. 974 Approx. 487 Approx. 245 Approx. 125 Approx. 3549 Approx. 1807 Approx. 902 Approx. 450 Approx. 227 Approx. 116 Approx. 6034 Approx. 3073 Approx. 1549 Approx. 774 Approx. 390 Approx. 200 Approx. 10057 Approx. 5121 Approx. 2627 Approx. 1313 Approx. 662 Approx. 339
JPEG Quality (Compression): C (Best) = 1/4.5, D (Better) = 1/8, E (Good) = 1/16
White Balance Monitor
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight, N: Neutral White, W: White), Tungsten Light, Flash, Manual, fine tuning available 2.7 inch wide viewing field TFT color LCD with approx. 230,000 dots, brightness and color adjustment functions
Playback Function Single frame, 4-image display, 9-image display, 16-image display, zoom display (up to 16 times, scrolling possible), image comparison, rotating, calendar display, folder display, slideshow, histogram, bright/dark area, resize, cropping, Index (Thumbnails/Square/Random 1/Random 2/Random 3) e Program, K Sensitivity priority, b Shutter priority, c Aperture priority, a Manual Picture mode: I Auto Picture, = Portrait, s Landscape, q Macro, \ Moving Object,. Night Scene Portrait, a Flash Off Scene mode: A Night Scene, Q Surf & Snow, K Food, K Sunset, n Stage Lighting, R Kids, Y Pet, m Candlelight, E Museum, l Night Snap Electronically controlled vertical-run focal-plane shutter, Speed range (1) Auto 1/4000 to 30 sec. (stepless), (2) Manual 1/4000 to 30 sec. (1/2 EV steps or 1/3 EV steps), Bulb, Electromagnetic release, Shutter lock by setting Main switch in OFF position PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount (AF coupler, lens information contacts, K-mount with power contacts) PENTAX KAF3 mount lenses, KAF2 mount lenses (power zoom not available), KAF mount lenses, KA mount lenses TTL phase-matching autofocus system, SAFOX (5-point AF), Wide/Spot switching, AF operational brightness range: EV 1 to 18 (at ISO 100 with f/1.4 lens), Focus lock available, Focus Mode: f (Auto)/l (Single)/k (Continuous)/\ Penta-mirror viewfinder, Natural-Bright-Matte II focusing screen, Field of view: approx. 96%, Magnification: approx. 0.85 (with 50 mm f/1.4 lens at ), Diopter: approx. 2.5 to +1.5m-1 (per meter)
F (White Balance).159 White Balance..159 Wireless Mode (Flash).142 World Time..216
Zoom Display..167 Zoom Lens..64
Text Size.. 220 Toning.. 157 Toy Camera (Digital Filter).. 132, 192 Trailing curtain sync. 146 Tungsten Light (White Balance). 159 TV.. 186 b (Shutter Priority) mode.. 94
USB cable.. 205 USB Connection. 204 Using aperture ring. 241
Video cable. 186 Video Output Format. 225 Viewfinder. 28, 48 Vignetting.. 266
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