Set-up Menu

Custom Image sub-menu

Like on the K-5 the K-5 II's Custom Image menu is reached via its own, dedicated button and allows control over the image parameters. Flicking the on/off/preview switch button takes an image to preview the settings. Rolling the rear dial switches between standard and fine sharpening while turning the front dial shows or hides the highlight and shadow contrast settings.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Custom Image  • Bright
 • Natural
 • Portrait
 • Landscape
 • Vibrant
 • Muted
 • Bleach Bypass
 • Reversal Film
 • Monochrome
Selects from one of the preset custom images styles. The default varies depending on the language chosen and will be either 'Bright' or 'Natural.'
Saturation/
Filter effect
 • 9 steps (Color modes)
 • Filter effect (Monochrome)
None
Green
Yellow
Orange
Red
Magenta
Blue
Cyan
Infrared Filter
Adjusts saturation in color modes.

In monochrome mode, the camera varies the amount of information taken from the sensor's Red, Green and Blue channels in order to mimics the effect of placing different colored filters in front of the lens.
Hue/Toning  • 9 steps
In color modes, 'Hue' shifts the hue in color modes. Toning 'warms' or 'cools' the tint applied to mono images
High/Low Key Adj.  • 9 steps
Contrast  • 9 steps All modes
Contrast Highlight Adj.  • 9 steps  
Contrast Shadow Adj.  • 9 steps  
Sharpness/Fine/Extra  • 9 steps Rear dial switches to fine sharpening mode for representing fine detail.

Image Adjust menu

The image adjustment menu can be accessed from playback mode by pressing the down arrow. It contains a range of image modification and processing options.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Image Rotation  • No Change
 • 90° Clockwise
 • 90° Anti-clockwise
 • 180°
 
Digital Filter See below  
Resize  •JPEG Rec. Pixels
10 MP
6 MP
2 MP
0.3 MP
 • JPEG Quality Level



 
Cropping  • Aspect ratio
Aspect ratio
3:2
1:1
16:9
4:3
Image Rotation
0–360°
Creates a cropped version of the original image. Choice of image size, aspect ratio, orientation and rotation.
Slideshow  • Starts slideshow  
White balance

 • Select image
Save as Manual 1
Save as Manual 2
Save as Manual 3

Take White Balance reading from previously shot image and save to three memory positions
RAW Development • Developing a Single Image
• Developing Multiple Images
 
File Format
File Format
JPEG
TIFF
Recorded Pixels
16 MP
10 MP
6 MP
2 MP
Quality Level




 • Custom Image
Custom Image Menu
 • White Balance
White Balance Menu
 • Sensitivity
+/- 2
 • High-ISO noise reduction
4 steps
 • Shadow Correction
4 steps
 • Distortion Correction
Off/On
 • Lat-Chromatic-Ab Adj Correction
Off/On
 • Color space
sRGB
Adobe RGB
Allows the post-shot re-processing of images recorded in the RAW format.

The Custom Image and White Balance options give access to the Custom Image and White Balance screens with the same options as they appear in the camera's recording mode.

Selecting Custom White Balance from within the White Balance screen allows a neutral area of the image to be selected and used to define a custom WB.
Index  • Layout (Six choices)
 • Images
12
24
36
 • Background
White
Black
 • Selection
All
Select individually
Select images
Select folder
Select a folder
Creates an index print image (contact sheet). Allows you to select images and layout.
Movie editing  • Set dividing points (up to 4)
 • Delete unwanted segments
 • Save as
 
Protect  • Single image
 • All images
 
DPOF  • Single image
 • All images
 

Digital Filter menu

In the digital filter menu, which can be accessed from within the Image Adjust menu, you can find most of the camera's JPEG processing tools and effects.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Toy camera  • Shading level 3 steps
 • Blurring 3 steps
 • Tone Break R/G/B
 
Retro  • Toning 7 steps (Cyan/Sepia)
 • Add frame - 4 steps
 
High contrast • 5 steps  
Sketch filter • Contrast 3 steps
• Scratch effect
On
Off
 
Watercolor  • Intensity 3 steps
 • Saturation 3 steps
 
Pastel  • 3 steps  
Posterization  • 5 steps  
Miniature  • In-focus Plane
 • In-focus Width
 • In-focus Plane Angle
 • Blur
Gives a mock-tilt/shift effect
Base parameter adjust  • Brightness 17 steps
 • Saturation 7 steps
 • Hue 7 steps
 • Contrast 7 steps
 • Sharpness 7 steps
 
Monochrome  • Filter effect
Black and White
Red
Green
Blue
Infra Red
 • Toning
7 steps (Cyan/Sepia)
 
Color  • Color
Red
Magenta
Blue
Cyan
Green
Yellow
 • Color density
3 steps
 
Extract color

 • Color 1
Red
Magenta
Blue
Cyan
Green
Yellow
 • Color Freq. Range
5 steps

• Color 2
Red
Magenta
Blue
Cyan
Green
Yellow
 • Color Freq. Range
5 steps

Supports two extractable colors
Soft Focus  • Soft Focus
3 steps
 • Shadow Blur
Off/On
 
Star Burst

• Shape
5 shapes
 • Effect density
3 steps
 • Size
3 steps
 • Angle
4 steps

Shapes include traditional + star, five-pointed star, asterisk, heart, music note
Fish-eye  • 3 steps  
Slim  • 17 steps  
HDR  • 3 steps
Pseudo High Dynamic Range effect
Custom Filter  • High Contrast
5 steps
 • Soft Focus
3 steps
 • Tone Break
Off
Red
Green
Blue
Yellow
 • Shading type
6 types
 • Shading Level
7 Steps
 • Distortion Type
3 types
 • Distortion Level
4 steps
 • Invert Color
Off/On