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Shooting mode / Function menu

As you turn the shooting mode dial the camera repeats the selected mode on the LCD monitor (as shown in the animation above). Note that it also indicates the flash mode, drive mode, AF mode and white balance setting. This can be disabled with the 'Guide display' option of the setup menu.

Press the Function (Fn) button to display the four-way function menu. Press the four way controller in the indicated direction to change a setting; White balance, Drive mode, Sensitivity or Flash mode.

Menus

The camera's menus are split into four sections; Record, Playback, Setup and Custom Functions. Each of these sections is represented by a 'Tab' at the top of the menu page.

One slight disappointment is that Pentax haven't addressed the limited number of characters across the screen leaving them no option but to resort to humorous acronyms like 'Plybk dsply mthd'.

Record Menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
Image Tone • Bright
• Natural
- Contrasty, saturated and sharp
- Neutral suitable for retouching
Recorded Pixels • L
• M
• S
- 3008 x 2000
- 2400 x 1600
- 1536 x 1024
Quality Level • RAW




- JPEG
- JPEG
- JPEG

Saturation -2 to +2  
Sharpness -2 to +2  
Contrast -2 to +2  
Auto Bracket • Amount: +/- 0.3 to 2.0 EV
• Sequence: 0-+, -0+, +0-
 
AE Metering • Multi-segment
• Center-Weighted Average
• Spot metering
 
Switch distance measure point • Auto
• Selectable area
• Center area
If set to 'selectable' you use the four-way controller to select one of the 11 AF areas
AF mode • AF Single
• AF Continuous
 
Flash exp. compen. • -2.0 to +1.0 EV  
Shake Reduction • Focal Length Used to enter the focal length for lenses which do not provide such information to the camera (older lenses).

Playback Menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
Playback display method • Date Style
Standard
Histogram
Detailed Info
No info Display
Last memory
• Bright Portion
Off
On
Oops someone forgot to rename the menu option, in any case this should probably read 'Display Style'.
Instant Review • 1 sec
• 3 sec
• 5 sec
• Off
Controls when 'blinking highlights' are displayed, either not at all, in review or in review and playback
Digital Filter • B&W
• Sepia
• Color
• Soft
• Slim
• Brightness
(See previous page for example)
Slideshow • 3 sec
• 5 sec
• 10 sec
• 30 sec
 

Set-up Menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
Format • Format
• Cancel
Format the SD card
Beep • On
• Off
 
Date Adjust • Style
• Date
• Time
 
World Time • Set  
Language • English
• French
• German
• Spanish
• Italian
• Swedish
• Dutch
• Russian
• Korean
• Chinese (traditional)
• Chinese (simplified)
• Japanese
 
Guide display • On
• Off
Controls the display of shooting mode and settings when the mode dial is turned
Brightness Level -7 to +7  
Video Out • NTSC
• PAL
 
Transfer Mode • PC
• PictBridge
• PC-F
 
Auto Power Off • 1 min
• 3 min
• 5 min
• 10 min
• 30 min
• Off
 
Folder Name • Standard
• Date
 
File # • Serial No
• Reset
 
Sensor Cleaning • Mirror Up
• Cancel
 
Reset • Reset
• Cancel
 
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