Pentax K10D Review
Camera information display
Pressing the INFO button in shooting mode displays a detailed overview of the current camera configuration:
Exposure mode, AE metering, Flash mode, Drive mode, Shutter speed, Aperture, EV compensation, Flash compensation, Exposure bracket, Multi-exposure, Extended bracket, Image tone, ISO sensitivity, White balance (inc. fine tuning), Color space, File format, Image size / quality, Shake reduction, AF mode, AF point position, Lens focal length, Saturation, Sharpness, Contrast, Time, Battery status.
Record review & Play
By default the K10D provides a review of the image taken immediately after exposure ('Instant review'). Via the camera menu you can decide to also optionally display an overlaid histogram (in the style last used in Play mode) and also blinking bright / dark areas. These are effectively the same as Play display modes 1 and 3.
In Play mode you can select between the four display modes by pressing the INFO button. Display mode 2 (histogram) provides two different histogram options, either brightness or a combined brightness, red, green and blue channels display. As with record review you can also optionally choose to display blinking bright / dark areas of the image.
|1. Single image, no overlaid information.||2. Single image, basic information overlay.|
|3. Histogram display, brightness mode.||3. Histogram display, brightness, red, green and blue channels mode.|
|4. Thumbnail of the image along with detailed shooting information.|
Blinking bright / dark areas
As mentioned above you can choose to display blinking bright / dark areas in the displayed image if you wish. This works slightly better than most 'blinking highlights' implementations as it also provides you with an idea of what parts of the image may be under-exposed as well as near-to over-exposure.
Turn the rear dial to the right to enter magnification view, keep turning to magnify further. There are seventeen steps to an impressive sounding 20x zoom, however we were unable to detect any more detail beyond approximately 12x zoom.
Turn the rear dial to the left to switch to a 3x3 (9 image) thumbnail index. In this mode you can press the delete button to enter a 'select and delete' mode where you simply tick the images you want removed. If you turn the rear dial left once more you enter folder browse mode where you can select the current folder on the card.
Other play mode features
|Press the delete button to delete the current image or all images (press again).||Press the protect button to mark the image as read-only or to unprotect, press again for all images.|
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