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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 (above the example for P mode). Note that it also indicates the flash mode, drive mode, AF mode, ISO and shake reduction. You can choose for how many seconds this is displayed or disable it in the 'Guide display' option in 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. Press the OK button to enter the Custom Image settings.

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.

Thanks to the higher resolution most of the menu options now fit the screen but the design still reminds me of something that I saw on my Commodore Amiga in the 90s.

Record Menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
AF mode • AF Single
• AF Continuous
 
AE Metering • Multi-segment
• Center-Weighted Average
• Spot metering
 
Select AF point • Auto
• Select
• Center
 
File Format • JPEG
• RAW
• RAW + JPEG
 
JPEG Recorded Pixels • 10M
• 6M
• 2M
- 3872 x 2592 pixels
- 3008 x 2000 pixels
- 1824 x 1216 pixels
JPEG Quality

 
RAW File Format • PEF
• DNG
 
Color Space • sRGB
• AdobeRGB


RAW button • JPEG -> JPEG/RAW/RAW+
• RAW -> JPEG/RAW/RAW+
• RAW+ -> JPEG/RAW/RAW+
 
Memory • Flash Mode
• Drive Mode
• White Balance
• Sensitivity
• EV compensation
• Flash Exposure Compensation
• Playback Display
• Scene Display
• File No.
This lets you select which settings to save when the camera is turned off.
Input Focal Length Choose a focal length between 8 and 800mm. Default setting is 35mm. If you use an old lens that that does not report its focal lens to the camera you can set it here. This information is used to optimize the performance of the Shake Reduction.

Playback Menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
Playback display • Bright/Dark area
Off
On
• Quick zoom
Off
x2
x4
x8
x16
 
Instant Review

Display Time
Off
x2
x4
x8
x16
• Histogram
Off
On
• Bright/Dark area

Off
On

Controls the appearance of the Instant Review
Digital Preview • Histogram
Off
On
• Bright/Dark area

Off
On
Controls the appearance of the Digital Review
Slideshow Interval
3 sec
5 sec
10 sec
30 sec
• Repeat Playback
Off
On
 

Set-up Menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
Format • Format
• Cancel
Format the SD card
Beep • On
In-Focus
AE-L
RAW
Self-Timer
Remote Control
• Off
 
Date Adjust • Style
• Date
• Time
 
World Time • Set  
Language • English
• French
• German
• Spanish
• Portuguese
• Italian
• Danish
• Swedish
• Finnish
• Polish
• Czech
• Hungarian
• Turkish
• Dutch
• Russian
• Korean
• Chinese (traditional)
• Chinese (simplified)
• Japanese
 
Text Size • Standard
• Large
 
Guide display • Off
• 3 sec
• 10 sec
• 30 sec
Controls the display of shooting mode and settings when the mode dial is turned
Brightness Level -7 to +7  
Video Out • NTSC
• PAL
 
USB Connection • PC
• PictBridge
 
Auto Power Off • 1 min
• 3 min
• 5 min
• 10 min
• 30 min
• Off
 
Folder Name • Pentax
• Date
 
Select Battery • Auto Select
• Body First
• Grip First
 
Pixel Mapping • Pixel Mapping
• Cancel
 
Dust Alert Press shutter button to check for dust on the sensor  
Dust Removal • Dust Removal
• Start-Up action
On
Off
 
Sensor Cleaning • Mirror Up
• Cancel
 
Reset • Reset
• Cancel
 
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