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Pentax K100D Review
Published Dec 3, 2006 | Phil Askey
Rear of camera controls
The rear layout of the K100D is virtually identical to that of the *ist DS / DS2, the only change is the addition of the Shake Reduction switch which allows you to enable or disable the system.
Buttons (shooting mode)
Press this button to release the flash electronically.
Enter or leave the camera 'Main Menu'.
Displays a camera information page with a summary of settings such as exposure mode, ISO sensitivity, metering mode, image parameter settings.
Enters play mode, displays the last image taken or the last image on the SD card. Press again to leave play mode (or simply half-press the shutter release).
Press this button to display a four way menu on the LCD monitor, each direction of the four way controller then allows you to modify white balance, drive mode, ISO sensitivity and flash mode. You can use the up and down arrows to change a setting then OK or half-press the shutter release to confirm. Available settings:
Fluorescent Daylight, Neutral White ,White
Manual -> Adjust
Self Timer 10 sec
Self Timer 2 sec
Remote & Self Timer 3 sec
Auto & Red-eye reduction
Manual & Red-eye reduction
Buttons (play mode)
Turn the command dial to the left to switch to a 3x3 (9 image) thumbnail index display. Use the four way controller to move around this index of images.
Turn the dial to the right to magnify the displayed image, available magnification steps are: 1.2x, 1.4x, 1.6x, 1.8x, 2.0x, 2.3x, 2.6x, 3.0x, 3.5x, 4.0x, 5.0x, 6.0x, 8.0x, 10.0x, 12.0x. You can preset the initial zoom step to something more than 1.2x. A magnified image can be scrolled using the four way controller.
|Protect / Un-protect
Allows you to protect (set the file system read-only flag) or un-protect the selected image or all images.
Enter or leave the camera 'Main Menu'.
Delete the currently displayed image or all images on the SD card. This will ignore images which have been protected.
Toggles through the three play display modes:
Image with file type & file number
Image with file type, file number & histogram
Image thumbnail with detailed information display
Front of camera controls
|The only control on the front of the camera is the Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch which is on the left side of the lens barrel (from the back).|
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