Pentax K10D specifications
|List price (US)|| Body only: $899
Kit with 18-55 mm lens: $999
|Body build|| High-impact plastic with metal sub-structure
Dust and weather resistant seals throughout
|Sensor|| 10.2 million effective pixels
10.75 million total pixels
23.5 x 15.7 mm CCD sensor
RGB Color Filter Array
Built-in low-pass filter
3:2 aspect ratio
|Shake Reduction|| CCD-shift system
Permanent magnets and electronic magnet coils
Can compensate in x, y direction and rotational
|Dust removal|| SP coating
Dust removal by shaking sensor (using SR unit)
|Image processor|| PRIME
DDR2 buffer RAM
|Image sizes|| 3872 x 2592 (10.0 MP)
3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP)
1824 x 1216 (2.2 MP)
JPEG (EXIF 2.21) - Best / Better / Good
|Lens mount|| Pentax KAF2 bayonet mount
Pentax KAF2, KAF or KA mount lenses
|Focusing|| 11-point TTL sensor (SAFOX VIII)
Center 9-points are sensitive to both horiz and vert. detail
AF working range: 0 to 19 EV (at 20°C, F1.4 lens)
|Focus modes|| AF Single
|AF point selection|| Auto
|AF assist||Stroboscopic flash|
|Metering|| 16 segment sensor
Metering range: EV 0.0 - 21 EV (ISO 100, 50 mm F1.4)
|AE lock|| Button
Locked for 20 sec or continuous with shutter half-press
|AE bracketing|| 3 or 5 images
0.3 - 2.0 EV increments
|Other bracketing|| White balance
|Exposure compen.|| +/- 2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps
+/- 3.0 EV in 1/2 EV steps
(shown in 1/3 EV steps, also available in 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
Auto (user defined range)
|Shutter|| Vertical-run focal-plane shutter
30 - 1/4000 sec
1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
Flash X-Sync: 1/180 sec
|Aperture values|| 1/3 or 1/2 EV increments
Actual aperture range depends on lens used
Ability to use lens aperture ring
|Preview function|| Depth-of-field Optical (lens stopped down)
Digital (shot taken without saving, previewed on LCD)
|White balance|| Auto
Fluorescent (Daylight, Neutral, White)
Color temperature (3 memories) - Kelvin or Mired
|WB shift|| Blue (-7) To Amber (+7)
Magenta (-7) to Green (+7)
|Color space|| sRGB
|Image tone|| Natural
|Image parameters|| Saturation: -3 to +3
Sharpness: -3 to +3
Contrast: -3 to +3
|Viewfinder|| Eye-level pentaprism
95% frame coverage
Magnification: 0.95x (with 50 mm F1.4 lens at infinity)
Dioptre adjustment: -2.5 to +1.5 dioptre
Natural Bright Matte II focusing screen
|Viewfinder info|| AF points
Focus confirmation light
Sensitivity (while changed or in Sv mode)
Metering / EV bar
Manual release pop-up
|External flash|| Hot shoe with X-contact
Designed for Pentax dedicated flashes
Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, High-speed sync, Wireless sync
Auto (Green mode)
|Drive modes|| Single
Continuous: 3 fps, unlimited JPEG, 9 images RAW
Self-timer: 2 or 12 sec (automatic mirror-up)
Remote control: immediate, 3 sec delay
|LCD monitor|| 2.5 " TFT LCD (140° viewing angle)
-7 to +7 brightness level adjustment
20x zoom playback
|Instant review|| Off, 1 sec, 3 sec, 5 sec
Bright / Dark areas on/off
|Other features|| Multiple exposure (2 to 9 images, with Auto EV adjust)
LCD panel illumination
|Playback rotation|| On
|Playback features|| Single image, no overlay
Single image, basic overlay
Single image with histogram (brightness or RGB)
Single image with detailed shooting info and histogram
4 / 9 / 16 image index
Image magnification up to 20x
Optional blinking low- / high-lights
|Playback retouching|| RAW to JPEG (with parameters)
Filters: B&W, Sepia, Color, Soft, Slim, Brightness
|Custom functions||32 functions|
|Battery grip||Optional D-BG2|
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
|Storage||• Secure Digital (SD) / Secure Digital HC (SDHC)
• FAT / FAT32
|Power|| Lithium-Ion D-LI50 rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)
Optional AC adapter
|Dimensions||142 x 101 x 70 mm (5.6 x 4.0 x 2.8 in)|
|Weight||• No battery: 717 g (1.6 lb)
• With battery: 793 (1.7 lb)
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