Pentax K2000 / K-m Review
Top of camera controls
All of the K2000's top controls are located to the right of the prism Here you'll find the mode dial, the power switch, the shutter release button, the exposure compensation / aperture value button and the new '?' button. At the back 'under your thumb' are the command dial and AF button.
|Av||Exposure compensation / Aperture value
Hold this button and turn the command dial to set exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in 0.3 or 0.5 EV steps) - not available in all modes. In manual exposure mode hold this button and turn the command dial to set aperture, turn the dial on its own to set shutter speed.
|AF||Auto Focus button
Locks the focus. This button can also be reprogrammed to lock the exposure at the currently metered point.
Pressing the button once offers up advice on the current shooting mode, pressing it again invites you to press the button that you'd like to know more about. It can also be configured to perform the following functions:
- Digital Preview
- Custom Image
- Digital Filter
- RAW Button
Exposure Mode Dial
|P|| Program Auto Exposure
In this mode the camera automatically selects aperture and shutter speed based on the current metered exposure value, exposure compensation and selected ISO sensitivity.
|Sv||Sensitivity Priority Exposure
In this mode you select the ISO sensitivity (ISO) and the camera will calculate the correct aperture and shutter speed depending on metered exposure and exposure compensation. Turn the command dial to select sensitivity (0.3 or 0.5 EV steps). The camera automatically calculates the appropriate aperture and shutter speed for correct exposure.
|Tv||Shutter Priority Exposure
In this mode you select the shutter speed and the camera will calculate the correct aperture depending on metered exposure, exposure compensation and ISO sensitivity. Turn the command dial to select shutter speed (0.3 or 0.5 EV steps). The camera automatically calculates the appropriate aperture for correct exposure.
|Av|| Aperture Priority
In this mode you select the aperture and the camera will calculate the correct shutter speed depending on metered exposure, exposure compensation and ISO sensitivity. Turn the rear command dial to select aperture (0.3 or 0.5 EV steps). The camera automatically calculates the appropriate shutter speed for correct exposure. (Exact range depends on lens used)
The built-in flash is deactivated. Other settings are the same as 'Normal' mode. *
|Night Scene Portrait
Lets you capture people against a night view or dusk. * (Allows flash slow sync; slow exposures in combination with flash)
Lets you take sharp pictures of a quickly moving subject, such as a sporting event. * (Prioritizes faster shutter speeds)
Lets you take vibrant pictures of flowers and other small subjects at short distances. *
Deepens the focus range, emphasizes contour and saturation of trees and the sky, and produces a bright image. * (Smaller apertures for more depth of field)
Lets you select from 10 additional shooting scenes depending on the shooting conditions. * (Night Scene, Surf & Snow, Food, Sunset, Stage Lighting, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum, Night Snap).
- 19 Photographic tests (DR)
- 20 Photographic tests (DR)
- 21 Photographic tests
- 22 Photographic tests
- 23 Compared to
- 24 Compared to (JPEG)
- 25 Compared to (JPEG)
- 26 Compared to (JPEG)
- 27 Compared to (JPEG)
- 28 Compared to (RAW)
- 29 Compared to (RAW)
- 30 Compared to (RAW)
- 31 Compared to (RAW)
- 32 Compared to (Higher ISO)
- 33 Compared to (Resolution)
- 34 Conclusion
- 35 Samples
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|Douaumont Ossuary by Eric 54-BNF|
from Armistice Day
|Silhouette at sunset by Jill Hancock|
from Portrait Lens (around 80mm or equivalent - please check the full rules)
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