Rear of camera controls

The K2000's rear control layout is quite a change from previous Pentax DSLRs. The number of buttons has been reduced (no Shake Reduction and Fn buttons) and all buttons (apart from flash-up) are now located to the right of the screen which gives the backside of the K2000 an almost compact-camera like appearance.

Buttons (shooting mode)

UP Pop-up Flash

Press this button to release the flash electronically.

Enter or leave the camera 'Main Menu'.
INFO Camera information

Displays a camera information page with a summary of settings such as exposure mode, ISO sensitivity, metering mode, image parameter settings.
Play mode

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).
Flash mode

• Flash On -> Adjust flash exposure compensation
• Flash On + Red-eye -> Adjust flash exposure compensation
• Wireless mode-> Adjust flash exposure compensation
WB White Balance

• Auto
• Daylight
• Shade
• Cloudy
• Fluorescent Daylight Colors, Daylight White ,White
• Tungsten
• Flash
• Manual -> Adjust
ISO ISO sensitivity

• Auto -> Customize
• 100
• 200
• 400
• 800
• 1600
• 3200
• D-Range
Drive mode

• Single
• Continuous Hi
• Continuous Lo
• Self Timer 12 sec
• Self Timer 2 sec
• Remote
• Remote & Self Timer 3 sec
• Auto Bracket -> Adjust

Buttons (play mode)

Thumbnail index

Turn the command dial to the left to switch to a 3x3 (number of thumbnails can be defined in the menu) thumbnail index display or the calendar view. 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, 1.7x, 2.0x, 2.4x, 2.8x, 3.4x, 4.0x, 4.8x, 5.7x, 6.7x, 8.0x, 9.5x, 11.0x, 14.0x, 16.0x. 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.
INFO Display change

Toggles through the four play display modes:
• Image only
• Image with file type & file number
• Image with file type, file number & histogram (press up or down on the four-way controller to switch between luminosity and RGB 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).