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.|
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.
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|AF mode|| AF Single
|AE Metering|| Multi-segment
|Select AF point|| Auto
|File Format|| JPEG
RAW + JPEG
|JPEG Recorded Pixels|| 10M
|- 3872 x 2592 pixels
- 3008 x 2000 pixels
- 1824 x 1216 pixels
|RAW File Format|| PEF
|Color Space|| sRGB
|RAW button|| JPEG -> JPEG/RAW/RAW+
RAW -> JPEG/RAW/RAW+
RAW+ -> JPEG/RAW/RAW+
|Memory|| Flash Mode
Flash Exposure Compensation
|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.|
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|Playback display|| Bright/Dark area
|Controls the appearance of the Instant Review|
|Digital Preview|| Histogram
|Controls the appearance of the Digital Review|
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|Format the SD card|
|Date Adjust|| Style
|World Time|| Set|
|Text Size|| Standard
|Guide display|| Off
|Controls the display of shooting mode and settings when the mode dial is turned|
|Brightness Level||-7 to +7|
|Video Out|| NTSC
|USB Connection|| PC
|Auto Power Off|| 1 min
|Folder Name|| Pentax
|Select Battery|| Auto Select
|Pixel Mapping|| Pixel Mapping
|Dust Alert||Press shutter button to check for dust on the sensor|
|Dust Removal|| Dust Removal
|Sensor Cleaning|| Mirror Up
- 16 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 17 Photographic tests (DR)
- 18 Photographic tests (DR)
- 19 Photographic tests
- 20 Compared to
- 21 Compared to (JPEG)
- 22 Compared to (JPEG)
- 23 Compared to (JPEG)
- 24 Compared to (RAW)
- 25 Compared to (RAW)
- 26 Compared to (RAW)
- 27 Compared to (Higher ISO)
- 28 Compared to (Resolution)
- 29 Conclusion
- 30 Samples
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