Function (Fn) Menus

In shooting and play mode you can press the Fn button to display a 'quick access' function menu.

Shooting mode function menu

Option Values / Actions Notes
White balance  • Auto
 • Daylight
 • Shade
 • Cloudy
 • Fluorescent Daylight colors
 • Fluorescent Daylight white
 • Fluorescent White light
 • Tungsten
 • Flash
 • Manual
 • Color temperature
Memory 1
Memory 2
Memory 3

You can initiate a 'digital preview' during white balance selection which allows you to take a shot of the scene (without being saved) which can then be previewed with each of the white balance settings.

Press the right button to apply white balance fine tuning. [Example]

Drive mode  

 • Single frame
 • Continuous shooting
 • Burst shooting
 • Self-timer
12 Seconds
2 seconds
 • Remote control
Remote with 3 sec delay
Remote continuous shooting

ISO sensitivity
 • Auto
Minimum ISO (any below)
Maximum ISO (any below)
 • 100
 • 125
 • 140

 • 160
 • 200
 • 250
 • 280
 • 320
 • 400
 • 500
 • 560
 • 640
 • 800
 • 1000
 • 1100
 • 1250
 • 1600
 • 2000
 • 2200
 • 2500
 • 3200
 • 4000
 • 4500
 • 5000
 • 6400

When selecting Auto ISO you can turn the rear dial to set the maximum ISO or the front dial to set the minimum ISO. [Example]

By default the K20D uses 1 EV steps, you can set it to use the same steps as the other exposure values (1/2 or 1/3 EV steps). In Sensitivity Priority mode, this happens anyway.

Flash mode  • Flash On
 • Flash On + Red-eye reduction
 • Leading curtain sync (slow)
 • Leading curtain sync + Red-eye
 • Trailing curtain sync (slow)
Turn the rear dial to set flash exposure compensation.
OK  • Custom Image menu See below

Custom Image menu

Pressing the 'OK' button from the function menu (in record mode), brings up the Custom image menu. At any point pressing the shutter release allows you to preview the effects of your changes in the background.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Custom Image  • Bright
 • Natural
 • Portrait
 • Lanscape
 • Vibrant
 • Monochrome

Selects from one of the preset custom images styles. The default varies depending on the language chosen and will be either 'Bright' or 'Natural.'

Filter effect

 • 9 steps (Color modes)
 • Filter effect (Monochrome)
Infrared color

Adjusts saturation in color modes.

In monochrome mode, the camera varies the amount of information taken from the sensor's Red, Green and Blue channels in order to mimics the effect of placing different colored filters in front of the lens.


 • 9 steps

In color modes, 'Hue' shifts the hue in color modes. Toning 'warms' or 'cools' the tint applied to mono images

Contrast  • 9 steps All modes
Sharpness  • 9 steps
Sharpness/Fine Sharpness
The rear dial selects fine sharpening for representing fine detail. [Example]

Play mode function menu

The Pentax K10D was one of the first DSLRs to give allow post-shot RAW to JPEG conversions. It's still one of the only ones to allow such a broad range of parameter changes and the ability to output as uncompressed TIFF files.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Digital Filter  • B&W
 • Sepia
 • Color (replace)
 • Soft
 • Slim
 • Brightness

JPEG only - Applies a series of post-processing effects to output. [Example]

Print order (DPOF)  • Copies
0 - 99
 • Date
Slideshow  • Start  
RAW development  • Image size
 • Quality level
 • White Balance
 • Sensitivity
 • Custom image
 • Color space
 • High-ISO noise reduction

Selects RAW images and converts them to JPEG or TIFF files, with the ability to change many of the processing parameters including Custom Image settings. [Example]

OK  • Compare mode As in Play mode (shown on Display page)