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SLR Digital Camera
Operating Manual
For optimum camera performance, please read
the Operating Manual before using the camera.
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    SLR Digital Camera Operating Manual For optimum camera performance, please read the Operating Manual before using the camera.

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    Thank you for purchasing this PENTAX e/y Digital Camera. Please read this manual before using the camera in order to get the most out of all the features and functions. Keep this manual safe, as it can be a valuable tool in helping you to understand all the camera capabilities.

  • Page 3: About The Camera

    • If any irregularities occur during use, such as smoke or a strange odor, stop use immediately, remove the batteries or the AC adapter, and contact your nearest PENTAX Service Center. Continued use could cause a fire or electric shock.

  • Page 4: Precautions For Battery Usage

    Caution • Do not short the batteries or dispose of the batteries in fire. Do not disassemble the batteries. The batteries could explode or catch fire. • Of the batteries that can be used in this camera (AA Ni-MH batteries, AA lithium batteries and AA alkaline batteries), only the Ni-MH batteries can be recharged.

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    • Use a lens brush to remove dust accumulated on the lens or viewfinder. Never use a spray blower for cleaning as it may damage the lens. • Please contact PENTAX Service Center for professional cleaning of the CCD. (This will involve a fee.) •...

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    Regarding Product Registration In order to better serve you, we request that you complete the product registration, which can be found on the CD-ROM supplied with the camera or on the PENTAX website. Thank you for your cooperation. Refer to the PENTAX PHOTO Browser 3/PENTAX PHOTO Laboratory 3 Operating...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Contents FOR USING YOUR CAMERA SAFELY ... 1 ABOUT THE CAMERA ... 1 PRECAUTIONS FOR BATTERY USAGE ... 2 Care to be Taken During Handling ... 2 Contents... 5 Composition of the Operating Manual ... 11 Before Using Your Camera e/y Camera Characteristics...14 Checking the Contents of the Package ...16 Names and Functions of Working Parts ...17...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Basic Operations Basic Shooting Operation ...58 Holding the Camera ... 58 Letting the Camera Choose the Optimal Settings... 59 Using a Zoom Lens ...64 Using the Built-in Flash ...65 Setting Flash Mode ... 65 Compensating Flash Output ... 70 Allowing Shooting while Charging the Flash... 71 Playing Back Pictures ...72 Playing Back Images ...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Using Shake Reduction Function to Prevent Camera Shake ...121 Taking Pictures Using the Shake Reduction Function ... 121 Shooting with the Self-Timer... 125 Shooting with the Remote Control (Optional) ... 128 Continuous Shooting ...130 Taking Pictures Using Digital Filters ...132 Using the Flash Flash Characteristics in Each Exposure Mode...136 Using Slow-Speed-Sync ...

  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Deleting Multiple Images ...180 Deleting Selected Images ... 180 Deleting a Folder... 182 Deleting All Images ... 183 Protecting Images from Deletion (Protect) ...184 Protecting Single Images ... 184 Protecting All Images ... 185 Connecting the Camera to AV Equipment ...186 Processing Images Changing the Image Size ...188 Changing the Number of Recorded Pixels and Quality Level...

  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Camera Settings How to Operate the Set-up Menu ...212 Set-up Menu Setting Items ... 212 Formatting the SD Memory Card ...214 Setting the Beep Setting, Date and Time, and Display Language...215 Turning the Beep On and Off... 215 Changing the Date and Time and the Display Style ... 216 Setting the World Time ...

  • Page 12: Table Of Contents

    Appendix Default Settings ...236 Functions Available with Various Lens Combinations...240 Notes on [19. Using Aperture Ring] ... 241 Cleaning the CCD ...243 Removing Dust by Shaking the CCD (Dust Removal) ... 243 Detecting Dust on the CCD (Dust Alert) ... 244 Removing Dust with a Blower ...

  • Page 13: Table Of Contents, Before Using Your Camera

    Composition of the Operating Manual This Operating Manual contains the following chapters. 1 Before Using Your Camera Explains camera characteristics, accessories and the names and functions of various parts. 2 Getting Started Explains your first steps from purchasing the camera to taking pictures. Be sure to read it and follow the instructions.

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    The symbols used in this Operating Manual are explained below. Shows reference page number explaining a related operation. Shows useful information. Shows precautions to take when operating the camera.

  • Page 15: Before Using Your Camera

    Before Using Your Camera Check the package contents and names and functions of working parts before use. e/y Camera Characteristics ... 14 Checking the Contents of the Package ... 16 Names and Functions of Working Parts ... 17 Display Indicators ... 22 How to Change Function Settings ...

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    e/y Camera Characteristics • Features a 23.5×15.7 mm CCD with approximately 10.2 million effective pixels for high precision and a wide dynamic range. • Features Shake Reduction (SR), an image sensor shifting shake reduction system. This enables you to capture sharp pictures with minimal camera shake regardless of the lens type.

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    Focal length is equivalent to a 450 mm lens on a 35 mm camera. Shake Reduction (SR) Shake Reduction (SR) on the e/y features a PENTAX original system which uses magnetic force to move the image sensor at high speeds, compensating camera shake.

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    The following accessories are packaged with your camera. Check that all accessories are included. Hot shoe cover F (Installed on camera) USB cable I-USB7 Four AA lithium batteries PENTAX PHOTO Browser 3/ PENTAX PHOTO Laboratory 3 Operating Manual Eyecup F (Installed on camera) Strap O-ST84...

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    Names and Functions of Working Parts Power lamp Self-timer lamp/ Remote control receiver Card cover Lens mount index (red dot) Lens unlock button Built-in flash USB/Video terminal Terminal cover Tripod socket * In the second illustration, the camera is shown with the Eyecup F Hot shoe Strap lug Mirror...

  • Page 20: Capture Mode

    Capture Mode Functions of buttons, dials and levers used during shooting are noted. The factory default settings are explained here. Depending on the button, these settings can be changed.

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    1 g (Help) button Displays an explanation of the function or operation on the monitor. (p.34) You can also assign other functions to this button. (p.154) 2 Shutter release button Press to capture images. (p.62) 3 Main switch Move to turn the power on/off. (p.49) 4 Lens unlock button Press to detach lens.

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    Playback Mode Functions of buttons, dials and levers used during playback are noted.

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    1 Shutter release button Press halfway to switch to Capture mode. 2 Main switch Move to turn the camera on and off. (p.49) 3 g (Help) button Displays an explanation of the function or operation on the monitor. (p.34) 4 e-dial Use this to enlarge an image (p.167) or display multiple images at the same time...

  • Page 24: Display Indicators, Monitor

    Display Indicators Monitor The following indicators appear on the monitor depending on the status of the camera. The brightness or the color of the monitor can be adjusted. (p.221, p.222) At Start-up or when Operating the Mode Dial Guides appear on the monitor for 3 seconds (default setting) when the camera is switched on or the mode dial is turned.

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    Capture Mode While shooting, the status screen is displayed showing the current shooting function settings. Press the 4 button to display the control panel and change settings. Status screen/Control panel (The items are displayed here for explanatory purposes. The Actual display may differ.) 1 0 0 0 AF.A...

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    • Settings that cannot be changed due to the current camera setup cannot be selected. • The status screen will disappear after the time set for [3. Meter Operating Time] in the [A Custom Setting 1] menu (the default setting is 10 seconds). Press the M button to display it again.

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    Detailed information display 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 1 AF.S AF.S AF.S 1 / 2 0 0 0 1 / 2 0 0 0 1 / 2 0 0 0 + 1 .

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    Histogram Display The e/y features two histogram displays. The “Brightness histogram” shows the distribution of brightness and the “RGB histogram” shows the distribution of color intensity. Press the four-way controller (23) to switch between “Brightness histogram” and “RGB histogram”. Brightness histogram File format Folder number-File number (p.224) Protect setting (p.184)

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    The shape and the distribution of the histogram before and after shooting tells you whether the exposure level and contrast are correct or not, and lets you decide if you need to use EV compensation and take a picture again. 1 Adjusting the Exposure (p.104) Understanding Brightness When the brightness is correct and there are no overly light or dark areas,...

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    Viewfinder The following information appears in the viewfinder. AF frame (p.48) Spot metering frame (p.101) Flash status (p.65) Lit: when flash is available. Blinks: when flash is recommended but not set. Picture mode icon (p.80) The icon for Picture mode in use appears. U (Normal mode in I), = (Portrait), s (Landscape), q (Macro), \ (Moving Object), .

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    Focus indicator (p.60) Lit: when the subject is focused. Blinks: when the subject is not in focus. Number of recordable images/EV Compensation/Sensitivity Displays the number of recordable images with current quality and recorded pixel setting. The difference from the appropriate exposure value appears if exposure mode is a.

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    How to Change Function Settings Function settings can be changed using the direct keys, the control panel or the menu. The most frequently used function can be set using the direct keys or the control panel; less common functions can be changed using the menu.

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    Using the Control Panel While shooting, the current settings can be checked on the status screen. You can also switch the display to the control panel and change settings. Following, how to set the JPEG Quality will be explained as an example. Check the status screen and then press the 4 button.

  • Page 34: Using The Menus

    Use the four-way controller (45) to select a setting value. Press the 4 button. The camera returns to the status screen and is ready to take a picture. You can also change settings by turning the e-dial after selecting the setting you want to change according to Step 2 on p.31.

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    Press the four-way controller (5). Each time the four-way controller is pressed, the menu will change in the following sequence: [A Rec. Mode 2], [A Rec. Mode 3], [Q Playback 1], [Q Playback 2] , [R Set-up 1] ··· [A Custom Setting 4]. You can use the e-dial to switch the menus.

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    Using the Help Function When you are not sure about how to operate a certain function, you can display an explanation of the current operation and status of the camera by pressing the g (Help) button. Help screens can be displayed in the following cases. •...

  • Page 37: Getting Started

    Getting Started This chapter explains your first steps from purchasing the camera to taking pictures. Be sure to read it and follow the instructions. Attaching the Strap ... 36 Inserting the Batteries ... 37 Inserting/Removing the SD Memory Card ... 42 Attaching the Lens ...

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    Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the strap lug, then secure it on the inside of the clasp. Pass the other end of the strap through the other strap lug on the camera, then secure it on the inside of the clasp.

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    Inserting the Batteries Insert batteries into the camera. Use four AA lithium batteries, AA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries, or AA alkaline batteries. This camera is packaged with AA lithium batteries for checking the camera functionality but some other kinds of batteries are also compatible. Use the compatible batteries according to the intended purpose.

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    Push and hold the battery cover unlock lever as shown in the illustration (1), slide the battery cover toward the lens (2) and then flip open. Insert the batteries according to the +/– indicators in the battery chamber. Press down on the batteries with the battery cover (1) and slide it as shown in the illustration (2) to close.

  • Page 41: Battery Level Indicator

    Battery Level Indicator You can confirm remaining battery level by checking the the status screen. : Battery is full. : Battery is running low. : Battery is almost empty. The camera turns off after displaying a message [Battery depleted]. } or ? may appear even when the battery level is sufficient if the camera is used at low temperatures or when performing continuous shooting consecutively.

  • Page 42: Using The Ac Adapter (optional)

    • Battery performance temporarily decreases as the temperature decreases. When using the camera in cold climates, have extra batteries at hand and keep them warm in your pocket. Battery performance will return to normal when returned to room temperature. • Have extra batteries ready when traveling overseas, taking pictures in cold climates, or when you will be taking a lot of pictures.

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    Pull out the DC coupler's electric cable as shown in the illustration. Close the battery cover. See Step 3 on p.38. Connect the DC terminal on the AC adapter to the DC coupler. Connect the AC plug cord to the AC adapter. Plug the AC cord into the power outlet.

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    Inserting/Removing the SD Memory Card This camera uses either an SD Memory Card or an SDHC Memory Card. (Both cards are referred to as SD Memory Cards hereafter.) Make sure the camera is turned off before inserting or removing the SD Memory Card (user supplied).

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    Close the card cover (1) and then slide it in the direction of the arrow (2). Precautions When Using the SD Memory Card • The SD Memory Card is equipped with a write-protect switch. Setting the switch to LOCK prevents new data from being recorded on the card, the stored data from being deleted, and the card from being formatted by the camera or computer.

  • Page 46: Recorded Pixels And Quality Level

    • Avoid using or storing the card in direct sunlight or where it may be exposed to rapid changes in temperature or to condensation. • For information on compatible SD Memory Cards, visit the PENTAX website. • Format new SD Memory Cards. Also format SD Memory Cards used with other cameras.

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    With the e/y, you can record in the versatile JPEG format or the high quality and editable RAW format. For RAW file format, you can select the PENTAX original PEF format or general-purpose DNG (Digital Negative) format designed by Adobe Systems. On a 1 GB SD Memory Card, you can record up to 59 images in PEF format or 58 images in DNG format.

  • Page 48: Attaching The Lens

    Attaching the Lens Attach a proper lens to the camera's body. When you use one of the following lenses with the e/y, all the camera’s exposure modes will be available. (a) DA, DA L, D FA, FA J lenses (b) Lenses with an Aperture s (Auto) position, when used in the s position Turn the camera off before attaching or removing the lens to prevent unexpected lens movement.

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    Remove the front lens cap by pushing the indicated portions inward. To detach the lens, hold down the lens unlock button (3) and turn the lens counterclockwise. • We assume no responsibility nor liability for accidents, damages and malfunctions resulting from the use of lenses made by other manufacturers. •...

  • Page 50: Adjusting The Viewfinder Diopter

    Adjusting the Viewfinder Diopter Adjust the viewfinder diopter to suit your eyesight. If it is difficult to see the viewfinder image clearly, slide the diopter adjustment lever sideways. You can adjust the diopter from approximately –2.5 to +1.5 m Look through the viewfinder and slide the diopter adjustment lever left or right.

  • Page 51: Turning The Camera On And Off

    Turning the Camera On and Off Move the main switch to [ON]. The camera will turn on. Move the main switch to [OFF] to turn off the camera. • Always turn the camera off when not in use. • The power will automatically turn off when you do not perform any operations within a set period of time.

  • Page 52: Initial Settings, Setting The Display Language

    Initial Settings The first time the camera is turned on after purchasing, the [ Language/ appears on the monitor. Follow the procedure below to set the language displayed on the monitor and the current date and time. Once setting is done, these will not need to be set again when turning your camera on.

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    Press the 4 button. The [Initial Setting] screen for the selected language appears. Press the four-way controller (3) twice and proceed to Step 10 of p.52 if [Hometown] does not have to be adjusted. Press the four-way controller (3). The cursor moves to W . Press the four-way controller (5).

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    Press the four-way controller (5) and use the four-way controller (23) to select [Std.] or [Large]. Selecting [Large] magnifies the selected menu item. Press the 4 button. Use the four-way controller (3) to select [Settings are completed]. Press the 4 button. The [Date Adjust] screen appears.

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    When an Incorrect Language is Set When you mistakenly select a language in the [Language/ and proceed to the [Date Adjust] screen, you can perform the following operations to set the correct language. If you have proceeded to switch the camera to Capture mode (and the camera is ready to take a picture), perform the following operations from Step 2 to set the correct language.

  • Page 56: Setting The Date And Time

    • When [Hometown] and the date and time are not set, the [Initial Setting] screen or [Date Adjust] screen will be displayed when the camera is turned on again. • If you have not proceeded to the [Date Adjust] screen, you can reselect a language using the four-way controller (5) in the [Language/ Setting the Date and Time Set the current date and time and the display style.

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    Press the four-way controller (3). The frame moves to [Date]. Press the four-way controller (5). The frame moves to the month. Use the four-way controller (23) to set the month. Set the day and year in the same manner. Next, set the time. If you select [12h] in Step 4, the setting switches between am and pm depending on the time.

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    Memo...

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    Basic Operations This chapter explains basic operations for shooting by setting mode dial to I (Auto Picture) to ensure successful capturing. For information about advanced functions and settings for taking pictures, refer to chapter 4 and onward. Basic Shooting Operation ... 58 Using a Zoom Lens ...

  • Page 60: Basic Shooting Operation, Holding The Camera

    Basic Shooting Operation Holding the Camera How you hold the camera is important when taking pictures. • Hold the camera firmly with both hands. • Press the shutter release button gently when taking a picture. Horizontal position • To reduce camera shake, support your body or the camera on a solid object such as a table, tree, or wall.

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    Letting the Camera Choose the Optimal Settings The e/y features various Capture modes, Focus modes, and Drive modes for expressing your photographic vision. This section explains how to take pictures by simply pressing the shutter release button. Set the mode dial to I. The camera will select the optimal capture mode for the subject.

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    Look through the viewfinder to view the subject. A zoom lens can be used to change the size of the subject in the viewfinder. 1Using a Zoom Lens (p.64) Position the subject inside the AF frame and press the shutter release button halfway.

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    Review the captured image on the monitor. The image appears for 1 second on the monitor shortly after capturing (Instant Review). 1 Setting the Display for Instant Review (p.222) You can magnify the image during Instant Review with the e-dial. (p.167) You can delete the image during Instant Review by pressing the i button.

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    Operating the shutter release button The shutter release button has two working positions. Not pressed Pressing it down halfway (first position) turns on the viewfinder indicators and the autofocus system operates. Pressing it fully (second position) takes a picture. • Press the shutter release button gently when taking a picture to prevent camera shake.

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    Subjects that are difficult to focus on The autofocus mechanism is not perfect. Focusing may be difficult when taking pictures under the following conditions. These also apply to manual focusing using the focus indicator ] in the viewfinder. (a) Extremely low-contrast subjects such as a white wall in the focusing area.

  • Page 66: Using A Zoom Lens

    Using a Zoom Lens Enlarge the subject (telephoto) or capture a wider area (wide angle) with a zoom lens. Adjust the subject to the desired size and take pictures. Turn the zoom ring to the right or left. Turn the zoom ring clockwise for telephoto and counterclockwise for wide angle.

  • Page 67: Using The Built-in Flash

    Using the Built-in Flash Use the following procedures to take pictures in low light or backlit conditions or when you want to manually use the built-in flash. The built-in flash is optimum at about 0.7 m to 5 m from the subject. Exposure will not be properly controlled and vignetting (darkening of the corners of the image due to a lack of light) may occur when used at a distance closer than 0.7 m (this distance varies slightly depending on the...

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    Press the four-way controller (3) in Capture mode. The [Flash Mode] screen appears. Use the four-way controller (45) to select a flash mode. Turn the e-dial to perform Flash exposure compensation. (p.70) When the mode dial is set to e, K, b, c or a, g and i appear gray and cannot be selected.

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    Using Auto Discharge g , i (Automatic Flash Popup) Set the mode dial to H, I, =, q or .. The flash is deactivated when A (Night Scene), K (Sunset), n (Stage Lighting), m (Candlelight) or E (Museum) is selected in H (Scene) mode.

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    Using Flash On Mode Press the K button. The built-in flash pops up and begins charging. Flash On mode is used regardless of the flash mode settings. When the flash is fully charged, b appears in the viewfinder. (p.28) Press the shutter release button fully. The flash discharges and the picture is taken.

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    Using red-eye reduction flash “Red-eye” is the phenomenon where eyes look reddish in photographs taken in dark environments with a flash. This is caused by the reflection of the electronic flash in the retina of the eye. Red-eye occurs because pupils are dilated in dark environments. This phenomenon cannot be averted but the following measures can be used to combat it.

  • Page 72: Compensating Flash Output

    Daylight-Sync Shooting In daylight conditions, the flash will eliminate shadows when a portrait picture is taken with a person’s face cast in shadow. Use of the flash in this way is called Daylight-Sync Shooting. Flash On is used when shooting with Daylight-Sync Shooting. Taking pictures 1 Pop up the flash manually and confirm that Flash Mode is set to E.

  • Page 73: Allowing Shooting While Charging The Flash

    Set the flash compensation value by turning the e-dial in the [Flash Mode] screen. Flash Mode Flash Mode Flash Mode Auto discharge Auto discharge Auto discharge 0 . 0 0 . 0 0 . 0 • If the maximum flash output is exceeded when corrected to the plus (+) side, no compensation will be effective.

  • Page 74: Playing Back Pictures, Playing Back Images

    Playing Back Images You can play back captured pictures with the camera. Use the included “PENTAX PHOTO Browser 3” software to play back pictures using a computer. Refer to the “PENTAX PHOTO Browser 3/PENTAX PHOTO Laboratory 3 Operating Manual” for details.

  • Page 75: Deleting Images

    Deleting Images You can delete one image at a time. • Deleted images cannot be restored. • Protected images cannot be deleted. Press the Q button and use the four-way controller (45) to select an image to delete. Press the i button. The Delete screen appears.

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  • Page 77: Shooting Functions

    Shooting Functions This chapter describes the various basic and advanced shooting functions available with the e/y. How to Operate the Shooting Functions ... 76 Selecting the Appropriate Capture Mode ... 80 Setting the Exposure ... 85 Focusing ... 109 Checking the Composition, Exposure and Focus Before Shooting (Digital Preview) ...

  • Page 78: Direct Keys Setting Items

    How to Operate the Shooting Functions You can change capture-related settings using the direct keys, control panel, [A Rec. Mode] menus or [A Custom Setting] menus. For details on how to operate the menus, see “Using the Menus” (p.32). Direct Keys Setting Items Press the four-way controller (2345) in Capture mode to set the following items.

  • Page 79: Rec. Mode Menu Setting Items

    Rec. Mode Menu Setting Items Perform the following settings in the [A Rec. Mode 1-3] menu. Press the 3 button in Capture mode. The [A Rec. Mode 1] menu appears. Menu Item Custom Image* Digital Filter* File Format* JPEG Recorded Pixels* JPEG Quality* RAW file format...

  • Page 80: Custom Setting Menu Setting Items

    Custom Setting Menu Setting Items Set the [A Custom Setting 1-4] menu to fully use the functions of a SLR camera. Menu Item 1. EV Steps 2. Sensitivity Steps 3. Meter Operating Time 4. AE-L with AF locked 5. Link AF Point and 6.

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    Menu Item 15. Flash in Wireless Mode 16. WB when using flash 17. Display Sensitivity 18. Catch-in focus 19. Using aperture ring 20. Power lamp 21. Display status Reset Custom function Function Sets the built-in flash discharge method in Wireless Mode. Sets whether to change the White Balance setting when using flash to [Flash].

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    Selecting the Appropriate Capture Mode You can switch Capture mode by setting the icons on the mode dial to the dial indicator. The e/y features various shooting modes, enabling you to take pictures with settings suited for your photographic vision. In this manual, Capture modes are referred to as follows.

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    Picture Mode Select = (Portrait), s (Landscape), q (Macro), \ (Moving Object), . (Night Scene Portrait) or a (Flash Off) with the mode dial if desired image is not captured in I (Auto Picture) mode. The characteristics of each mode are as follows. Mode I (Auto Picture) (Portrait)

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    H Mode By setting the mode dial to H (Scene), you can choose from the following 10 shooting scenes. Mode A (Night Scene) Q (Surf & Snow) K (Food) K (Sunset) n (Stage Lighting) R (Kids) Y (Pet) m (Candlelight) E (Museum) l (Night Snap) The flash is deactivated in A, K, n, m, and E.

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    Press the 4 button. The icon for the currently selected shooting scene appears in the control panel. Press the 4 button. The Scene mode selection screen appears. Use the four-way controller (2345) or e-dial to choose a Scene mode. Press the 4 button. The camera returns to the status screen and is ready to take a picture.

  • Page 86: Exposure Mode

    Exposure Mode Use the exposure modes to change the sensitivity, shutter speed and aperture and take pictures according to your own photographic vision. Mode e (Program) K (Sensitivity Priority) b (Shutter Priority) c (Aperture Priority) a (Manual) Characteristics Automatically sets shutter speed and aperture to the proper exposure according to Program line when taking pictures.

  • Page 87: Setting The Exposure, Effect Of Aperture And Shutter Speed

    Setting the Exposure Effect of Aperture and Shutter Speed Correct exposure of the subject is determined by the combination of shutter speed and aperture setting. There are many correct combinations of shutter speed and aperture for a particular subject. Different combinations produce different effects.

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    Opening the aperture (reduce the aperture value) Objects closer and farther than the focused subject will be more out of focus. For instance, if you take a picture of a flower against a landscape with the aperture open, the landscape in front and behind the flower will be blurred, emphasizing only the flower.

  • Page 89: Setting The Sensitivity

    Setting the Sensitivity You can set the sensitivity to suit the brightness of the surroundings. The sensitivity can be set to [AUTO] or within a sensitivity range equivalent to ISO 100 to 3200. The default setting is [AUTO]. Press the four-way controller (5) in Capture mode. The [Sensitivity] screen appears.

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    Setting the Range of Automatic Correction in AUTO Set range to automatically correct sensitivity when Sensitivity is set to [AUTO]. The sensitivity is automatically corrected in the range of [ISO 100- 800] by default. Turn the e-dial to set the upper sensitivity limit in the [Sensitivity] screen. When the exposure mode is set to a (Manual), the sensitivity cannot be set to [AUTO].

  • Page 91: Changing The Exposure Mode

    Noise Reduction When you use a digital camera to shoot with a long exposure or high sensitivity setting, image noise (image roughness or unevenness) becomes noticeable. You can reduce image noise by using Noise Reduction. Images shot with Noise Reduction take longer to save.

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    Exposure Description Mode Lets you set the desired shutter (Shutter speed for Priority) expressing moving subjects. Lets you set aperture for (Aperture controlling the depth Priority) of field. Lets you set shutter speed and aperture to capture the (Manual) picture with creative intent.

  • Page 93

    Turn the e-dial while pressing the mc button to adjust the exposure. The EV Compensation is displayed in the viewfinder and status screen. The shutter speed and aperture value are also displayed while adjusting the exposure. • Set EV Compensation in increments of 1/2 EV or 1/3 EV. Set in [1. EV Steps] in the [A Custom Setting 1] menu.

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    e mode and e-dial You can set the action for the e-dial when turned in e (Program) mode. Set in [13. e-dial in Program] in the [A Custom Setting 2] menu (p.78). Disables e-dial operation while Program Automatic Exposure is set. Program Automatically adjusts the aperture value and shutter speed shift...

  • Page 95

    The shutter speed, aperture value and sensitivity are displayed in the viewfinder and status screen. • You can set the sensitivity to values equivalent to ISO 100 to 3200. [AUTO] is not available. • Turn the e-dial while pressing the mc button to change the EV compensation value.

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    Using the b (Shutter Priority) Mode Lets you set the desired shutter speed for expressing moving subjects. When taking pictures of a fast moving subject, you can increase the shutter speed to make the subject look still or decrease the shutter speed to have the subject show movement.

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    • Turn the e-dial while pressing the mc button to change the EV compensation value. (p.104) • Set the shutter speed in increments of 1/2 EV or 1/3 EV. Set in [1. EV Steps] in the [A Custom Setting 1] menu. (p.105) •...

  • Page 98

    Using the c (Aperture Priority) Mode Set aperture for controlling the depth of field. The depth of field is deeper and the front and back of the focused object is clear when aperture is set to a large value. The depth of field is shallower and the front and back of the focused object is blurred when aperture is set to a small value.

  • Page 99

    • Turn the e-dial while pressing the mc button to change the EV compensation value. (p.104) • Set the aperture value in increments of 1/2 EV or 1/3 EV. Set in [1. EV Steps] in the [A Custom Setting 1] menu. (p.105) •...

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    Using a (Manual) Mode You can set the shutter speed and aperture value. This mode is suitable to take pictures of your choice by combining them. This mode is convenient for taking pictures using the same combination of the shutter speed and aperture settings or taking intentionally underexposed (darker) or over-exposed (brighter) photographs.

  • Page 101

    The shutter speed and aperture value are displayed in the viewfinder and status screen. On the status screen, the e-dial indicator appears next to the shutter speed or aperture value, depending on which is being adjusted. Of the shutter speed and aperture value, the value being adjusted is underlined in the status screen.

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    Using AE Lock If [9. = Button function] in the [A Custom Setting 2] menu is set to [AE Lock], you can press the = button to memorize the exposure value. (p.105) Example: If the shutter speed is 1/125 sec and aperture is F5.6 and is recorded with the = button, and the shutter speed is changed to 1/30 sec with the e-dial, the aperture automatically changes to F11.

  • Page 103: Selecting The Metering Method

    • Turn the e-dial while holding down the mc button to adjust the aperture value. (p.104) • Set the aperture value in increments of 1/2 EV or 1/3 EV. Set in [1. EV Steps] in the [A Custom Setting 1] menu. (p.105) •...

  • Page 104

    Use the four-way controller (2345) to select [AE Metering] and press the 4 button. The [AE Metering] screen appears. Use the four-way controller (45) to select a metering method. Press the 4 button. The camera returns to the status screen and is ready to take a picture. Using the Multi-Segment Metering The scene in the viewfinder is metered in 16 different zones as shown in the...

  • Page 105

    Linking AF Point and AE during Multi-Segment Metering In [5. Link AF Point and AE] of the [A Custom Setting 1] menu (p.78), you can link the exposure and AF point in the focusing area during multi-segment metering. The default setting is [Off]. Exposure is set separately from AF point.

  • Page 106: Adjusting The Exposure

    Adjusting the Exposure This allows you to deliberately overexpose (brighten) or under-expose (darken) your picture. Select 1/2 EV or 1/3 EV in [1. EV Steps] in the [A Custom Setting 1] menu. You can adjust the EV compensation from –2 to +2 (EV). Set the compensation by turning the e-dial while the mc button is pressed.

  • Page 107

    Changing the Exposure Steps Set Exposure Steps in [1. EV Steps] in the [A Custom Setting 1] menu (p.78) to increments of 1/2 EV or 1/3 EV. 1. EV Steps 1/2 EV Steps 1/3 EV Steps Exposure setting steps are set to 1/2 EV Recording the Exposure Before Shooting (AE Lock) AE Lock is a function that memorizes the exposure prior to taking a picture.

  • Page 108

    • The exposure remains locked as long as the = button is kept pressed or the shutter release button is kept pressed halfway. The exposure remains in memory for a period between 0.5× to 2× the metering timer even after taking your finger off the = button.

  • Page 109

    Use the four-way controller (5) to select l (Auto Bracket). Turn the e-dial to set the EV compensation value. The following EV compensation values can be set according to the step interval set in [1. EV Steps] (p.105) in the [A Custom Setting 1] menu. Step interval 1/2 EV ±0.5, ±1.0, ±1.5, ±2.0...

  • Page 110

    • When the AF Mode is set to l (Single mode), the focus is locked in the first frame position and used for subsequent continuous frames. • When you take your finger off the shutter release button during Auto Bracket, the Auto Bracket exposure setting will remain effective for twice as much time as the exposure metering timer (default setting is 20 seconds) (p.103) and you can take a picture at the next compensation value.

  • Page 111: Focusing

    Focusing You can focus with the following methods. Autofocus Manual focus Using the Autofocus You can also choose the autofocus mode from l (Single mode) where the shutter release button is pressed halfway to focus on the subject and the focus is locked at that position, and k (Continuous mode) where the subject is kept in focus by continuous adjustment while the shutter release button is pressed halfway.

  • Page 112

    Look through the viewfinder and press the shutter release button halfway. The focus indicator ] appears and you will hear a beep when the subject comes into focus. (When blinking, the subject is not in focus.) 1 Subjects that are difficult to focus on (p.63) Using the = Button to Focus on the Subject You can set the camera so that the focusing is performed when the =...

  • Page 113: Setting The Af Mode

    Press the = button. Auto focusing is performed. When [Cancel AF] is set, \ appears in the viewfinder while the = button is pressed. Autofocus does not activate when the shutter release button is pressed (take your finger off the = button to immediately return to normal AF mode).

  • Page 114

    Use the four-way controller (2345) to select [AF Mode] and press the 4 button. The [AF Mode] screen appears. Use the four-way controller (45) to select an autofocus mode. Press the 4 button. The camera returns to the status screen and is ready to take a picture. •...

  • Page 115: Selecting The Focusing Area (af Point)

    Selecting the Focusing Area (AF Point) Choose the part of the viewfinder to set focus to. The default setting is i (Wide). Wide The camera automatically selects the optimum AF point. Spot Sets the focusing area to the center of the viewfinder. Set in [Select AF point] in the [A Rec.

  • Page 116

    Fixing the Focus (Focus Lock) If the subject is outside the range of the focusing area, the camera cannot automatically focus on the subject. In this situation, set [AF Mode] to l (Single mode). You can aim the focusing area toward the subject, use the focus lock and recompose the picture.

  • Page 117

    Re-compose the picture while keeping the shutter release button pressed halfway. • The focus is locked while the focus indicator ] is displayed. • Turning the zoom ring in focus lock mode may cause the subject to be out of focus.

  • Page 118

    Adjusting the Focus Manually (Manual Focus) When you adjust the focus manually, you can either check with the focus indicator in the viewfinder or use the viewfinder matte field to adjust focus. Using the Focus Indicator The focus indicator ] appears in the viewfinder when the subject is in focus even during manual focus.

  • Page 119

    • Focus manually using the matte field in the viewfinder when the subject is difficult to focus (p.63) and the focus indicator will not appear. • The beep that sounds when the image is focused can be turned off. (p.215) Using the Viewfinder Matte Field You can manually adjust the focus using the matte field in viewfinder.

  • Page 120

    Shooting in Catch-in Focus Mode When [18. Catch-in focus] in the [A Custom Setting 3] menu (p.79) is set to On, if AF Mode is set to f or l and one of the following types of lenses is attached, catch-in focus shooting is possible and the shutter is released automatically when the subject comes into focus.

  • Page 121: Checking The Composition, Exposure And Focus Before Shooting (digital Preview)

    Checking the Composition, Exposure and Focus Before Shooting (Digital Preview) You can use the preview function to check depth of field, composition, exposure and focus before taking a picture. First, assign the Digital Preview function to the g (Help) button. Select [Help button] in the [A Rec.

  • Page 122

    Use the four-way controller (45) to select O (On) or P (Off). Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Bright/Dark area]. Use the four-way controller (45) to select O (On) or P (Off). Press the 3 button twice. The Digital Preview function is assigned to the g button. The camera returns to the status screen and is ready to take a picture.

  • Page 123: Shake, Taking Pictures Using The Shake Reduction Function

    Using Shake Reduction Function to Prevent Camera Shake Taking Pictures Using the Shake Reduction Function You can easily take sharp pictures using the Shake Reduction function. Shake Reduction The Shake Reduction function reduces camera shake that occurs when the shutter release button is pressed. This is useful for taking pictures in situations where camera shake is likely to occur.

  • Page 124

    Shake Reduction Function and Lens Focal Length The Shake Reduction function operates by acquiring the lens information such as focal length. If the camera uses a DA, DA L, D FA, FA J, FA or F lens, the lens information is automatically acquired when the Shake Reduction function is activated.

  • Page 125

    • Shake Reduction is available with any e/y compatible PENTAX lens. However, when the aperture ring is set at other than the s (Auto) position or a lens without an s position is used, the camera does not operate unless [19. Using aperture ring] is set to [Permitted] in the [A Custom Setting 3] menu.

  • Page 126

    Setting the Focal Length The [Input Focal Length] setting menu appears when the camera is turned on with the Shake Reduction function on and a type of lens that does not support automatic acquisition of lens information such as focal length (p.122) is mounted.

  • Page 127: Shooting With The Self-timer

    Shooting with the Self-Timer This camera has two types of self-timers: g and Z. Shutter will be released after about 12 seconds. Use this mode to include the photographer in the picture. A mirror pops up immediately after shutter release button is pressed. Shutter is released after about 2 seconds.

  • Page 128

    Press the 4 button. The camera returns to the status screen and is ready to take a picture. Confirm in the viewfinder that the subject you want to shoot is properly framed and press the shutter release button halfway. The focus indicator ] appears in the viewfinder when the subject is in focus.

  • Page 129

    Using the Mirror Up Function Use the Mirror Up function if camera shake is evident even when remote control unit (optional) is used with a tripod. When shooting with the 2 sec. Self-Timer, the mirror pops up and the shutter is released 2 seconds after you press it, thereby avoiding the vibration of the mirror.

  • Page 130: Shooting With The Remote Control (optional)

    Shooting with the Remote Control (Optional) The shutter can be released from a distance by using the optional remote control unit. You can select h (immediate shutter release) or i (3 sec. delayed release) for remote control shooting. The shutter will be released immediately after the shutter release button on the remote control unit is pressed.

  • Page 131

    • The Shake Reduction function is automatically turned off when hor i is set. • The remote control may not operate in backlit conditions. • The remote control unit battery can send a remote control signal about 30,000 times. Contact PENTAX Service Center to replace the battery (this will involve a fee).

  • Page 132: Continuous Shooting

    Continuous Shooting Pictures can be taken continuously while the shutter release button is held down. Two types of Continuous shooting are available. With g (Continuous shooting (Hi)), pictures are taken continuously at the fastest frame rate until the camera buffer memory becomes full. With h (Continuous shooting (Lo)), pictures are taken continuously at a given interval.

  • Page 133

    Press the 4 button. The camera returns to the status screen and is ready to take pictures continuously. Press the shutter release button halfway. The autofocus system operates. The focus indicator ] appears in the viewfinder when focused. Press the shutter release button fully. Pictures are taken continuously while the shutter release button is fully pressed.

  • Page 134: Taking Pictures Using Digital Filters

    Taking Pictures Using Digital Filters In Capture mode you can apply filter to take pictures. The following filters are available. Filter name For taking pictures that look as Toy Camera if taken with a toy camera. For taking pictures with high High Contrast contrasts.

  • Page 135

    Use the four-way controller (2345) to select [Digital Filter] and press the 4 button. The screen for selecting the filter appears. Use the four-way controller (45) to select a filter. Use the four-way controller (23) to select the parameter and the four-way controller (45) to adjust the parameter’s value.

  • Page 136

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  • Page 137: Using The Flash

    Using the Flash This chapter provides details on the built-in flash of the e/y and describes how to take pictures with the external flash. Flash Characteristics in Each Exposure Mode ... 136 Distance and Aperture when Using the Built-in Flash ... 138 Lens Compatibility with the Built-in Flash ...

  • Page 138: Using Slow-speed-sync

    Flash Characteristics in Each Exposure Mode Using the Flash in b (Shutter Priority) Mode • When taking a moving subject, you can use the flash to change the blur effect. • Any desired shutter speed 1/180 sec. or slower can be set for taking a flash photograph.

  • Page 139

    Using b (Shutter Priority) Mode Set the mode dial to b. b (Shutter Priority) mode is set. Use the e-dial to set the shutter speed. The background is not properly exposed if aperture value is blinking when shutter speed is set. Set the shutter speed so that aperture value does not blink.

  • Page 140

    Distance and Aperture when Using the Built-in Flash Relationships between the guide number, aperture and distance must be considered when shooting with the flash to obtain the correct exposure. Calculate and adjust the shooting conditions if the flash output is not sufficient. ISO Sensitivity ISO 100 ISO 200...

  • Page 141: Lens Compatibility With The Built-in Flash

    Lens Compatibility with the Built-in Flash Depending on the lens used with the e/y, even if a lens without a hood is attached, the use of the built-in flash may not be possible or may be limited due to vignetting. DA, DA L, D FA, FA J, and FA lenses not listed below can be used without problems.

  • Page 142: Using An External Flash (optional)

    Using an External Flash (Optional) Using the optional external flash AF540FGZ, AF360FGZ, AF200FG or AF160FC enables a variety of flash modes, such as P-TTL auto flash mode, depending on the external flash being used. See the chart below for details. (Yes: Available #: Restricted No: Not available) Camera Function Red-eye reduction flash...

  • Page 143

    About the LCD Panel Display for AF360FGZ The AF360FGZ itself does not have the function to set the FORMAT size to [DIGITAL]. However, when it is used with a SLR Digital Camera, the difference in focal length between 35 mm film camera and the e/ y is automatically calculated based on the difference in angle of view (when using DA, DA L, D FA, FA J, FA or F lenses).

  • Page 144

    • P-TTL auto is only available with the AF540FGZ, AF360FGZ, AF200FG or AF160FC flash unit. • The b will light in the viewfinder when the flash is ready (fully charged). • For details such as operation method and effective distance, please read the external flash manual.

  • Page 145

    • Set the power switch of the external flash to WIRELESS. • Two or more AF540FGZ/AF360FGZ externals flashes are required to use high-speed flash sync in Wireless Mode. This function cannot be used in combination with the built-in flash. • Set the wireless mode of the external flash not directly connected to the camera to SLAVE.

  • Page 146

    Changing the Built-in Flash Discharge Method You can change the built-in flash discharge method in Wireless Mode. Set in [15. Flash in Wireless Mode] in the [A Custom Setting 3] menu (p.79). Discharges the built-in flash. Discharges the built-in flash as a control flash. HSb (High-speed sync) is not available with the built-in flash.

  • Page 147

    Wireless Flash Control (P-TTL Flash Mode) When using external flash units (AF540FGZ or AF360FGZ) for wireless shooting, the following information is exchanged between the flash units before the flash is discharged. Press the shutter release button fully. 1 The flash directly connected to the camera emits a control flash (relays the flash mode of the camera).

  • Page 148

    Trailing Curtain Sync When using the built-in flash with an external flash (AF540FGZ or AF360FGZ) that is set to the Trailing curtain sync function, the built-in flash will also use this mode. Confirm that both flash units are fully charged before shooting.

  • Page 149

    Discharging Multiple Flashes You can combine two or more external flashes (AF540FGZ, AF360FGZ or AF200FG) or you can use two or more external flashes in combination with the built-in flash. You can use the extension cord connection terminal on the flash to connect the AF540FGZ. You can connect AF360FGZ or AF200FG units as shown in the illustration below.

  • Page 150

    Hot Shoe Grip as a malfunction may occur. • Combining with flashes from other manufacturers may cause equipment breakdown. We recommend using PENTAX automatic flashes. 1 Connect the external flash to the camera indirectly. (p.146) 2 Set the sync mode for the external flash to the contrast-control-sync mode.

  • Page 151: Shooting Settings

    Shooting Settings This chapter describes how to set the save format for pictures taken and other settings. Setting the File Format ... 150 Setting the g Button Function ... 154 Setting the Image Finishing Tone (Custom Image) ... 157 Additional Settings for Shooting ... 159...

  • Page 152: Setting The File Format, Setting The Jpeg Recorded Pixels

    Setting the File Format Setting the JPEG Recorded Pixels You can select the number of recorded pixels from J, P and i. The more pixels there are, the larger the picture and the bigger the file size. The file size will also differ according to the [JPEG Quality] setting. The default setting is J.

  • Page 153: Setting The Jpeg Quality Level

    Use the four-way controller (45) to select the number of recorded pixels. When the number of recorded pixels is changed, the number of recordable images appears at the top right of the screen. Press the 4 button. The camera returns to the status screen and is ready to take a picture. Setting the JPEG Quality Level You can set the image quality level.

  • Page 154

    Use RAW Development (p.195) or transfer to a computer, apply effects with the enclosed PENTAX PHOTO Laboratory 3 and create a JPEG or TIFF image. Image is saved in both RAW and JPEG formats. When the RAW button...

  • Page 155

    You can select PEF or DNG format in [RAW file format] in the [A Rec. Mode 1] menu (p.77) when images are captured in RAW format. The default setting is [PEF]. PEF PENTAX original RAW file format General-purpose, publicly available RAW file format designed by Adobe Systems...

  • Page 156: Setting The G Button Function

    Setting the g Button Function Any of the following functions can be assigned to the g (Help) button: Help function, Digital Preview, Custom Image, Digital Filter and RAW button function. While shooting, you can access the function assigned simply by pressing the button. Help function Digital Preview Custom Image...

  • Page 157

    Use the four-way controller (23) to select a function to assign to the g (Help) button, and press the 4 button. Press the 3 button twice. The screen that was displayed before selecting the menu appears again. Setting the RAW Button Function When the [RAW button function] is assigned to the g (Help) button, adjust the function settings.

  • Page 158

    Use the four-way controller (45) to select O (On) or P (Off). When set to O (On), the recording format each time a picture is taken returns to the [File Format] setting. The default setting is O (On). When [Cancel each time] is set to P (Off), the g button settings are canceled under the following conditions.

  • Page 159: Setting The Image Finishing Tone (custom Image)

    Setting the Image Finishing Tone (Custom Image) You can set the image finishing tone before shooting when the exposure mode is set to e (Program), K (Sensitivity Priority), b (Shutter Priority), c (Aperture Priority) or a (Manual). Select from the following six modes for [Image Tone]: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant and Monochrome.

  • Page 160

    Use the four-way controller (45) to select Image Tone. Use the four-way controller (23) to choose an item you want to change (Saturation, Hue, Contrast or Sharpness). When Image Tone is set to Monochrome, you can change the settings for Filter Effect, Toning, Contrast, and Sharpness.

  • Page 161: Additional Settings For Shooting, Setting The White Balance

    Additional Settings for Shooting Setting the White Balance White balance is the function for adjusting the color of an image so that white objects appear white. Set the white balance if you are not satisfied with the color balance of pictures taken with white balance set to F (Auto), or to intentionally apply a creative effect to your images.

  • Page 162

    Press the four-way controller (23) and set. Press the mc button to display the Digital Preview using the white balance set. Fine-tuning White Balance is easier with Digital Preview. Press the 4 button. The camera returns to the status screen and is ready to take a picture. •...

  • Page 163

    Adjusting the White Balance Manually You can adjust the white balance depending on the light source when taking pictures. With Manual White Balance, the camera can store delicate shades that cannot be precisely adjusted with the white balance preset values provided in the camera. This provides the optimum white balance for your surroundings.

  • Page 164

    Press the 4 button. The camera returns to the [White Balance] screen. Tune using steps in “Fine-Tuning the White Balance” if fine-tuning is necessary. Press the 4 button. The camera is ready to take a picture with the set White Balance. •...

  • Page 165

    Press the four-way controller (5). The [Adjust White Balance] screen appears. Use the four-way controller (2345) to fine tune White Balance. Seven levels and 225 patterns are available on the G-M and B-A axes. Adjusts the tone of the colors between green and magenta. Adjusts the tone of the colors between blue and amber.

  • Page 166: Setting The Color Space

    Setting the Color Space You can set the color space to use. The default setting is [sRGB]. sRGB AdobeRGB Set [Color Space] in the [A Rec. Mode 1] menu (p.77). Custom Image Digital Filter File Format JPEG Rec. Pixels JPEG Quality RAW file format Color Space Cancel...

  • Page 167: Playback Functions

    Playback Functions This chapter describes how to use the various playback functions in Playback mode. Playback Functions Operation ... 166 Enlarging Images ... 167 Displaying Multiple Images ... 169 Rotating Images ... 175 Comparing Images ... 176 Slideshow ... 177 Deleting Multiple Images ...

  • Page 168

    Playback Functions Operation Perform settings related to playing back images in the [Q Playback] menu. For details on how to operate the menus, see “Using the Menus” (p.32). Playback Menu Setting Items You can perform the following settings in the [Q Playback 1-2] menu. Press the 3 button in Playback mode.

  • Page 169: Enlarging Images

    Enlarging Images Images can be magnified up to 16 times in playback mode. Press the Q button and use the four-way controller (45) to select an image. Turn the e-dial to the right (toward y). The image enlarges at each calibration (1.2 times to 16 times).

  • Page 170

    Setting the Playback Display Method You can set whether or not to display the Bright/Dark area warning in Playback mode and set the initial magnification when enlarging images. Select [Playback dsp. methd.] in the [Q Playback 2] menu. Press the four-way controller (5). Use the four-way controller (45) to select O (On) or P (Off) for [Bright/Dark area].

  • Page 171: Displaying Multiple Images, Multi-image Display Screen

    Displaying Multiple Images Multi-image Display Screen You can display 4, 9 or 16 images on the monitor at the same time. The default setting is 9-image display. The number of images can be changed but 9-image display is explained here. Press the Q button.

  • Page 172

    Turn the e-dial to the right (towards y) or press the 4 button. A full screen display of the selected image appears. Selecting the Number of Images to Display Select [Multi-img dsp. stngs.] in the [Q Playback 2] menu. Press the four-way controller (5), use the four-way controller (23) to select the number of images to be displayed in one...

  • Page 173: Calendar Display/folder Display

    Calendar Display/Folder Display You can display images by recording date or by folder name. Displaying Images by Recording Date Images will be grouped and displayed by recording date. Turn the e-dial to the left (toward f) in the multi-image display screen.

  • Page 174: Joining Multiple Images (index)

    Press the M button. The folder display screen appears. Use the four-way controller (2345) to select a desired folder and press the 4 button. The multi-image display screen for the selected folder appears. • You can press the i button to delete the selected folder and all the images in it.

  • Page 175

    Use the four-way controller (23) to select a layout and press the 4 button. You can select one of 5 index layouts: Thumbnails/Square/Random 1/Random 2/Random 3. Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Copies] and press the four-way controller (5). Use the four-way controller (23) to select the number of images and press the 4 button.

  • Page 176

    Use the four-way controller (23) to select the type of image selection and press the 4 button. u (All images): Picks up images automatically from all of the images saved. w (Manual): Individually select the images you want to include in the index. x (Folder name): Picks up images automatically from the folder selected.

  • Page 177: Rotating Images

    Rotating Images You can rotate the image displayed 90° counterclockwise at a time before saving it. The image rotation information is saved with the image and during playback it will be displayed in portrait orientation. You cannot save the image rotation information for protected images. Press the Q button and use the four-way controller (45) to display the image you want to rotate.

  • Page 178: Comparing Images

    Comparing Images You can display two images side-by-side. Select [Image Comparison] in the [Q Playback 1] menu. Press the four-way controller (5). The last image displayed/captured will be displayed twice side-by-side. Turn the e-dial to select an image to compare. You can change the display with the following procedures.

  • Page 179: Slideshow, Setting The Slideshow Display

    Slideshow You can play back all images saved on your SD Memory Card successively. Setting the Slideshow Display Sets how images will be displayed during the Slideshow. Select [Slideshow] in the [Q Playback 1] menu. Press the four-way controller (5). Use the four-way controller (23) to select the setting you want to change.

  • Page 180: Starting The Slideshow

    Press the four-way controller (5) and use the four-way controller (23) to change the settings. Starting the Slideshow Select [Start] in Step 3 of p.177 and press the 4 button. The Start screen is displayed and slideshow begins. Operations available during a slideshow 4 button Four-way controller (4) Four-way controller (5)

  • Page 181

    Stop the slideshow. Slideshow ends when one of the following is performed during playback or when paused. • Four-way controller (3) is pressed • Q button is pressed • 3 button is pressed • Shutter release button is pressed halfway or fully •...

  • Page 182: Deleting Multiple Images, Deleting Selected Images

    Deleting Multiple Images Deleting Selected Images You can delete multiple images in the multi-image display at once. Deleted images cannot be restored. • Protected images cannot be deleted. • You can select up to 100 images at a time. Press the Q button. The camera enters Playback mode and the single-image playback screen appears.

  • Page 183

    Press the i button. 9 appears on the images. Use the four-way controller (2345) to move to the images to delete and press the 4 button. The image is selected and O appears. After selecting an image, turn the e-dial to change to single-image playback display and check the image.

  • Page 184: Deleting A Folder

    Deleting a Folder You can delete the selected folder and all the images in it. In Playback mode, turn the e-dial 2 clicks to the left (toward f). The calender/folder display screen appears. When the calendar display screen appears, press the M button. Press the four-way controller (2345) to select a folder to delete and press the i button.

  • Page 185: Deleting All Images

    Deleting All Images You can delete all saved images at once. Deleted images cannot be restored. Select [Delete All] in the [Q Playback 2] menu. Press the four-way controller (5). Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Delete All]. Press the 4 button. All images are deleted.

  • Page 186: Protecting Single Images

    Protecting Images from Deletion (Protect) You can protect images from being accidentally deleted. Even protected images are deleted if the inserted SD Memory Card is formatted. Protecting Single Images Select [Protect] in the [Q Playback 1] menu. Press the four-way controller (5). Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Single Image] and press the 4 button.

  • Page 187: Protecting All Images

    Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Protect]. Select [Unprotect] to cancel the Protect setting. Press the 4 button. The image is protected and the Y icon appears at the top right of the screen. (p.25) Repeat Steps 4 to 6 to protect other images. Protecting All Images Select [All Images] in Step 3 of p.184 and press the 4 button.

  • Page 188

    Connecting the Camera to AV Equipment By using the video cable I-VC28 (optional), you can play back images using a TV or other device with a video IN jack as your monitor. Turn the AV device and camera off. Open the terminal cover, face the arrow on the provided video cable toward the connect the video cable to the USB/Video terminal.

  • Page 189: Processing Images

    Processing Images This chapter describes how to process pictures taken and edit RAW images. Changing the Image Size ... 188 Processing Images with Digital Filters ... 192 Editing RAW Images ... 195...

  • Page 190: Changing The Image Size

    Changing the Image Size You can reduce the size of an image by changing the number of recorded pixels and/or quality level or cropping only part of the image. Changing the Number of Recorded Pixels and Quality Level (Resize) Changes the recorded pixels and quality level to create an image with a smaller file size.

  • Page 191

    Use the four-way controller (23) to select [JPEG Rec. Pixels] and the four-way controller (45) to select a size. You can select J, P, i or m (640×416). Use the four-way controller (23) to select [JPEG Quality] and the four-way controller (45) to select a quality level. You can select C, D or E.

  • Page 192: Cutting Out Part Of The Image (cropping)

    Cutting Out Part of the Image (Cropping) Cuts out only the desired area of the picture and saves it as a new image. • Only JPEG files captured with this camera can be cropped. • An area larger than the original image cannot be selected. Select [Cropping] in the [Q Playback 1] menu.

  • Page 193

    e-dial Four-way controller (2345) M button Press the 4 button. The save confirmation screen appears. Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Save as]. Press the 4 button. The cropped image is saved as a new image. To set the size of the cropping area. Select from k (3680×2448), a (3456×2320), a (3264×2160), P (3008×2000), g (2464×1632), i (1824×1216) or j (1248×832).

  • Page 194

    Processing Images with Digital Filters You can edit captured images using digital filters. Processed image will be saved as a new image. The following filters are available. Filter name For taking pictures that look as if Toy Camera taken with a toy camera. High For taking pictures with high Contrast...

  • Page 195

    Filter name Brightness Changes the brightness of images. Customize and save a filter to your Custom own preferences. Only JPEG files and RAW files captured with this camera can be edited using the Digital Filters. Select an image in Playback mode. Select [Digital Filter] in the [Q Playback 1] menu.

  • Page 196

    Use the four-way controller (2345) to select a filter and press the 4 button. Select a filter and preview the effects on the screen. You can turn the e-dial to select a different image. Use the four-way controller (23) to select the parameter and the four-way controller (45) to adjust the value.

  • Page 197: Editing Raw Images, Editing A Raw Image

    Editing RAW Images You can convert captured RAW files into JPEG files. Only RAW files captured with this camera can be edited. RAW files and JPEG files captured with other cameras cannot be edited on this camera. Editing a RAW Image Select [RAW Development] in the [Q Playback 2] menu.

  • Page 198

    Press the 4 button. The save confirmation screen appears. Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Save as]. Press the 4 button. The edited image is saved under a different name. Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Exit] and press the 4 button.

  • Page 199

    Specifying the Parameters Specifies the parameters for editing RAW images. The following parameters can be changed. Parameter Recorded Pixels Quality Level Custom Image White Balance Sensitivity High-ISO Noise Reduction Color Space Shadow Compensation Press the four-way controller (23) in Step 4 of p.195 to choose the parameter you want to change.

  • Page 200

    Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Save as] and press the 4 button. The RAW image is edited and saved as a new image. When the white balance is set to [Manual], press the mc button to display the measuring screen.

  • Page 201: Printing From The Camera

    Printing from the Camera This chapter describes how to make the printing settings. Setting the Printing Service (DPOF) ... 200 Printing Using PictBridge ... 203...

  • Page 202: Setting The Printing Service (dpof), Printing Single Images

    Setting the Printing Service (DPOF) You can order conventional photograph prints by taking the SD Memory Card with recorded images to a store for printing. DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) settings allow you to specify the number of copies and to imprint the date. •...

  • Page 203

    Use the four-way controller (45) to select an image to set DPOF settings. Use the four-way controller (23) to select the number of copies. You can set up to 99 copies. Turn the e-dial to choose whether to insert the date (O) or not (P).

  • Page 204: Settings For All Images

    Settings for All Images Select [All Images] in Step 3 on p.200. The screen for making DPOF settings for all images appears. Choose the number of copies and whether to imprint the date or not. Refer to Steps 5 and 6 of p.201 for details on how to make the settings.

  • Page 205: Printing Using Pictbridge

    • RAW images cannot be printed directly from the camera. Use [RAW Development] (p.195) to convert to a JPEG image or transfer to a computer and use PENTAX PHOTO Browser 3 to print RAW images. • See the “PENTAX PHOTO Browser 3/PENTAX PHOTO Laboratory 3...

  • Page 206

    Setting USB Connection Select [USB Connection] in the [R Set-up 2] menu. Press the four-way controller (5). A pop-up menu appears. Use the four-way controller (23) to select [PictBridge]. Press the 4 button. The setting is changed. Press the 3 button. The screen that was displayed before selecting the menu appears again.

  • Page 207: Connecting The Camera To The Printer

    Connecting the Camera to the Printer Turn off the camera. Open the terminal cover, face the arrow on the provided USB cable toward the the USB cable to the USB/Video terminal. Connect the other end of the USB cable to a PictBridge- compatible printer.

  • Page 208

    Printing Single Images Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Single Image] in the PictBridge menu. Press the 4 button. The print single image screen appears. Use the four-way controller (45) to choose an image to print. Use the four-way controller (23) to choose the number of copies.

  • Page 209

    Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Paper Size] and press the four-way controller (5). The [Paper Size] screen appears. Use the four-way controller (2345) to choose a paper size. You can only choose a size that is supported by your printer. When [_ Setting] is selected, images are printed according to the printer settings.

  • Page 210: Printing All Images

    Printing All Images Use the four-way controller (23) to select [All Images] in the PictBridge menu. Press the 4 button. The print all images screen appears. Choose the number of copies and whether to imprint the date or not. The number of copies and the date setting that you choose apply to all of the images.

  • Page 211: Disconnecting The Usb Cable

    Printing Images Using the DPOF Settings Use the four-way controller (23) to select [DPOF AUTOPRINT] in the PictBridge menu. Press the 4 button. The print with DPOF settings screen appears. Use the four-way controller (45) to check the number of copies for each image, whether the date is imprinted or not, and total number of copies.

  • Page 212

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  • Page 213

    Camera Settings This chapter describes how to change the camera settings. How to Operate the Set-up Menu ... 212 Formatting the SD Memory Card ... 214 Setting the Beep Setting, Date and Time, and Display Language ... 215 Adjusting the Monitor and the Menu Display ...

  • Page 214: Set-up Menu Setting Items

    How to Operate the Set-up Menu Perform various settings related to the camera in the [R Set-up] menu. For details on how to operate the menus, see “Using the Menus” (p.32). Set-up Menu Setting Items Perform the following settings in the [R Set-up 1-3] menu. Press the 3 button in Capture/Playback mode and use the four-way controller (45) to display the [R Set-up 1-3] menu.

  • Page 215

    Menu Item Pixel Mapping Dust Alert Dust Removal Sensor Cleaning Format [R Set-up 1] menu Date Adjust World Time Text Size Guide display Folder Name Beep Exit MENU [R Set-up 3] menu Pixel Mapping Dust Alert Dust Removal Sensor Cleaning Format Exit MENU...

  • Page 216: Formatting The Sd Memory Card

    Formatting the SD Memory Card Use this camera to format (initialize) an SD Memory Card that is unused or has been used on other cameras or digital devices. Formatting will delete all the data on the SD Memory Card. • Do not remove the SD Memory Card while formatting. The card may be damaged beyond use.

  • Page 217: Setting The Beep Setting, Date And Time, And Display Language

    Setting the Beep Setting, Date and Time, and Display Language Turning the Beep On and Off You can turn the camera operation beep on or off. The default setting is all O (On). There are five items that you can set: In-focus, AE-L (AE Lock button operation sound), RAW (RAW button operation sound), Self-timer and Remote Control.

  • Page 218: Changing The Date And Time And The Display Style, Setting The World Time

    Changing the Date and Time and the Display Style You can change the initial date and time settings. You can also set the display style. Choose [mm/dd/yy], [dd/mm/yy] or [yy/mm/dd]. Choose [12h] (12 hour) or [24h] (24 hour) for time display method. Set in [Date Adjust] in the [R Set-up 1] menu (p.212).

  • Page 219

    Press the four-way controller (3). The selection frame moves to X (Destination setting). Press the four-way controller (5). The screen for setting the Destination city appears. Use the four-way controller (45) to select a destination city. Turn the e-dial to change the region. The current time, location and time difference of the selected city appears.

  • Page 220

    List of World Time Cities Region Honolulu North America Anchorage Vancouver San Francisco Los Angeles Calgary Denver Chicago Miami Toronto New York Halifax Mexico City Central and South Lima America Santiago Caracas Buenos Aires Sao Paulo Rio de Janeiro Lisbon Europe Madrid London...

  • Page 221: Setting The Display Language

    Region City Perth Oceania Adelaide Sydney Noumea Wellington Auckland Pago Pago Setting the Display Language You can change the language in which the menus, error messages, etc. are displayed. You can choose from 19 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Chinese (Traditional/ Simplified) and Japanese.

  • Page 222: Setting The Text Size, Setting The Guide Display Time

    Adjusting the Monitor and the Menu Display Setting the Text Size You can set the size of the text selected in the menus to [Std.] (normal display) or [Large] (magnified display). Set in [Text Size] in the [R Set-up 1] menu (p.212). Date Adjust World Time Text Size...

  • Page 223: Setting The Status Display, Adjusting The Brightness Of The Monitor

    Setting the Status Display Sets whether the status screen will always appear on the monitor. The default setting is [On]. Set in [21. Display status] in the [A Custom Setting 3] menu (p.78). 21. Display status The status screen is displayed all the time Adjusting the Brightness of the Monitor You can adjust the brightness of the monitor.

  • Page 224: Adjusting The Color Of The Monitor, Setting The Display For Instant Review

    Adjusting the Color of the Monitor You can adjust the color of the monitor. Select [LCD Color Tuning] in the [R Set-up 2] menu. Press the four-way controller (5). The [LCD Color Tuning] screen appears. Use the four-way controller (2345) to adjust the color. You can adjust the value from the 15 levels.

  • Page 225

    Press the four-way controller (5). The [Instant Review] screen appears. Press the four-way controller (5) and use the four-way controller (23) to select a display time, and then press the 4 button. Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Histogram]. Use the four-way controller (45) to select O (On) or P (Off).

  • Page 226: Selecting The Folder Name, Selecting The File Number Setting

    Setting the Folder Name/File Number Naming Convention Selecting the Folder Name You can select a method for assigning the folder names for storing images. The default setting is [Date]. The two digits of the [month] and [day] on which the picture was taken are assigned as the folder name in the form of [xxx_MMDD].

  • Page 227: Selecting The Video Output Format And Power Settings, Selecting The Video Output Format

    Selecting the Video Output Format and Power Settings Selecting the Video Output Format When you connect the camera to AV equipment such as a TV, choose an appropriate video output format (NTSC or PAL) for playing back images. Set in [Video Output] in the [R Set-up 2] menu (p.212). Brightness Level ±0 LCD Color Tuning...

  • Page 228

    Auto Power Off will not work during slideshow playback or USB connection. Setting the Battery Type Sets the type of batteries used in the camera. The default setting is [Auto- detect]. Select [Select battery] in the [R Set-up 2] menu. Press the four-way controller (5).

  • Page 229: Setting The Operation Of The Power Lamp

    Setting the Operation of the Power Lamp Sets the operation of the power lamp from [Std.], [Weak] or [Off]. The default setting is [Std.]. Set in [20. Power lamp] setting in the [A Custom Setting 3] menu (p.78). 20. Power lamp Std.

  • Page 230: Using Pixel Mapping

    Using Pixel Mapping Pixel mapping is a function for mapping out and correcting for defective pixels in the CCD. Select [Pixel Mapping] in the [R Set-up 3] menu. Press the four-way controller (5). The [Pixel Mapping] screen appears. Press the four-way controller (23) to select [Pixel Mapping] and press the 4 button.

  • Page 231: Selecting Capture Mode Settings To Save In The Camera

    Selecting Capture Mode Settings to Save in the Camera You can select which settings to save when the camera is turned off. The following settings can be saved: Flash Mode, Drive Mode, White Balance, Sensitivity, EV Compensation, Flash Exp. Comp., Playback Display and File No.

  • Page 232

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  • Page 233: Resetting To Default Settings

    Resetting to Default Settings Resets the camera settings. Resetting Rec. Mode/Playback/Set-up Menu ... 232 Resetting the Custom Menu ... 233...

  • Page 234

    Resetting Rec. Mode/Playback/Set- up Menu Settings in [A Rec. Mode] menus, [Q Playback] menus and [R Set-up] menus can be reset to default settings. Language/ [A Custom Setting] menu settings are not reset. Select [Reset] in the [R Set-up 2] menu. Press the four-way controller (5).

  • Page 235: Resetting The Custom Menu

    Resetting the Custom Menu Reset settings in [A Custom Setting] menu to default settings. Select [Reset Custom function] in the [A Custom Setting 4] menu. Press the four-way controller (5). The [Reset Custom function] screen appears. Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Reset].

  • Page 236

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  • Page 237

    Appendix Default Settings ... 236 Functions Available with Various Lens Combinations ... 240 Cleaning the CCD ... 243 Optional Accessories ... 248 Error Messages ... 252 Troubleshooting ... 255 Main Specifications ... 258 Glossary ... 262 Index ... 267 WARRANTY POLICY ... 272...

  • Page 238: Default Settings

    Default Settings The table below shows the factory default settings. The current setting (last memory) is saved when the camera is turned off. Reset Setting Yes : The setting returns to the default setting with the reset function (p.231). No : The setting is saved even after reset. Direct Keys Item Drive Mode...

  • Page 239

    Item Display Time Instant Histogram Review Bright/Dark area Memory (Select function) Histogram Digital Bright/Dark Preview area Help Cancel each button time RAW button JPEG/RAW/ function RAW+ File Format Shake Reduction Input Focal Length [Q Playback] Menu Item Interval Slideshow Screen effect Repeat Playback Image Comparison Digital Filter*...

  • Page 240

    Item Bright/Dark area Playback dsp. methd. Quick Zoom Multi-img dsp. stngs. Delete All * The filter parameter settings can be saved or reset. [R Set-up] Menu Item Language/ Date Adjust World Time setting Hometown (City) World Time Hometown (DST) Destination (City) Destination (DST) Text Size Guide display...

  • Page 241

    Item Dust Removal Dust Removal Start-up action Sensor Cleaning Format [A Custom Setting] Menu Item 1. EV Steps 2. Sensitivity Steps 3. Meter Operating Time 4. AE-L with AF locked 5. Link AF Point and AE 6. Auto Bracketing order 7.

  • Page 242

    Functions Available with Various Lens Combinations Lenses that can be used with this camera Only DA, DA L and FA J lenses and D FA/FA/F/A lenses having an s (Auto) position on the aperture ring can be used with factory default settings.

  • Page 243

    Lens names and mount names DA lenses with an ultrasonic motor and FA zoom lenses with power zoom use the K mount. DA lenses with ultrasonic motor and no AF coupler use the K FA prime lenses (non-zoom lenses), DA or DA L lenses without ultrasonic motors and D FA, FA J and F lenses use the K See the lens manual for details.

  • Page 244

    Restrictions on using lenses with aperture ring set to a position other than s Lens Used D FA, FA, F, A, M (lens only or with auto diaphragm accessories such as auto extension tube K) D FA, FA, F, A, M, S (with diaphragm accessories such as extension tube K) Manual diaphragm lens...

  • Page 245: Cleaning The Ccd, Removing Dust By Shaking The Ccd (dust Removal)

    Cleaning the CCD Shadows may appear in the image on white backgrounds and other shooting conditions if the CCD becomes dirty or dusty. This indicates that the CCD must be cleaned. Removing Dust by Shaking the CCD (Dust Removal) The Dust Removal function shakes the CCD to remove dust that has collected.

  • Page 246: Detecting Dust On The Ccd (dust Alert)

    Detecting Dust on the CCD (Dust Alert) Dust Alert is the function that detects dust adhering to the CCD and visually displays the location of the dust. You can save the detected image and display it when performing sensor cleaning (p.246). The following conditions must be met before using the Dust Alert function: •...

  • Page 247

    • The exposure time may be extremely long when using the Dust Alert function. Note that if the direction of the lens is changed before processing is complete, dust will not be detected properly. • Depending on the subject conditions or temperature, dust may not be detected properly.

  • Page 248: Removing Dust With A Blower

    Removing Dust with a Blower Raise the mirror up and open the shutter to clean with a blower. Please contact PENTAX Service Center for professional cleaning because the CCD is a precision part. Cleaning services involve a fee. You can use the Imagesensor Cleaning Kit O-ICK1 (optional) when cleaning the CCD.

  • Page 249

    Press the four-way controller (5). The [Sensor Cleaning] screen appears. Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Mirror Up]. Press the 4 button. The mirror is locked in the up position. If you used Dust Alert to detect dust on the sensor within the last 30 minutes, the Dust Alert image appears on the monitor.

  • Page 250: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories A number of dedicated accessories are available for this camera. Please contact a PENTAX Service Center for details regarding accessories. Products marked with an asterisk (*) are the same as those supplied with the camera. Power Supply Accessories...

  • Page 251

    It is compatible with existing TTL auto flash functions and it can be used with a wide range of PENTAX cameras by using the provided adapter ring. Hot Shoe Adapter F Extension Cord F5P...

  • Page 252

    For Viewfinder Magnifier F This viewfinder accessory is for magnifying the central area of the viewfinder 2×. You can see the entire view by simply flipping up the accessory from the eye- piece, as it is a hinge-type magnifier. Ref-converter A This is an accessory that changes the viewfinder viewing angle at 90°...

  • Page 253

    Camera Case/Strap Camera Case O-CC84 Camera Strap O-ST84 (*) Imagesensor Cleaning Kit O-ICK1 Clean the optical parts such as the CCD and lens of this camera. Others Body Mount Cap K Hot Shoe Cover F USB Cable I-USB7 (*) Video Cable I-VC28...

  • Page 254: Error Messages

    Error Messages Error Message Memory card full No image This image cannot be displayed No card in the camera Memory card error Card not formatted Card locked The card is electronically locked This image cannot be enlarged This image is protected Battery depleted Description The SD Memory Card is full and no more images...

  • Page 255

    Error Message Not enough battery remaining to clean sensor Not enough battery remaining to activate Pixel Mapping Image folder cannot be created The image is not stored Settings not stored No more images can be selected This RAW file cannot be developed This image cannot be filtered...

  • Page 256

    Error Message Low paper level in the printer Low ink level in the printer No ink in the printer Paper stuck in the printer Data error Turn the power off Description Printer is running out of paper. This appears when this signal is received from the printer. After two seconds, the printer resumes printing.

  • Page 257: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting We recommend checking the following items before contacting a service center. Problem Cause Batteries are not installed The camera Batteries are not does not installed properly turn on The battery power is The lens aperture ring setting is other than the s position The shutter The flash is charging Wait until charging is finished.

  • Page 258

    E (Museum). (p.82) Use manual zoom. (p.64) Set [USB Connection] in the [R Set-up 2] menu to [PC]. (p.204) Refer to p.11 of the “PENTAX PHOTO Browser 3/PENTAX PHOTO Laboratory 3 Operating Manual” for details on connecting the camera to a computer.

  • Page 259

    Problem Cause The USB connection The USB with a printer Connection is set to does not [PC] work properly The Shake Reduction function is off The Shake Reduction function is not set properly Shake Reduction Shutter speed is too does not low for the Shake work Reduction function...

  • Page 260

    Main Specifications Type Effective Pixels Sensor Recorded Pixels Sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) File Format JPEG Quality Storage Medium Number of Shots Recorded File Format/ Pixels JPEG Quality | (PEF) Approx. 236 Approx. 120 3872×2592 | (DNG) Approx. 235 Approx. 119 3872×2592 3008×2000 1824×1216...

  • Page 261

    (1) Auto 1/4000 to 30 sec. (stepless), (2) Manual 1/4000 Shutter to 30 sec. (1/2 EV steps or 1/3 EV steps), Bulb, Electromagnetic release, Shutter lock by setting Main switch in OFF position PENTAX K Lens Mount contacts, K-mount with power contacts) PENTAX K...

  • Page 262

    Daylight-sync flash, Slow-speed-sync flash, ISO range = P-TTL: 100 to 3200, Auto-popup function Hot shoe with M-contact, which couples with PENTAX dedicated auto flashes, ISO range = P-TTL: 100 to 1600, Automatic flash, Red-eye reduction flash function, High-speed-...

  • Page 263

    (including four AA alkaline batteries and an SD Memory Card) Hot shoe cover F USB7, Software (CD-ROM) S-SW84 (PENTAX PHOTO Browser 3/PENTAX PHOTO Laboratory 3), Strap O-ST84, AA Accessories lithium batteries (four), Operating Manual (this book), Quick Guide, PENTAX PHOTO Browser 3/PENTAX PHOTO...

  • Page 264: Glossary

    Glossary AdobeRGB Color space recommended by Adobe Systems, Inc. for commercial printing. Wider range of color reproduction than sRGB. Covers most of the color range so colors only available when printed are not lost when editing images on a computer. When image is opened by non-compatible software, the colors look lighter.

  • Page 265

    Dark Portion Underexposed area in the image loses contrast and appears black. DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) A digital camera file system standard established by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA). Depth of field Area of focus. This depends on the aperture, lens focal length, and distance to the subject.

  • Page 266

    Process of adjusting the image brightness by changing the shutter speed and/or aperture value. Exif (Exchangeable image file format for digital still camera) A standard digital camera file format established by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA). Focus point Position in the viewfinder that determines focus.

  • Page 267

    ND (Neutral Density) Filter A filter available in different saturation levels that adjusts the brightness without affecting the color tone of pictures. Noise Reduction Process to reduce noise (image roughness or unevenness) caused by slow shutter speed or high sensitivity shooting. NTSC/PAL These are video output formats.

  • Page 268

    Vignetting The picture edges are blackened when part of the light coming from the subject is blocked by the hood or filter ring, or when the flash is partially blocked by the lens. White Balance While shooting, color temperature is adjusted to match the light source so that the subject appears to have correct color.

  • Page 269: Index

    Index Symbols [A Custom Setting] Menu ... 78, 239 Q (Playback) button ... 19, 21, 72 [Q Playback] Menu ... 166, 237 [A Rec. Mode] Menu ... 77, 236 i (Delete) button ... 21, 73 [R Set-up] Menu ... 212, 238 g (Help) button ...

  • Page 270

    Capture Mode ... 80 Card access lamp ... 17 Catch-in focus ... 118 CCD cleaning ... 243 Center-weighted ... 103 City names ... 218 Cloudy (White Balance) ... 159 Color (Digital Filter) ... 192 Color of the monitor ... 222 Color Space ...

  • Page 271

    K (Flash pop-up) button ... 19, 65 Fluorescent Light (White Balance) ... 159 Focal Length ... 124 Focus Indicator ... 116 Focus Lock ... 114 Focus Mode ... 109 Focus mode lever ... 19, 109 Focus point ... 113 Focusing ... 109 Folder display ...

  • Page 272

    Night Scene (Bulb Mode) ... 100 Night Scene A ... 82 Night Scene Portrait ..81 Night Snap l ... 82 Ni-MH ... 37 Ni-MH rechargeable batteries ... 37 Nine-Image Display ... 169 Noise Reduction ... 89 NTSC ... 225 4 button ...

  • Page 273

    Shutter Speed ... 85 Single mode l ... 109, 111 Slideshow ... 177 Slim (Digital Filter) ... 192 Slow Shutter Speed NR ... 89 Slow-Speed-Sync ... 136 Soft (Digital Filter) ... 132, 192 Spot Metering ... 103 sRGB ... 164 Stage Lighting n ...

  • Page 274

    Shipping charges are to be borne by the owner. If your PENTAX was purchased outside of the country where you wish to have it serviced during the warranty period, regular handling and servicing fees may be charged by the manufacturer’s representatives in that...

  • Page 275

    Therefore, we recommend that you review the warranty card supplied with your product at the time of purchase, or contact the PENTAX distributor in your country for more information and to receive a copy of the warranty policy.

  • Page 276

    For customers in USA STATEMENT OF FCC COMPLIANCE This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 277

    Product Name: Model Number: e/y Contact person: Customer Service Manager Date and Place: October, 2008, Colorado PENTAX Imaging Company A Division of PENTAX of America, Inc. 600 12 Street, Suite 300 Golden, Colorado 80401 U.S.A. Phone: 303-799-8000 FAX: 303-790-1131 PENTAX Digital Still Camera...

  • Page 278

    Information for Users on Collection and Disposal of Old Equipment and Used Batteries 1. In the European Union These symbols on the products, packaging and/or accompanying documents mean that used electrical and electronic equipments and batteries should not be mixed with general household waste.

  • Page 279

    Memo...

  • Page 280

    PENTAX Italia S.r.l. PENTAX (Schweiz) AG PENTAX Europe GmbH (Tyskland) Filial Sverige PENTAX Imaging Company A Division of PENTAX of America, Inc. PENTAX Canada Inc. PENTAX Trading (SHANGHAI) Limited • Specifications and external dimensions are subject to change without notice.

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