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PENTAX Corporation
2-36-9, Maeno-cho, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 174-8639, JAPAN
(http://www.pentax.co.jp/)
PENTAX Europe GmbH (European Headquarters)
Julius-Vosseler-Strasse, 104, 22527 Hamburg, GERMANY
(HQ - http://www.pentaxeurope.com)
(Germany - http://www.pentax.de)
PENTAX U.K. Limited
PENTAX House, Heron Drive, Langley, Slough, Berks
SL3 8PN, U.K.
(http://www.pentax.co.uk)
PENTAX France S.A.S.
112 Quai de Bezons, B.P. 204, 95106 Argenteuil Cedex, FRANCE
(http://www.pentax.fr)
PENTAX Italia S.r.l.
Via Dione Cassio 15, 20138 Milano, ITALY
(http://www.pentaxitalia.it)
PENTAX (Schweiz) AG
Widenholzstrasse 1, 8304 Wallisellen, Postfach 367 8305
Dietlikon, SWITZERLAND (http://www.pentax.ch)
PENTAX Scandinavia AB
P.O. Box 650, 75127 Uppsala, SWEDEN
(http://www.pentax.se)
PENTAX Imaging Company
A Division of PENTAX of America, Inc.
(Headquarters)
th
600 12
Street, Suite 300
Golden, Colorado 80401, U.S.A.
(PENTAX Service Department)
12000 Zuni Street, Suite 100B
Westminster, Colorado 80234, U.S.A
(http://www.pentaximaging.com)
PENTAX Canada Inc.
1770 Argentia Road Mississauga, Ontario L5N 3S7,
CANADA
(http://www.pentax.ca)
PENTAX Trading
23D, Jun Yao International Plaza, 789 Zhaojiabang Road,
Xu Hui District, Shanghai, 200032 China
(SHANGHAI) Limited
http://www.pentax.co.jp/english
• Specifications and external dimensions are subject to change without notice.
57954
Copyright © PENTAX Corporation 2008
11-200801 Printed in Philippines
Digital Camera
Operating Manual
To ensure the best performance from your
camera, please read the Operating Manual
before using the camera.

Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    PENTAX Europe GmbH (European Headquarters) Julius-Vosseler-Strasse, 104, 22527 Hamburg, GERMANY (HQ - http://www.pentaxeurope.com) (Germany - http://www.pentax.de) PENTAX U.K. Limited PENTAX House, Heron Drive, Langley, Slough, Berks SL3 8PN, U.K. (http://www.pentax.co.uk) PENTAX France S.A.S. 112 Quai de Bezons, B.P. 204, 95106 Argenteuil Cedex, FRANCE (http://www.pentax.fr)

  • Page 2

    Regarding copyrights Images taken using this PENTAX Digital Camera that are for anything other than personal enjoyment cannot be used without permission according to the rights as specified in the Copyright Act. Please take care, as there are even cases where limitations are placed on taking pictures even for personal enjoyment during demonstrations, performance or of items on display.

  • Page 3: Using Your Camera Safely

    • If the camera emits smoke or a strange smell, or in the event of any other irregularity, stop using the camera immediately, remove the battery or disconnect the AC adapter and contact your nearest PENTAX service center. Continued use of the camera may result in fire or electric shock.

  • Page 4

    Caution • Never try to disassemble or short the battery. Also, do not dispose of the battery in fire, as it may explode. • Do not charge any batteries other than the rechargeable lithium-ion battery D- LI8. The battery could explode or catch fire. •...

  • Page 5

    Service Center. Continuing to use the product can cause a fire or electrical shock. • If water should happen to get inside the product, consult a PENTAX Service Center. Continuing to use the product can cause a fire or electrical shock.

  • Page 6: Care To Be Taken During Handling

    Care to be Taken During Handling • Take the Worldwide Service Network listing that is included in the package with you when traveling. This will be useful if you experience problems abroad. • When the camera has not been used for a long time, confirm that it is still working properly, particularly prior to taking important pictures (such as at a wedding or during traveling).

  • Page 7

    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 the PENTAX website. Thank you for your cooperation. Refer to the PC Connection Manual (bottom right of front side) for more...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Contents Using your camera safely ... 1 Care to be Taken During Handling ... 4 Contents of the Operating Manual ... 9 Quick Lessons in Mastering the Camera ... 10 Checking the Contents of the Package... 12 Names of Parts ... 13 Names of Operating Parts ...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Taking Pictures of Dark Scenes (Night Scene Mode)... 77 Reducing Camera Shake and Blurring in Pictures (Digital SR Mode) ... 78 Taking Movies (Movie Mode)... 79 Taking Pictures in Frame Composite mode... 81 Using the Self-timer ... 83 Continuous Shooting (Continuous Shooting Mode)... 84 Shooting in Multi-exposure Mode ...

  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Playing Back an Image Using the Remote Control Unit (optional) ... 145 Setting the Printing Service (DPOF) ... 146 Printing Single Images ... 146 Printing All Images ... 148 Direct Printing Using PictBridge... 149 Connecting the Camera to the Printer ... 149 Printing Single Images ...

  • Page 11: Contents Of The Operating Manual

    Contents of the Operating Manual This operating manual contains the following chapters. 1 Getting Started ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– This chapter explains what you need to do after purchasing the camera before you start taking pictures. Be sure to read it and follow the instructions. 2 Quick Start ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––...

  • Page 12: Quick Lessons In Mastering The Camera

    Quick Lessons in Mastering the Camera If you wish to master the camera quickly after purchasing ... Go through all the basic operations from preparation, photo-taking and reviewing as shown below. (For the operating instructions, see the pages in parenthesis.) Check the package.

  • Page 13

    Let’s use the menus. Set menu items. (p.45-46) Select the recorded pixels and quality level for still pictures. (p.95-97) Let’s use the Mode Palettes. Select icons on the Mode Palettes. (p.50-52) Let’s select a mode for capturing images. Auto Picture Mode (p.61) Picture modes (p.67-76) Let’s use shooting functions.

  • Page 14: Checking The Contents Of The Package

    Checking the Contents of the Package Camera Optio A40 AV cable I-AVC7 (∗) Battery charger D-BC8 (∗) Operating Manual (PC Connection Manual) Items marked with an asterisk (∗) are also available as optional accessories. The Battery Charger D-BC8 is only available as a kit including the AC plug cord and is not sold as a separate item.

  • Page 15: Names Of Parts

    Names of Parts Front Flash Remote control receiver Strap lug Terminal cover Back Shutter release button Power switch, Power indicator (green) Shake Reduction preview button Self-timer lamp/Auxiliary AF light Microphone Lens Access lamp Battery/card cover LCD monitor Tripod socket Speaker...

  • Page 16: Names Of Operating Parts

    Names of Operating Parts Four-way controller In this operating manual, the four-way controller is described as shown below. MODE Button operation guide The button operation guide appears at the bottom of the LCD monitor during operation. The buttons are indicated as shown below. Four-way controller (2) Four-way controller (3) Four-way controller (4)

  • Page 17: Getting Started, Attaching The Strap

    Getting Started Attaching the Strap Pass the narrow end of the strap through the strap lug and pass the other end through the loop on the end of the strap.

  • Page 18: Powering The Camera, Installing The Battery, Removing The Battery

    Powering the Camera Battery Battery lock lever Installing the Battery Install the battery provided with the camera. Open the battery/card cover. Slide the battery/card cover in the direction open in the direction Insert the battery with the monitor while using the side of the battery to press the battery lock lever in the direction indicated by the arrow.

  • Page 19: Charging The Battery

    Connect the AC plug cord to the battery charger D-BC8. Plug the AC plug cord into the power outlet. Place the battery in the charger so that the PENTAX logo is visible. The charging indicator lights red while the battery is charging and Lights green when charging is finished.

  • Page 20

    The number of recordable images is based on CIPA standard measurement and may vary depending on capture mode and shooting conditions. Measured based on PENTAX standard and may vary depending on the condition of use. • In general, battery performance temporarily deteriorates as the temperature decreases.

  • Page 21: Charging The Battery Abroad

    • Battery Level Indicator You can check the battery level by the (lit green) : Adequate power remains. ↓ (lit green) : Battery is running low. ↓ (lit yellow) : Battery is running very low. ↓ : Battery is exhausted. (lit red) ↓...

  • Page 22

    Main Socket Types in the Major Countries and Regions of the World North America U.S.A., Canada Europe, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Ukraine, Austria, Former Soviet Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Greece, Sweden, Union Denmark, Germany, Norway, Hungary, Finland, France, Belarus, Belgium, Rumania, Russia U.K. Spain Switzerland, Poland, Portugal Asia...

  • Page 23: Using The Ac Adapter (optional)

    4 marks Using the AC Adapter (optional) If you intend to use the LCD monitor for a long time or connect the camera to a PC, use of the AC adapter kit K-AC63 (optional) is recommended. Make sure that the camera is turned off and open the terminal cover.

  • Page 24

    Precautions When Using the Battery Charger or AC Adapter To avoid the risk of fire or electric shock when using the battery charger or AC adapter, be sure to read the section on “Using your camera safely” on page 1.

  • Page 25: Installing The Sd Memory Card

    Installing the SD Memory Card You can use an SD (and SDHC) Memory Card with this camera. Images are recorded on the SD Memory Card or in the built-in memory of the camera. When shooting with an SD Memory Card installed ? appears in the upper right corner of the LCD monitor and the images are recorded on the card.

  • Page 26

    • The number of recordable images varies depending on the capacity of the SD Memory Card or built-in memory, the selected image size and quality. (1p.26) • If you store your favorite images and sounds in the built-in memory, you can play them back whenever you wish (My album function).

  • Page 27

    • Before purchasing an SD Memory Card, please visit the PENTAX website to ensure that it is compatible with your camera.

  • Page 28: Image Size And Quality Of Still Pictures

    Image Size and Quality of Still Pictures Select the image size and quality best suited to your purpose. Higher quality levels and numbers of recorded pixels produce clearer images for printing, but the resulting increase in file size reduces the total number of pictures that can be taken.

  • Page 29: Size And Quality Of Movies

    1GB SD Memory Card. • The table above is based on standard shooting conditions specified by PENTAX and may vary depending on the subject, shooting conditions, capture mode, SD Memory Card, etc. Size and Quality of Movies Select the size and quality best suited to your purpose.

  • Page 30

    • The table above indicates the approximate recording times when using a 1GB SD Memory Card. • The table above is based on standard shooting conditions specified by PENTAX and may vary depending on the subject, shooting conditions, capture mode, SD Memory Card, etc. Best 46 min.

  • Page 31: Initial Settings (setting The Display Language And The Date And Time), Setting The Display Language

    Initial Settings (Setting the Display Language and the Date and Time) If the Initial Setting screen or Date Adjust screen appears when you turn the camera on, follow the procedure below to set the display language and/or current date and time. If the Initial Setting screen appears: p.29 - 30 “Setting the Display Language”, “Setting the Date and Time”...

  • Page 32: Setting The Date And Time

    Press the OK button. Press the four-way controller (3). The frame moves to [W]. Use the four-way controller (45) to select the desired city (Hometown). Press the four-way controller (3). The frame moves to [DST] (Daylight Saving Time). Use the four-way controller (45) to select [O (On) / P (Off)].

  • Page 33

    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 change the month. Change the day and year in the same manner. Next, change the time. If you have selected [12h] in Step 4, the setting switches between am and pm corresponding to the time.

  • Page 34

    • You can cancel the settings for the Initial Setting by pressing the MENU button. If you take pictures without completing the Initial Setting, the Initial Setting screen will appear next time you turn on the camera. • You can change your settings for the Initial Setting later using the [H Set-up] menu.

  • Page 35: Quick Start, Taking Still Pictures

    Taking Still Pictures Shake Reduction preview button The simplest procedure for taking still pictures is described below. The flash discharges automatically depending on the light conditions. Press the power switch. The camera turns on. Compose the picture on the LCD monitor.

  • Page 36

    Pressing the shutter release button Press the shutter release button slowly in two steps. This allows for exact focusing as well as preventing camera shake. Basic way of shutter release Press the shutter release button halfway. Lightly press the shutter release button until you feel the click on your finger.

  • Page 37

    Focus lock When you have difficulty in auto focusing on a subject, try the procedures below. You may have difficulty in auto focusing on such subjects as: • Subject contrast is very low. (a blue sky, solid white walls, etc.) •...

  • Page 38

    Instant Review By default, the image is displayed on the LCD monitor for 0.5 seconds right after shooting (Instant Review). You can change the display time for the Instant Review. (1p.111) If you set it longer, you can delete the image while it is displayed on the LCD monitor.

  • Page 39: Playing Back Still Pictures, Playing Back An Image, Playing Back The Previous Or Next Image

    Playing Back Still Pictures Playing Back an Image You can display the still picture you have just taken. Press the Q Playback button after taking a picture. The image appears on the LCD monitor. When you press and hold the OK/Display button for more than 1 second, the LCD Bright Mode is activated.

  • Page 40

    Deleting the Displayed Image Press the Green/i button when playing back an image. The screen for deleting the image appears. Press the four-way controller (2) to select [Delete] and press the OK button. The image displayed on the LCD monitor is deleted.

  • Page 41: Common Operations, Turning The Camera On And Off, Turning The Camera On In Capture Mode

    Common Operations Turning the Camera On and Off Turning the Camera On in Capture Mode Press the power switch. The power indicator lights up in green. The lens extends and the camera turns on in the “Capture mode”. The camera is ready for taking pictures by pressing the shutter release button.

  • Page 42: Turning The Camera On In Playback Mode

    Turning the Camera On in Playback Mode Press the power switch while pressing the Q Playback button. The power indicator lights green and the camera turns on in the “Playback mode” with the lens retracted. To switch to the “Capture mode”, press the Q Playback button again. Playing Back Still Pictures p.37...

  • Page 43: Using The Button Functions, Capture Mode

    Using the Button Functions Capture Mode Shake Reduction preview button Displays the compensated image on the LCD monitor while you are pressing the button. It allows you to preview the compensated image before shooting. ( p.57) w/x Zoom button Changes the size of the subject. ( Q Playback button Switches to the Playback mode.

  • Page 44: Playback Mode

    Playback Mode w/x Zoom button Press w/f in single-image display to switch to nine-image display. Press x/y to return to the previous display. (1p.133) Press x/y to enlarge the image in single-image display. Press w/f to return to the previous display. (1p.129) Press in nine-image display to switch to the calendar display.

  • Page 45

    For playing back voice recording files : Starts playback. When pressed again, pauses playback. ) : Selects a recorded file before playback. Performs the following operations during playback. Files with no recorded indexes: ) Rewinds five seconds. ) Advances five seconds. Files with recorded indexes: ) Starts playback from the previous index.

  • Page 46: Voice Recording Mode

    Voice Recording Mode Shutter release button When pressed, starts recording. When pressed again, stops recording. When pressed for more than one second, recording continues for as long as the button is held down and stops when the button is released. Q Playback button Switches to Playback mode.

  • Page 47: Setting The Menus, How To Set The Menus

    Setting the Menus Press the MENU button to display the menu on the LCD monitor. There are two different menus, [A Rec.Mode] menu and [H Set-up] menu. How to Set the Menus The button operation guide appears at the bottom of the LCD monitor while you are making settings for the menus.

  • Page 48

    To Save the Setting and Begin Playback of Images Press the Q Playback button. The setting is saved and the camera enters the “Playback mode”. To Save the Setting and Continue with Menu Operations Press the OK button or the four-way controller (4). The setting is saved and the screen returns to Step 3.

  • Page 49

    Example of Menu Operation MENU button [A Rec.Mode] Menu Rec. Mode Recorded Pixels Quality Level White Balance AF Setting AE Metering Sensitivity AUTO 800 Exit MENU Rec. Mode Recorded Pixels Quality Level White Balance AF Setting AE Metering Sensitivity AUTO 800 MENU Exit Rec.

  • Page 50: Menu List

    Menu List [A Rec.Mode] Menu Item Recorded Pixels Quality Level White Balance Focusing Area Focus Limiter Aux. AF Light AE Metering Sensitivity EV Compensation Recorded Pixels Quality Level Movie SR Shake Reduction Digital Zoom Instant Review Face Priority D-Range Comp. One push PF Memory Green Button...

  • Page 51

    [H Set-up] Menu Item Format For formatting the SD Memory Card or built-in memory For adjusting the operation sound volume and the playback Sound volume, and setting the type and volume of start-up sound, shutter sound, key operation sound and self-timer sound. Date Adjust For adjusting the date, time and display style World Time...

  • Page 52: Operating The Mode Palette, How To Operate The Mode Palette

    Operating the Mode Palette Press the four-way controller (3) to display the Mode Palette on the LCD monitor. There are two different Mode Palettes, the “Capture Mode Palette” and the “Playback Mode Palette.” You can activate the Capture mode most appropriate for the shooting conditions or edit the taken images just by selecting the icons.

  • Page 53

    Icon Item Night Scene mode Movie mode Voice Recording mode Landscape mode Flower mode < Natural Skin Tone mode Portrait mode Half-length Portrait mode Kids mode Surf & Snow mode Sport mode Pet mode Text mode Food mode Digital SR mode Frame Composite mode Lets you take pictures with a decorative frame.

  • Page 54

    Playback Mode Palette Slideshow MENU Cancel Icon Item Slideshow Resize Cropping Image/ Sound Copy Image Rotation Color Filter Digital Filter Brightness & Filter Movie Edit Red-eye Compensation Voice Memo For adding a voice memo to an image Protect DPOF Start-up Screen Frame Composite...

  • Page 55: Taking Pictures, Taking Pictures, Changing The Mode, Selecting The Capture Mode

    Taking Pictures Taking Pictures Changing the Mode In the “Capture mode”, you can take pictures. In the “Playback mode”, you can play back or delete pictures. Switching between Capture Mode and Playback Mode To switch from the “Capture mode” to the “Playback mode” Press the Q Playback button.

  • Page 56

    (Shake Reduction On) : Appears when you press the shutter l (Shake Reduction Off): Always displayed when [Shake (Anti-shake warning) : Appears when camera shake may occur Histogram Display The brightness distribution of the image is displayed. The horizontal axis shows the brightness (darkest at the left end and brightest at the right end) and the vertical axis shows the number of pixels.

  • Page 57

    • If you press and hold the OK/Display button for more than 1 second, the LCD Bright Mode is activated. The LCD monitor turns brighter for a certain amount of time. (1p.36) • Under shooting conditions where camera shake is likely to occur, (Anti-shake warning) will be displayed.

  • Page 58

    Using Histogram A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of an image on the horizontal axis and the number of pixels on the vertical axis (distribution chart of the brightness). The histogram will help you detect the brightness of the image you have taken.

  • Page 59: Taking Pictures Using The Shake Reduction Function

    The movie anti-shake function electronically compensates for image blur. It allows you to take smooth movies without worrying about camera shake. “Compensating for Camera Shake While Taking Movies (Movie SR)” 1p.109 Shake Reduction preview button Shutter release button * The unique shake reduction system of PENTAX.

  • Page 60

    When [Shake Reduction] in [A Rec.Mode] menu is set to [O (On)], the camera always compensates for camera shake. ( [O (On)] is selected by default.) Follow the procedures below if you wish to preview the compensated image on the LCD monitor before taking the picture. Press the Shake Reduction preview button.

  • Page 61: Taking Pictures In The Basic Mode (green Mode)

    Taking Pictures in the Basic Mode (Green Mode) In the Green Mode, you can enjoy easy picture taking just by pressing the shutter release button. “Face Recognition AF” and “Face Recognition AE” are activated. When you point the camera at your subject's face, the camera automatically recognizes it, adjusting both focus and exposure.

  • Page 62

    • In the Green Mode, you cannot change the information displayed on the LCD monitor by pressing the OK/Display button. • In the Green Mode, you cannot display the [A Rec. Mode] menu or the Capture Mode Palette. If you try to show them, the message [Green mode must be canceled to use this function.] and lock icon) appear.

  • Page 63: Taking Pictures Automatically (auto Picture Mode)

    Taking Pictures Automatically (Auto Picture Mode) (Auto Picture mode), the camera selects the most appropriate capture mode from - (Normal mode), (Landscape mode) and release button. “Face Recognition AF” and “Face Recognition AE” are activated. When you point the camera at your subject's face, the camera automatically recognizes it, adjusting both focus and exposure.

  • Page 64

    Press the shutter release button fully. The picture is taken. • In Auto Picture mode, the exposure is fixed to ±0.0. (1 • When the camera selects Portrait mode, “Face Recognition AF” and “Face Recognition AE” are activated. When you point the camera at your subject’s face, the camera automatically recognizes it, adjusting focus and exposure to take a high-quality picture.

  • Page 65: Using The Exposure Mode And Other Functions

    Using the Exposure Mode and Other Functions (Program mode), Exposure mode) allow you to take pictures with various aperture and shutter speed settings (Exposure modes). Program Sets shutter speed and aperture automatically for proper exposure. Shutter Priority Set shutter speed manually. Aperture is set automatically. Manual Set both shutter speed and aperture manually.

  • Page 66

    Press the four-way controller (3) in Capture mode. The Mode Palette appears. Use the four-way controller (2345) to select R (Program mode). If you have selected an exposure mode other than the selected mode is displayed on the Mode Palette. Press the OK button.

  • Page 67

    Use the four-way controller (45) to select a desired shutter speed. The proper aperture value will be set automatically. If the camera cannot adjust it appropriately, an exposure warning appears in the bottom center of the LCD monitor. Adjust the exposure using the warning as a reference.

  • Page 68

    Press the OK button. The camera is ready for taking pictures. Set other functions when necessary. • Only the icon of the selected exposure mode is displayed on the Mode Palette. When you switch to another exposure mode, the icon of the newly selected mode replaces the previous one. •...

  • Page 69: Selecting The Picture Mode According To The Shooting Scene (picture Mode)

    Selecting the Picture Mode According to the Shooting Scene (Picture Mode) You can select the Picture mode according to the shooting scene. There are 11 available modes in Picture mode. Landscape Lets you capture the natural colors of landscape views. Flower Lets you take brightly colored flower pictures.

  • Page 70

    Use the four-way controller (2345) to select a desired mode. For example, select Press the OK button. Press the shutter release button halfway. The focus frame on the LCD monitor will light green when the camera is in focus. Press the shutter release button fully. The picture is taken.

  • Page 71

    Taking Pictures of People (Natural Skin Tone/Portrait Mode/Half- length Portrait) In z (Natural Skin Tone), Portrait mode), “Face Recognition AF” and “Face Recognition AE” are activated. When you point the camera at your subject’s face, the camera automatically recognizes it, adjusting both focus and exposure. Natural Skin Lets you take pictures with soft flash to produce beautiful skin tones.

  • Page 72

    When the camera recognizes the subject’s face, a yellow focus frame appears on it. The position and the size of the frame change while the camera continues to adjust the focus on the moving subject. Press the shutter release button halfway.

  • Page 73

    Taking Pictures of Kids (Kids Mode) (Kids mode) is ideal for taking pictures of moving children. Also gives them a healthy look. “Face Recognition AF” and “Face Recognition AE” are activated. When you point the camera at your subject’s face, the camera automatically recognizes it, adjusting both focus and exposure.

  • Page 74

    • “Face Recognition AF” and “Face Recognition AE” may not work if the subject’s face is partly covered, for example, with sunglasses, or when the subject does not face the camera. • The AE metering mode is fixed to Multi-segment. •...

  • Page 75

    Taking Pictures of Sports and Leisure Activities (Sport Mode/Surf & Snow Mode) Sport Lets you take pictures of fast moving subjects. Lets you take photos against dazzling backgrounds like ocean Surf & Snow beaches or ski slopes. Press the four-way controller (3) in Capture mode. The Mode Palette appears.

  • Page 76

    Press the OK button. The camera is ready for taking pictures in the selected mode. Press the shutter release button halfway. The focus frame on the LCD monitor will light green when the camera is in focus. Press the shutter release button fully. The picture is taken.

  • Page 77

    Taking Pictures of Your Pet (Pet Mode) (Pet mode), you can take pictures that show natural hair color of your pet. Select the appropriate icon depending on what color your pet is (closer to black or white or in between). Press the four-way controller (3) in Capture mode.

  • Page 78

    Taking Pictures of Text (Text Mode) This mode allows you to take clear pictures of written text. This is convenient for capturing a digital copy of an important document or enhancing legibility of small print. Press the four-way controller (3) in Capture mode. The Mode Palette appears.

  • Page 79: Taking Pictures Of Dark Scenes (night Scene Mode)

    Taking Pictures of Dark Scenes (Night Scene Mode) You can take pictures of dark scenes, such as nightscapes, with the appropriate settings. Press the four-way controller (3) in Capture mode. The Mode Palette appears. Use the four-way controller (2345) to select Scene mode).

  • Page 80: Reducing Camera Shake And Blurring In Pictures (digital Sr Mode)

    Reducing Camera Shake and Blurring in Pictures (Digital SR Mode) (Digital SR) mode allows you to set the sensitivity higher than other modes to reduce camera shake and blurring. Shutter speed and aperture are set automatically according to the sensitivity value you set. Use the mode under the shooting conditions that camera shake or blurring tend to occur.

  • Page 81: Taking Movies (movie Mode)

    Taking Movies (Movie Mode) This mode enables you to take movies with sound. Press the four-way controller (3) in Capture mode. The Mode Palette appears. Use the four-way controller (2345) to select mode). Press the OK button. The following shooting information appears on the LCD monitor and the camera is ready for taking movies.

  • Page 82

    Keeping the Shutter Release Button Pressed If you keep the shutter release button pressed for more than one second, the movie will be taken for as long as you keep the button pressed. Shooting stops when you take your finger off the shutter release button. •...

  • Page 83: Taking Pictures In Frame Composite Mode

    Taking Pictures in Frame Composite mode You can take pictures with a decorative frame added using the Frame Composite function. There are three frames already stored in the camera. Press the four-way controller (3) in Capture mode. The Mode Palette appears. Use the four-way controller (2345) to select Y (Frame Composite).

  • Page 84

    Use the four-way controller (45) to select the frame you want to register and press the OK button. The frame is registered in the built-in memory instead of the frame selected in Step 1. Visit the PENTAX website at the URL below to download new frames. http://www.pentax.co.jp/english/support/digital/frame_02.html...

  • Page 85: Using The Self-timer

    Using the Self-timer In self-timer mode, the picture is taken ten seconds or two seconds after the shutter release button is pressed. Press the four-way controller (2) in Capture mode. Press the four-way controller (45) to select g (Self-timer) or (2 sec.

  • Page 86: Continuous Shooting (continuous Shooting Mode)

    Continuous Shooting (Continuous Shooting Mode) You can switch the Drive mode to [Continuous Shooting] mode. Pictures are taken continuously while the shutter release button is pressed. Press the four-way controller (2) in Capture mode. Press the four-way controller (45) to select j (Continuous Shooting).

  • Page 87: Shooting In Multi-exposure Mode

    Shooting in Multi-exposure Mode You can switch the Drive mode to [Multi-exposure Shooting] mode. You can overlap multiple frames while creating a single picture. Press the four-way controller (2) in Capture mode. Press the four-way controller (45) to select (Multi-exposure). Use the four way controller (23) to specify the number of the picture- shots.

  • Page 88: Using The Remote Control Unit (optional)

    Using the Remote Control Unit (optional) You can switch the Drive Mode to Remote Control mode to take pictures using the remote control unit E or F (optional). Taking Pictures Using the Remote Control Press the four-way controller (2) in Capture mode. Press the four-way controller (45) to select i (3 sec Remote control) or h(0 sec remote...

  • Page 89

    Life of the Battery for the Remote Control Unit A signal can be sent from the remote control unit to the camera approximately 30,000 times. Contact your nearest PENTAX customer service center if the battery needs replacing. (A charge is made for replacing the battery.)

  • Page 90: Using Zoom To Change The Subject Size

    Using Zoom to Change the Subject Size The camera allows you to zoom in on a distant subject or zoom out to capture a wider view of the subject. Press the zoom button in Capture mode. Zoom button (w) : Diminishes the subject Zoom button (x) : Enlarges the subject The zoom bar is displayed as follows.

  • Page 91

    Recorded pixels and zoom ratio Recorded pixels Optical Zoom Range 1024 • Intelligent Zoom is not available under the following conditions. - When Digital Zoom is set to Off. - When the recorded pixels is 12M. (3× optical zoom available) - In Digital SR Mode or Movie mode •...

  • Page 92: Setting The Shooting Functions, Selecting The Focus Mode

    Setting the Shooting Functions Selecting the Focus Mode Focus Mode Standard (Autofocus mode) Macro mode Super Macro mode Pan Focus mode Infinity mode Manual Focus mode Adjust the focus manually with the four-way controller. The camera focuses on the object in the autofocus area when the shutter release button is pressed halfway.

  • Page 93

    Press the four-way controller (5) in Capture mode. Press the four-way controller (23) to select the focus mode. Press the OK button. The camera is ready for taking pictures in the selected focus mode. Auxiliary AF light • The auxiliary AF light may be activated under low lighting in Autofocus mode.

  • Page 94

    After you determine the focus point, press the OK button to set the focus position and return to the normal capture screen. Press the four-way controller (5) to readjust the focus position. • When focusing, hold down the four-way controller (23) to focus quickly.

  • Page 95: Selecting The Flash Mode

    Selecting the Flash Mode Flash Mode Auto Flash Off Flash On Auto + Red-eye Flash On + Red-eye Soft Flash • The Flash Mode is fixed to Flash Off under the following conditions. - In Movie mode - In Continuous Shooting - When Focus Mode is set to infinity •...

  • Page 96

    Press the four-way controller (4) in Capture mode. Use the four-way controller (23) to select the flash mode. Press the OK button. The camera is ready for taking pictures in the selected flash mode. Saving the Flash Mode 1p.122 • Using the flash in Macro mode may cause the image to be overexposed.

  • Page 97: Selecting The Recorded Pixels Of Still Pictures

    Selecting the Recorded Pixels of Still Pictures Select the number of the recorded pixels for still images according to how the images will be used. The larger the number of recorded pixels, the higher the quality of images, but the file size becomes larger. The selected quality level also affects the size of the image file (1p.97).

  • Page 98

    Use the four-way controller (23) to change the recording pixels. The number of shots for the selected recording pixels appears. Press the shutter release button halfway. The camera is ready for taking pictures. • Selecting a large size produces a clear picture when it is printed out.

  • Page 99: Selecting The Quality Level Of Still Pictures

    Selecting the Quality Level of Still Pictures Select the quality (data compression ratio) for still images according to how the images will be used. The more ’s, the higher the quality of the image, but the file size becomes larger. The selected recorded pixels also affects the size of the image file (1p.95).

  • Page 100: Adjusting The White Balance

    Adjusting the White Balance The light condition of the shooting location affects the overall color tone of pictures. Adjust the white balance to reproduce the natural color of the subject. White Balance Auto Daylight Shade Tungsten Light Fluorescent Light Manual Set another white balance if you are not satisfied with the color balance of pictures taken with white balance set to AWB (Auto).

  • Page 101

    Press the shutter release button halfway. The camera is ready for taking pictures. Saving the White Balance 1p.122 Manual Setting Place a white material such as a piece of white paper in front of your camera to adjust white balance. Select (Manual) on the White Balance screen.

  • Page 102: Selecting The Autofocus Settings

    Selecting the Autofocus Settings You can set the autofocus area and focusing method. Press the MENU button in Capture mode. The [ARec. Mode] menu appears. Use the four-way controller (23) to select [AF Setting]. Press the four-way controller (5). The AF Setting screen appears. Changing the Focusing Area You can change the autofocus area (Focusing Area).

  • Page 103

    Press the four-way controller (5). The pull-down menu appears. Use the four-way controller (23) to change the Focusing Area. Press the shutter release button halfway. The camera is ready for taking pictures. Saving the Focusing Area Setting 1p.122 Setting the Focus Limiter You can limit the focusing range of the lens in accordance with the shooting conditions.

  • Page 104

    Setting the Auxiliary AF Light The auxiliary AF light is convenient when you shoot a dark subject. This helps you to focus on the subject under the conditions that the auto focus does not work properly. Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Aux.

  • Page 105: Setting The Light Metering Mode To Determine The Exposure

    Setting the Light Metering Mode to Determine the Exposure You can select which part of the screen to use to measure the brightness and determine the exposure. AE Metering Modes Multi-segment The exposure is determined by the entire screen. Center-weighted The exposure is determined mainly by the center of the screen. The exposure is determined by the small area in the center of Spot the screen only.

  • Page 106: Setting The Sensitivity

    Setting the Sensitivity Sensitivity (ISO sensitivity) is a value indicating how sensitive the CCD is to light. Low value equals low sensitivity, and high value equals high sensitivity. Sensitivity can be adjusted according to the shooting situations. Sensitivity AUTO800 (50 - 800) is selected by default. You can also set ISO Correction in AUTO to 50 - 100, 50 - 200, 50 - 400, 50 - 800 or 50 - 1600.

  • Page 107

    Press the four-way controller (5). The pull-down menu appears. Use the four-way controller (23) to select the sensitivity. To show [1600] ([1600] and [3200] in Digital SR mode) on the pull-down menu, press the four-way controller (3) when [800] is highlighted.

  • Page 108: Setting The Exposure (ev Compensation)

    Setting the Exposure (EV Compensation) The overall brightness of pictures can be changed by adjusting the EV compensation value (amount of light that the CCD receives). This changes the exposure automatically determined by the camera when you want to adjust the brightness of pictures to suite your taste. Press the MENU button in Capture mode.

  • Page 109: Selecting The Settings For Taking Movies

    Selecting the Settings for Taking Movies You can select the recorded pixels and quality level for taking movies. Press the MENU button in Capture mode. The [A Rec. Mode] menu appears. Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Movie]. Press the four-way controller (5). The Movie setting menu appears.

  • Page 110

    Press the four-way controller (5). The pull-down menu appears. Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Recorded Pixels]. The recordable time for the selected recorded pixels appears. Press the shutter release button halfway. The camera is ready for taking pictures. Selecting the Quality Level of Movies You can select the quality level from [C(Best)], [D(Better)] and [E(Good)].

  • Page 111

    Compensating for Camera Shake While Taking Movies (Movie SR) When you set [Movie SR] to [O (On)], the movie-anti shake function is activated. It automatically compensates for image blur to allow you to take smooth movies. Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Movie SR].

  • Page 112: Setting The Shake Reduction Function For Still Images To On

    Setting the Shake Reduction Function for Still Images to On Set [Shake Reduction] in [ Shake Reduction function for still images. For details on the function, see p.57. Press the MENU button in Capture mode. The [A Rec. Mode] menu appears. Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Shake Reduction].

  • Page 113: Setting The Instant Review Time

    Setting the Instant Review Time You can select the Instant Review time from [Off (no display)], [0.5 sec.], [1 sec.], [2 sec.], [3 sec.] and [5 sec.]. Press the MENU button in Capture mode. The [A Rec.Mode] menu appears. Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Instant Review].

  • Page 114: Setting The Face Priority To On

    Setting the Face Priority to On Set the [Face Priority] in the [A Rec.Mode] menu to On to use the Face Priority function. “Face Recognition AF” and “Face Recognition AE” are activated. When you point the camera at your subject's face, the camera automatically recognizes it, adjusting both focus and exposure.

  • Page 115: Setting The D-range Compensation

    Setting the D-Range Compensation You can select the [D-Range Comp.] setting (making dark portions brighter while keeping the exposure level for the entire image) from [Off (no display)], [Weak], [Strong] and [Auto]. Press the MENU button in Capture mode. The [A Rec. Mode] menu appears. Use the four-way controller (23) to select [D-Range Comp.].

  • Page 116: Setting The One Push Pf Function To On

    Setting the One push PF function to On You can press the shutter release button all the way down (single step) without pressing the button halfway to shorten the shutter delay. Set the “One push PF” in the [A Rec.Mode] menu to on to use the One push PF function.

  • Page 117: Setting The Green Button

    Setting the Green Button You can assign one of the following functions to the Green button; [Green Mode] (p.59), [Face Priority] (p.112), [D-Range Comp.] (p.113), [Shake Reduction] (p.57), and [Fn Setting] (p.116). You can activate the assigned function by just pressing the Green button. Assigning a Function (Green Mode/Face Priority/D-Range Comp./ Shake Reduction) Press the MENU button in Capture mode.

  • Page 118

    Registering Frequently Used Functions (Fn Setting) You can register frequently used functions on the four-way controller. Using this function, you can directly set the functions by pressing the four-way controller without displaying the menu in Capture mode. In [Fn Setting], still picture mode and Movie mode have different settings. To execute [Fn Setting] for Movie mode, press MENU button in Movie mode in Step 1 on page 115.

  • Page 119

    The initial settings for Fn Setting Initial settings (2) Shake Reduction (3) EV Compensation (4) Face Priority (5) D-Range Comp. Functions that can be registered on Fn Setting Setting items Recorded Pixels Quality Level White Balance AE Metering Sensitivity EV Compensation Shake Reduction Face Priority D-Range Comp.

  • Page 120: Setting The Image Sharpness

    Setting the Image Sharpness You can select whether you want the image to have sharp or soft outlines. Press the MENU button in Capture mode. The [A Rec.Mode] menu appears. Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Sharpness]. Use the four-way controller (45) to adjust sharpness.

  • Page 121: Setting The Color Saturation

    Setting the Color Saturation You can set the color saturation. Press the MENU button in Capture mode. The [A Rec.Mode] menu appears. Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Saturation]. Use the four-way controller (45) to adjust saturation. : Reduces the saturation. –...

  • Page 122: Setting The Image Contrast

    Setting the Image Contrast You can set the image contrast. Press the MENU button in Capture mode. The [A Rec.Mode] menu appears. Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Contrast]. Use the four-way controller (45) to adjust contrast. : Reduces the contrast. –...

  • Page 123: Setting The Date Imprint

    Setting the Date Imprint Set the date to be imprinted on your pictures. Press the MENU button in Capture mode. The [A Rec. Mode] menu appears. Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Date Imprint]. Use the four-way controller (45) to select [O (On)/P (Off)].

  • Page 124: Saving The Settings, Saving The Menu Items (memory)

    Saving the Settings Saving the Menu Items (Memory) You can save the settings for the menus after turning off the camera (Memory function). Select [ On] to save the setting for the menu items after turning off the camera. Select [ Off] to reset the setting for the menu items to the default after turning off the camera.

  • Page 125

    • The current zoom position in Intelligent Zoom or Digital Zoom will not be saved even if you set Zoom Position to On in Memory. Only the current zoom position in the optical zoom can be saved. • Even if you set Sensitivity to Off in Memory, the selected range for ISO Correction in AUTO is saved when the camera is turned off.

  • Page 126: Recording And Playback Of Sound, Recording Sound (voice Recording Mode)

    Recording and Playback of Sound Recording Sound (Voice Recording Mode) You can record sound. The recordable time appears on the LCD monitor according to how much space is available on the SD Memory Card. Press the four-way controller (3) in Capture mode. The Mode Palette appears.

  • Page 127

    Press the shutter release button. Recording stops. The remaining recordable time appears. Press the four-way controller (3) to display Mode Palette and change to another mode. You can exit the Voice Recording mode. • Sound is saved in WAVE monaural files. •...

  • Page 128: Playing Back Sound

    Playing Back Sound You can play back the recording you made in Voice Recording mode. Press the Q Playback button in the Voice Recording mode. Use the four-way controller (45) to select the recording to play back. Press the four-way controller (2). Playback starts.

  • Page 129: Adding A Voice Memo, Recording A Voice Memo

    Adding a Voice Memo You can add a voice memo to a captured image. Recording a Voice Memo Enter the Playback mode and use the four-way controller (45) to select the image to which you want to add a voice memo. Press the four-way controller (3).

  • Page 130: Playing Back A Voice Memo

    Playing Back a Voice Memo Enter the Playback mode and use the four-way controller (45) to select the still picture with the voice memo that you want to play back. If U appears on the displayed image, a voice memo has been recorded. Press the four-way controller (2).

  • Page 131: Playback/deleting/editing, Playing Back Images, Playing Back Still Pictures, Zoom Display

    Playback/Deleting/Editing Playing Back Images You can enjoy playback of images saved on the SD Memory Card and the built-in memory. Playing Back Still Pictures Press the Q Playback button. When an SD Memory Card is installed ? appears in the upper right corner of the LCD monitor and the images recorded on the SD Memory Card are played back.

  • Page 132: Calling Up The Images From The Built-in Memory

    Press the MENU button. Zoom playback ends. Setting the Quick Zoom Function You can display the image at maximum magnification simply by pressing x/y on the zoom button once during zoom playback. Press the MENU button. The [A Rec.Mode] menu appears. Press the four-way controller (5).

  • Page 133: Playing Back Movies

    Playing Back Movies You can play back movies (with the sounds). A guide to operation appears on the LCD monitor during playback. Operations include playback, frame by frame playback (forward or reverse), pause and volume adjustment. Enter the Playback mode and use the four-way controller (45) to select the movie to play back.

  • Page 134: Displaying Shooting Information In Playback Mode

    Displaying Shooting Information in Playback Mode In the Playback mode, press the OK/Display button to switch the “display modes”. There are 3 display modes for the Playback mode. Normal Display Shooting information is displayed. 1 Voice Memo icon 2 Card/Built-in memory icon 3 Folder name 5 Protect icon 7 Shooting date and time...

  • Page 135: Nine-image Display/calendar Display

    Nine-Image Display/Calendar Display Nine-Image Display You can display nine images at the same time. Enter the Playback mode and use the four-way controller (45) to select an image. Press w/f on the zoom button. Nine thumbnails of images are displayed at a time.

  • Page 136

    Calendar Display In calendar display, the recorded images and sound files are displayed by date in calendar format. You can select images by date of shooting/ recording. In Playback mode, press w/f on the zoom button. Nine thumbnails of images appear. Press w/f on the zoom button.

  • Page 137: Slideshow

    Slideshow You can play back all the images on the SD Memory Card or in the built-in memory continuously. Enter the Playback mode and use the four-way controller (45) to select the image with which to start the slideshow. Press the four-way controller (3). The Mode Palette appears.

  • Page 138

    Use the four-way controller (45) to select the effect. The effect is like a slide show that slides the displayed images one Wipe by one to the left. The current image gradually disappears and the next image Fade appears under it. Shrink The current image shrinks towards the center.

  • Page 139: Deleting Images, Movies And Sounds, Deleting A Single Image, Movie Or Sound

    Deleting Images, Movies and Sounds Deleting a Single Image, Movie or Sound You can delete a single image, movie or sound. Once deleted, images, movies or sounds cannot be restored. Enter the Playback mode and use the four-way controller (45) to select the image, movie or sound to delete.

  • Page 140

    Deleting a Voice Memo only If an image has a voice memo, you can delete the voice memo without deleting the image. Enter the Playback mode and use the four-way controller (45) to select an image with a voice memo to delete.

  • Page 141: Deleting All Images, Movies Or Sound Files

    Deleting All Images, Movies or Sound Files You can delete all the images, movies and sounds at once. Once deleted, images, movies or sounds cannot be restored. Enter the Playback mode and press the Green button twice. The Delete All screen appears. Use the four-way controller (2) to select [Delete All].

  • Page 142

    Deleting Selected Images and Sound Files (from Nine-Image Display) You can delete several images/sound files selected from the nine-image display at once. Enter the Playback mode and press w/f on the zoom button. Nine thumbnail images appear. Press the Green button. [P] appears on the images and sound files.

  • Page 143

    Press the Green button. A confirmation dialog appears. Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Select & Delete]. Press the OK button. The selected images and sound files are deleted. You cannot delete protected images, movies or sounds. (1p.142)

  • Page 144: Protecting Images, Movies And Sounds From Deletion (protect)

    Protecting Images, Movies and Sounds from Deletion (Protect) You can protect images, movies and sounds from being accidentally deleted. Enter the Playback mode and use the four-way controller (45) to select the image, movie or sound to protect. Press the four-way controller (3). The Mode Palette appears.

  • Page 145

    Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Protect]. Press the OK button. • Select Unprotect in Step 7 to cancel the Protect setting. • If the image, movie or sound is protected, the when it is played back. Protecting All Images, Movies and Sounds You can protect all the images, movies and sounds.

  • Page 146: Viewing Images On Av Equipment

    Viewing Images on AV Equipment 4marks By using the AV cable, you can capture, play back and dub images on a TV or other equipment with a video IN jack. Make sure that both the AV equipment and the camera are turned off before connecting the cable.

  • Page 147: Playing Back An Image Using The Remote Control Unit (optional)

    Turn the camera on. Changing the Video Output Format • If you intend to use the camera for a long time, use of the AC adapter kit K-AC63 (optional) is recommended. Refer to the operating manual for the TV or equipment to which the camera is connected.

  • Page 148: Setting The Printing Service (dpof), Printing Single Images

    Setting the Printing Service (DPOF) You can print the images on the SD Memory Card using a DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) compatible printer or at a printing service. Printing Single Images Set the following items for each image. [Copies]: Select the number of copies up to a maximum of 99. [Date] : Specify whether you want the date imprinted on the print or not.

  • Page 149

    Use the four-way controller (23) to select the number of copies. Use the Green button to select [O (On)/P (Off)] for [Date]. O (On) : The date will be imprinted. P (Off) : The date will not be imprinted. Press the OK button. Prints can be made according to the settings.

  • Page 150: Printing All Images

    Printing All Images Enter the Playback mode and press the four-way controller (3). The Mode Palette appears. Use the four-way controller (2345) to select (DPOF). Press the OK button. Use the four-way controller (3) to select [All Images]. Press the OK button. Use the four-way controller (23) to select the number of copies.

  • Page 151: Direct Printing Using Pictbridge, Connecting The Camera To The Printer

    Direct Printing Using PictBridge By connecting the camera to a printer that supports PictBridge using the USB cable (I-USB7) supplied with the camera, you can print images directly from the camera without using a PC. Select the images you want to print and the number of copies on the camera after it has been connected to the printer.

  • Page 152: Printing Single Images

    Printing Single Images Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Single Image]. Press the OK button. The Print this image screen appears. Use the four-way controller (45) to select the image to print. Use the four-way controller (23) to select the number of copies. You can print up to 99 copies.

  • Page 153

    Use the four-way controller (2345) to select the paper size. You can select only the paper sizes available with the printer you are using. Press the OK button. Repeat Step 8 to 10 to set [Paper Type] [Quality] and [Border Status].

  • Page 154: Printing Using The Dpof Settings, Disconnecting The Camera From The Printer

    Printing Using the DPOF Settings Use the four-way controller (23) to select [DPOF AUTOPRINT]. Press the OK button. The DPOF setting screen appears. Use the four-way controller (45) to check the images and the print settings. Confirm the number of copies, the setting of the date, and the print setting, and then start printing.

  • Page 155: Editing Images, Changing The Image Size And Quality

    Editing Images Changing the Image Size and Quality By changing the size and quality of a selected image, you can make the file smaller than the original. You can use this function to continue taking pictures when the card or memory is full, by making the images smaller and overwriting the original images to make more space available in the memory.

  • Page 156

    Use the four-way controller (45) to change the size. Press the four-way controller (3). The frame moves to [Quality Level]. Use the four-way controller (45) to change the quality. Press the OK button. Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Overwrite] or [Save as].

  • Page 157: Cropping Images

    Cropping Images You can crop a part of a picture and save it as a separate image. Use the four-way controller (45) in Playback mode to select an image to crop. Press the four-way controller (3). The Mode Palette appears. Use the four-way controller (2345) to select Press the OK button.

  • Page 158: Rotating The Displayed Image

    Rotating the Displayed Image You can rotate a displayed image on the LCD monitor. In Playback mode, use the four-way controller (45) to select the image to be rotated. Press the four-way controller (3) in Playback mode. The Mode Palette appears. Use the four-way controller (2345) to select s (Image Rotation).

  • Page 159: Editing Pictures With Color Filters

    Editing Pictures with Color Filters This function enables you to edit still pictures with color filters. You can select from thirteen filters: [B&W], [Sepia], [Eight colors], [B&W + Red], [B&W + Green], and [B&W + Blue]. Use the four-way controller (45) in Playback mode to select an image to edit.

  • Page 160

    Selecting the Color Filter (Eight Colors) Use the four-way controller (23) to select colors). The color bar appears. Use the four-way controller (45) to select a desired color. Press the OK button. The Overwrite confirmation screen appears. Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Overwrite] or [Save as].

  • Page 161: Editing Pictures With The Digital Filter

    Editing Pictures with the Digital Filter This function enables you to apply special effects to still pictures with the digital filter. You can select from five filters: [Soft], [Illustration], [Special Effect 1], [Special Effect 2] and [Slim]. Use the four-way controller (45) in Playback mode to select an image to edit.

  • Page 162

    Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Overwrite] or [Save as]. Press the OK button. The edited image is saved with the same number of recorded pixels and quality level as the original. Selecting the Slim Filter Press the four-way controller (23) to select Press the four-way controller (45) to adjust the strength of the...

  • Page 163: Editing Pictures With Brightness Filter

    Editing Pictures with Brightness Filter This function enables you to adjust the brightness of still pictures with the brightness filter. Use the four-way controller (45) in Playback mode to select an image to edit. Press the four-way controller (3). The Mode Palette appears. Use the four-way controller (2345) to select &...

  • Page 164

    Press the OK button. The overwrite confirmation screen appears. Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Overwrite] or [Save as]. Press the OK button. The edited image is saved with the same number of recorded pixels and quality level as the original.

  • Page 165: Editing Movies

    Editing Movies You can select a frame from a recorded movie to save as a still picture or divide a movie into two. Use the four-way controller (45) in Playback mode to select a movie to edit. Press the four-way controller (3). The Mode Palette appears.

  • Page 166

    Press the four-way controller (2) to play back a movie. Press (2) again to pause the movie at the point you want to save. The following operations are available during pause. Four-way controller (4): Reverses the Four-way controller (5): Advances the movie frame by frame. Press the OK button.

  • Page 167

    Extracting Movies Select [Extract] on the Movie Edit screen. Press the OK button. The Extract screen appears. Press the four-way controller (2) to play back the movie and press it again to select the desired start point. The movie is paused. The following operations are available during pause.

  • Page 168: Removing Red-eye

    Removing Red-eye You can remove red-eye (a phenomenon that occurs when the flash reflects from the subject’s eyes) from your pictures. In Playback mode, press the four-way controller (45) to select the image you want to correct. Press the four-way controller (3). The Mode Palette appears.

  • Page 169

    Removing Red-eye Manually If the camera does not detect the red-eye, remove it manually. Press the OK button. The message [Select the area to compensate] and the screen for specifying the area for compensation appears. Specify the area for compensation. Four-way controller : Moves the area.

  • Page 170: Adding A Frame (frame Composite)

    Adding a Frame (Frame Composite) This function lets you add a decorative frame to still pictures. There are three frames already stored in the camera. Use the four-way controller (45) in Playback mode to select the image to which you want to add a frame.

  • Page 171

    Use the four-way controller (45) to select the frame you want to register and press the OK button. The frame is registered in the built-in memory and replaces the frame selected in Step 1. Visit the PENTAX website at the URL below to download new frames. http://www.pentax.co.jp/english/support/digital/frame_02.html...

  • Page 172: Copying Files

    Copying Files You can copy image and sound files from the built-in memory to the SD Memory Card and vice versa. This function can only be selected when a card has been inserted in the camera. When files are copied from the built-in memory to the SD Memory Card, all the files are copied at once.

  • Page 173

    To Copy Files from the Built-in Memory to the SD Memory Card Use the four-way controller (23) to select [ OK button. All the files are copied to the SD Memory Card. To Copy Files from the SD Memory Card to the Built-in Memory Use the four-way controller (23) to select [ and press the OK button.

  • Page 174: Settings, Camera Settings, Setting Up The Start-up Screen

    Settings Camera Settings Setting Up the Start-up Screen You can display an image recorded with the camera as the start-up screen when the camera is turned on. Press the four-way controller (3) in Playback mode. The Mode Palette appears. Press the four-way controller (2345) to select Screen).

  • Page 175

    Setting Up the Start-up Screen Using a Captured Image (Go to Step 5 to select a start-up screen other than USER) Press the Green button, while displaying [USER] in the upper- right corner of the screen, and use the four-way controller (45) to select an image for the start-up screen, and press the OK button.

  • Page 176: Formatting An Sd Memory Card Or The Built-in Memory

    How to recall the [H Set-up] menu Formatting an SD Memory Card or the Built-in Memory Formatting will delete all the files on the SD Memory Card if you are using a card, and all the files in the built-in memory if there is no SD Memory Card inserted.

  • Page 177: Changing The Sound Settings

    Set-up Format Sound Date Adjust World Time Language/ Folder Name MENU Exit Changing the Sound Settings You can adjust the playback volume and the volume of operation sounds, such as the start-up sound, shutter sound and operation sound. You can also change the operation sounds. Select [Sound] on the [H Set-up] menu.

  • Page 178

    How to recall the [H Set-up] menu Changing the Sound Use the four-way controller (23) to select [Start-up Sound]. Press the four-way controller (5). The pull-down menu appears. Use the four-way controller (23) to select [1], [2], [3] or [Off]. Press the OK button.

  • Page 179

    Set-up Format Sound Date Adjust World Time Language/ Folder Name MENU Exit Changing the Sound (Using a Recorded Sound File) You can use the sound recorded on the camera for sound settings. The first two seconds of the selected sound file will be played as [USER] sound.

  • Page 180: Changing The Date And Time

    How to recall the [H Set-up] menu Changing the Date and Time You can change the initial date and time settings. You can also set the style in which the date appears on the camera. Select [mm/dd/yy], [dd/mm/yy] or [yy/mm/dd]. Select [Date Adjust] on the [H Set-up] menu.

  • Page 181

    Set-up Format Sound Date Adjust World Time Language/ Folder Name MENU Exit Press the four-way controller (3). The frame moves to [Date]. Press the four-way controller (5). The frame moves to month. Use the four-way controller (23) to change the month. Change the day and year in the same manner.

  • Page 182: Setting The World Time

    How to recall the [H Set-up] menu Setting the World Time The date and time selected in “Initial Settings (Setting the Display Language and the Date and Time)” (p.29) serve as the Home Time setting. You can display the time in a city other than the Home Time city (World Time).

  • Page 183

    Set-up Format Sound Date Adjust World Time Language/ Folder Name MENU Exit Use the four-way controller (3) to select [DST]. Use the four-way controller (45) to select [O (On) / P (Off)]. Select [O (On)] if the Destination city uses daylight saving time. Press the OK button.

  • Page 184: Changing The Display Language

    How to recall the [H Set-up] menu Changing the Display Language You can change the language in which the menus, error messages, etc. are displayed. You can select from [English], [French], [German], [Spanish], [Portuguese], [Italian], [Dutch], [Danish], [Swedish], [Finnish], [Polish], [Czech], [Hungarian], [Turkish], [Russian], [Thai], [Korean], [Chinese (traditional and simplified)] and [Japanese].

  • Page 185: Changing The Image Folder Name

    Set-up Format Sound Date Adjust World Time Language/ Folder Name MENU Exit Changing the Image Folder Name You can select the folder name style from [Standard] or [Date]. When you select [Date], pictures and sound files are saved in separate folders of the shooting/recording date.

  • Page 186: Changing The Usb Connection Mode

    How to recall the [H Set-up] menu Changing the USB Connection Mode You can change the USB Connection mode depending on whether the USB cable is to be connected to a printer (PictBridge) or a computer. Select [USB Connection] on the [H Set-up] menu. Press the four-way controller (5).

  • Page 187: Changing The Video Output Format

    Set-up Format Sound Date Adjust World Time Language/ Folder Name MENU Exit Changing the Video Output Format You can select the output format (NTSC or PAL) for taking or playing back images on a TV. Select [Video Out] on the [H Set-up] menu. Press the four-way controller (5).

  • Page 188: Adjusting The Brightness Of The Lcd Monitor

    How to recall the [H Set-up] menu Adjusting the Brightness of the LCD Monitor You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor by seven levels. Select [Brightness Level] on the [H Set-up] menu. Use the four-way controller (45) to adjust the brightness.

  • Page 189: Setting Power Saving

    Set-up Format Sound Date Adjust World Time Language/ Folder Name MENU Exit Setting Power Saving By setting the LCD monitor to dim automatically when you leave the camera without performing any operations for a certain period, you can lessen battery drain. When Power Saving takes effect and the LCD monitor dims, press any button to return to the ordinary brightness.

  • Page 190: Setting Auto Power Off

    How to recall the [H Set-up] menu Setting Auto Power Off You can set the camera to turn off automatically when no operation is performed after a fixed time. Select [Auto Power Off] on the [H Set-up] menu. Press the four-way controller (5). The pull-down menu appears.

  • Page 191: Setting The Guide Display, Resetting To Default Settings

    Set-up Format Sound Date Adjust World Time Language/ Folder Name MENU Exit Setting the Guide Display You can show the information on the current mode and the functions currently assigned to the Green button when you start up the camera in Capture mode or switch from other modes to Capture mode.

  • Page 192: Appendix, List Of Cities

    Appendix List of Cities This is a list of cities which you can select for the World Time. 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...

  • Page 193: Default Settings

    Default Settings The table below lists the factory default settings. Last Memory Setting Yes : The current setting (last memory) is saved when the camera is turned off. No : The setting returns to the default setting when the camera is turned off.

  • Page 194

    Item Flash Mode Drive Mode Focus Mode Zoom Position MF Position Memory White Balance AE Metering Sensitivity EV Compensation Digital Zoom DISPLAY File # Green Button Sharpness Saturation Contrast Date Imprint Set-up] Menu Item Format Operation Volume Playback Volume Start-up Sound Sound Shutter Sound Operation Sound...

  • Page 195

    Item Language/ Folder Name USB Connection Video Out Brightness Level Power Saving Quick Zoom Auto Power Off Guide Display Playback Mode Palette Items Item Interval Slideshow Screen Effect Sound Effect Resize Cropping Image/Sound Copy Image Rotation Color Filter Digital Filter Brightness Filter &...

  • Page 196

    Available functions for each Capture mode Auto Flash Off Flash On Flash Mode Auto + Red-eye Flash On + Red-eye Soft Flash Self-timer Continuous Shooting Drive Mode Multi-exposure Remote Control Standard (Autofocus) Macro Super Macro Focus Mode Pan Focus Infinity Manual Focus Recorded Pixels Quality Level...

  • Page 197

    *18 *18 *18 *10: Automatic tracking AF cannot be selected. *11: Fixed to Spot. *12: Fixed to Off. *13: Fixed to Center-weighted. *14: Available only when Movie SR is set to Off. Auto – Flash Off – Flash On – Auto + Red-eye –...

  • Page 198: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories A number of dedicated accessories are available for this camera. Products with an asterisk (∗) are the same as those supplied with the camera. Power related accessories Rechargeable lithium-ion battery D-LI8 (∗) Battery charger kit K-BC8 (∗) (Set includes battery charger D-BC8 and AC plug cord.) AC adapter kit K-AC63 (Set includes AC-adapter D-AC63 and AC plug cord.) Connection cables...

  • Page 199: Messages

    Messages Messages such as the following may appear on the LCD monitor during camera operation. Message Shake Reduction is OFF The Shake Reduction preview button is pressed when [Shake Reduction] is set to Off on the [ menu. Set it to On. (p.110) Compression error Compression of the image you captured has failed.

  • Page 200

    Message Camera cannot play this image and sound Battery depleted Image folder cannot be created Protected This image/sound cannot be processed No image to be processed Messages such as the following may appear on the LCD monitor when using the PictBridge function. Message No paper in the printer No ink in the printer...

  • Page 201: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Problem Cause The camera The battery is not installed Check if a battery is installed. If not, will not turn on The battery is installed incorrectly The battery is exhausted The battery performance has temporarily deteriorated because it is too cold No image The LCD monitor is set to...

  • Page 202

    Problem The subject is The subject is difficult to not in focus focus on The subject is not in the focusing area The subject is too close The focus mode is set to q (Macro) or r (Super Macro) The flash does The flash mode is set to not discharge The Capture mode is set...

  • Page 203: Main Specifications

    Main Specifications Camera Type Fully automatic compact digital still camera with built-in zoom lens Effective Pixels 12.0 megapixels Sensor 12.40 megapixels (total pixels), 1/1.7-inch interline transfer CCD with a primary color filter Recorded Pixels Still Picture Movie Sensitivity AUTO, Manual (50/100/200/400/800/1600 (/3200 Digital SR mode) File Format Still Picture Movie...

  • Page 204

    D-Range Compensation D-Range Compensation is available (Auto, Manual) White Balance Lens Intelligent Zoom Digital Zoom LCD Monitor Playback Functions Focusing System Exposure Mechanism Capture Modes Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten Light, Fluorescent Light, Manual Focal Length 7.9 mm - 23.7 mm (equivalent to 37 mm - 111 mm in 35 mm format) Maximum Aperture f/2.8 - f/5.4 Lens Composition...

  • Page 205

    * The number of recordable images is based on the CIPA standard measurement, but it may vary with the conditions under which the camera is used. Approx. 200 min. * Measured based on PENTAX standard and may vary depending on the condition of use. Approx. 100 min.

  • Page 206: Warranty Policy

    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 country.

  • Page 207

    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 208

    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 209

    Declaration of Conformity According to 47CFR, Parts 2 and 15 for Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals PENTAX IMAGING COMPANY A Division of PENTAX of America, Inc. Located at: 600 12 Golden, Colorado 80401 U.S.A. Phone: 303-799-8000 FAX: 303-790-1131 Declare under sole responsibility that the product identified herein, complies with 47CFR Parts 2 and 15 of the FCC rules as a Class B digital device.

  • Page 210

    Information on disposal for users 1. In the European Union If your product is marked with this symbol, it means that used electrical/electronic products should not be mixed with general household waste. There exists a separate collection system for these products. Used electric/electronic equipment...

  • Page 211: Index

    Index Symbols [A Rec.Mode] menu ..45 [H Set-up] menu ... . . 45 Q Playback button ..41 Q (Playback mode) .

  • Page 212

    D-Range Comp... . . 113 Exposure ....106 Face recognition ... . . 69 Flash .

  • Page 213

    Image ....37 Playback button ..14 Playback Mode ....42 Playback Mode Palette .

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