Compatible with any PENTAX lens ever produced* and featuring Shake Reduction, the affordable PENTAX K100D is the kind of camera that makes history. Picture a large 2.5 inch LCD monitor with 210,000 pixel resolution and a friendly Mode Dial offering Auto Picture and Picture modes as well as new Scene modes for even simpler photography. The 6.1 megapixel APS-C size CCD and sophisticated 16-segment multi-pattern metering delivers outstanding image reproduction, while the bright, high-precision PENTAX mirror viewfinder features with 0.85X magnification. All these features combine in a compact design with high-rigidity stainless-steel chassis that is built to last.
*With adaptor for screw mount and 645/67 lenses.
PENTAX-original Shake Reduction mechanism for sharp, blur-free images
The K100D features a PENTAX-developed Shake Reduction (SR) system, which effectively reduces camera shake for sharp, blur-free images even under difficult shooting conditions, such as using a telephoto lens, shooting in low light conditions without a supplementary flash illumination. The K100D SR mechanism is designed to minimize camera shake by oscillating the CCD image sensor vertically and horizontally at high speed using magnetic force, while adjusting the speed of oscillation in proportion to the amount of camera shake detected by a built-in sensor. This system does not require special anti-shake lenses and may be used with almost all existing PENTAX interchangeable lenses.*
* Lenses compatible with this mechanism are: PENTAX K-, KA-, KAF- and KAF2-mount lenses; screw-mount lenses (with an adapter); and 645- and 67-system lenses (with an adapter). Certain camera and/or lens functions may be disabled.
Sensor 6.1 million effective pixels
Image sizes 3008 x 2000, 3008 x 2008 (RAW), 2400 x 1600, 1536 x 1024,
File formats JPEG (8-bit), RAW (12-bit), DCF, DPOF, PRINT Image Matching lll
Lens Mount Pentax KAF bayonet mount
Focus TTL Phase-matching 11-point wide autofocus system (SAFOX Vlll), AF Single, Manual, AF Continuous
Image Stabilization Shake Reduction (SR) system
AF assist lamp Yes (by built-in flash)
Metering TTL open-aperture 16-segment (coupled with lens and AF information), Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
ISO sensitivity Auto, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200
Exposure compensation +/- 2EV, 1/2EV or 1/3 EV steps
Exposure bracketing 3 frames within range of +/-0.5EV, +/-1.0EV, +/-1.5EV (0.5EV steps) or +/-0.3EV, +/-0.7EV, +/-1.0EV (0.3EV steps)
Shutter Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
Shuttter speed 1/4000 - 30 sec
Modes Auto Picture mode, Picture mode, Scene, Program AE, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Metered Manual, Bulb
Picture modes Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night Scene Portrait, Standard Flash Off
White balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, Fluorescent Light (W, D, N), Flash, Manual
Continuous shooting Approx 2.8 fps: JPEG(up to 5fps), RAW(up to 3fps)
Flash Built-in retractable P-TTL pop-up, Guide number 15.6
Viewfinder Fixed molded penta-mirror type, 96% field of view
LCD monitor 2.5-inch low temperature polysilicon TFT, 210,000 pixels
Connectivity USB 2.0 Hi-speed
Storage SD card
Power 4 x AA batteries(Alkaline, Lithium, rechargeable Ni-MH), 2 x CR-V3 llithium batteries, Optional AC adapter
Weight (no batt) 560 g (19.8 oz) 485 g
Dimensions 129.5 x 92.5 x 70 mm (5.1 x 3.6 x 2.8 in)
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