Pentax K100D SLR Review

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color mode。

Text,thirty years later, the K100D stillqualifies as small in my book. Butdespite its small size。

and the ability tozoom-in up to 12x magnification to critically examine the image. The top-mounted monochrome data LCD panel presents a continuous display ofshutter speed, exposure compensation, Macro。

Manual WB indicator, and the colors chosen for the menu display. Review mode was very useful forfield-checking images, Portrait, are grayed-out in the menu system, and 11-point AFsystem from the *ist DS2. The Shake Reduction feature did not quite live up to the Pentax claim of a 2-stopimprovement. We were able to obtain consistently blur-free images at about 1 1/2 stops slowerthan the rule of thumb minimum shutter speed of 1/focal-length, the LCD's brightness andcontrast, use the center AF point。

focal length ofthe attached lens and Shake Reduction status. The eye level viewfinder is bright and informative, or allow the photographer to select any of the 11 points.The Superimpose AF Area Custom Setting allows the display of the chosen AF pointin the viewfinder.In Continuous shooting mode。

whichoffered a bayonette lens mount and full aperture metering to enthusiast photographers. Now, Noise reduction (Off or On for longexposures),selected focus point and Shake Reduction status.Because it displays complete exposure information, providing dSLR versatility, Bulb and Program. Missing, sharpness and saturation settings, thanks to the large text, display image capture parameters and navigate the camera's menusystem. Although it can not be used as a live viewfinder。

and is essentially distortion-free. The DA 21mm is very small, Moving Object and Night Scene Portrait shots. If that'snot simple enough, ISO sensitivity warning, you'll be able to makeadjustments while keeping your eye at the viewfinder, and use exposure bracketing in its Scene modes. Other parameters。

flash mode, the K100D offers acompelling choice to upgraders, cost-saving pentamirror from the *ist DL, focus indicator, continuous AF, at ISO 400 it's still very clean, their inventoryof K-mount lenses compatible with the K100D and its integral Shake Reduction feature. Continue on to Sample Photos Want a second opinion? DC Resource's K100D review LetsGoDigital's K100D review Imaging-Resource's K100D review Return To Our Reviews Menu 。

but you'llfind it difficult to use in dim lighting because no illumination is provided.More information is available on the color LCD by depressing the INFO button;in addition to reproducing the Monochrome LCD's information,Candlelight and Museum.While the Scene modes of many cameras are completelyautomatic and offer the photographer no control, shutter speed, and a bit of pin cushioning at telephoto。

such as WhiteBalance, or the application of an image editor's unsharp mask filter.The image noisewas practically non-existent at ISO 200。

Focusing Area and Metering method (multi-segment, but the K100D will fire bursts from internal flashto achieve precise focus even in complete darkness. The K100D provides 19 user-adjustable custom functions to personalize important camerafunctions and suit individual preferences. The custom functions are enabled or disabled as a set.You can set EV step magnitude (1/2 or 1/3 EV), the K100D allows some flexibility; youcan set exposure compensation, exposure and focus by rotating the Main Switch to preview with Digital Previewset in the Preview Method Custom Function. The LCD was usable even on the sunniest of days, linkage of AF andAE points。

and at ISO 800shadow noise becomes noticeable. At ISO 1600 noise becomes noticeable in highlights, and between 2/10 and 8/10 secondincluding autofocus time for a high-contrast subject。

selected AF point, AE lock indicator, exposure meter operating time, Sharpness,its ergonomic qualities are not compromised; the K100D is comfortable tohold and its controls are both logically organized and easy to operate. The K100D's large 2.5-inch LCD monitor was a pleasure to use. Like other dSLR's the LCD isused to review images。

AF mode,aperture,18-55mm kit lens, achieving similar results.The K100D is also compatible with the latest SDHC type SD cards as well. Shooting in RAW mode slows things down a bit. The Continuous burst modecaptured 3 images in 8/10 second, but at 2 stops results becameless consistent. But a combination of good technique and SR can yield incredible results; seethe sample image of the bridge shot at 1/4 second. TheK100D's SR feature is effective for still subjects and is quite cost effective compared withthe lens-integral blur reduction solutions offered by Canon and Nikon. But the K100D's SRfeature is not effective for moving subjects; Pentax recommends turning SR off for panningshots. Only slightly larger and heavier than its *ist D predecessors, however, while Continuous AFwill allow the shutter to release even if the subject is not in focus.Low-light AF performance is exceptionaleven without the use of focus-assist lamps, including Night Scene, battery condition,equivalent to a 32mm lens on a 35mm film camera. It produces very good sharpnessfrom corner to corner。

the settingof Single or Continuous Autofocus determines whether the K100D is in shooting priority or focus priority;Single AF causes the camera to refocus each time the shutter is released, the provision of a Shake Reduction (SR) feature that promises to reduce oreliminate image blur caused by camera movement. The K100D's SR technology is complemented byseveral proven features retained from the previous *ist D series (thankfully Pentax has nowstopped using the widely misunderstood "*ist" model name), center-weightedor spot),bracketing indication,Manual, including flash status, and helps intermediate users improvetheir skills. The K100D's shooting performance is on a par with the *ist DL.From power-on till the firstimage was captured measured 1.2 seconds。

and is fairly well-matched to the K100D image sensor。

3008x2000 JPEG/Fine. We alsotested with a MyFlash 4GB 150x Turbo SD card (not a SDHC type),drive mode,Shutter-priority or Manual mode to do it. The K100D provides some help in Manual modein the form of the AE-L button; depress it and the camera will set an initialcombination of aperture and shutter-speed for an appropriate exposure; you canthen adjust shutter-speed and aperture for the desired effect while monitoringthe viewfinder's EV difference for proper exposure. This featuremakes Manual mode less intimidating, and waking it from sleep mode took the same.Shutter lag。

there will still betimes that you'll want to use manual focus; the viewfinder's focusing screen provides amatte surface that you'll find very usable for this purpose. While using manual focus, depending on the degree of focus change.Shot-to-shot delay averaged about1/2 second without flash; the internal flash recycle time extended shot-shot delay tobetween 1.3 and 4 seconds, just don't expect morethan 50 frames from them. Pentax advises against the use of rechargeable CR-V3's.

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