Pentax K100D

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Pentax K100D
K100D with kit lens 18-55mm AL
Type digital single-lens reflex camera
Sensor APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) Interline interlace CCD with a primary color filter
Maximum resolution 3,008 x 2,000 (6 megapixels)
Lens Interchangeable Pentax KAF2 mount compatible with Pentax auto-aperture lenses; older lenses supported in stop-down metering mode (using the AE/L function).
Shutter speed range 1/4000 sec - 30 sec
Exposure metering TTL open-aperture metering with choice of: 16-segment, Center-weighted & Spot meter
Exposure modes Program, Shutter-Speed Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb, Auto, Picture modes (Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night scene portrait, Standard flash-off)
ASA/ISO range ISO Auto, 200, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Rear LCD monitor 2.5", 210,000 pixels
Storage SD, SDHC
Battery AA (×4) or CR-V3 (×2), Optional AC adapter
Weight 565 g (1.2 lb)
Made in Philippines

The Pentax K100D and similar Pentax K110D are 6 megapixel digital single-lens reflex cameras, launched in the U.S. on May 22, 2006. The K100D has a maximum resolution of 3008 x 2008, and can also down-sample to 2400 x 1600 and 1536 x 1024. The slowest metered shutter speed is 30 seconds and the fastest shutter is 1/4000 seconds.

The K100D features a six effective megapixel CCD sensor, coupled with an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and a sensor-based shake reduction system within the camera body. The K110D has exactly the same features as the K100D, except it lacks built-in shake reduction.

The K100D is sometimes confused with the similarly named, but more advanced, Pentax K10D. The Pentax K200D, successor to the K100D and K100D Super, was officially announced on January 23, 2008.[1]

K100D Super[edit]

On June 27, 2007, Pentax announced the K100D Super.[2] It retains the features and the 6.1 megapixel image sensor of the K100D, while adding support for Supersonic Drive Motor(SDM) lenses and dust reduction technology. Although K100D Super was announced in June, it seems that camera was in production since January 2007 (manufacture date found in Exif data of shots).[citation needed]

The K100D, K100D Super and K110D have been discontinued in favor of the K200D and K-m.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "K200D Digital SLR". Pentax. 2008-01-23. 
  2. ^ "Pentax introduces entry-level 'K100D Super' DSLR with advanced features" (Press release). Pentax Corp. 2007-06-27. 

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