Pentax K110D

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Pentax K110D
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Type DSLR
Sensor Interline interlace CCD
Maximum resolution 3,008 × 2,008 (6 million)
Lens Interchangeable Pentax KAF Mount
Flash Built-in retractable P-TTL pop-up with hotshoe
Shutter Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
Shutter speed range 1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb; 1/180 flash
Exposure metering TTL phase-matching 11-point autofocus system
Exposure modes Automatic, Scene, Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb, Flash off, Night, Moving Object, Macro, Landscape, Portrait
Metering modes Spot, Center Weighted, Matrix
Focus areas 11 zone selectable: single area, dynamic area, closest subject
Focus modes Manual, Single shot AF, Continuous AF, Automatic AF Selection (AF operation subject to lens compatibility)
Continuous shooting 2.8 frame/s, 5 JPEG, 3 RAW
Viewfinder Optical Viewfinder -Pentamirror with Natural-Bright-Matte II focusing screen
ASA/ISO range ISO 200–3200
Custom WB Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, Fluorescent Light (W, D, N), Flash, Manual
Rear LCD monitor 2.5-inch low temperature polysilicon TFT, 210,000 pixels
Storage SD
Battery AA (×4) or CR-V3 (×2)
Weight 485 g without battery;
Made in Philippines

The K110D is Pentax's entry-level DSLR. It has 6.1 Megapixels (6.1 Million effective pixels). The K110D is youngest of three sibling cameras in terms of specifications. It differs from the K100D only in lacking an in-body image stabilization system.

The K110D has a 2.5 in LCD display screen with 210,000 pixels of resolution. It uses Secure Digital cards to record both JPEG and RAW image formats. The K110D uses AA alkaline batteries to power it, though an AC adapter is also compatible. It has a 23.5 mm x 15.7 mm CCD sensor to record its images. The body itself comprises a stainless steel chassis with a fiber reinforced plastic shell for durability. Continuous shooting mode allows for up to 2.8 frames per second to be recorded, which is five JPEGs (on highest quality setting) or three RAW format images. The Camera is compatible with PictBridge printers. The DSLR is considered "entry-class" among DSLRs.

Marketing and Sibling Details[edit]

Said to be shipped in August, 2006, the body would be sold in addition to a smc 18-55mm lens for about $599.99. The K110D would have virtually the same specifications as its superior, the K100D. The most noticeable difference was the Shake-Reduction system found in the K100D and K10D models. Pentax claimed that the Shake-Reduction system would offer a two-stop advantage, and produce almost blur-free images.

K110D, various views.

Ned Bunnell, the Pentax Imaging Company's director of marketing, was quoted saying:

“The ease-of-use, advanced features and attractive price make the Pentax K100D digital SLR a perfect choice for users moving up from a point-and-shoot camera", meaning that the new Pentax DSLRs were easy to use, even for a beginner. The K110D and K100D, unlike the K10D, do not have the typical aperture adjustment wheel found under the shutter release button on most DSLRs.

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

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External links[edit]

Media related to Pentax K110D at Wikimedia Commons