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Pentax

Pentax K10D Digital SLR 10.2 MP Camera with Pentax SMCP-DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL AF Zoom Lens

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PENTAX K10D - Perfect for advanced photo enthusiasts!

The PENTAX K10D digital SLR features an array of PENTAX innovations including 10.2 effective megapixels and a PENTAX-developed ShakeReduction (SR) system that effectively offers a 2.5 to 4 stop advantage for sharp, blur-free images even under difficult shooting conditions, such as macro and telephoto photography or low light settings without a flash.

Also featured is a newly-developed PentaxReal IMage Engine (PRIME) designed exclusively for PENTAX digital SLR cameras to produce well-balanced, true-to-life images. PENTAX also incorporated a new high performance 22 bit A/D converter to quickly transfer images with accurate color tones and richer gradation from the CCD to the imaging engine.

The new Dust Removal (DR) system incorporating PENTAX-original Special Protect (SP) coating helps keep the CCD surface dust-free, and adds a shift mechanism to shake dust off the CCD. All this is housed in a dependable dust-proof, weather-resistant body construction featuring 72 seals throughout the camera to allow photographers to continue shooting even in dusty or rainy environments.

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Key Features

  • High-precision SAFOX VIII 11-point auto focus (9 cross-type sensors) system withsingle and continuous AF
  • Shake Reduction feature incorporating a 10.1 megapixel CCD is compatible with ANY Pentax lens produced
  • Sensitivity equivalent to ISO 100 to 1600 with an auto mode that takes advantageof the entire range
  • Vibrating CCD sensor provides built-in Dust Reduction for improved image quality
  • Large 2.5-inch LCD monitor with 210,000 pixel resolution, wide viewing angle and20 time zoom
  • Sophisticated 16-segment multi-pattern metering determines the optimal exposure settings

Technical Specs

Type Auto-exposure digital SLR still camera with TTL auto focus, built-in retractableP-TTL auto flash, and CCD shift shake reduction and dust reduction
Effective Pixels 10.2 mp
Lens Mount Type: PENTAX KAF2 mount compatible with PENTAX KAF2, KAF and KA mount lenses;
Power zoom function: Available; K-mount lenses - Usable with restrictions; S-mount lenses - Usable with adapter and restrictions; 67/645 lenses - Usable with adapter and restrictions
Sensor Type: Interline interlace CCD with a primary color filter (23.5 x 15.7mm);
Recorded Pixels Total Pixels: 10.75 megapixels; Color Depth 8 bit (JPEG) or 12 bit (RAW) x 3 colors; Shake Reduction CCD Image Sensor Shift;
Sensitivity ISO Auto, Manual, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600;
File Formats Still: JPEG (Exif 2.21), RAW (PEF, DNG), DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), PRINT Image Matching III
Storage Media SD memory card, SDHC memory card;
Color Composition Color Depth: 8 bit (JPEG) or 12 bit (RAW) x 3 colors;
Shake Reduction CCD Image Sensor Shift;
Digital Filter: Black & White (4 types), Sepia (3 types), Color (18 types), Soft (3 levels), Slim (+/- 8 levels), Brightness (during playback)
White Balance TTL Auto, Pre-set, Custom white balance; Available Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Manual
LCD Monitor 2.5 inch TFT color LCD with adjustable brightness; LCD Resolution - Approx. 210,000 pixels; Angle of View - Approx. 140 degrees
Video Output Compatible with NTSC and PAL formats
Interfaces Type - USB 2.0 hi-speed
PictBridge: One image print, All image print, DPOF, Paper size, Paper type, Paper quality, Border
Exposure Modes Exposure Control Method: Green, Program AE, ISO Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter & Aperture Priority AE, Metered Manual, X-Sync, Bulb;
Shutter Type: Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter; Shutter Speed:1/4000 - 30 seconds and Bulb;
Viewfinder Optical Viewfinder: Pentaprism with Natural-Bright-Matte II focusing screen; Viewfinder Coverage - 95%; Viewfinder Magnification - 0.95x (with 50mm F1.4 lens, -1m-1); Diopter Adjustment - -2.5m-1 to +1.5m-1; LCD
Exposure Meter Light Metering Method - TTL open-aperture metering with choice of: 16-segment, Center-weighted & Spot meter; Metering Range EV1 - EV21.5 (At ISO 200 with 50mm F1.4 lens);
Exposure Compensation +/-3 EV (1/2 steps), +/- 2 EV (1/3 steps);
Auto Bracketing 3 frames +/-1.5EV (1/2 steps) or +/-1EV (1/3 steps)
AE Lock Auto Exposure Lock: Available
Depth of Field Preview: Via viewfinder or LCD;
Drive Modes Single-shot, Continuous 3fps to card capacity (JPEG), 9 frames (RAW), Self-timer (12sec, 2sec), Auto bracketing, Extended bracketing, Remote Control (0sec, 3sec), Multi-exposure
Autofocus Focus System: Type - TTL phase-matching 11-point autofocus system (SAFOX VIII)
Autofocus Modes: AF-Single (with focus lock), AF-Continuous, Manual
Built-in Flash Flash - Built-in retractable P-TTL pop-up flash; Operation Modes: flash on, redeye, leading curtain sync, leading curtain + redeye, trailing curtain sync; Guide Number: 15.6 (at ISO 200/m); Angle of View Coverage: 28mm (equivalent to 35mm) Flash Exposure Compensation - +1 to -2 (1/2 steps)
Synchronization With RTF and via hot shoe; Synchronization Speed: 1/180 sec, P-TTL high speed sync and wireless sync with PENTAX dedicated flash
Self-timer 12sec, 2sec
Remote Control Yes, 0 sec, 3 sec
Preview Playback Specifications: Playback View Modes - Single, Index (nine image); Magnification Up to 20X enlargement; LCD Function - Image rotation, Folder view, Slide show, Digital filter, Histogram, Exposure warning; Erase and Image Protect Modes - Single, All
Power Source Rechargeable D-LI50 Lithium-ion battery, Optional AC adapter
Battery Life Battery allows approximately 500 shots per charge under normal conditions
Dimensions WxHxD: 5.6" x 4.0" x 2.8" (141.5mm x 101mm x 70mm)
Weight 25.0 oz. (710g) without battery and SD memory card
28.0 oz. (790g) loaded and ready
Computer System Requirements Mac Requirements: USB: MacOS 10.2 or later, standard equipped USB port Software: MacOS 10.2+, PowerPC G4 (G5 or Intel CORE rec.), 512MB RAM (1GB rec.),1024x768+ graphics, 250MB+ HDD (500MB rec.)
Windows Requirements: USB: Windows 2000/XP, standard equipped USB port, Software: Windows 2000/XP, Pentium 4+ (2GHz rec.), 512MB RAM (1GB rec.), 1024x768+ graphics, 250MB+ HDD (500MB rec.)
Other Dust Reduction: Image sensor vibration and SP coating
Time: Modes - dd/mm/yy, mm/dd/yy, yy/mm/dd; World Time - Displays the time in 71 cities (28 time zones)
Language: English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Netherlandish, Italian, Russian, Korean, Chinese (Traditional/Simplified), Portuguese, Japanese
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