Pentax K100D Review

 
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Model Name: Pentax K100D 
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General
Model Number: K100D
Camera Format: SLR
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $699.95
Street Price: $499.99
Date Available: 2006-07-31
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 22.4 oz (635 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.1 x 3.6 x 2.8 in.
(130 x 93 x 70 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 6.1
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 7.88 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3008 x 2008 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1600 (3.8 MP, 3:2),
1536 x 1024 (1.6 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF v2.21), RAW
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.7
Video Capture
Can take movies: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format:  
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2)
Lens: Pentax 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SMC P-DA
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 83 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 38 (T)
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: 52.0mm
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 11-point TTL phase-matching (SAFOX VIII)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; Eye-level Pentamirror
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: No
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5
Rear Display Resolution: 210,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 12.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200
Minimum ISO (native): 200
ISO Settings: Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Flash, Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 16-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: No
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Night Scene, Surf & Snow, Text, Sunset, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash-off, Flash-on, Auto + Red-eye reduction, Flash-on + Red-eye reduction
Flash Guide Number: 11.0 m / 36.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: 15.6m (at ISO 200)
Max Flash Sync: 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: RAW
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Movie File Format:  
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Remote Control F
Connections (extended): DC input
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.53
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.51
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 3
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 2.7
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 4
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.18
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.150
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.149
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 1.6
Play -> Record Time: 0.2
Flash recycle time (seconds):  
Power
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA or 2 x CR-V3
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline or Lithium disposable, NiMH rechargeable
Batteries Included: 4 x AA Alkaline disposable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): No
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 300 (NiMH AA)
Software
Included Software: Software (CD ROM) S-SW53
OS Compatibility: Windows 2000 / XP Home / XP Pro; Mac OS 10.2+
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Ships in a bundle with the Pentax smc 18-55mm lens.

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