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KEEP ON SHOOTING WHEN THE OTHERS HAVE PACK UP

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WHATEVER YOUR MOTIVATION, THE PENTAX K-7 IS THERE. Life is often an outdoor activity. The variety, the energy, the light, the inspiration. No matter whether it rains or snows, or if sand or slush make the going more difficult. Don’t worry about the accessories – follow your inspiration. Wherever it takes you, the PENTAX K-7 can go too. IT GIVES A LOT AND TAKES THE TOUGH STUFF. The PENTAX K-7 is up to any challenge. At the heart of it is 90 years of PENTAX leadership in innovation and development. With the latest technology, it is exactly the right choice for the demanding photographer and it definitely doesn’t shirk from the demanding or difficult. Sturdy, weatherproof and stable: it happily supports the ambitious photographer long after the others have conceded to the elements and packed up and gone home.

SMALL, UNCOMPLICATED AND PROPERLY EQUIPPED. THERE IS NO SCENE THAT CAN’T BE CAPTURED. The best scenarios seem to present themselves when you’re least prepared. With its diminutive dimensions of only 131 x 97 x 73 mm and weighing a mere 825g, there is no reason not to have the super-compact PENTAX K-7 always at hand. But “small and uncomplicated” is not nearly enough – it is much more important that your equipment is sophisticated and provides the highest level of technical advances so that no opportunity can pass you by. The PENTAX K-7 offers you all these advantages - and more.

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77 SEGMENT MATRIX METERING SHUTTER SPEED 1/8000 SEC.

HD VIDEO WITH 30 FPS, BUILT-IN MICROPHONE, CONNECTION FOR STEREO MICROPHONE

14.6 MEGAPIXEL CMOS SENSOR

HANDY AND COMPACT 131X97X73 MM AND 825G

100% PENTAPRISM FINDER

FRAME RATE OF 5.2 FPS

IN COMPARISON: 3” WIDE-ANGLE MONITOR WITH 921,000 DOTS AND LIVE VIEW WITH AF COMPARED TO THE AVERAGE 2.5” MONITORS.

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FINALLY, A CAMERA THAT FOLLOWS YOUR EVERY STEP AND TURN. How does it do it? The K-7 can go with you through thick and thin; rain, storm or sand. Cold weather means nothing. If it does pick up a bit of dust then sensor cleaning and dust alarm intervene. Go on. Go out and try it.

KEEP OUT! THE 126 SEALS THAT REALLY WORK. The only things that should be inside the PENTAX K-7 are your pictures. Dust, rain or mud must remain resolutely outside the camera. Not to worry: the 77 seals in the housing, 43 seals at the battery grip and 6 seals on the lenses ensure this that all the nastiness stays out.

IN CASE OF ACCIDENT: SENSOR CLEANING AND DUST ALARM. Even with all the seals intact dust can still enter the body when changing lenses. This is where the PENTAX Dust Reduction system shows its strength: the dust is loosened either automatically or whenever you feel it necessary by ultrasonic vibrations of the sensor and the loosened particles are collected in the bottom of the housing. The PENTAX “Dust Alert” signals the user when more persistent dust particles remain which cannot be shaken off. The pollution is indicated with pinpoint accuracy so that can be easily and accurately removed with the optionally available “Cleaning Kit”.

MADE VISIBLE: THERE ARE 77 SEALS (RED) PROVID I N G TOTAL PROTECTION FOR THE SENSITIVE OPTICAL A N D ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS INSIDE THE CAMERA. THERE ARE 43 SEALS ALONE IN THE BATTERY GRI P AND THE NEW WR-SERIES LENSES ARE PROTECTED WITH 6 FUR THER SEALS.

WHEN THE GOING GETS ROUGH: SHOOT. A really good image is more than “just a picture”. It leaves a lasting effect on the viewer. But sometimes the adverse circumstances in which the image is taken can also leave lasting effects on the camera. Fortunately the high-grade steel chassis and the magnesium-aluminium outer shell can take a level of abuse that would leave other cameras – and photographers – running for cover. With cold resistance of up to -10 °C you’ll have to be well wrapped up to keep up with the PENTAX K-7. THE MAGNESIUM-ALUMINIUM OUTER SHELL DELIVERS WHAT IT PROMISES: CONVENIENCE AND STABILITY.

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THERE’S NO REASON TO BE AFRAID OF THE DARK. THE PENTAX K-7 IS WITH YOU. You could just snap away, but that’s not enough for demanding, serious photographers. PENTAX photographs often have a particular vision in mind, a point to convey or they’re consciously on the lookout for new angles or new impressions. The PENTAX K-7 helps to find what you’re looking for and to create your vision.

CLEARLY BETTER THROUGH THE 100% PENTAPRISM FINDER. While an electronic finder leaves you groping in the dark, the PENTAX K-7 pentaprism finder lets you work under the worst light conditions. With 100% field of view and without the well known difficulties of electronic finders.

KNOW WHAT’S COMING: REAL TIME LIVE VIEW. The newest generation of Live View offers more than viewfinder in real time. It allows you a preview of the final picture so you can experiment with various settings and try out different ideas. » Contrast autofocus automatically sets the focus in Live View » Face Recognition » Indicate the changes of the exposure values » Live Histogramme for exposure control » When desired grid lines can be superimposed over the image to facilitate composition.

BEAUTIFUL LIGHT: 77-SEGMENT METERING. With the 77-segment sensor the PENTAX K-7 is in position is to determine the optimum light balance over the entire picture. Both spot metering and centre-weighted metering are available to give you total creative freedom.

» Up to 10X magnification available in Live View

WHEN THE CIRCUMSTANCE DEMAND: HD VIDEO. The PENTAX K-7 is not just a high-quality SLR camera for demanding photographers. When necessity, desire or mood requires it is also a video camera with outstanding image quality for up to 25 minutes of recording time. » HD Video function 1280 x 720 at 30 fps. with an aspect ratio of 16:9 (or 1536 x 1024 and 640 x 416 in 2:3 format) » Built in microphone » Connection for stereo microphone » Motion JPEG (AVI) » Interesting cinematic possibilities via aperture and other control settings.

UP TO 77 SEGMENTS ANALYZE THE LIGHT STRIKING THE SENSOR, CONTRIBUTING TO A CRITICAL MEASUREMENT THAT ASSURES A FINE AND ACCURATE EXPOSURE.

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MASTERING THE HIGHEST CHALLENGES NOT ONLY NEEDS COURAGE - IT ALSO NEEDS ABILITY. PENTAX KNOW-HOW. That the PENTAX K-7 is externally stable and robust enough to meet the toughest requirements is only one of its strong points. Its “inner soul” is also more than a match for the demanding requirements of ambitious photographers. At the heart of the PENTAX K-7 are two critical components: a newly developed CMOS sensor and the new PRIME II Processor.

A STRONG TEAM: NEW SENSOR, NEW PROCESSOR. The sensor is one of the most important components of a digital camera. That’s why we’ve introduced a new 14.6 MP CMOS sensor with a 4-channel output for the PENTAX K-7. Combined with the new, faster PRIME II Processor means faster processing speed, lower noise and improved picture quality, especially at longer shutter speeds.

WHEN IT’S TIME TO GO FAST: 5.2 FRAMES PER SECOND. There are situations in which quick action is needed and a high frame rate required. That’s when the PENTAX K-7 firing at 5.2 frames per second really shines. In High Speed Shooting the K-7 can record up to 40 JPEG images or 14 RAW shots or in Lo Speed Shooting 3.3 fps in JPEG mode

NEW 4-CHANNEL CMOS SENSOR, RECORDING AREA 23.4 X 15.6MM NEW, FASTER PRIME-II PROCESSOR

until the memory is full – or 17 RAW images.

IT’S ALL ABOUT LIGHT AND DARK. WE CAN HANDLE IT. In addition to higher speeds the PENTAX K-7 also provides greater dynamic range. This new function improves image quality for brightness and shadow correction in areas of the image that would previously have been either black or blown-out. The noise has been reduced and noise reduction becomes effective from ISO 200.

GET BUSY: 100,000 SHOTS ARE WAITING FOR YOU. That sounds good. The new shutter of the PENTAX K-7, with a top shutter speed of 1/8,000 sec., is not only quieter, but also extremely durable and capable of firing over 100,000 times. » Frame rate: 5.2 fps. » Improved dynamic range » Highlight and shadow correction » Reduced noise » New, quieter shutter for a minimum of 100,000 releases 9


YOUR PENTAX K-7 WILL GIVE YOU TIME FOR THE IMPORTANT THINGS. SUCH AS THINKING ABOUT YOUR NEXT SHOT. The important things are best done immediately. You can start shooting immediately because the PENTAX K-7 allows you to start processing the image inside the camera. You can set the desired parameters before you release the shutter as well as manipulate a variety of post processing options to achieve your desired image.

A CAMERA OF FORMATS: JPEG, DNG RAW.

EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES. THE PENTAX K-7 IRONS THEM OUT.

With the PENTAX K-7, you have the opportunity to work in different file formats. The JPEG with Crop Function offers a choice of aspect ratios; 3:2, 4:3, 16:9 and 1:1. The Video Function utilises Motion JPEG (AVI). Additionally, with the press of a button you can select the lossless RAW format, either as a compressed RAW-PEF or as an uncompressed and universal RAW-DNG. You can even store your images simultaneously as both RAW and

Generally image errors can only be eliminated with the help of some laborious post processing. The PENTAX K-7 can save you the headache. The K-7 allows the removal of image defects (chromatic aberrations and

JPEG.

BEAUTIFULLY BRIGHT: WHITE BALANCE AND “CUSTOM IMAGE”. Do what you want – the PENTAX K-7 is good. Important parameters for the quality of the JPEG file are white balance and the “Custom Image” function. The new, expanded white balance of the K-7 now offers options for fluorescent light / artificial light and the “CTE” colour enhancement that helps For example, to capture the perfect ambiance of sunsets. For those who honed their skills using film, this is like offering the photographer a choice of different films with different characteristics. This capability means that K-7 also provides six different preferences for colour and monochrome and offers the photographer the freedom of selecting special settings for a variety of motifs. To round it all off the settings can be individually fine-tuned - for contrast, or highlight and shadow correction, for example. As stated above: the PENTAX K-7 can do it all.

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distortion) right inside the camera.

THAT'S WHAT WE CALL DIVERSITY: 16 DIGITAL FILTERS WITH OVER 135 OPTIONS. Let your photographic creativity run wild. The new PENTAX K-7 provides effective support. When recording the image you have 7 different digital filters available, and an additional 16 in post processing – a selection to match the scope of your creative ambitions.

EVERYTHING IN SIGHT ON THE 3-INCH MONITOR. It’s clear: viewing your images and all functions well is important and the 3-inch monitor of the PENTAX K-7 is the answer. With 921,000 dots, it always shows you a razor-sharp picture. Moreover, it allows 1.5-times magnification of menu script up to 32-times image magnification on the screen!


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SEE THE THINGS OBJECTIVELY. No matter your intention: objectivity does not tolerate compromise. That’s why PENTAX offers you a huge selection of compatible lenses for your PENTAX K-7, allowing you to capture your images and put your uncompromisingly creative ideas into practice.

Groups/ Elements

Angle of View

Min. Aperture

Min.Focus

Magnifi-. cation

Diameter/ Length

Weight

Filter size

Prime lenses DA 14 mm f/2,8 ED (IF) DA 15 mm f/4,0 ED AL, Limited Edition DA 21 mm f/3,2 AL, Limited Edition FA 31 mm f/1,8 AL, Limited Edition DA 40 mm f/2,8 Limited Edition FA 43 mm f/1,9 Limited Edition DA* 55 mm f/1,4 SDM DA 70 mm f/2,4 Limited Edition FA 77 mm f/1,8 Limited Edition DA* 200 mm f/2,8 ED [IF] SDM DA* 300 mm f/4,0 ED [IF] SDM

11/12 6/8 5/8 7/9 4/5 6/7 8/9 5/6 6/7 8/9 6/8

90° 86° 68° 70° 39° 53° 28,6° 23° 31,5° 8,1° 5,4°

22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 32

17 cm 18 cm 20 cm 30 cm 40 cm 45 cm 45 cm 70 cm 70 cm 120 cm 140 cm

1:5,3 1:6,7 1:5,9 1:6,3 1:7,7 1:8,3 1:5,8 1:8,3 1:7,1 1:5 1:4,2

83,5 x 69 mm 63 x 39,5 mm 63 x 25 mm 65 x 68,5 mm 63 x 15 mm 64 x 27 mm 70,5 x 66 mm 63 x 26 mm 64 x 48 mm 83 x 134 mm 83 x 184 mm

420 g 212 g 140 g 345 g 90 g 155 g 375 g 130 g 270 g 825 g 1.070 g

77 mm 49 mm 49 mm 58 mm 49 mm 49 mm 58 mm 49 mm 49 mm 77 mm 77 mm

Zoom lenses DA 10 – 17 mm fish eye f/3,5~4,5 ED (IF) DA 12 – 24 mm f/4,0 ED (IF) DA* 16 – 50 mm f/2,8 ED AL (IF) SDM DA 16 – 45 mm f/4,0 ED (AL) DA 17 – 70 mm f/4,0 AL [IF] SDM (only SDM) DA 18 – 55 mm f/3,5~5,6 ED AL [IF] II DA 18 – 55 mm f/3,5~5,6 AL WR DA* 50 – 135 mm f/2,8 ED (IF) SDM DA 50 – 200 f/4~5,6 ED WR DA 50 – 200 f/4~5,6 ED DA 55 – 300 mm f/4,0 ~ 5,8 ED DA* 60 – 250 mm f/4,0 ED [IF] SDM

8/10 11/13 12/15 10/13 12/17 8/11 8/11 18/14 10/11 10/11 8/12 13/15

180–100° 99–61° 83–31,5° 83–35° 79–23° 76–29° 76–29° 31,5–11,9° 31,5–8,1° 31,5–8,1° 29,5–5,4° 26,5–6,5°

22~32 22 22 22 22 22~38 22~38 22 22~32 22~32 22~32 32

14 cm 30 cm 30 cm 28 cm 28 cm 25 cm 25 cm 100 cm 110 cm 110 cm 140 cm 110 cm

1:4,2 1:8,3 1:4,8 1:3,8 1:3,1 1:2,9 1:2,9 1:5,9 1:4,2 1:4,2 1:3,6 1:6,4

68 x 71,5 mm 84 x 87,5 mm 84 x 98,5 mm 72 x 92 mm 75 x 93,5 mm 67,5 x 68 mm 67,5 x 68 mm 76,5 x 136 mm 66,5 x 78,5 mm 66,5 x 78,5 mm 71 x 111,5 mm 82 x 167,5 mm

320 g 430 g 565 g 365 g 485 g 220 g 230 g 685 g 230 g 255 g 440 g 1.040 g

– 77 mm 77 mm 67 mm 67 mm 52 mm 52 mm 67 mm 49 mm 52 mm 58 mm 67 mm

Macro lenses DA 35 mm Macro f/2,8, Limited D FA 50 mm Macro f/2,8 1:1² D FA 100 mm Macro f/2,8 1:1²

8/9 7/8 8/9

44° 47° 24,5°

22 32 32

14 cm 19,5 cm 30,3 cm

1:1 1:1 1:1

63 x 46,5 mm 67,5 x 60 mm 67,5 x 68,5 mm

215 g 265 g 345 g

49 mm 49 mm 49 mm

NEW smc-DA 50–200 mm f/4–5.6 ED WR

smc-DA 18–55 mm f/3.5–5.6 AL WR

» Splash and Dust protected by 6 seals.

» Splash and Dust protected by 6 seals.

» Powerful Telezoom with focal length range of 75–300mm (equivalent in 35mm).

» Powerful standard zoom with focal length of 28–85mm (equivalent in 35mm)

» Manual focus by Quick Shift Focus via wide focussing ring. » Special ED lens corrects chromatic aberration. » Smear resistant SP-Coating on front element.

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» Smear resistant SP-Coating on front element. » Manual focussing via focusing ring.


smc-DA* 60–250 mm/4,0 ED [IF] SDM » 60–250 mm focal length (approx. 90–380 mm 35mm equivalent). » Constant Aperture: simplified handling with manual photography or with Aperture Priority. » SDM focussing: fast and quiet by Ultrasonic Technology. » Quick Shift Focus System: allows instant manual focusing even while the camera is in AF mode. » 2 high-quality ED lens elements for brilliant image quality. » Inner focussing. » Tripod mount. » Protected against water and dirt.. » Smear resistant SP-Coating on front lens element.

smc-DA* 50–135 mm f/2.8 ED [IF] SDM » Inner focussing. » Superfast autofocus by Ultrasonic technology. » Completely spray and dust protected. » Metal bayonet mount. » Quick Focus for focus correction. » New Super-Protection Coating protects the front lens element against dirt and smearing.

smc-DA* 16–50 mm f/2,8 ED AL [IF] SDM » Superfast autofocus by Ultrasonic technology. » Completely spray and dust protected. » Metal bayonet mount. » Quick Focus for focus correction. » New Super-Protection Coating protects the front lens element against dirt and smearing.

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YOU ARE NOT ALONE. PENTAX ACCESSORIES KEEP YOU COMPANY. Whether flash, battery grip, adapters, carrying case or other accessories your PENTAX equipment combine to make a strong and perfectly matched team. All that is left for you is to find the shot.

SENSOR CLEANING KIT Special cleaning head that collects dust from the sensor. Included is self-adhesive paper on which the captured particles are removed.

BATTERY GRIP D-BG4 Pentax offers the battery grip D-BG4 for optimum performance of the camera in continuous use and to ensure necessary power. The battery grip has 43 seals, an additional vertical shutter button and dials for the aperture and shutter control. CABLE RELEASE CS 205

IR-REMOTE CONTROL F

VIEWFINDER MAGNIFIER O-ME53 The clip-on viewfinder magnifier helps you assess your composition, allowing you to see more detail. The 1.2 times magnification makes it easier for you to evaluate very fine and exact details.

CABLE RELEASE CS 205 The alternative to IR-remote control. The cable release provides a valuable service during long exposures by allowing a completely vibration-free shutter release. The shutter can also be locked open for extreme exposure times. IR-REMOTE CONTROL F Release without shaking: the infrared remote control can operate the shutter release up to 5 meters - from the front or back.

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AF-360 FGZ

AF-200 FG

AF-540 FGZ

AF-160 FC

AF-360 FGZ

AF-540 FGZ

Type

Electronic flash with zoom reflector

Type

Electronic flash with zoom reflector

GN

36 at 85 mm/30 at 50 mm (at ISO 100)

GN

54 at 85 mm/45 at 50 mm (at ISO 100)

Output levels

Flash correction –3.0 to +1.0 EV

Output levels

Flash correction –3.0 to +1.0 EV in 0.5EV steps

Flash functions

P-TTL; A-TTL; Automatic; Manual (6 steps 1/1–1/32); Slave; cableless; Flash with 1st or 2nd curtain; SB function for distance measurement; Contrast Control; High-Speed-Synchronisation

Flash functions

P-TTL; A-TTL; Automatic; Manual (7 steps 1/1–1/64); Slave; cableless; Flash with 1st or 2nd curtain; SB function for distance measurement; Contrast Control; High-Speed Synchronisation

Reflector

Auto zoom, manual zoom, vertical rotation: –10°, 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°

Reflector

Flash range

0.7–5.4m at f5.6/ISO 100

Power

4 x AA batteries (or rechargeables)

Auto zoom, manual zoom, vertical rotation: –10°, 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90° horizontal rotation: right: 0°, 30°, 60°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180° left: 0°, 30°, 60°, 90°, 135°

Flash range

0.8–8 m at f5.6/ISO 100

Power

4 x AA batteries (or rechargeables)

Battery life Alkali-Manganese (LR6) Nickel-Metal Hybrid (Ni-MH)

Flash recycling

Number

approx. 6 sec. approx. 6 sec

approx. 250 approx. 160

Compatibility

Digital, 35 mm, 645, 67 (medium format)

Dimensions

70 x 110 x 115.5 mm (W x H x D)

Weight

270 g (without batteries)

Battery life Alkali-Manganese (LR6) Nickel-Metal Hybrid (Ni-MH) TR Power Pack 3

Stand. Accessories Soft case

Flash recycling

Number

approx. 6 sec. approx. 6 sec. approx. 4.5 sec.

approx. 250 approx. 160 approx. 700

Compatibility

Digital, 35 mm, 645, 67 (medium format)

Dimensions

76 x 142 x 107 mm (WB x H x D)

Weight

380 g (without batteries)

Stand. Accessories Soft case

AF-200 FG

AF-160 FC

Type

Electronic flash

Type

Electronic flash

GN

20 at 28 mm (35mm / ISO 100)

GN

16 at 50 mm (35mm / ISO 100)

Output levels

Flash correction –0.5 and –1

Output levels

Flash correction –1 and +0.5

Flash functions

P-TTL; A-TTL; Manual (Full)

Flash functions

P-TTL; A-TTL; Manual (3 steps 1/4, 1/8, 1/16)

Reflector/ Flash angle

28 mm coverage/24 mm with built-in wide lens (35mm) vertical: 30°, 39° horizontal: 26,5°, 35°

Reflector/ Flash angle

4 bulbs in a circular reflector, used in pairs; vertical and horizontal 60°

Flash range

0.18–2 m at f8/ISO 100

Flash range

0.7–3.6 m at f5.6/ISO 100

Power

4 x AA batteries (or rechargeables)

Power

4 x AA batteries (or rechargeables)

Battery life

Battery life

Flash recycling Alkali-Manganese (LR6) approx. 4 sec. Nickel-Metal Hybrid (Ni-MH) (2.700 mAh) approx. 4 sec AA Lithium approx. 4 sec.

Compatibility

PENTAX Digital, 35 mm, 645, 67 System

Dimensions

68 x 83,5 x 93 mm (W x H x D)

Weight

190 g (without batteries)

Stand. Accessories –

Number approx. 300 approx. 400 approx. 450

Alkali-Manganese (LR6) Nickel-Metal Hybrid (2,700 mAh) AA Lithium

Flash recycling

Number

approx. 4 sec. approx. 4 sec. approx. 4 sec.

approx. 300 approx. 400 approx. 450

Compatibility

PENTAX Digital, 35 mm, 645 and 67 System; Adapter rings for the following diameters available: 49, 52, 58 and 67 mm

Dimensions

Controller: 68 x 83.5 x 115 mm (W x H x D) Flash unit: 113 x 29.5 mm (diameter x D)

Weight

405 g

Stand. Accessories Case, Adapter ring

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METERING » 77 segment TTL open aperture matrix metering coupled with AF and lens information, switchable between Matrix metering, Centre weighted and Spot metering. Operational range: EV 0 – EV 22 » Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter Shutter speeds: Automatic: 1/8,000 – 30 Sec. (stepless) Manual: 1/8,000 – 30 Sec. (in 0.3EV steps) and Bulb Flash sync: 1/180 Sec. » Green Mode, Programmed automatic (Hyperprogram), Sensitivity Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Shutter/Aperture Priority, Manual, flash sync, long exposure, User Programme » Exposure compensation: ± 5EV in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps » Auto bracketing: 3 or 5 exposures in 0.5 or 0.3 EV steps. Additional auto bracketing for contrast, saturation, colour tone, focus, and white balance. Functions as a series with a single press of the shutter release, remote control or self timer » Exposure memory button RECORDING PARAMETERS » Various functions available to improve picture dynamics (contrast lightness, darkness) and various parameters can be set for high key and low key corrections. These are adjustable within the scope of the dynamic range or in the colour profiles. A special in-camera HDR function is available that blends 3 single photographs into a perfectly rendered final image. » 6 selectable colour profiles, as well as black-and-white function » Various colour and special effects filters for recording (“Toy Camera”, Retro, High contrast, Extract Colour, Star, Fisheye) and for editing (B&W, Colour, Slim, Water Colour, Pastel, Miniature, HDR, Base Tweaking. A total of 16 digital filters with 135 options.) » White Balance: Automatic or manual: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Neon (W, N, D, L), Flash, CTE, manual balance, fine control » Drive Modes: Single, Series (Hi/Low): 5.2fps. to 40 images in JPEG (Hi), 14 images in RAW (DNG), Interval to 99images/day. » Self-timer with 2 or 12 sec. delay, IR Remote Control with 0 or 3 sec. delay. Mirror lock-up for vibration free shooting on a tripod, IR Remote Control. » PENTAX “Noise Control” reduces image noise for ISO 200 and above » Individual files names with copyright information » In-camera treatment of pictures (RAW development, filter, etc.) » New ultrasonic sensor cleaning system coupled with dust warning » 37 options for individualising camera functions » Menu languages include English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Turkish VIDEO FUNCTION » Recording of HD video, up to 25 min. or 4GB, with sound (connection for stereo microphone)) PRINT FUNCTIONS » DPOF (Digital Print Order Form), PRINT Image Matching III POWER REQUIREMENTS » D-BG4 Battery Grip optionally available. Usable with Li-Ion or 6x AA batteries » Battery capacity (under CIPA testing standards) approx. 980 images approx. 740 images with 50% flash use approx. 440 minuets playback CONNECTIONS » USB 2.0 (High Speed) » AV (compatible with NTSC and PAL) » Cable release » HDMI connection » Stereo Microphone SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS » Integrated USB connector, USB 2.0 » PC: Windows XP, Windows Vista CPU: Pentium IV or newer (Intel Core recommended) Memory: minimum 1GB (2GB or more recommended, 3GB or more recommended for Windows Vista) Free hard drive space: 1GB (2GB recommended) Monitor resolution: 1,280 x 1,024 pixels or more » Mac: OS X 10.3 – 10.5 or higher CPU: POWER PC G5 or newer (Intel Core recommended) Memory: minimum 1GB (2GB or more recommended) Free hard drive space: 1GB (2GB or more recommended) Monitor resolution: 1,280 x 1,024 or more Additional: Quick Time 7 SOFTWARE » PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4 PHOTOBROWSER and RAW Converter

As of 20.05.2008. All data reserved and subject to change without notice.


TECHNICAL DATA Additional information available at www.pentax.co.uk

SENSOR » 15.07 Megapixels – total 14.6 Megapixels – effective 23.4 x 15.6mm CMOS Sensor with Primary Colour Filter » Colour depth: 8 Bit (JPEG) or 12 Bit (RAW) » Resolution: JPEG: [14M] 4672 x 3104 pixels, [10M] 3936 x 2624 pixels, [6M] 3072 x 2048 pixels, [2M] 1728 x 1152 pixels RAW: [14M] 4672 x 3104 pixels Movie: [1.6M] 1536 x 1024 pixels (3:2), HD-Movie 1280 x 720 pixels (16:9), VGA [0.3M] 640 x 416 pixels (3:2) » Sensitivity: Automatic, Manual selectable ISO 100 - 3,200. Expandable to ISO 6,400 IMAGE FORMATS » RAW (PEF, DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.21 and DCF 2.0) JPEG compression: JPEG Baseline in quality steps of ****Premium, ***Optimum, **Better, *Good MEMORY » SD Card, SDHC Card up to 32 GB (as of May 2009) » RAW and JPEG can be simultaneously recorded. LENSES » PENTAX KAF2 bayonet » Compatible with PENTAX KAF3-, KAF2-, KAF- and KA- mounts. Support for KAF Power Zoom functions K-mount lenses usable with restrictions. M42, 645 and 67 lenses with adapters usable with restrictions. (Due to the high resolution of camera and lack of electronic contacts on the lenses no general statement can be made regarding full compatibility of functions.)

VIEWFINDER » Non-interchangeable Pentaprism finder » Interchangeable “Natural Bright III“ focusing screen » Viewing area 100% with finder magnification of 0.92x (with 50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1m–1) » Viewfinder indications below image area » Dioptre correction –2.5 dpt. – +1.5 dpt. » Electronic level indicator MONITOR » 3.0” TFT Monitor with 921,000 dots, with brightness adjustment and colour calibration. » Wide viewing angle of 170° » Scratch resistant with AR Coating » Indication of most important camera functions » Image review after recording: Single image, two images for comparison, Histogramme, recording data and Hot Spot Warning, 32X enlargement, Calendar view, Index view (4, 9, 16, 32 or 81 thumbnail images), Slide show, Image rotation » Digital preview for confirming WB and exposure » Status indication on monitor is modified with the changing of camera settings LIVE VIEW » TTL via image sensor with 100% field-of-view » Contrast AF (with Face Recognition) » Magnification (2x, 4x, 6x in AF Modus, additionally 8x, 10x in MF Modus.) » Grid display optional FOCUS » TTL Phase Matching autofocus system with 11 focussing points (SAFOX VIII+) with indication in finder » Electronic level » AF Single with focus lock, Continuous AF or Predictive AF » Focussing point selectable between automatic or manual choice, spot focussing » Green AF-Assist on camera front » Fully compatible AF and SDM (Supersonic Dynamic Motor) lenses) » Focus correction FLASH » Built-in P-TTL automatic flash with automatic operation in poor lighting conditions » Manual On / manual Off » Preflash for reduction of the “Red Eye” effect » Flash compensation (-2 - +1 EV) » GN 13 at ISO 100 » Hotshoe on camera top for use of system flashes, x-sync connector » High-Speed Synchronisation with appropriate PENTAX flashes » Coverage 28 mm (equivalent in 35 mm film format)


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