Pentax 19095 Datasheet

Pentax 19095 Datasheet
PE N TA X K 10D
c h a l lenge ligh t.
CONTENTS
INTOXICATING COLOURS:
PENTAX PRECISION OPTICS.
PENTAX PRECISION OPTICS 2
Light is the element of seeing and it brings colour into
THE NEW K10D 4
SPEED 6
the world. PENTAX has excelled in this medium for over
85 years. Since our beginning our engineers have
brought forth innovative precision optical equipment
year after year. PENTAX optics – photo cameras, medical
DURABLE TECHNOLOGY,
endoscopes as well as industrial and measurement optics – are always ahead of their time regarding quality,
SHAKE AND DUST REDUCTION precision and innovation.
LIGHT CONTROL 10
DATA STORAGE 14
PENTAX LENSES 16
PENTAX FLASHES GUNS
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ORIGINAL PENTAX ACCESSORIES 20
FUNCTIONS AND STRUCTURE 22
TECHNICAL DATA 24
Founded in Tokyo in 1919 as Asahi Optical Joint Stock
Co., PENTAX succeeded in 1954 with a break-through in
modern photography: the Asahiflex IIB the – world’s first
SLR camera with a quick-return mirror. A success story
that has continued until today. In 1971 the PENTAX ES
introduced the first SLR with TTL auto exposure. The
same year witnessed another milestone: the acclaimed
SMC coating process for lenses that reduce light losses in
lenses to a minimum. And in 1975 the PENTAX K2DMD
– a genuine classic – pioneered the K-mount bayonet
system for interchangeable lenses. These historical breakthroughs can be traced all the way through to today
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with the successor to these legends: the PENTAX K10D
– the latest shining light in a range of exacting SLR technology. You owe it to yourself to learn all about it.
FOR ANYTHING T HAT
COMES TO LIGH T:
TH E PRE CISION PENTAX K10D.
FOR AMAZING RESOLUTION: 10 MEGAPIXELS.
The new 23.5 x 15.7mm CCD sensor records photos with a resolution of up to 10 megapixels.
This is enough for you to produce truly astounding fine-grained prints of up to 50 x 70cm
without difficulty.
FOR REMARKABLE PROCESSING SPEED: PRIME.
The new PRIME processor (PENTAX Real IMage Engine) greatly accelerates the image processing of the PENTAX K10D compared to other current digital SLRs. For this a DDR2 component
is used. This has a reading rate of 800 MB/sec. making it 600% faster than SDRam and 100%
faster than the conventional DDR memory.
FOR PRECISE COMPOSITION: PENTAPRISM FINDER.
The bright pentaprism viewfinder shows the quality of the photo perfectly regarding colours,
brilliance and picture composition with a 0.95x magnification and a 95% image field – also
PHOTOGRAPHY WITHOUT LIMITS.
in back light conditions or during night photography. The focussing screen can be changed
for special applications.
The PENTAX K10D not only opens new perspectives to you, with maximum speed and also
with maximum performance. It works more rapidly, more precisely, and more realistically
FOR PIN-SHARP FOCUS: SUPERSONIC 11 POINT AUTOFOCUS.
than any other digital SLR in its class. All components and functions are attuned to highest
You can individually select each of the 9 AF cross-sensors or 2 vertical sensors. The sophis-
photographic requirements. It can shoot up to 3 fps – with a resolution of 10 megapixels.
ticated Automatic Mode can automatically focus on the subject with utmost precision, even
Recording delays are virtually non-existent because the new image processing system
when it is positioned off centre. Piezo electronics are integrated into our newest lenses that
PRIME (PENTAX Real IMage Engine) calculates the graphic data remarkable speed. Brilliance
allow automatic focusing at ultrasonic speeds.
in sharpness and colour as well as simplicity in operation and comfort are always there.
And further intelligent systems are provided: supersonic direct-drive technology for ultra-
FOR SHAKY SITUATIONS: SHAKE REDUCTION.
fast focusing, “Dust Reduction” (DR) against finest dust particles and “Shake Reduction”
The opto magnetic 3D-Sensor suppresses camera shake: it works within the housing inde-
for blur-free photographs. Everything is there so that you can concentrate on what is really
pendently of the lens and counteracts camera shake when shooting with long focal lengths
important: creative perfection.
or under low light. It offers an outstanding compensation effect equivalent to between two
and four shutter-speed steps.
FOR DUST-FREE PICTURES: DUST REDUCTION.
The special nanotechnology fluorine coating on the low-pass filter seals the upper surface and
prevents dust on the sensor. The “Dust Reduction” system removes remaining particles by
short, intensive vibrations. For the photographer this means and end to annoying dust specks
and time-intensive retouching.
CATCH T HE LIGH T
WITH TH E LIGHTNIN G-FAST K10D.
FOR GENUINE BEAUTY: THE CCD SENSOR.
To convert light into perfect digital photos the K10D possesses a particularly efficient CCD
sensor with 10 megapixel resolution and a sensitivity range of ISO 100 to ISO 1600.
Among its other applications, PRIME provides extremely low picture noise and also higher
sensitivity.
As a result, white is really white because the white balance works outstandingly well. Apart
from the usual pre-setting and the manual white balance adjustment, 3 different colour
temperature values can be entered manually.
FOR SPEED AT THE RIGHT MOMENT.
It takes exactly 8 minutes and 19 seconds for a ray of light to travel from the sun to the
FROM LIGHT TO PHOTO: 22 BIT A/D CONVERTER WITH 2 CHANNEL OUTPUT.
earth. Each passing moment is unique and if an opportunity presents itself there isn’t a
second to lose. The new PENTAX K10D is always ready to capture the moment in an instant.
The K10D processes graphic data from the CCD over two channels to the 22 bit analogueto-digital converter where the picture signals in the digital data are converted. This new
technology affords a substantially higher dynamic range resulting in a finer tuning of colours
compared to conventional 12 bit converters.
THE ANSWER FOR DAZZLING SPEED: PRIME.
With this new technology PENTAX is again a step ahead of the market. The photographer is
Where it comes to speed, all components must work together perfectly. The new PRIME pro-
the winner: digital pictures are now virtually indistinguishable from analogue film pictures in
cessor has been exclusively developed for the PENTAX K10D: controlling all the procedures of
terms of colour and dynamic range.
the image processor and memory transfer, the K10D achieves a speed advantage beyond
those of conventional digital SLR cameras. What does “speed” actually mean? With the new
PRIME computer processing speeds of 800 MB/sec. are attainable. That is 6x faster than the
standard SDR processors.
FOR FOCUS AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT: THE SUPERSONIC PRINCIPLE.
For the photographer this directly effects how fast he can shoot. The K10D can shoot at an
When the action is fast, the camera must be able to follow and adjust focus in fractions of a
astonishing 3 fps, in JPEG format, until the memory is full, and shooting RAW files will yield up
second. Think of a striker zigzagging across the pitch for a showdown at the goal. PENTAX
to 9 pictures. And the K10D is fully compatible with SDHC memory cards that are currently
has developed a Piezoelectronic based autofocus control that focuses the lens faster and
available with capacities up to 4 gigabytes.
more precisely than ever before. PENTAX will introduce a selection of new lenses and will
continually expand the range. An important note regarding speed: the K10D is already impressively fast when it comes to focusing conventional AF lenses. With supersonic technology
the focusing speed will be truly extraordinary. With the supersonic motors in the new lenses
the K10D will become an indispensable tool for all fast-action sport events.
WE HAVE DEVELOPED A
RESI STANCE TO AGAINST
TH E NATURAL ENEMIES
OF BRILLIANT PHOTOS.
FOR SHARP RESULTS: SHAKE REDUCTION.
The new developed PENTAX “Shake Reduction” technology solves one of the oldest photographic problems: blur caused by camera shake. The new K10D produces sharp photos in
challenging situations without having to use a tripod: hand-held photography is now possible
with long telephoto lenses or when long exposure times are required due to poor lighting.
The PENTAX “Shake Reduction” system is integrated into the camera body and is totally independent of the lens in use. The principle behind operation is simple: movement sensors in
the body recognise camera shake. The optomagnetic 3D sensor ensures that at the moment
of exposure the compensating movements of the CCD sensor provides for blur-free pictures.
The advantage is obvious: you can increase your hand-held shooting by up to 4 stops. If you
are consciously moving the camera when shooting – while panning an F1 car along the track,
for example – you can simply deactivate the “Shake Reduction” system.
CCD plate with electromagnets to
control the “Shake Reduction”
mechanism is connected to permanent magnets to the metal
frame as a unit.
with
“Shake Reduction”
without
­­­­“Shake Reduction”
PERFECTLY RESISTANT: AGAINST HUMIDITY, SPRAY AND DUST.
Whether you’re shooting on a drizzling Autumn morning, on a snowy mountain side, along
a dusty desert trail or in a tropical rain forest: the seals around the durable K10D body reliably protects the inner components against humidity and the finest dust particles. Other
design defences further protect the K10D from the forces of nature. The fibre-reinforced
polycarbonate body surrounding the high-rigidity stainless-steel chassis provides for the
necessary robustness for rugged daily use.
NO DUST IN THE PICTURE: THE DUST REDUCTION.
The K10D offers yet another surprise: the movable sensor utilised for the “Shake Reduction”
system makes one more important detail possible: Dust Reduction. Behind the “Dust Reduction” designation lies an entire system unto itself – a system that ensures dust flecks on the
picture are a thing of the past. The first component is the surface of the low pass filter is
sealed with a nanotechnology based fluorine coating. This ensures that dust cannot adhere
to the sensor surface. In the next step, dust that still remains on the surface is shaken off
when the SR system shifts the CCD at high speed. The dust that is shaken off the CCD falls
onto an adhesive sheet eliminating any possibility of its returning to the CCD surface. This
A complete system: the K10D is protected by 72 seals and the battery grip with an
Durable and solid: the stainless-steel chas-
additional 38, assuring complete protection against humidity, dust or sand. PENTAX
sis is also insensitive to corrosion and is
currently offers the highest level of protection.
extremely stable.
function can often be arbitrarily repeated, and be implemented automatically when desired
when switching the camera on. Dust flecks are now a thing of the past – along with
annoying and time consuming retouching work.
ART INVOLVES SHOWING
LIGHT IN ITS ENT IRE SPE C TRUM.
THE MOST IMPORTANT NUMBER IN EXPOSURE MEASUREMENT: 16.
As the director of your pictures you’re responsible for the light: the K10D easily handles that
requirement with its 16 segment metering system. It can accurately assess the balance
between the bright and dark areas within the segments automatically, or, alternatively, you
can opt for centre-weighted or spot metering yourself.
THE 11 POINTS OF THE SHARPNESS: AUTOFOCUS.
The focus determines the crucial overall impression of the
THE BALANCE BETWEEN LIGHT AND DARK.
photo: determining what aspect of the shot needs to be in
sharp focus resolves the meaning of the photo. The K10D
How can you always measure of the right intensity of light? The PENTAX K10D makes it easy.
utilises an 11 point autofocus system. In automatic opera-
On the one hand it features numerous automatic as well as semi-automatic exposure func-
tion (AUTO) the camera recognises which object is nearest
tions. On the other hand it helps you if you want to determine the actual lighting parameters
and chooses
yourself in relation to the composition of your shot. The CCD sensor works in the broad range
that as the
of sensitivity between – ISO 100 and ISO 1600 – and with shutter speeds up to 1/4,000
main
second. With the K10D is there no situation – whether day, night or twilight – where you
point. If you
want
can’t bring extreme contrasts into perfect brilliance and balance.
focus
more
direct control you can select any of the 11
points individually by selecting your preferred
focus point on the focussing screen. It is also
possible to simply select centre of the image
as your main point of focus.
With continuous autofocus the focus is continually being adjusted, even if you move the
camera. With certain lenses it is possible to manually tweak the focus after the autofocus
system has selected its reference point – or, should you prefer more direct control, you can
always focus manually. However, one thing is certain, whether auto or manual focussing,
you can always rely on the accuracy of the 9 cross and 2 vertical sensors.
SENSITIVITY IS EVERYTHING: THE ISO RANGE.
The K10D has a wide range of sensitivity, operating between ISO 100 and ISO 1600. Naturally,
you can select the ISO value manually – even selecting intermediate values. What’s more, in
automatic operation you can determine the ISO range in which you want to work, and the
camera selects the optimal ISO value depending on the specifics of each shot. With the new
Sv Automatic mode the sensitivity can be changed at will simply by turning the selector wheel
– even with the camera at eye level while you’re concentrating on the composition. Additionally,
YOU SEE WHAT YOU GET WITH A PENTAPRISM FINDER.
the ISO setting can easily be read in the viewfinder by simply pressing a button.
The greatest advantage of SLR technology is that you see
in the viewfinder the exact scene before you release the
THE RIGHT COLOUR: WHITE.
shutter. The K10D perfects this idea with a true pentaprism
0.83x MAGNIFICATION
viewfinder that features a 0.95x magnification – offering a
The white balance determines colour accuracy. With the K10D you can either specify one of
view that fills your vision. It shows everything brightly,
the standard programs or make your choice manually. What is your preferred reference
brilliantly, and in true-to-life colour that makes demanding
point? The K10D gives you the colour options of either 100 Kelvin or 20 Mired temperature
photography possible even in back lighting or in night photo-
degree steps. And if that isn’t enough, you can fine-tune colour temperatures further – you
graphy. And it’s a snap to change the ground-glass focussing
can even preview your shot to help make the right determination. If you find yourself shoo-
screen for even more demanding photographic applications.
ting regularly under certain conditions, you can manually enter 3 colour temperature settings into memory. The colour system in which your photos are to be recorded is also freely
selectable. You can opt for one of two standards: Adobe® RGB (optimal for electronic image
0.95x MAGNIFICATION
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processing and reproductions) and S-RGB (optimal for art work).
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THE CRUCIAL DETAIL: PROGRAM SHIFT.
THREE TIMES DIFFERENTLY: BRACKETING EXPOSURE.
You’ll always get the right exposure – and with the settings you
It is often difficult to judge the correct exposure
want: when shooting on the K10D in the Programmed Automatic
– even for an experienced photographer. This
Mode you can use Hyper Program (Shift Function) to instantly
is where Auto bracketing renders
change the shutter speed or aperture. When you change either of
valuable assistance. Choose
these settings the other exposure parameter automatically
between a series of 3 or 5
changes accordingly. The Hyper Program function is accessible
exposures with each shot
by two ergonomically placed dials on the front and the back of
varying from over- to
the camera.
under-exposure. One
of the series is sure
The K10D presents multiple options for automatic exposure. A new Sensitivity-Priority AE (Sv)
to be the shot you
mode, which is designed to automatically select the optimum combination of aperture and
want. But if that is not
shutter speed for a user-selected sensitivity. In the Sv mode the sensitivity can be shifted
enough, the K10D also
simply by turning a dial. The Shutter Priority (Tv) mode lets you choose the optimal shutter
allows you to shoot a
speed and the Av mode lets you select the appropriate aperture. Another exposure mode
series
offered by the K10D is Shutter & Aperture-Priority AE (TAv) mode, which is designed to auto-
balance, focus, saturation and con-
matically select the most appropriate sensitivity for a user-selected shutter-speed & aperture
trast.
bracketed
for
white
combination.
If you are working with PENTAX FA-, DA- or DFA- series lenses you can benefit from the MTF
Automatic mode: an microchip in the lens passes information to the camera regarding the
optically optimal and lens-specific aperture to use.
EVERYTHING IN VIEW: THE LARGE 2.5” WIDE ANGLE MONITOR.
See the result immediately on the large TFT
monitor – 6.3 cm (2.5”) diagonal – with ease
and comfort. The monitor is particularly bright
and sharp and allows an off-axis viewing angle of up to 140°. With a high resolution of
210,000 pixels even a twenty fold enlargement is not a problem – you can critically
6.3cm
Bracketing: contrast
judge the details of each shot and clearly
read the on-screen menus and camera functions.
WHEN YOU REALLY NEED TO CHECK THE DETAILS: THE PREVIEW FUNCTION.
Not even professionals get the shot right the first time. Is the exposure exactly as you
wanted? With the Preview function you can capture the image using the parameters that you
consider to be approximately correct. You can then preview the image on the monitor to see
the results and than adjust your fine-tuning. Not only can you adjust the white balance,
Bracketing: white balance
contrast or colour saturation, but you’ll also see the results immediately and how each change
affected the image. This preview image can even be magnified for more critical evaluation.
Other valuable aids to the photographer are an RGB histogram, separated according to
channels as well as a HotSpot warning.
ALWAYS ON THE RIGHT SIDE: THE AUTO IMAGE ROTATION.
No matter whether you take photos in landscape or portrait format the K10D always stores
the image right side up so that you can avoid the annoying rotation of the pictures before
viewing.
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Bracketing: saturation
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IF YOU’RE ALREADY TAKING
GREAT P H OTOS H OW C AN YOU GET
MORE OUT OF THEM?
GLOBAL FORMATS: DNG AND JPG.
The raw data of your digital photos are as high-quality as negatives or slides of the film age.
Instead of conventional RAW files, which can be worked on only with the respective
manufacturer’s software, the K10D has the option of storing your photos in DNG format,
which is compatible with Adobe® Photoshop®.
For simple purposes or for archiving you can also select compressed JPG format. With a push
of the RAW button the camera stores your photos in parallel as both the DNG- and in JPG
format.
THE QUALITY QUESTION: 10 MEGAPIXELS OR 6 MEGAPIXELS?
GETTING MORE OUT OF IT: IMAGE PROCESSING IN THE CAMERA.
With the resolution of 10 megapixels the K10D produces
digital photos of the highest standard. You create optimal
quality prints up to 50 x 70 cm. But you don’t always have to
The processing of images begins in the camera. During the basic set-up the photographer
work with the maximum resolution – you can easily shoot at
can set his or her personal preference on how they want their the pictures to appear: do they
a lower resolution if your images are only meant to be used
prefer the images to be neutral in colour rendition, or would they prefer something a bit
on the Internet. The K10D offers the possibility of selecting
more elaborate and colourful. The user can also store their preferred parameters for shar-
resolutions between of 2, 6 or 10 megapixels. However,
pening, contrast and colour saturation. These settings can be different for Program mode
photos with 10 megapixels have a crucial advantage: they
keep all options open for later use. You can easily crop a shot
control and the User Program.
10 MEGAPIXEL
for greatest impact without having to accept a noticeable loss
Something entirely new is the RAW converter in the camera. Photos that were taken in RAW
of quality.
can be directly converted to JPEG files in camera, as they are stored. The following parameters can be selected and adjusted for conversion:
- Resolution
- Compression
- White balance
- Sensitivity
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- Colour intensity
- Saturation
- Sharpness
- Contrast
DREAMS OR REALITY: COLOUR FILTERS.
The world does not always look so rosy. Sometimes you have to work a little extra to make
it appear more interesting. One proven and important method for doing this is with a filter.
Whether for colour photography or for black-and-white, the PENTAX K10D offers a rich
selection of filters. During processing a mysterious and interesting black-and-white picture
may develop from a colour shot. For fun effects there is even a filter to make your subject
LOCATION IS EVERYTHING: SDHC MEMORY CARDS.
appear to be slimmer – or broader (if you dare!).
Taking a rapid series of shots at high resolution produces very large data files. To ensure
Even if the picture is already “in the box” it may not be finished – in fact, the creativity has
that you always have enough available memory, the K10D is compatible with the new
only just begun.
SDHC memory cards that are currently available with a capacity of up to 4 Gb.
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HOW DO YOU REA LLY
WANT TO SEE T H E WOR LD?
WE HAVE THE RIGHT LENS.
THE LATEST CRITERION FOR PENTAX LENSES: SPEED.
PENTAX has developed a new lens range for the K10D: the DA* series. The new lenses work
with particularly quick supersonic technology: Piezo electronics-based autofocus control adjusts the focus of the lens at lightning speed. Additionally, the K10D recognises the “digital
finger print” of the lens and knows the optimal setting values for exposure (MTF technology)
for each DA* lens. The new supersonic lenses are – like the K10D – completely protected
from humidity and dust.
FAST, BRIGHT AND COMPATIBLE.
Highest quality optical systems have been the goal of PENTAX since 1919. Even other wellknown camera manufacturers use our lens systems. For its range of discerning SLR cameras
smc-DA 14mm/2,8 ED
smc-DA 10–17mm f/3,5–4,5 ED
smc-DA 12–24mm f/4,0 ED (IF)
smc-DA 16–45mm f/4,0 ED
(IF) (15–25,5mm) Fish-Eye
(18–36mm)
(24–67mm)
smc-DA 18–55mm f/3,5–5,6 AL
smc-DA 50–200mm f/4,0–5,6 ED
smc-DFA 50 mm f/2,8 Macro
smc-DFA 100mm f/2,8 Macro
(28–83mm)
(75–300mm)
(75mm)
(150mm)
PENTAX has always followed the principle of manufacturing timeless high-quality lenses that
will be compatible with future camera models. Regardless of their targeted application the new
lenses are noted for being particularly bright, flexible and compact. Whether a zoom for an
increased focal length range, a telephoto to bring distant objects near or a macro lens to give
life to the smallest subject – the PENTAX lens system offers the range for today’s cameras.
Lenses – AVAILABLE SEPARATELY
(The values in brackets are the equivalent focal lengths for digital cameras with a lens factor of 1.5.)
ROUPS/ G
ELEMENTS
ANGLE OF
VIEW (°)
11/12
8/5
5/5
6/5
8/10
11/13
10/13
9/12
10/11
90
68
39
23
180–100
99–61 83–35 76–29 31,5–8,1
22
22
22
22
22~32
22
22
22~38
22~32
17cm 20cm
40cm
70cm
14cm
30cm
28cm
25cm
110cm
1:5,3 1:5,9
1:7,7
1:8,3
1:4,2
1:8,3
1:3,8
1:3
1:4,2
83,5 x 69mm
63 x 25mm
63 x 15mm 63 x 26mm
68 x 71,5mm
87,5 x 84mm
72 x 92mm
67,5 x 68mm
66,5 x 78,5mm
420g
140g
85g
130g
320g
430g
365g
225g
255g
77mm
49mm
49mm
49mm
–
77mm
67mm
52mm
52mm
47
24,5
32
32
19,5cm
30,3cm
1:1
1:1
67,5 x 60mm
67,5 x 80,5mm
265g
345g
49mm
49mm
Film lenses compatible with all SLR cameras (digital/film)
smc-FA 31mm f/1.8 AL (47mm)
7/9
smc-FA 77mm f/1.8 (115mm)
6/7
smc-FA 20–35mm f/4.0 AL (10–53mm)
8/10
smc-FA 28–105mm f/3.2–4.5 (42–158mm)
11/12
smc-FA 35–80mm f/4.0–5.6 (53–120mm)
7/6
70
31,5
94–63 75–23,5 63–30,5
22
22
22
22~38
22~32
30cm
70cm
30cm
50cm
40cm
1:6,3
1:7,1
1:6,3
1:5,3
1:4
65 x 68,5mm
64 x 48mm
69,5 x 68mm
65,5 x 66mm
65 x 58,2mm
345g
270g
245g
255g
160g
58mm
49mm
58mm
58mm
49mm
All SLR cameras with aperture control on the body (digital/film)
smc-FAJ 18–35mm f/4.0–5.6 AL (28–53mm)
10/12
smc-FAJ 28–80mm f/3.5–5.6 (42–120mm)
8/8
smc-FAJ 75–300mm f/4.8–5.8 (113–450mm)
10/12
100–63 75–30,5
32–8,2
22~32
22~38
32~38
28cm
40cm
130cm
1:5,5
1:4
1:3,3
72 x 68,5mm
63 x 67mm
69 x 116mm
190g
180g
385g
67mm
58mm
58mm
Converters for all cameras without Autofocus (digital/film)
smc-A 1,4x S
4/5
smc-A 2x S
6/7
smc-A 1,4x L
5/5
smc-A 2x L
5/6
smc-F 1,7x Autofokus adapter
4/6
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–
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64,5 x 21,5mm
64,5 x 39mm
65,5 x 28,5mm
65,5 x 63mm
64 x 26mm
145g
210g
175g
255g
135 g
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LENS
Special lenses for digital cameras
smc-DA 14mm f/2.8 ED (IF) (21mm)
NEW smc-DA 21mm f/3.2 Limited (32mm)
smc-DA 40mm f/2.8 AL (60mm)
NEW smc-DA 70mm f/2,4 Limited
smc-DA 10–17mm f/3.5–4.5 ED (IF) (15–25.5mm)
smc-DA 12–24mm f/4.0 ED (IF) (18–36mm)
smc-DA 16–45mm f/4.0 ED (24–67mm)
smc-DA 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 AL (28–83mm)
smc-DA 50–200mm f/4.0–5.6 ED (75–300mm)
Digital lenses compatible with all SLR cameras (digital/film)
smc-DFA 50mm f/2.8 Macro (75mm)
7/8
smc-DFA 100mm f/2.8 Macro (150mm)
8/9
PREMIUM LENSES: LIMITED EDITION.
In the time when the rest of the photographic industry was controlled by key words like “budget
price”, “enormous zoom range”, plastic lenses and plastic lens housings, PENTAX embarked on a
MIN.
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SELECTING THE BEST TOOL FOR THE JOB: THE RIGHT LENS.
unique programme of producing very special lenses. Very soon the first lenses bearing the designasmc-DA 70mm/
2.4 Limited
tion “Limited Edition” were offered for our 35mm SLR range. These were compromised of high-quality
lenses with fixed focal lengths. The First-rate optical quality is underlined through their costly preci-
sion lens housings: the f/stop numbers and depth-of-field scales are engraved into the metal lens barrel instead of being
screen printed. The lens hood is a rigid component part of the lens construction – that reflects the beauty and function of
the design – and is precisely adapted to the lens. The new 2.4/70 mm is the latest representative of this acclaimed series.
18mm
21mm
28mm
35mm
43mm
75mm
120mm
140mm
200mm
300mm
55mm
And why Limited?
Given these very refined details, it is easily understood that lenses such as these do not roll of the assembly line in great
quantities. The daily output may be limited, but the lifetime of the lens most certainly is not.
600mm
(equivalent to 35mm film format)
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IF THE LIGHT NEEDS
C ONTRO LLING , IT WILL
DO SO ON YOUR COMMAND.
Type
AF-540 FGZ Electronic flash with zoom head
Guide number
54 at 80mm, 45 at 5 mm (ISO 100)
Compensation
Flash exposure –3.0 to +1.0 EV , in 0.5 EV steps
Flash functions
P-TTL, A-TTL, Automatic , Manual (7 steps 1/1–1/64), Slave, Wireless, Flash with 1st
and 2nd curtain sync, SB function for distance measurement, Contrast Control,
High-Speed-Synchronisation
Head
Auto zoom, manual zoom,
vertical bounce: -10°, 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°
horizontal rotation:
right: 0°, 30°, 60°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180° / left: 0°, 30°, 60°, 90°, 135°
Flash range
0.8–8m at f/ 5.6 / ISO 100
Power requirements 4x AA batteries (or rechargeable)
Battery life
ALWAYS THE RIGHT LIGHT: PENTAX FLASH UNITS.
Recycle time
No. of flashes
Alkali-Manganese (LR6)
Nickel Metal Hydrid
(Ni-MH)
approx. 6sec.
approx. 6sec.
approx. 200
approx. 160
Light is the element of seeing and the essence of photography.
Compatibility
Digital, 35mm, 645, 67 (medium format)
If the natural lighting and the camera’s integrated flash are not
Dimensions
76x142x107mm (WxHxD)
sufficient then take one of the flashguns from the PENTAX
Weight
380g (without batteries)
accessories range: they accurately supply the appropriate
Accessories
Soft case
amount of light for varying conditions and with many added
functions. For the PENTAX K10D we recommend the
AF-360 FGZ as a universally applicable flash apparatus,
or the top-of-the-line AF-540 FGZ that features a high
Type
AF-360 FGZ ELECTRONIC FLASH WITH ZOOM HEAD
Guide number
36 bei 80mm / 30 bei 50mm (ISO 100)
Compensation
Flash exposure –3.0 to +1.0 EV , in 0.5 EV steps
Flash functions
P-TTL, A-TTL, Automatic , Manual (6 steps 1/1–1/32), Slave, Wireless, Flash with 1st
and 2nd curtain sync, SB function for distance measurement, Contrast Control,
High-Speed-Synchronisation
HOT SHOE ADAPTER F
Head
Auto zoom, manual zoom,
vertical bounce: -10°, 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°
The Hot Shoe Adapter F is particularly suitable for the SF- and
Flash range
0,7 – 5,4m at f/ 5.6 / ISO 100
Z-series cameras and the in the FTZ- and FGZ range flash units.
Power requirements 4x AA batteries (or rechargeable)
guide number, bounce/swivel flash head and fast
continuous flash shooting.
It allows for the connection of a sync cable and a flash unit, up to
4 units can be connected together.
HOT SHOE ADAPTER FG
The Hot Shoe Adapter FG is designed so that the camera‘s built-in
Battery life
Recycle time
No. of flashes
Alkali-Manganese (LR6)
Nickel Metal Hydrid
(Ni-MH)
approx. 6sec.
approx. 6sec.
approx. 250
approx. 160
Compatibility
Digital, 35mm, 645, 67 (medium format)
Dimensions
76 x 142 x 107 mm (WxHxD)
flash be used in conjunction with the adapter. The top of the ad-
Weight
270g (without batteries)
apter has a socket for the sync cable.
Accessories
Soft case
OFF SHOE ADAPTER F
The Off Shoe Adapter F is particularly suitable for use with the FTZand FGZ range flashes. The top of the Off Shoe Adapter F contains
Flash System
an additional hot shoe with 4 flash contacts for mounting a flash. The
bottom of the adapter features a standard tripod screw mount.
AF-360 FGZ
SYNC CABLE F
Hot Shoe Adapter FG
The sync cable F connects flash adapters and is available as a 0.5m
Hot Shoe Adapter F
AF-360 FGZ
AF-540 FGZ
AF-540 FGZ/
500 FTZ
coiled cable or a 3m straight cable.
Hot Shoe
Adapter F/FG
OFF CAMERA SHOE CLIP
The clamping attachment has a flash hot shoe (without electrical
contacts) and is used to attach a flash to an object up 2.5cm
Sync cable F
thick.
There are numerous ways that the PENTAX flash accessory system can be integrated. Shown here is just one example.
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TO COMPLETE THE KIT: A GRIP FULL OF POWER.
If you have the K10D you’ll have everything that a photographer really needs. But there are,
however, a few important accessories that can facilitate the work of everyday life and any
photo safari: original PENTAX accessories. The quality, ergonomics and relevance are as well
thought out and sophisticated as anything that you’ve come to expect from PENTAX.
BATTE R Y G R I P
The PENTAX battery grip D-BG2 offers the necessary power to ensure an optimal performance of the K10D camera while it’s in continuous use. The grip is equipped with the same
Li-Ion battery as the camera.
The battery grip features an additional shutter release, adjusting dial for selecting aperture
or shutter speed and other functional controls – particularly practical if shooting vertically.
With proven PENTAX ergonomics the camera fits reliably and comfortably in the hand. The
battery compartment provides storage space for a memory card and remote control next
PENTAX CROSSOVER BAG
to the batteries.
The Crossover Bag is the last word in comfort when you’re en route. You can carry it comfortably on
your back but when that unexpected photo opportunity presents itself, you can quickly grab the hand
strap, easily swivel it forward to access your safely stored equipment – all without taking it off. The
Crossover Bag has sufficient storage for a camera body, two extra lenses, a flash, and sundry small
articles that the photographer constantly needs.
INTERCHANGEABLE
FOCUSSING
VIEWFINDER LOUPE O-ME53
SCREENS
With the Viewfinder Loupe attached the
For specific professional applications you
finest details will grab your attention. The
can replace the standard focussing screen
1.2x magnification facilitates the assess-
of the K10D with either a grid screen or a
ment of fine details more accurately.
plain ground-glass screen with graduated
scale markings.
CASE
RUCKSACK
Something extra up your sleeve: the
Camera backpack with zipped closure es-
PENTAX camera case easily accommodates
pecially designed for photo equipment (ca-
a camera body, two lenses and various
mera, two lenses, flash). Additional space
accessories.
for a laptop and everything you’d need for
a day’s outing.
REMOTE CONTROL F
CABLE RELEASE CS-205
Shutter release without blur: With the in-
The alternative to the IR remote control.
frared remote control you operate the
This cable release permits blur-free expos-
shutter from in front of or behind the ca-
ures when the camera is mounted on a
mera up to 5 metres away.
tripod and provides a shutter lock for long
exposures.
REPLACEMENT BATTERY
DISPLAY PROTECTION FOIL
Interchangeable power: with a pre-char-
The protective plastic film protects the
ged spare battery you’ll never have to
large 2.5” monitor against scratches or
stop shooting.
other damage that could be caused by
something as simple as rubbing against
the buttons of your clothes.
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THE K10D INFORMATION DATA BASE
IS ALWAYS ON CA LL.
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VIEWFINDER
The viewfinder provides
4-WAY CONTROLLER
You need a mouse to navi-
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0.95x enlargement of the
gate your way around a
scene and shows precisely
computer. With the K10D
the shot that will be stored
you use a 4-Way Controller.
into memory. It features an
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integrated dioptre control.
1. Exposure Bracketing Button
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The controller is also used to
select AF functions.
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HISTOGRAM
A Histogram with HotSpot indication is also
available in the preview mode and can show
channel separately.
PICTURE INFORMATION
All relevant data is shown for every photograph.
C A M E R A S E TTING OVERVIEW
Confirm the cameras settings at a glance.
When the camera is switched on or an exposure
function is changed the settings are shown on
the monitor.
CUSTOM SETTINGS
Individualise your camera. Camera parameters
are grouped and coloured coded. The photographer has access to 32 options with 81 choices in
this menu.
“SHAKE REDUCTION”
The “Shake Reduction” works fast and reliably
up to focal lengths of 800mm. Under normal
conditions the camera automatically recognises the focal length. The focal length of older
manual lenses must be entered manually. In
additional to the focal length, 3 levels of “Shake
Reduction” can be selected.
M U L T I E X P OSURE
What photographer doesn’t know about multiple exposures? Up to 5 shots can be taken to
produce a single image. It can even calculate
the proper exposures for you.
IMAGE PREVIEW
Opt for either digital preview (as test shot
function) or for depth-of-field preview. You will
always know the result before you shoot.
BATTERY SELECTION AND STATUS
You can choose which battery to use first, or
let the camera decide. Regardless of the option
selected the battery status is visible on the
monitor.
A L L O C A T I O N OF E-DIALS
With so many functions to choose from it is
most helpful for the photographer to determine
which parameter is to be adjusted with which
dial. You can determine which functions are assigned to the front and rear e-dials.
2. Rear e-dial
3. AE-L button
4. +/- button
5. AF button
6. AF point switching dial
7.Card cover unlock lever
8. Shake Reduction switch
9. Fn button
10. Playback button
11.Info button
12. Delete button
13. MENU button
14. Front e-dial
15. Main switch
16. Flash up button
17. Metering mode lever
18. RAW button
19. Focus mode lever
20. Built-in flash
21.Green button
22. Shutter release button
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LCD DISPLAY
The upper display can be illuminated to give an overview
of important settings such as
PROGRAM SELECTION
DIAL
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shutter speed, aperture, ISO
value, exposure mode, of ope-
Program selector for expos-
ration, battery life indication,
ure modes, user settings
available memory, exposures
and flash sync setting of
remaining and exposure com-
1/180sec.
pensation.
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TECHNICAL DATA
TYPE
CCD
Digital SLR camera with interchangeable lenses
TTL metering and integrated P-TTL automatic flash
Metal chassis with fibre-reinforced polycarbonate body
EXPOSURE
Exposure compensation: ±2EV (1/3 or 1/2EV steps),
Sensitivity: automatic, manually selectable
(ISO 100 – 1,600 in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps)
23.5 x 15.7mm Interline Interlace CCD
with primary colour filter
10.75 Megapixel – total
10.2 Megapixel – effective
Opto-mechanical sensor with “Shake Reduction” function
DRIVE MODES
Single, Continuous (3fps unlimited JPEG, 9 RAW
images), Auto Bracketing 3 or 5 frames, Self Timer 12
or 2sec. (with mirror lock up), IR remote control instant
or 3sec. delay
FLASH
Built-in P-TTL Automatic Flash with automatic operation
in low light conditions, guide number 15.6 at ISO 200,
flash coverage 28mm (35mm equivalent) hotshoe on
camera top for system flash, flash sync 1/180sec.
WHITE BALANCE
Automatic or manual, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten
light, Fluorescent light (W, D, N), Flash, manual balance,
3 different settings for Kelvin and Mired values with fine
adjustments
LENS MOUNT
KAF bayonet, compatible with KAF2-, KAF-, KA- lens mounts,
KAF power zoom function available, K- lens mounts with with
restrictions, M42 and medium format lenses with adapter
subject to restrictions with exposure metering and control
COLOUR DEPTH
3 x 8 bit in JPEG, 3 x 12 bit in RAW (internal 3 x 22 bit)
IMAGE FORMATS/ RAW (PEF, DNG), JPEG (Exif 2.21), DCF,
RESOLUTION
RAW (PEF, DNG) + JPEG
Best
Better
Good
DIGITAL FILTERS
RAW
JPEG
JPEG
JPEG
3,872 x 2,5923,872 x 2,5923,008 x 2,000 1,824 x 1,216
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13403657
13712277
6034
23663892
10057
Black &White (4 choices), Sepia (3 choices), 18 colour,
special effect, Slim filters and Playback Brightness
CUSTOM FUNCTION
32 custom-programmable functions available
PRINT OPTIONS
DPOF (Digital Print Order Form),
Print Image Matching III, PictBridge
All capacities with 4 GB memory card
(available optionally)
MENU LANGUAGES
12 languages, including GB, D, F, E, I
CAMERA OPTIONS
Dust Reduction, Shake Reduction, Supersonic Autofocus
POWER
REQUIREMENTS
Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI50 for approx. 500
exposures, Battery Grip D-BG2 for D-L150 with vertical
shutter release, AC mains adapter (available optionally)
DIMENSIONS
141.5 x 101 x 70mm (W x H x D)
WEIGHT
710g (without batteries or card),
790g loaded and ready with battery and SD card
SYSTEM
REQUIREMENTS
PC: Windows 2000, XP Home Edition/XP ProfessionalMac: OS x 10.2 or higher
CONNECTIVITY
USB 2.0, AV connector (compatible with NTSC or PAL)
STANDARD
ACCESSORIES
AV Cable I-IVC28
USB Cable I-USB17
Shoulder strap O-ST53
Body cap
Eyepiece cap ME
Eye cup FP
Hot shoe cover FK
1 x Li-Ion rechargeable Lithium Ion battery D-LI50
Battery Charger D-BC50
Software S-SW55 includes PENTAX Photo Browser 3,
PENTAX Photo Laboratory 3
MEMORY
SD, SDHC card compatible
VIEWFINDER
Built-in pentaprism finder with a 95% field of view and 0.95x
magnification (with 50mm F1.4 lens, infinity, -1m–1), with
interchangeable “Natural Bright Matt II” focusing screen.
Dioptre correction –2.5 – +1 dpt.
PREVIEW
Optical depth of field preview, digital preview on LCD monitor
MONITOR
2.5” low-temperature polysilicon TFT colour LCD Monitor with
210,000 pixels, brightness control and wide viewing angle
(approx. 140°), single image review with 20x magnification,
Hot Spot indicator and Histogram display with RGB channel
indicators (also in Preview function), auto image rotation for
orientation viewing
FOCUS
TTL Phase Matching with 11 focus points (SAFOX VIII) with
viewfinder indications adjustable between automatic and
manual focus point selection, spot focus. Support for lenses
with supersonic focusing motors. Manual focus
EXPOSURE
MODES
Program (Green Mode), Hyper Program, Sensitivity Priority,
Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter and Aperture
Priority, Manual (Hyper Manual), Bulb, X-sync,
Shutter speeds 1/4,000 to 30 sec.
METERING
SYSTEM
TTL open-aperture 16-segment metering coupled with lens
and AF information, adjustable between multi-segment,
centre-weighted and spot metering. Metering range 0 – 21 EV
(at Standard Output Sensitivity 100 with 50mm f/1.4 lens)
Japan
PENTAX Corporation
2-36-9, Maeno-cho, Itabashi-ku, Tokio 174-8639, JAPAN
Europe
PENTAX Europe GmbH
Julius-Vosseler-Straße 104, 22527 Hamburg, GERMANY
www.pentax-community.com, www.pentax.de
United
Kingdom
PENTAX U.K. Ltd., PENTAX House, Heron Drive, Langley, Slough,
Berks, SL3 8PN, UNITED KINGDOM, www.pentax.co.uk
Canada
PENTAX Canada Inc., 1770 Argentia Road, Mississauga,
ON L5N 3S7, CANADA, www.pentax.ca
The manufacturer reserves the right to changes in technology,
design, equipment and scope of supply without notice.
September 2006
AP033001/ISM 15092006
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