The Pentax K100D is an entry level DSLR, which comes with some interesting features. Listed below are its technical specifications, latest features and price.

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Pentax K100D

DSLRs are meant for the serious shutterbug who would go any lengths to get that one perfect shot. They are tough and sturdy, with a magnesium alloy body that is reserved primarily for them. They are the ones that can withstand weather and shock much better than the average consumer or compact camera. When it comes to the lenses, however, one has to be extremely careful. They are the most vulnerable part of a camera and can easily get damaged, catch dust particles and such. Since the lens of a DSLR is the most exposed part of the camera, unlike a compact camera, every DSLR much come with a reliable dust reduction mechanism. The Pentax K100D, for instance, comes equipped with a dust reduction system. This is a 6.1mp entry level DSLR that comes with some extremely handy features.

Design and Functioning

The new rounder, softer appearance to the K100D's body is certainly more appealing and appears to have become the 'family trademark' as it has been repeated with the recently announced K10D. The front of the camera carries some interesting curves, one of which crosses the face of the hand grip which interestingly isn't just for looks; it matches the increasing width of your fingers in the grip. The K100D provides two 'tone' options of Bright (the default) and Natural. These define the color mapping, tone and sharpening baseline for image processing. The K100D is the first Pentax digital SLR to feature built-in Shake Reduction, this operates by stabilizing the CCD sensor, while similar to the Anti-Shake feature seen in Konica Minolta digital SLR's Pentax claim their system is superior because it is the only fully 'free floating' design. The K100D features an auto sensitivity control function, which automatically sets the optimum standard output sensitivity - up to 3200. This camera also offers the exclusive PENTAX Auto Picture Mode, which automatically and instantly selects one of the five Picture modes — including Portrait, Landscape and Macro — by calculating various photographic factors to assure optimum results. This camera is compatible with SD/SDHC cards.

Pentax K100D Pentax K100D digital camera

Pentax K100D Price India
Price: Rs. 46,990.00Resolution: 6.10 MP

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Technical Specifications of Pentax K100D
OverviewCamera type DSLR
Battery (Type) Lithium, NiMH
DimensionsWidth (mm) 130
Depth (mm) 70
Height (mm) 93
Weight 570g
LensShutter Speed (seconds) 1/4000 - 30
ISO rating Auto, 200/400/800/1600/3200
Interchangeability Yes
Compatible Lenses PENTAX KAF2-, KAF-
Lens Mount PENTAX KAF2
Image SensorType CCD
Total Resolution(MP) 6.31
Effective Resolution(MP) 6.10
Dust Reduction System Yes
ViewfinderType Optical Through-The-Lens
MemoryCard Type SD/SDHC Memory Card
Light MeteringMulti Metering Yes
Center Weighted Metering Yes
Spot Metering Yes
ImagingExposure Compensation Manual or Automatic
Aperture Manual or Automatic
White Balance Manual or Automatic
Focus Manual or Automatic
Image Stabilization Manual or Automatic
Shooting Modes Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night scene portrait, Standard Flash-Off, Night Scene, Surf & Snow, Text, Sunset, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum
Built in Flash Automatic
External flash support Automatic
InterfaceWiFi NA
Bluetooth NA
Picbridge Yes
Hdmi NA
Primary FeaturesAuto Bracketing Yes
Self Timer 2.00
Face Detection NA
Af Assist Lamp NA
Movie Mode Yes
Red Eye Reduction Yes
Histogram NA
Last Updated on : August 31, 2010

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