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Old 29-05-2009
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Pentax k10d stabilized 10 megapixel Camera

Designed to deliver high-quality digital SLR photography and responsive operation for advanced photo enthusiasts, the 10.2 effective megapixel K10D features an array of PENTAX innovations in image capture and image functionality. The PENTAX-developed Shake Reduction (SR) system effectively offers a 2.5 to 4 stop advantage for sharp, blur-free images even under difficult shooting conditions. A newly developed 22-bit A/D converter designed to convert a large volume of data more faithfully and swiftly, and a new PENTAX Real Image Engine (PRIME), designed exclusively for the K10D, produces well-balanced, true-to-life images.It's bigger, tougher and more feature rich than any Pentax digital SLR before it and it certainly carries a wide enough range of features to worry the 'big name' brands. Headline features include a stabilized ten megapixel CCD, high quality image processing pipeline, dust and weather proof seals, 11-point AF (with 9 cross-type points) and some unique exposure modes.

The K10D also comes equipped with a new Dust Removal (DR) system to keep dust off the CCD surface, a PENTAX-original exposure system for faithful reproduction of the photographer?s creative intentions, and a dependable dust-resistant, 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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Re: Pentax k10d 10 megapixel Camera

PENTAX-original Shake Reduction mechanism for blur-free images

The K10D is equipped with the exclusive, PENTAX-developed Shake Reduction (SR) system, which effectively reduces camera shake for sharp, blur-free images even under demanding shooting conditions. This innovative mechanism shifts the position of the CCD image sensor vertically and horizontally at high speed using magnetic force, while adjusting the shifting speed in proportion to the amount of camera shake detected by a built-in sensor. It offers an outstanding compensation effect equivalent to 2.5 to 4 shutter-speed steps. As a result, it does not require special anti-shake lenses, and can be used with almost all existing PENTAX interchangeable lenses.Lenses compatible with this mechanism are the PENTAX K-, KA-, KAF- and KAF2-mount lenses; screw-mount lenses (with an adapter); and 645- are 67-system lenses.

Newly designed PRIME imaging engine

The K10D incorporates the new PRIME (PENTAX Real IMage Engine) as its imaging engine. Designed exclusively for PENTAX digital SLR cameras, this imaging engine produces high-definition, true-to-life images through well-balanced control of CCD signals, including saturation, brightness, white balance, sharpness and contrast. Its new memory (DDR2: Double Data Rate 2) also serves to enhance speedy image processing and high-speed data transfer.

Auto sensitivity control up to ISO 1600

The K10D?s auto sensitivity control function automatically sets the optimum sensitivity up to ISO 1600, based on such data as the subject?s brightness level and the lens? focal length. This function allows the use of higher shutter speeds in poor lighting situations (such as indoor sports events and night scenes), helping the photographer to effectively reduce camera shake and prevent blurred images. For specialized applications, the sensitivity can be set manually from ISO 100 to ISO 1600.

Continuous shooting at approximately three images per second

Continuous shooting mode allows the photographer to capture a series of images at a maximum speed of approximately three images per second. In the JPEG recording format, the user is allowed to take as many images in succession as desired, until the capacity of an SD memory card runs out. In RAW and RAW+JPEG recording formats, 10 images and 6 images respectively can be taken before the buffer is filled.

Extra-large, wide-view LCD monitor

The K10D incorporates an extra-large 2.5-inch colour LCD monitor on its back panel. Its wide-view design allows the photographer to check the monitor image from 140 degrees both vertically and horizontally, ensuring effortless image viewing even from a diagonal position. With approximately 210,000 pixels, it also offers digital zooming of playback images up to 20 times for easy confirmation of the image?s focusing status and details. Manual focus point selection is possible.
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Re:Specification of Pentax k10d 10 megapixel Camera

Specification of Pentax k10d 10 megapixel Camera
  1. Body build
    • High-impact plastic with metal sub-structure
    • Dust and weather resistant seals throughout
  2. Sensor
    • 10.2 million effective pixels
    • 10.75 million total pixels
    • 23.5 x 15.7 mm CCD sensor
    • RGB Color Filter Array
    • Built-in low-pass filter
    • 3:2 aspect ratio

  3. Shake Reduction
    • CCD-shift system
    • Permanent magnets and electronic magnet coils
    • Can compensate in x, y direction and rotational

  4. Dust removal
    • SP coating
    • Dust removal by shaking sensor (using SR unit)

  5. Image processor
    • PRIME
    • "22-bit ADC"
    • DDR2 buffer RAM

  6. Image sizes
    • 3872 x 2592 (10.0 MP)
    • 3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP)
    • 1824 x 1216 (2.2 MP)

  7. Image formats
    • JPEG (EXIF 2.21) - Best / Better / Good
    • RAW (PEF or DNG) + JPEG

  8. Lens mount
    • Pentax KAF2 bayonet mount
    • Pentax KAF2, KAF or KA mount lenses
    • FOV crop 1.5x

  9. Focusing
    • 11-point TTL sensor (SAFOX VIII)
    • Center 9-points are sensitive to both horiz and vert. detail
    • AF working range: 0 to 19 EV (at 20?C, F1.4 lens)
  10. Focus modes
    • AF Single
    • AF Continuous
    • Manual focus

  11. AF point selection
    • Auto
    • Select
    • Center point
    • AF assist : Stroboscopic flash
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