Pentax Digital Camera K Series K-x user manual

User manual for the device Pentax Digital Camera K Series K-x

Device: Pentax Digital Camera K Series K-x
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Date of adding : 2014-10-08 15:29:15
Number of pages: 324
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Operating Manual
HOYA CORPORATION
PENTAX Imaging Systems Division
2-36-9, Maeno-cho, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 174-8639, JAPAN
(http://www.pentax.jp)
PENTAX Europe GmbH Julius-Vosseler-Strasse 104, 22527 Hamburg,
(European Headquarters) GERMANY
SLR Digital Camera
(HQ - http://www.pentaxeurope.com)
(Germany - http://www.pentax.de)
PENTAX House, Heron Drive, Langley, Slough, Berks
PENTAX U.K. Limited
SL3 8PN, U.K.
(http://www.pentax.co.uk)
PENTAX France S.A.S. 112 Quai de Bezons, B.P. 204, 95106 Argente

Summary of the content on the page No. 2

Thank you for purchasing this PENTAX a Digital Camera. Please read this manual before using the camera in order to get the most out of all the features and functions. Keep this manual safe, as it can be a valuable tool in helping you to understand all the camera’s capabilities. Lenses you can use In general, lenses that can be used with this camera are DA, DA L, D FA and FA J lenses and lenses that have an Aperture s (Auto) position. To use any other lens or accessory, see p.48 and p.282. R

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1 To users of this camera • Do not use or store this device in the vicinity of equipment that generates strong electromagnetic radiation or magnetic fields. Strong static charges or the magnetic fields produced by equipment such as radio transmitters could interfere with the monitor, damage the stored data, or affect the product's internal circuitry and cause camera misoperation. • The liquid crystal panel used in the monitor is manufactured using extremely high precision technology. Althou

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2 • Some portions of the camera heat up during use. There is a risk of low temperature burns when holding such portions for long periods. • Should the monitor be damaged, be careful of glass fragments. Also, be careful not to allow the liquid crystal to get on your skin or in your eyes or mouth. • Depending on your individual factors or physical condition, the use of the camera may cause itching, rashes or blisters. In case of any abnormality, stop using the camera and get medical attention

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3 About the AC Adapter Warning • Always use the AC adapter exclusively developed for this product, with the specified power and voltage. Using an AC adapter not exclusive to this product, or using the exclusive AC adapter with an unspecified power or voltage can cause a fire, electric shock, or camera breakdown. Caution • Do not place or drop heavy objects on or forcefully bend the AC plug cord. Doing so may damage the cord. Should the AC plug cord be damaged, consult a PENTAX Service Cen

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4 • The monitor may respond more slowly at low temperatures. This is due to liquid crystal properties, and is not a malfunction. • Sudden temperature changes will cause condensation on the inside and outside of the camera. Place the camera in your bag or a plastic bag, and remove the camera after temperature of the camera and surroundings are equalized. • Avoid contact with garbage, mud, sand, dust, water, toxic gases, or salts. These could cause the camera to breakdown. Wipe dry any rain or

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5 Contents For Using Your Camera Safely ............................................................ 1 Care to be Taken During Handling ...................................................... 3 Contents............................................................................................... 5 Composition of the Operating Manual ............................................... 11 Before Using Your Camera 13 a Camera Characteristics.....................................................14 Checki

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6 Basic Operations 59 Basic Shooting Operation ...........................................................60 Holding the Camera........................................................................... 60 Letting the Camera Choose the Optimal Settings.............................. 61 Using a Zoom Lens ......................................................................66 Using the Built-in Flash ...............................................................67 Setting the Flash Mode .........

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7 Taking Pictures Continuously...................................................136 Continuous Shooting........................................................................ 136 Multi-exposure ................................................................................. 138 Taking Pictures Using Digital Filters........................................140 Shooting with the Live View......................................................143 Taking Still Pictures ..............................

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8 Playback Functions 199 Playback Functions Operation..................................................200 Playback Mode Palette Setting Items .............................................. 200 Playback Menu Setting Items .......................................................... 201 Enlarging Images........................................................................202 Displaying Multiple Images .......................................................204 Multi-image Display Screen ..........

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9 Changing Additional Settings 239 How to Operate the Set-up Menu..............................................240 Set-up Menu Setting Items .............................................................. 240 Formatting an SD Memory Card................................................242 Setting the Beep, Date and Time, and Display Language ......243 Setting the Beep .............................................................................. 243 Changing the Date and Time Display .............

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10 Appendix 275 Default Settings ..........................................................................276 Resetting the Menu.......................................................................... 280 Functions Available with Various Lens Combinations...........282 Notes on [22. Using Aperture Ring] ................................................. 284 Cleaning the CMOS Sensor.......................................................285 Removing Dust by Shaking the CMOS Sensor (Dust Removal)

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11 Composition of the Operating Manual This Operating Manual contains the following chapters. 1 Before Using Your Camera 1 Explains camera characteristics, accessories and the names and functions of various parts. 2 Getting Started 2 Explains your first steps from purchasing the camera to taking pictures. Be sure to read it and follow the instructions. 3 3 Basic Operations Explains the procedures for taking and playing back pictures. 4 4 Shooting Functions Explains the shooting-related functio

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12 The symbols used in this Operating Manual are explained below. Indicates reference page number explaining a related operation. 1 Indicates useful information. Indicates precautions to take when operating the camera.

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1 Before Using Your Camera Check the package contents and the names and functions of working parts before use. a Camera Characteristics ............................14 Checking the Contents of the Package ..............16 Names and Functions of Working Parts ............17 Display Indicators ................................................22 How to Change Function Settings ......................32

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Before Using Your Camera 14 a Camera Characteristics • Features a 23.6×15.8 mm CMOS sensor with approximately 12.4 million effective pixels for high precision and a wide dynamic range. • Features Shake Reduction (SR), an image sensor shifting shake 1 reduction system. This enables you to capture sharp pictures with minimal camera shake regardless of the lens type. • Features a viewfinder similar to that of a conventional 35 mm camera, with a magnification of approximately 0.85 and field of v

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Before Using Your Camera 15 The captured area (view angle) will differ between the a and 35 mm SLR cameras even if the same lens is used because the format size for 35 mm film and CMOS sensor are different. Sizes for 35 mm film and CMOS sensor 35 mm film: 36×24 mm 1 a CMOS sensor: 23.6×15.8 mm Angles of view being equal, the focal length of a lens used with a 35 mm camera must be approximately 1.5 times longer than that of a. To obtain an angle of view framing the same area, divide the focal

Summary of the content on the page No. 18

Before Using Your Camera 16 Checking the Contents of the Package The following accessories are packaged with your camera. Check that all accessories are included. 1 Hot shoe cover FK Eyecup FQ Body mount cover (Installed on camera) (Installed on camera) (Installed on camera) USB cable Strap Software (CD-ROM) I-USB7 O-ST53 S-SW99 Four AA lithium batteries Operating Manual (this manual) Refer to p.289 for information on optional accessories.

Summary of the content on the page No. 19

Before Using Your Camera 17 Names and Functions of Working Parts Hot shoe Power lamp Speaker 1 Self-timer lamp/ Remote control receiver Strap lug Microphone Card cover Mirror Lens mount index (red dot) AF coupler Lens unlock button Lens information contacts Built-in flash Diopter adjustment lever Viewfinder Card access lamp PC/AV terminal Monitor Terminal cover Battery cover unlock lever Tripod socket Battery cover * In the second illustration, the camera is shown with the Eyecup FQ removed.

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Before Using Your Camera 18 Capture Mode Functions of buttons, dials and levers used during shooting are noted. The factory default settings are explained here. Depending on the button, these 1 settings can be changed. 1 5 6 2 3 7 4 9 0 8 a b c d e f MF AF


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