Pentax K100D Digital SLR Camera Review

The ease of use and advanced features make the Pentax K100D digital SLR a perfect choice for users who want to move up from a point-and-shoot camera. But there is also a friendly Mode Dial offering Auto Picture and Picture modes as well as new Scene modes for even simpler photography. Its sensor is a high-performance 23.5mm x 15.7mm CCD. The Pentax Shake Reduction (an image sensor oscillation type system installed in the camera body: CCD Image Sensor Shift) feature is an electromagnetically controlled system built into the body to detect handheld camera shake and compensates by moving a free floating image sensor and works with all Pentax lenses. Other features: Depth of Field Preview and Optical Viewfinder (Pentamirror with Natural-Bright-Matte II focusing screenl) with 96% coverage and 0.85x magnification. About the image quality: Very good photo quality, low noise through ISO 800, some vignetting with kit lens. The Kit … Read more…

Pentax Optio A30 and W30 Digital Camera Release

Pentax Optio A30 Release The PENTAX original Shake Reduction (SR) technology in the A30 has been improved by adding both Digital and Movie SR for improved image capture in low-light settings and telephoto capture. A unique Face Recognition AF & AE function offers better results in photographs by automatically detecting faces, and then adjusting exposure and focus to properly capture portraits. The Optio A30 features a high-intensity LCD monitor with an LCD booster function that improves screen brightness on demand; the monitor is easier to view outdoors even in bright sunlight and has a wide-angle viewing of 160 degrees. With a 0.02 second release time lag, focus and start-up times have been improved. Auto-tracking AF continuously focuses on a moving subject and FotoNation’s red-eye correction function corrects red eye after shooting. The Pentax A30 will be available since March 2007. Functions: • Shooting Modes: Program, Shutter-Priority AE mode and Manual … Read more…

Pentax K10D dSLR Digital Camera Review

With an excellent dust-proof, weather-resistant, ergonomic design and stability, the dSLR K10D (released in September 2006) is not a point and shoot camera: there are a lot custom settings, and you will have to find the ones that are the most important to your style. Pentax K10D brings some unique features and exposure modes into a very thoughtful and ergonomic design, like vibrating CCD sensor provides built-in Dust Reduction and Shake Reduction. At high ISO, the image quality, however, is pour. The K10D allows you to develop images shot as RAW to a JPEG with a wide range of selectable adjustments; size, compression, white balance, digital exposure compensation (+/-2 EV), tone, saturation, sharpness and contrast directly on-camera. Lenses compatible with this camera are the PENTAX-DA 70mm F2.4, PENTAX K-, KA-, KAF- and KAF2-mount lenses; screw-mount lenses (with an adapter); and 645- and 67-system lenses (with an adapter). Some functions may … Read more…

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