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Pentax K100D Digital SLR Camera Body {6.1 M/P}

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Pentax K100D Digital SLR Camera Body {6.1 M/P} Description


Developed as a popular-class digital SLR camera, the K100D packs an array of advanced, user-friendly features - including a PENTAX-developed Shake Reduction (SR) system, high-precision autofocus and auto sensitivity control - into a compact, well-balanced body to accommodate a wide range of shooting and playback requirements. Its outstanding overall performance makes high-quality digital SLR photography effortless, fun and exciting for all users in all situations - from casual travel snapshots and memorable family pictures to highly specialized applications. All together, the K100D is a versatile all-around performer for all levels of photographers - from current digital-compact users who want to step up to digital SLR photography, to more experienced, discriminating photographers.

Image Sensor
6.3 megapixel CCD sensor

ISO: 200 - 3200

Lens Compatibility
Pentax KAF2, KAF, KA mount lenses
Power zoom not available
K mount lenses available with (function limited)
S mount lenses available with adapter (function limited)
67/645 lenses available with adapter (function limited)
Digital conversion: 1.5x

Shutter Speeds
30 seconds to 1/4000th of a second

Continuous Shooting / Burst Rate
2.8 fps

Built-in P-TTL electronic pop-up flash
Guide number 15.6 (ISO 200/m)
Angle of coverage 18 mm (27 mm as 35 mm equiv.)
External Flash sync 1/180 sec
Electronic pop-up
Modes: Auto, Flash on, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Flash on & Red-eye reduction

White Balance
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent W, Fluorescent N, Fluorescent D, Tungsten, Flash, Manual

2.5 inch, 210,000 pixel TFT color display

File Types

Storage Media
SD or SDHC card

Power Supply
4 x AA batteries (NiMH rechargeable recommended)
2 x CR-V3 Lithium (non-rechargeable)
Optional AC adapter

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Video out
Remote terminal

Pentax CD-ROM

Operating System Requirements
Windows: 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, VISTA
Mac: OS 9.0, 9.2, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2

Dimensions (W x H x D)
129 x 93 x 70 mm
5.1 x 3.7 x 2.8 inches

565 g (1.2 lb)

Other Features
The K100D features a large, high-performance 23.5mm x 15.7mm CCD as its image sensor, assuring the faithful reproduction of the desired photographic intention in the resulting images - from images with beautiful out-of-focus backgrounds to those with edge-to-edge sharpness. By combining 6.1 effective megapixels with a high-performance imaging engine and advanced image-processing technologies, the K100D is designed to produce beautiful, true-to-life images that are rich in gradation. What's more, it offers a choice of two finishing touches of "Natural" or "Bright" to create a distinctive atmosphere.

Full-featured, user-friendly, affordable K100D: Compatible with any Pentax lens ever produced and featuring Shake Reduction, the affordable Pentax K100D is the kind of camera that makes history. Picture a large 2.5 inch LCD monitor with 210,000 pixel resolution and a friendly Mode Dial offering Auto Picture and Picture modes as well as new Scene modes for even simpler photography. The 6.1 megapixel APS-C size CCD and sophisticated 16-segment multi-pattern metering delivers outstanding image reproduction, while the bright, high-precision Pentax mirror viewfinder features with 0.85X magnification. All these features combine in a compact design with high-rigidity stainless-steel chassis that is built to last. With adaptor for screw mount and 645/67 lenses.



Camera Modes

Picture Mode:

  • Auto Picture
  • Standard
  • Portrait
  • Night-scene Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Macro
  • Action
  • Flash Off

Scene Modes:

  • Night Scene
  • Surf & Snow
  • Text
  • Sunset
  • Kids
  • Pet
  • Candlelight
  • Museum

Digital Filter:

  • Black & White
  • Sepia
  • Color (18 types)
  • Soft (3 levels)
  • Slim
  • Brightness

Drive Modes:

  • Single-shot
  • Continuous (2.8fps, 5 JPEG, 3 RAW)
  • Self-timer (12sec, 2sec)
  • Auto bracketing
  • Remote Control (0sec, 3sec)


Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card


Longest Shutter Speed 30 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/4000 Second


Image Formats JPEG, RAW

Network & Communication


Physical Characteristics

Lens Mount Pentax K (SMC, SMC-M), Pentax KA (SMC-A), Pentax KA2 (MZ-M, ZX-M), Pentax KAF SMC-F, Pentax KAF SMC-FAJ, Pentax KAF2 (SMC-FA), Pentax KAF2 (SMC-DA, SMC-DFA), Pentax KF (SMC-AF, ME F)


PictBridge Yes

Battery Information

Number of Batteries Supported 4
Battery Built-in No
Battery Size Supported AA

Display & Graphics

Display Screen Type LCD
Total Camera Resolution 6.3 Megapixel
Display Resolution 210000 Pixel
Effective Camera Resolution 6.1 Megapixel
Screen Size 2.5"


Built-in Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction

General information

Product Model K100D
Manufacturer Part Number 19016
Manufacture GTIN 0027075121164
Brand Name Pentax


Autofocus Type Passive
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Wide Angle No


Platform Supported Mac, PC
Additional Information


  • Auto
  • ISO 200
  • ISO 400
  • ISO 800
  • ISO 1600
  • ISO 3200

Language Support:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Russian<
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