Playback Screens & Menus

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Pentax K-01_playback.jpg

The play button on the back of the camera launches playback mode, where you can view and edit images.


Pentax K-01_menu_playback-info-display.jpg Pressing the Info button takes you to five options for information display: standard, detailed, histogram, RGB histogram, and no information.


Pentax K-01_playback-index.jpg Turning the thumb dial to the left switch is the LCD into thumbnail display. You set how many images to show using the Info button. Either 4, 9, 16, 36, or 81 thumbnails can be displayed. Unfortunately this selection remains static: you cannot continue to turn the thumb dial left or right to decrease or increase the number of thumbnails displayed.


Pentax K-01_playback-zoom.jpg Taking full advantage of its high-resolution screen (921k dots), you can magnify images during playback using the thumb dial. Shown here is a 2X magnification.


Pentax K-01_playback-zoom-X14.jpg To very closely inspect images, the camera magnifies images up to 16X.


Pentax K-01_playback-menu.jpg In the playback menu, you can set up slideshows with image intervals up to 30 seconds, apply one of three screen effects, and turn repeat playback on or off. The quick zoom option sets the initial magnification of an image when turning the thumb dial right. This can be set from 2X to 16X; if turned off the camera simply begins its playback magnification at 1.2X. You can also choose to highlight bright and dark areas, which will flash, and turn off auto image rotation here.


Pentax K-01_menu_playback-4way-down.jpg Pressing the WB button (downward on the four-way controller) launches the image editing menu. There you can rotate an image, apply a digital filter, resize an image, crop it, save an index print page, protect images, play a slideshow, save a cross processing setting as a favorite, convert RAW images to JPEG files, divide a movie file or extract a segment, and set DPOF print instructions.


Pentax K-01_menu_playback-4way-down2.jpg Though you can seven of these filters while shooting still images, you have 19 to choose from when editing images in playback. Here is the complete list:
  • Monochrome
  • Extract color
  • Toy camera
  • Retro
  • High contrast
  • Shading
  • Invert color
  • Color
  • Tone expansion
  • Sketch filter
  • Watercolor
  • Pastel
  • Posterization
  • Miniature
  • Soft
  • Starburst
  • Fish-eye
  • Slim
  • Base parameter adjustment

Pentax K-01_playback-movie.jpg In playback mode, the top position of the four-way control serves as the play/pause button. You can choose to display information in one of three ways: standard (as shown here), detailed, or none. Histogram and RGB histogram display information is not available for movie files.


Pentax K-01_menu_setup1.jpg The K-01 offers three pages of setup options, including the usual language, date adjustment and time options. In this menu you can also turn off the startup screen and guide display options, as well as adjust the brightness and color cast of the LCD, and change the flicker reduction from 60 Hz to 50 Hz.


Pentax K-01_menu_setup2.jpg Page 2 of the playback setup menu is where you change video output from NTSC to PAL, set your HDMI output (if you don't want to use auto), and set up how folders are named. You can also use this menu to embed copyright information with your images, and turn power saving on or off.


Pentax K-01_menu_setup3.jpg The last page of the playback setup menu allows you to check the image sensor and correct effective pixels via pixel mapping, set dust removal to occur at startup or shutdown, perform sensor cleaning, format your memory card and view firmware information.


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