Playback Screens & Menus

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Pentax_K5II-playback.jpg The default playback view shows only the image. Pressing the Info button repeatedly cycles the display on the LCD to show increasingly more file information.
 

Pentax_K5II-playback-info.jpg One push of the Info button adds file number, file type, shutter speed, aperture and ISO setting information to the display. As indicated by the four-way control icon at bottom right, pressing downward will launch the edit menu.
 

Pentax_K5II-playback-info2.jpg A second press of the Info button displays the image's histogram. The RGB icon indicates with the green arrows that pressing up or down on the four-way control will split up the histogram to show you the separate red, green and blue channels.
 

Pentax_K5II-playback-info3.jpg A third press of the info button shows the maximum amount of camera information you can display in playback, giving you an in-depth look at the camera settings used.
 

Pentax_K5II-playback-index.jpgTurning the rear e-dial leftward launches index view. The default is 9 images. Note the Info icon at bottom - pressing the Info button allows you to set the index view to 4, 9, 16, 36, or 91 thumbnails.

Pentax_K5II-playback-index2.jpg A further leftward turn on the rear e-dial takes you from index view to folder view.
 

Pentax_K5II-playback-zoom.jpg Turning rightward on the rear e-dial zooms in on your image, up to 32X. While zoomed in, you can scroll through images using the front e-dial to view them all at the selected magnification.


Pentax_K5II-playback-edit-menu.jpgPressing downward on the four-way control while viewing a single image takes you to the edit menu in playback mode.

Edit menu options:
  • Image Rotation
  • Digital Filter (see complete list below)
  • Resize
  • Cropping
  • Protect
  • Slideshow
  • Save As Manual White Balance
  • RAW development
  • Index
  • Movie editing
  • DPOF print instructions
  • Save destination (location information of image for use in GPS navigation)


Pentax_K5II-playback-edit-menu-customfilter.jpgWhen scrolling through the corresponding icons along the right side of the screen, a preview of the processed image appears on the LCD to help you make your selection. There are 18 filters to choose from, including the Custom Filter shown above, which has eight adjustments you can make, listed below.

Digital filters:
  • Toy Camera
  • Retro
  • High Contrast
  • Sketch Filter
  • Water Color
  • Pastel
  • Posterization
  • Miniature
  • Base Parameter Adjustment
  • Monochrome
  • Color
  • Extract Color
  • Soft
  • Starburst
  • Fish-eye
  • Slim
  • HDR
  • Custom Filter


Pentax_K5II-playback-edit-menu-customfilter2.jpgWithin the Custom Filter setting are eight adjustments you can customize.

Custom Filter Menu:
  • High contrast: Off, +1 to +5
  • Soft focus: Off, +1 to +3
  • Tone break: Off, red, green, blue, yellow
  • Shading type: Six types
  • Shading level: -3 to +3
  • Distortion type: Three types
  • Distortion level: Off, low, medium, high
  • Invert color: Off, on


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The playback menu is a very straightforward affair, unlike many of the deep settings adjustments you can make elsewhere.

This is where you set up slideshows and turn bright/dark area highlighting and auto image rotation on or off. Additionally, this is where you turn Quick Zoom on, which automatically magnifies the frame by 2X to 32X when using the LCD in Live View mode.


Pentax_K5II-playback-movie.jpgIn playback mode, movies display with minimal information. As indicated by the icon at lower right, up on the four-way control serves as the Play button, while pressing down launches the  edit menu. 



Pentax_K5II-playback-edit-movie.jpgWhen you press down on the four-way control, however, it doesn't go directly to the Movie Editing menu even though you're looking at a video file - you need to navigate there (as shown on this screen, which displays the full editing menu for still images also).

Most of the other selections will tell you the image can't be processed if you try to apply, say, a digital filter. Oddly, RAW development let me think I could process a video file as a single image or as multiple images - but either way I tried the camera said "No image can be processed".



Pentax_K5II-playback-edit-movie-trim2.jpgUltimately, trimming is the only edit you can apply to video files. To trim a movie, you simply play the video and pause it at the desired cutting point, and then press the Green button to snip the virtual scissors and split the file into two segments. As indicated by the Trash icon, you can use the Trash button to delete one of the two segments.

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