Pentax K2000 SLR Review
By Mike Flacy
Controls, Function, Record and Custom Menus
Pressing the INFO button or the shutter release halfway while in capture mode displays a screen full of settings and parameters currently in use. Capture mode, Scene mode, AE metering, Flash mode, Drive mode, Exposure bracket, Focus mode, AF point position, Shutter speed, Aperture, EV compensation, Flash exposure compensation, ISO Sensitivity, White balance, Color space, File format, JPEG recorded pixels, JPEG quality, Shake reduction, Saturation/Filter effect and the Battery level.
Turning the Mode Dial to select another exposure mode will cause the color LCD to briefly display the screens show above. This function can be disabled by turning Guide Display off in the Setup menu.
The 4-way controller can be used for more than selecting and navigating menus. In rec mode, each button is set to be a shortcut to frequently used camera settings: Drive mode, ISO, Flash and White balance.
Selecting the Custom Image icon in the info window brings you to this screen. You use Custom Image to adjust setting such as color and contrast before shooting an image. You can choose from Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant and Monochrome
Record Menu Options
Custom Image - Enters the custom image menu shown above
Digital Filter - Off, Toy Camera, High Contrast, Soft, Star Burst, Retro, Extract Color
File Format - JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG
JPEG Rec. Pixels - 10M, 6M, 2M
JPEG Quality - ***, **, *
RAW file format - PEF or DNG
Color Space - Select sRGB or AdobeRGB
AF Mode - AF.A, AF.S, AF.C
AE Metering - Multi, Center, Spot
Select AF Point - Select part of screen to focus on
Instant Review - Display Time (Off, 1sec, 3, sec, 5sec), Histogram, Bright/Dark area
Memory - Set the parameters to be 'remembered' from power off to power on
Help Button - Reprogram the Help button
Shake Reduction - On, Off
Input Focal Length - Set focal length of attached non-automatic lens, used by Shake Reduction system
EV Steps - 1/2 or 1/3
Sensitivity Steps - 1 EV Steps, As EV Steps
Meter Operating Time - 10 sec, 3 sec, or 30 sec
AE-L with AF locked - Off or On
Link AF Point and AE - Off or On
Auto Bracketing order - 0-+, -0+, +0-, 0+-
Shadow Compensation - On or Off
Adjust White Balance - Off or On
AF Button Function- Enable AF1, Enable AF2, Cancel AF, AE Lock
AF in remote control - Off or On
Slow Shutter Speed Noise Reduction - On or Off
High-ISO Noise Reduction - Off, Weakest, Weak, Strong
e-dial in Program - Program shift, Tv, Av or Off
Release when charging flash - Off or On
Catch-in focus - Off or On
Using aperture ring - Prohibited or Permitted
Power Lamp - Std., Weak, Off
Flash in Wireless Mode - On or Off
WB when using flash - Flash or Unchanged
Display Sensitivity - Off or On
Display Status - On or Off
Reset Custom Function Reset or Cancel
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