Pentax K2000 SLR Review

By

Controls, Function, Record and Custom Menus



Pentax K2000

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.



Pentax K2000

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.



Pentax K2000

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.






Pentax K2000

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


Pentax K2000


    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



Custom Settings


Pentax K2000


    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


Please help support our site and visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability.


Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.

Buy related cameras and accessories from Amazon.com
Related Product Description Price
Nikon 1 J3 14.2 MP HD Digital Camera Body Only (Silver) Nikon 1 J3 14.2 MP HD Digital Camera Body Only (Silver) $499.99
Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR NIKKOR Zoom Lens (Refurbished) Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR NIKKOR Zoom Lens (Refurbished) $399.00
Canon 9339B001 PowerShot SX700 HS 16.1 Megapixel 3 LCD Compact Camera - Red Canon 9339B001 PowerShot SX700 HS 16.1 Megapixel 3 LCD Compact Camera - Red $375.48
Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR 16MP Digital Camera + Two NPW-126 Replacement Lithium Ion Battery  + External Rapid Charger + 16GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card + 58mm UV Filter + Carrying Case + Full Size Tripod + SDHC Card USB Reader + Memory Card Wallet + Deluxe Starter Kit Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR 16MP Digital Camera + Two NPW-126 Replacement Lithium Ion Battery  + External Rapid Charger + 16GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card + 58mm UV Filter + Carrying Case + Full Size Tripod + SDHC Card USB Reader + Memory Card Wallet + Deluxe Starter Kit $375.19
Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR 16MP Digital Camera + Two NPW-126 Replacement Lithium Ion Battery  + External Rapid Charger + 8GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card + 58mm 3 Piece Filter Kit + Carrying Case + SDHC Card USB Reader + Memory Card Wallet + Deluxe Starter Kit Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR 16MP Digital Camera + Two NPW-126 Replacement Lithium Ion Battery  + External Rapid Charger + 8GB SDHC Class 10 Memory Card + 58mm 3 Piece Filter Kit + Carrying Case + SDHC Card USB Reader + Memory Card Wallet + Deluxe Starter Kit $375.09
Polaroid PL-150DP Studio Series Digital TTL Shoe Mount Bounce Polaroid PL-150DP Studio Series Digital TTL Shoe Mount Bounce "Dua" Flash + Built In LED Video Light For The Pentax Q, K-X, K-7, K-5, K-R, 645D, K20D, K200D, K2000, K10D, K2000, K1000, K100D Super, K110D, *ist D, *ist DL, *ist DS, *ist DS2 Digital SLR Cam $319.98
Polaroid PL-108AF Studio Series Digital Auto Focus / TTL Shoe Mount Flash For The Pentax Q, K-01, K-30, K-X, K-7, K-5, K-R, 645D, K20D, K200D, K2000, K10D, K2000, K1000, K100D Super, K110D, *ist D, *ist DL, *ist DS, *ist DS2 Digital SLR Cameras Polaroid PL-108AF Studio Series Digital Auto Focus / TTL Shoe Mount Flash For The Pentax Q, K-01, K-30, K-X, K-7, K-5, K-R, 645D, K20D, K200D, K2000, K10D, K2000, K1000, K100D Super, K110D, *ist D, *ist DL, *ist DS, *ist DS2 Digital SLR Cameras $48.95