Pentax K200D SLR Review

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PENTAX K200D




Playback Features


PENTAX K200D  SLR

Pressing the Play button brings up the last image captured full screen on the LCD while displaying basic shooting information. The current folder and file number is in the upper right corner. Press the 4-way controller to the right or left to scroll through the images stored on your memory card.



PENTAX K200D  SLR

Press the INFO button once to display the histogram.





PENTAX K200D  SLR

Press Down on the 4-way controller to display the individual RGB histograms.





PENTAX K200D  SLR

Press the INFO button again to display the exposure details.





PENTAX K200D  SLR

Rotate e-dial to the left to enable the thumbnail preview mode with 9 images per screen. Navigate with the 4-way controller and display any image in full screen mode by rotating the e-dial to the right or pressing OK.



PENTAX K200D  SLR

Rotate the e-dial to the right to enlarge the playback image, there are a total of 17 steps until you reach the maximum of 16x. At any magnification step you can scroll around inside of the image by using the 4-way controller.



PENTAX K200D  SLR

The Trash can (delete) button is used to erase images.





PENTAX K200D  SLR

Press the Fn button to bring up this shortcut menu that lets you quickly start a slide show, set DPOF printing information, enter the Digital Filter option or process a RAW file to a JPEG image. Press the center OK button to display 2 images side by side for comparison.



PENTAX K200D  Digital SLR

Playback Menu:

  • Playback display - Bright/Dark area On or Off and Quick Zoom Off, x2, x4, x8 or x16
  • Instant Review - Display Time = Off, 1, 3, 5 seconds after it is captured, with Histogram, with Bright/Dark area
  • Digital Preview - with Histogram or with Bright/Dark area
  • Slide show - Slide show with 3, 5, 10 or 30 sec. picture delay, Repeat Playback On or Off




PENTAX K200D  Digital SLR

Setup options:

  • Format - Format the SD/SDHC memory card
  • Beep - Enable/disable various buttons' beep sounds
  • Date Adjust - Set internal clock's time and date
  • World Time - Setup world time zones
  • Language - Menu language - 19 choices
  • Text Size - Std. or Large
  • Guide display - Time to display onscreen guides, Off, 3 sec., 10 sec., 30 sec. or 1 min.
  • Brightness Level - Adjust LCD back light intensity
  • Video Out - NTSC or PAL
  • USB Connection - PC or PictBridge
  • Auto Power Off - Auto-Off time delay (1m, 3m, 5m, 10m, 30m or Off)
  • Folder Name - Select standard or date-oriented folder names
  • Select battery - Select which battery is first (if using the optional battery grip)
  • Pixel Mapping - Maps out and corrects for any defective pixels in the CCD sensor
  • Dust Alert - Checks for dust on sensor
  • Dust Removal - Cleans the imager with the dust removal function
  • Sensor Cleaning - Lock the mirror up to physically clean the imager
  • Reset - Return all settings to default (other than date/time, language, video out and world time)






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