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General Description

The K100D was the very first Pentax K-mount camera to incorporate the Pentax sensor-shift "Shake Reduction" system to reduce the blurring of photos due to (hand-held) camera shake.

The image sensor is suspended elastically so that it can oscillate horizontally, vertically, and rotatingly. The oscillations are driven using magnetic force. Frequency and amplitude of the oscialltions are adjusted in proportion to the amount of camera shake detected by a built-in sensor. The SR mechanism can work with any K-mount or srcew mount lens mounted to the K100D!

Product Information
Exact NameK100D
Years of Production2006 ~ 2007
Availabilityabout once a week, used
Catalog Number19016
Sold with Case

Technical Specifications

Lens Mount"crippled" KAF2
Mount Limitationsdigital A aperture or metered manual only
AF System (sensitivity)SAFOX VIII, 11 sensors (1 ~ 19 EV)
AF with supersonic lenses
Power-Zoom Features
Self-Timer12 / 2 sec
Mirror Lock-Up
Cable ReleaseCS-205
Infra-Red Releaseremote control F
Custom Functions19
Additional FeaturesDOF preview, mirror lock-up
Width x Height x Depth129.5 x 92.5 x 70 mm
Weight560 g
Image Sensor
Effective Pixel Count6.1 megapixel
Sensor TypeCCD
Sensor Size15.7 x 23.5 mm
Focal-Length Multiplication Factor1.53 x
Image Storage
Data-Storage FormatsRAW (PEF), JPG
Storage MediaSecure Digital (SD and SDHC)
Digital Features
Shake Reductionyes
Dust Removal
Live View
Orientation Sensor
Exposure System
Exposure ModesAuto-Picture, P, Paction, Pclose-up, Pflash off,
Plandscape, Pnight-scene, Pportrait, Av, Tv, M
Metering Modes with K and M Lensescenter-weighted, spot
Metering Modes with A and newer Lenses16-segment, center-weighted, spot
Meter MaterialSPD
Exposure Compensation (Step)+/-2 (1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Lockyes
Meter Range1 ~ 21.5 EV
ISO Range200 ~ 3200 ASA
Constructionelectronic (vertical)
Shutter Speeds30 ~ 1/4000, B
Mechanical Speeds
Magnification [Coverage]0.85x [96%]
Aperture IndicationLED
Shutter-Speed IndicationLED
Interchangeable Screens
Power Source
Batteries4 x 1.5 Volt AA Size
Continuous Shooting
Continuous Shooting2.8 frames per second
Flash System
Command Protocol(s)
FeaturesHS, P-TTL
Synchronization Speed(s)1/180 ~ 30, B
Built-In Flash
Guide Number (GN)15.6
Coverage (35mm equivalent)28
Auto Pop-Upyes
Red-Eye Reductionyes
AF Assistyes
Fitting Case(s)soft case: O-CC53