The new Pentax K100D Super digital SLR camera will soon be available in Australia.


July 5, 2007: The new Pentax K100D Super digital SLR camera will soon be available in Australia.
Based on the Pentax K100D lens-interchangeable digital SLR camera, the new model features a 23.5mm X 15.7mm 6.1-megapixel (effective) CCD image sensor plus the acclaimed Shake Reduction (SR) system and Dust Removal (DR) system as the K10D. The new model also supports ISO sensitivity up to 3200, the highest automatic setting in its class – based on data including the subject’s brightness level and the focal length of the lens. Users can pre-program a desired sensitivity level from ISO 200 to ISO 3200. Novice users can select Auto Picture mode, which automatically and instantly selects one of five picture modes (including Portrait, Landscape and Macro) to create the most appropriate visual effect for a given subject. Since the camera sets all primary parameters (including shutter speed, aperture, white balance, saturation, contrast and sharpness) the photographer can concentrate on picture composition.


Other features include 11-point wide-frame AF using the sophisticated SAFOX VIII autofocus system, a large 2.5 inch colour LCD monitor with 210,000-pixel resolution and a lightweight penta-mirror viewfinder, which combines Pentax original finder optics with a Natural-Bright-Matte II focusing screen to deliver a bright, clear subject image with a 0.85 times magnification and 96-percent field of view.


The new camera is compatible with SD and SDHC memory cards and a new SDM system, which assures smoother, quieter autofocusing operation using a built in supersonic motor. When the lens equipped with SDM system is mounted on the Pentax K100D Super camera body, the focus mode is automatically switched to SDM-assisted autofocusing.


Nineteen custom functions allow photographers to personalise camera settings. Consecutive shooting is supported at up to five frames at the speed of approximately 2.8 frames per second (at BEST image quality in JPEG format). Eight distinctive Scene modes are provided, along with a choice of two preview functions (digital/optical). Users can also choose between two CR-V3 lithium batteries, or four AA-size batteries to power the camera. Five digital filters (black-and-white, sepia, slim, soft and brightness) allow editing of recorded images. The new camera is supplied with Pentax Photo Laboratory 3 RAW data and image processing software and Pentax Photo Browser 3 image browser software.
Actual release date and pricing have not been disclosed. For more information, visit or phone (03) 9823 1555.