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 Name K100D
Color black
Year of Introduction 2006
Catalog Number 19016
Sold with Case

Technical Specifications

Lens Mount "crippled" KAF2
Mount Limitations digital A aperture or metered manual only
AF System (sensitivity) SAFOX VIII, 11 sensors (1 ~ 19 EV)
AF with supersonic lenses
Power-Zoom Features
Self-Timer 12 / 2 sec
Mirror Lock-Up
Cable Release CS-205
Infra-Red Release remote control F
Custom Functions 19
Additional Features DOF preview, mirror lock-up
Width x Height x Depth 129.5 x 92.5 x 70 mm
Weight 560 g
Image Sensor
Effective Pixel Count 6.1 megapixel
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Size 15.7 x 23.5 mm
Focal-Length Multiplication Factor 1.53 x
Image Storage
Data-Storage Formats RAW (PEF), JPG
Storage Media Secure Digital (SD and SDHC)
Digital Features
Shake Reduction yes
Dust Removal
Live View
Orientation Sensor
Exposure System
Exposure Modes Auto-Picture, P, Paction, Pclose-up, Pflash off,
Plandscape, Pnight-scene, Pportrait, Av, Tv, M
Metering Modes with K and M Lenses center-weighted, spot
Metering Modes with A and newer Lenses 16-segment, center-weighted, spot
Meter Material SPD
Exposure Compensation (Step) +/-2 (1/2 or 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Lock yes
Meter Range 1 ~ 21.5 EV
ISO Range 200 ~ 3200 ASA
Construction electronic (vertical)
Material metal
Shutter Speeds 30 ~ 1/4000, B
Mechanical Speeds
Magnification [Coverage] 0.85x [96%]
Aperture Indication LED
Shutter-Speed Indication LED
Interchangeable Screens
Power Source
Batteries 4 x 1.5 Volt AA Size
Continuous Shooting
Continuous Shooting 2.8 frames per second
Flash System
Command Protocol(s)
Features HS, P-TTL
Synchronization Speed(s) 1/180 ~ 30, B
Built-In Flash
Guide Number (GN) 15.6
Coverage (35mm equivalent) 28
Auto Pop-Up yes
Red-Eye Reduction yes
AF Assist yes
Fitting Case(s) soft case: O-CC53