Picture mode, On (p.84), P.84 – Pentax K-X User Manual
Set the mode dial to =, s, q, \, . or a if you cannot capture the
desired image in I (Auto Picture) mode.
The characteristics of each mode are as follows.
I Auto Picture
The optimal capture mode is automatically selected
from the U (Standard), = (Portrait), s (Landscape),
(Macro), \ (Moving Object) and . (Night Scene
Portrait) modes. When shooting with Live View, d
(Blue Sky) and K (Sunset) can also be selected.
Optimal for capturing portraits. Reproduces a healthy
and bright skin tone.
Deepens the focus range, emphasizes contour and
saturation of trees and the sky, and produces a
Lets you take vibrant pictures of flowers and other
small subjects at short distances.
Lets you take sharp pictures of a quickly moving
subject, such as at sporting events. The drive mode
is fixed to g (Continuous Shooting (Hi)).
Lets you capture people against a night view or at dusk.
The flash is deactivated. Other settings are the same
as U (Standard) in I.
In ., even though the flash is used, the camera will use slow shutter speeds
so the background areas beyond the flash’s reach will also appear correctly
exposed in the picture (1 Slow-speed Sync (p.156)). To prevent camera
shake, either use the Shake Reduction function or mount the camera on a
When \ is automatically selected in I, pictures are taken in the drive
mode set beforehand.