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David Busch’s Pentax™ K200D: Guide to Digital SLR Photography by Matthew Bamberg, David D. Busch

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Chapter 2. Pentax K200D Roadmap

On first glance, the controls, dials, and buttons on the Pentax K200D appear, to the typical user, as complicated as the cockpit of a Boeing 767. In practice, however, your Pentax camera is marginally easier to “fly.” Once you’ve gone through the pre-flight checklist (Chapter 1) and set the camera on autopilot (Auto Pict, Program, or perhaps one of the Scene modes), it can take off and land by itself and capture many great pictures along the way. With 15 or so automatic modes you can shoot just about anything you like without having to think about f/stops, shutter speeds, or focus modes.

But, when you decide to depart from the flight plan and do some creative sight-seeing, there are all those controls to deal with. ...

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