Camera Configuration Pentax K-5 and K-5 II

Use the following guide to set up your camera to capture exposures ready for HDReal® processing.

Set Camera to Aperture Priority Mode
Turn the Mode Dial to Av. Aperture should stay the same so that the depth of field does not change in between exposures. Only the shutter speed should change.
Set Aperture
Set the Aperture to 8.0 by turning the dial on the back. This preserves a deep depth of field while increasing shutter speeds so you can move faster.
Press the ISO button on top and set ISO to 400. This is a good balance between noise and shutter speed.
Set Image Finishing Tone
Press the Custom Image button (the Right arrow) on the back and select Natural.
Image Settings
Under the Camera menu, set File Format to JPEG, set JPEG Recorded Pixels to 10M, and set JPEG Quality to 2 Stars.
Set Program Line
Under the Camera menu, set Program Line to Normal.
Set White Balance
Press the WB button on the back (the Left arrow) and set white balance to AWB (Auto White Balance). Our system automatically corrects white balance so you don't need to do it in the camera.
Set Metering Mode
Rotate the Metering Mode dial on top and select Multi-segmented Metering. This is so the camera meters across the whole scene.
Set Drive Mode and Auto Exposure Bracketing
Press the Drive button on the back (the Up arrow) and select Exposure Bracketing. Turn the front and back dials so you have 5 images with 2.0EV spacing. The brackets should set at -4, -2, 0, +2, +4.
Set One-Push Bracketing
Under the Custom Setting menu, set One-Push Bracketing to On. This is so that all exposure brackets are captured with a single press of the cable release or shutter button.
Turn on Auto Image Rotation
In the Playback 1 menu, set Auto image rotation to On. This way, vertical images can be recognized as such.
Set File Numbering
In the Rec Mode 4 menu item Memory, set File No to On. This prevents images from having the same file number.