Summary Pentax K10D

Prices Price
Body only
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Among similar cameras
#n/a of 10
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23.5x15.7mm
Screen resolution
Help 210k dots
Help 10 MP
Movie format
Help None
Screen size
Help 2.5"
Light sensitivity
Help 1,600 ISO
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The Pentax K10D vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Sensor shift
Startup delay Short startup delay Help
400 ms startup delay
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Built-in focus motor Built-in focus motor Help
Autofocuses with more lenses
Thickness Thin Help


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The Pentax K10D vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
522 ISO
Dynamic range Narrower dynamic range Help
11.6 EV
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
210k dots
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3 fps
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
10 MP
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available Help
113 lenses
Announced Old Help
September 2006
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
Weight Very heavy Help
793 g
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Overall image quality Low overall image quality Help
Movie format No movies Help
Screen size Very small screen Help
Light sensitivity Very poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
500 shots
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Shutter lag Longer shutter lag Help
254 ms shutter lag
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
Sensor type Sensor type Help
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second




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Avatar for Theophilos Theophilos (10:54 PM, January 29, 2012)
Pentax K10D made a revolution when first was promoted by Pentax. It has a wonderful and tough body for the hands (a little bigger grip would be wonderful), image stabilization, weather proof etc. Unfortunately, Pentax didn't support this camera in terms of software capabilities. For example although the raw images were better than its competitors (made by Nikon and Canon) the jpg images were the worse.  Also it had ISO 50 and 3200 in the secret menu but Pentax has never given these options to their customers as well as they could give autofocus adjustment (in order to avoid back or front focus).
I think that Pentax owe support to this model. It deserves it.  A lot of new customers came to Pentax because of K10D model.
Avatar for juls ky juls ky (4:47 PM, December 04, 2011)
i think it uses ccd sensor not cmos