Summary Pentax K10D

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Body only
Unknown
Kit
Unknown
Score Snapsort rank
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 11
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23.5x15.7mm
Screen resolution
Help 210k dots
Megapixels
Help 10 MP
Movie format
Help None
Screen size
Help 2.5"
Light sensitivity
Help 1,600 ISO
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Pros

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The Pentax K10D vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
0.62x
Startup delay Short startup delay Help
400 ms startup delay
Sensor size Slightly larger than average sensor Help
APS-C 23.5x15.7mm
Thickness Thin Help
2.8"
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
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Cons

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The Pentax K10D vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Dynamic range Narrower dynamic range Help
11.6 EV
Screen size Very small screen Help
2.5"
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3 fps
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
None
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
11
Shutter lag Longer shutter lag Help
254 ms shutter lag
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
500 shots
Announced Old Help
September, 2006
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Size Slightly large Help
Professional size 142x101x70 mm
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
522 ISO
Overall image quality Low overall image quality Help
66.0
Movie format No movies Help
None
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
210k dots
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
10 MP
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available Help
109 lenses
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
None
Weight Very heavy Help
793 g

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Discussion

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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