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Reasons to buy the Pentax K10D

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K100D

Battery life
Great battery life
630 shots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 129x93x70 mm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Pentax K100D

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Shutter lag Less shutter lag 182 ms vs 254 ms
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Around 30% less delay when taking photos
Size Significantly smaller 129x93x70 mm vs 142x101x70 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Battery life Longer battery life 630 shots vs 500 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Weight Lighter 660 g vs 793 g
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Around 20% lighter
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage 96% vs 95%
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Pentax K10D

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Startup delay Much less startup delay 400 ms vs 1600 ms
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4x less delay when turning on
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.55x
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More than 20% larger viewfinder
True resolution Higher true resolution 10 MP vs 6 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3 fps vs 2.8 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
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similarities

Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Sensor size Large sensors Help
APS-C 23.5x15.7mm
Thickness Thin Help
2.8"
Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
No movies
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
Lacks boost light sensitivity
Weight Heavy Help
K100D:660 g
K10D:793 g
Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
K100D:6 MP
K10D:10 MP
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
K100D:2.8 fps
K10D:3 fps
Screen size Very small screens Help
2.5"
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
K100D:96%
K10D:95%
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
210k dots
Lens availability Few lenses available Help
109 lenses
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
K100D:3,200 ISO
K10D:1,600 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

$700 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$390 - $449 body only

$450 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$500 - $560 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Size Is slightly larger
Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
Pentax K200D

Pentax K200D

Entry-level DSLR

Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r

Entry-level DSLR

$550 body only

$811 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Pentax K100D Super

Pentax K100D Super

Entry-level DSLR

$735 body only

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Pentax K-m

Pentax K-m

Entry-level DSLR

$938 with 18-55mm, 50-200mm lenses

Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Size Is slightly smaller
Lowest price Is much more expensive

Pentax K100D Competitors

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Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 - $657 body only

$389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag

Pentax K10D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax K20D

Pentax K20D

Entry-level DSLR

$530 with 18-55mm lens

Live view Has live view
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$715 body only

$950 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$1,527 body only

$825 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Startup delay More startup delay
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

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