Pentax K10D

Pentax K10D

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Pentax K100D

Pentax K100D

     

Reasons to buy the Pentax K10D

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K100D

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Battery life
Great battery life
630 shots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 129x93x70 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.8"
 

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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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

Common Strengths
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Sensor size Large sensors Help
APS-C 23.5x15.7mm
Thickness Thin Help
2.8"
Common Weaknesses
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
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
Lacks boost light sensitivity
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
Weight Heavy Help
K100D:660 g
K10D:793 g
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
K100D:6 MP
K10D:10 MP
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
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post

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competitors

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Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax K20D

Pentax K20D

Entry-level DSLR

$442 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Weight Is slightly heavier
Size Is significantly larger
Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

$1,999 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
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 - $527 body only

$389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$272 body only

$390 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$350 - $367 body only

$427 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
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
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$790 body only

$900 - $1,079 with 18-105mm lens

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Pentax K100D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant competitors found that are specific to the Pentax K100D.

Pentax K10D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$1,169 body only

$910 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
Pentax K-7

Pentax K-7

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$883 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$1,799 body only

$545 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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