Pentax K10D vs Pentax K100D

Pentax K10D
Pentax K100D

Reasons to buy the Pentax K10D

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

Reasons to buy the Pentax K100D

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
Significantly 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
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
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
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
Lacks boost light sensitivity
Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
Weight Heavy Help
K100D660 g
K10D793 g
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
K100D6 MP
K10D10 MP
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Screen size Very small screens Help
2.5"
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
K100D2.8 fps
K10D3 fps
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
210k dots
Lens availability Few lenses available Help
109 lenses
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
K100D96%
K10D95%
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
K100D3,200 ISO
K10D1,600 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons

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competitors

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Advantages

Disadvantages

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 K20D

Pentax K20D

Entry-level DSLR

$860 body only

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

Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

$500 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$376 body only

$358 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 K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $950 body only

$1,039 - $1,079 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$504 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$279 - $557 body only

$349 - $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

Pentax K100D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax K100D Super

Pentax K100D Super

Entry-level DSLR

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Weight Slightly lighter
Thickness Slightly thicker
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$339 body only

$429 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Pentax K10D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$1,126 body only

$816 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Startup delay More startup delay
Pentax K-7

Pentax K-7

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$1,229 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$350 - $367 body only

$382 - $496 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Battery life Shorter battery life

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