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

Battery life
Great battery life
630 shots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×93×70 mm)

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K10D.

differences

Advantages of the Pentax K100D

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Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
182 ms vs 254 ms
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Around 30% less delay when taking photos
Size
Significantly smaller
129×93×70 mm vs 142×101×70 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
Significantly 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
  1. 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
Weight Heavy Help
K100D660 g
K10D793 g
Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
K100D6 MP
K10D10 MP
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
Lacks boost light sensitivity
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Screen size Very small screens Help
2.5"
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
113 lenses
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
K100D3,200 ISO
K10D1,600 ISO
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
K100D96%
K10D95%
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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 much more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$288 - $295 body only

$378 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

$845 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 significantly more expensive
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$1,196 body only

$842 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$300 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly 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 D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$274 body only

$484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

Pentax K100D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$332 body only

$399 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-7

Pentax K-7

Entry-level DSLR

$569 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-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$749 - $900 body only

$1,039 - $1,047 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Startup delay More startup delay
Lowest price Much more expensive

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