Pentax K10D vs Pentax K100D Super

Pentax K10D
Pentax K100D Super

Reasons to buy the Pentax K10D

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Phase detection autofocus
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fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K100D Super

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather

Items often bought with the K10D or K100D Super

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K100D Super.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K10D.

differences

Advantages of the Pentax K100D Super

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Size
Significantly smaller
129×91×71 mm vs 142×101×70 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Weight
Significantly lighter
646 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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$297.79 vs $435.00
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The best price we've seen is $137 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
2.8" vs 2.8"
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Almost the same
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similarities

Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

Common Strengths
Weather sealed Both are weather sealed, which is fairly uncommon among similar cameras Help
Shoot in extreme weather
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
K100D Super646 g
K10D793 g
Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
K100D Super6 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
K100D Super2.8 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
K100D Super3,200 ISO
K10D1,600 ISO
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
K100D Super96%
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 K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$295 body only

$375 - $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-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$628 - $749 body only

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

Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

$1,025 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
Weather sealed It's body is not weather sealed
Pentax K200D

Pentax K200D

Entry-level DSLR

Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$545 body only

$748 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 slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Pentax K100D

Pentax K100D

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Weather sealed It's body is not weather sealed
Pentax K-7

Pentax K-7

Entry-level DSLR

$569 body only

$1,229 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Screen size Has a much larger screen
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Pentax K100D Super Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$713 - $797 body only

$948 - $1,097 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Size Much larger

Pentax K10D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$289 body only

$349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Pentax K20D

Pentax K20D

Entry-level DSLR

$860 body only

Live view Has live view
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Lowest price Much more expensive

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