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
Phase detection autofocus
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fast and accurate
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K100D Super

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 129x91x71 mm
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather

differences

Advantages of the Pentax K100D Super

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Size
Significantly smaller
129x91x71 mm vs 142x101x70 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
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
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 Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
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
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
K100D Super:6 MP
K10D:10 MP
Weight Heavy Help
K100D Super:646 g
K10D:793 g
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 Super:2.8 fps
K10D:3 fps
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
210k dots
Lens availability Few lenses available Help
109 lenses
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
K100D Super:96%
K10D:95%
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
K100D Super:3,200 ISO
K10D:1,600 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 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 significantly heavier
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$337 - $367 body only

$408 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax K100D

Entry-level DSLR

$489 body only

$521 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
Weather sealed It's body is not weather sealed
Startup delay Has much more startup delay
Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

$999 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Weather sealed It's body is not weather sealed
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$1,094 body only

$816 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
Weight Is slightly heavier
Pentax K200D

Pentax K200D

Entry-level DSLR

Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$439 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 K100D Super Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 20D

Canon EOS 20D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,599 body only

$1,762 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Screen size Much smaller screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Pentax K10D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$704 body only

$900 with 55-300mm lens

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

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