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
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K100D Super

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 129x91x71 mm
Weight
Light-weight
646 g

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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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$435.00 vs $699.95
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The best price we've seen is $265 cheaper (around 40% less)
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 Super6 MP
K10D10 MP
Weight Heavy Help
K100D Super646 g
K10D793 g
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
K100D Super2.8 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
K100D Super96%
K10D95%
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
K100D Super3,200 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 K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$350 - $367 body only

$382 - $496 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

$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
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$1,126 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
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
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-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
Weather sealed It's body is not weather sealed
Pentax K-7

Pentax K-7

Entry-level DSLR

$599 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

Pentax K100D

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

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 K100D Super Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$579 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$500 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Weather sealed No weather sealing

Pentax K10D Competitors

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Disadvantages

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
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality

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