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Reasons to buy the Pentax K10D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K100D Super

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
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
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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The K100D Super's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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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 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
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 Common Weaknesses
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Sensor size Large sensors Help
APS-C 23.5x15.7mm
Thickness Thin Help
2.8"
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
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
Lacks boost light sensitivity
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
K100D Super:6 MP
K10D:10 MP
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Screen size Very small screens Help
2.5"
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
K100D Super:96%
K10D:95%
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
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
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post

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competitors

Shared Competitors

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Disadvantages

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$397 - $476 body only

$447 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Pentax K20D

Pentax K20D

Entry-level DSLR

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

Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

$735 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 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 significantly larger
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$560 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-7

Pentax K-7

Entry-level DSLR

$1,288 body only

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Screen size Has a much larger screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Pentax K100D

Pentax K100D

Entry-level DSLR

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

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Disadvantages

No significant competitors found that are specific to the Pentax K100D Super.

Pentax K10D Competitors

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Disadvantages

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$842 - $897 body only

$1,171 - $1,347 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Startup delay More startup delay
Thickness Significantly thicker

appearance

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