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Reasons to buy the Pentax K10D

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
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
 
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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
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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
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 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
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
Weight Heavy Help
K100D Super:646 g
K10D:793 g
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
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
K100D Super:2.8 fps
K10D:3 fps
Screen size Very small screens Help
2.5"
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
K100D Super:96%
K10D:95%
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

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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 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 K20D

Pentax K20D

Entry-level DSLR

$530 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Weight Is significantly heavier
Size Is significantly larger
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$500 - $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-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$365 - $516 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 K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$825 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 K-x

Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

$442 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 K100D Super Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 20D

Canon EOS 20D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,299 body only

$1,739 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
Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Size Larger

Pentax K10D Competitors

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Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 - $415 body only

$389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$797 - $1,147 body only

$1,147 - $1,546 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

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