Pentax K10D Review

April 27, 2007 | Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG | 6 Comments |

Pentax K10DThe Pentax K10D is a lot of DSLR camera for a surprisingly small amount of money. Offering a 10 megapixel sensor, 2.5 inch LCD screen, Anti-Shake and Dust Removal systems, those headline specifications are only the beginning of the extensive feature list. The Pentax K10D has a sealed water-resistant, dust-proof body, 11-point AF system, 32 custom functions, Sensitivity-Priority and Shutter & Aperture-Priority modes, support for RAW and JPEG images and 3.3 fps continuous shooting. The K10D costs roughly the same as the Nikon D80 or Canon EOS 30D, which on paper offer a lot less, but does it have what it takes to challenge those big players? Read our review to find out.

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#1 Prognathous

The K10D does have a dedicated ISO button - the OK button. Just hold it and spin the dial.

What firmware version are you using?

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11:34 pm - Tuesday, April 24, 2007

#2 Mark Goldstein

The test camera had version 1.0.0 firmware installed. Was the ISO function added in a recent update?

9:15 am - Wednesday, April 25, 2007

#3 Prognathous

The ISO function was added in firmware 1.10 which was released three months ago.

More details here:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0701/07012301k10dfirm.asp

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9:26 am - Wednesday, April 25, 2007

#4 SnapHappy

"There is an innovative feature on the Pentax K10D that aims to make life easier for you. This camera is the first Pentax DSLR to offer a Shake Reduction system."

Ummmm... no dude. As you should be aware, previous Pentax DSLR's have had SR.

"Pentax also now offer several new supersonic motor-driven lenses and a flashgun which together with the K10D form a completely weather-proof DSLR system."

If the AF 360FGZ/AF 540FGZ are completely weather-proof as you say, that is surely news to those of us who own these units. Which model of the two flashes did you test in doing your review anyways?

A final point: how can you evaluate macro performance in a camera and/or lens when using the non-macro kit lens?

9:15 pm - Wednesday, April 25, 2007

#5 SearchMe

SnapHappy's comment has a point. The evaluation of the macro performance without macro kit lens.
Pentax K10D

1:31 am - Friday, April 27, 2007

#6 Stephane

One of the best Pentax ever ! 10/10
How to make a jpg files with your Pentax K10D !
check this out :
http://www.unices.org/blog/2007/10/13/pentax-k10d-how-to-make-jpg-files/

and more !

7:26 am - Monday, October 15, 2007