Pentax K10D Review

Review Date: April 24th 2007

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Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
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Design
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Specifications
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Conclusion

Specifications

 TYPE
 Camera Type TTL autofocus, auto-exposure digital SLR digital-still camera with built-in retractable P-TTL auto pop-up flash
 SENSOR
 Effective Pixels 10.2 megapixels
 Total Pixels 10.75 megapixels
 Type 23.5mm x 15.7mm Interline interlace CCD with a primary colour filter
 Sensitivity Auto, Manual (100 to 1600 (1/3EV steps or 1/2 EV steps):Standard Output Sensitivity)
 Colour Depth 8 bit (JPEG) or 12 bit (RAW)
 IMAGE SIZE
 Still

JPEG: [10M]3872 x 2592 pixels, [6M] 3008 x 2000 pixels, [2M] 1824 x 1216 pixels

RAW: [10M] 3872 x 2592 pixels

 FILE FORMAT
 Still JPEG (Exif 2.21), RAW, DCF (Design rule of Camera File system), DPOF (Digital Print Order Form), PRINT Image Matching III
 Quality Level

JPEG: ***Best, **Better, *Good

RAW: PEF, DNG

 STORAGE MEDIA
 External SD memory card, SDHC memory card
 LENS
 Mount PENTAX KAF2 bayonet mount
 Usable lenses

PENTAX KAF2-, KAF-, and KA-mount  lenses*.

* Power zoom function available. K-mount lenses usable with restrictions. S-mount lenses, 67/645 lenses usable with adapter and with restrictions.

 FOCUSING SYSTEM
 Type TTL Phase-matching 11-point wide autofocus system (SAFOX VIII)
 Area Auto, Select, Centre
 Mode AF-single (with focus lock); AF-continuous and Manual focus available
 AF assist Avaiable via built-in flash
 EXPOSURE SYSTEM
 Metering TTL open-aperture 16-segment metering (coupled with lens and AF information)
 Metering Area (1) Multi-segment metering (2) Center-weighted metering (3) Spot metering
 Metering Range EV 1 - 21.5 (at Standard Output Sensitivity 200 with 50mm F1.4 lens)
 Exposure Modes (1) Green (2) Program AE (3) Sensitivity-Priority AE (4) Shutter-Priority AE (5) Aperture-Priority AE (6) Shutter and Aperture- Priority AE (7) Metered Manual (8) X speed (9) Bulb
 Auto Bracketing 3 frames within range of  0.5EV,  1.0EV, 1.5EV (0.5EV steps) or 0.3EV,  0.7EV, 1.0EV (0.3EV steps)
 Compensation 3 EV (1/2EV steps),  2 EV (1/3EV steps)
 Auto Exposure Lock Availiable
 SHUTTER
 Type Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
 Speed 1/4000 - 30 sec. and bulb
 VIEWFINDER
 Type Pentaprism type
 Focusing screen Natural-Bright-Matte II focusing screen (changeable)
 Field of View 95%
 Magnification 0.95X (with 50mm F1.4 lens, infinity, -1m-1)
 Diopter adjustment -2.5 - +1.5m-1
 Indication (1) Shake Reduction; (2) Flash status; (3) Shutter speed; (4) Aperture; (5) Focus indicatoer; (6) Manual focus; (7) EV bar; (8) EV compensation;  (9) Flash exposure compensation; (13) AE lock indicator; (14) ISO warning; (15) Number of recordable images/EV compensation/confirm sensitivity.
 MODE DIAL
 Modes (1) Green, (2) Program AE, (3) Sensitivity-Priarity AE, (4) Shutter-Priority AE, (5) Aperture-Priority AE, (6) Shutter and Aperture- Priority AE, (7) Metered Manual, (8) X speed, (9) Bulb, (10) User.
 EXTERNAL LCD PANEL
 Indication (1) Shutter speed; (2) Aperture; (3) Flash mode (Flash-On, Flash-Off, Red-eye reduction, Auto, Slow-speed sync); (4) Drive mode (Shingle frame, Continuous, Self-timer, Remote control); (5) EV bar; (6) Auto bracket; (7) Flash exposure compensation; (8) EV compensation; (9) Battery level; (10) White balance; (11) ISO warning; (12)RAW / RAW+JPEG; (13) Number of recordable images/EV compensation/PC(Pb); (14) Multi-exposure
 FLASH
 Type Built-in retractable P-TTL auto pop-up flash
 Guide Number 11(Standard Output Sensitivity 100/m), 15.6 (Standard Output Sensitivity 200/m)
 Angle of View Coverage 28mm wide-angle (equivalent to 35mm)
 Exposure Compensation -2 EV to -1 EV(1/2EV steps)
 Synchronization Sync speed: 1/180 sec. set automatically with RTF or PENTAX dedicated flash unit at recharge completion. With RTF and via hot shoe.
 DRIVE MODE
 Modes Single-frame advance, continuous advance*, self-timer (12 sec., 2 sec.), auto bracket and remote control (0sec., 3sec.) *Approx. 3 fps, sequence: untill the memory card becomes full (JPEG), 10 frame (RAW), 6 frames (RAW+JPEG)
 WHITE BALANCE
 Modes Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy,Tungsten Light, Fluorescent Light (W, D, N), Flash, Manual setting
 SCREEN
 LCD 2.5 inch, low-temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD monitor (Approx. 210,000 pixels), brightness adjustable, Wide angle view
 PLAYBACK
 View One Shot, Index (9 thumb nails), Enlargement (up to 20X, scroll available), Image Rotation, Folder view, Slideshow , Histogram, Bright Portion
 Digital Filter B&W (4 type), Sepia (3 type), Colour (18 type), Soft (three-level amount adjustable), Slim (+/- 8 level amount adjustable), Brightness (at playback mode)
 LANGUAGE
 Language English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Netherlandish, Italian, Russian, Korean, Chinese (Traditional/Simplified), Portuguese, Japanese
 WORLD TIME
 Time 71 cities (28 time zones)
 INTERFACE
 PC USB 2.0 (HI-SPEED)
 AV Compatible with PAL and NTSC formats
 PictBridge Single image print, All images print, DPOF auto print.
 POWER
 Source

Rechargeable D-LI50 lithium-ion battery.

Optional AC adapter also available.

 DIMENSIONS
 Height 101mm
 Width 141.5mm
 Depth 70mm
 Weight 710g without battery and SD memory card.
 COMPATIBILITY
 PC Windows 2000/XP Home Edition Professional
 Mac Mac OS X 10.2 or later was pre-installed at Macintosh PC
   
Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

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