Summary: If you're looking for a well-made, versatile entry-level DSLR, give the Pentax K100D Super a test drive. One advantage that it has is lens compatibility - it's compatible with virtually every Pentax lens ever made, which means that you can get some excellent used glass for this camera for not very much money. And the performance and image quality are pretty much on par with the competition.
Excerpt: Our grumpiness was largely because the design hadn't changed much since the days of the *ist D - if anything this incarnation is larger, yet at the same time less fussy - and, with a six megapixel resolution it felt overpriced at £600 when you could buy a 10MP DSLR for a similar outlay.
Excerpt: Last year when Pentax introduced the K100D , they advertised it as "an affordable, full featured, user friendly digital SLR." This year when the Pentax K100D Super was announced, they advertised it as "an affordable, full featured, user friendly digital SLR." What’s the difference? Well, if you look closely you’ll notice the new K100D Super adds Pentax’s new Dust Removal system and compatibility with Pentax’s new SDM lenses offering faster and quieter autofocus.
Excerpt: Physical Views Continue on to Page Two K100D Super Specifications Type Interchangeable lens Single-Lens-Reflex type digital still camera with TTL auto exposure,autofocus and built-in retractable P-TTL auto flash.
Conclusion: Pentax K100D digital reflex camera Although Pentax started with digital SLR cameras relatively late, the brand now frequently introduces new models. The Pentax K110D and the K100D are the latest entry-level models, which have been designed according to the Pentax motto: simplicity above all else. However, that certainly doesn't mean they are plain cameras that offer little to no options to the more experienced photographer; on the contrary even!
Summary: Looking at the specification and the price, the K100D is certainly a lot of camera for the money. Results are good overall and handling is a doddle thanks to a neat control layout and compact size. If you’re looking for a compact, easy to use D-SLR that won’t bust your budget then the K100D is worth a look. And if you have old Pentax lenses as well, then you should certainly check out this camera.
Pros: Handling, image quality, ease of use, price
Cons: Pentamirror viewfinder, indistinct finder info display, some key controls only in menus