Conclusion: When we reviewed the *ist DS it was a camera which equally surprised and disappointed; on one hand it was one of those cameras which functioned beyond its expectation or billing, and on the other it disappointed with its relatively poor in-camera image processor, which simply wasn't delivering the...
Pros: About as good as six megapixel resolution gets, crisp and detailed, a big improvement, Excellent detail even at higher ISO's, overall noise levels on par with competition, Effective long exposure noise reduction (necessary too), Accurate and fast auto-focus, although focus motor slightly noisy, O...
Cons: Limited continuous shooting capability, buffer only large enough for four JPEG frames, Over-saturated default image tone ('Bright'), can lead to channel clipping, Relatively loud shutter release, Slightly humorous user interface compromise ('Cntnuos expsr'), No orientation sensor (hence orientati...
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.
Pros: Handling, image quality, ease of use, price
Cons: Pentamirror viewfinder, indistinct finder info display, some key controls only in menus
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.
Summary: There’s a lot to recommend the Pentax. I like the camera’s design, if not the menu, and it can produce the goods if you treat it with care. Certainly image quality is potentially excellent, but there is an issue with the camera’s metering system.
Pros: Small and compact, stabilisation, autofocus, in-camera editing options, noise control, build quality, lens options
Cons: Underexposes the images, limited burst capacity, ugly menu, no simultaneous RAW+JPEG, overly menu-reliant, price
Conclusion: De nieuwe typeaanduiding van Pentax is een verwijzing naar de roemruchte K-serie uit het verleden. Pentax wil laten weten dat het een rijke historie heeft met opzienbarende en baanbrekende produkten.