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Pentax K10D

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    9.3 9.3 from 531 reviewers
  • Expert Score (36)
    8.7 8.7 from 36 reviewers
  • Design (7)
    5.6 5.6 from 7 reviewers
  • Value for money (23)
    5.9 5.9 from 23 reviewers
  • Features (11)
    5.9 5.9 from 11 reviewers
  • Ease of use (16)
    5.9 5.9 from 16 reviewers
  • Performance (164)
    5.8 5.8 from 164 reviewers
  • Picture quality (177)
    5.5 5.5 from 177 reviewers
  • Durability (6)
    5.7 5.7 from 6 reviewers
  • Overall quality (3)
    5.4 5.4 from 3 reviewers
  • Display (161)
    5.6 5.6 from 161 reviewers
  • Photo quality (2)
    5.7 5.7 from 2 reviewers
  • Video quality (6)
    6.3 6.3 from 6 reviewers
  • Ergonomics (162)
    5.8 5.8 from 162 reviewers
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    5.7 5.7 from 2 reviewers
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The Pentax K10D is a 10.2 megapixel digital SLR camera that combines great picture quality with good handling for professional photographers. The camera is powered by a long-lasting Li-ion battery, and takes SD cards for additional pictures. Neocamera rates the Pentax K10D as excellent. They note that the camera is fitted with nearly every feature possible for a digital SLR camera: stabilization, dust-reduction, weatherproofing, advanced customization, digital white-balance and depth-of-field preview, an…

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The Pentax K10D is a 10.2 megapixel digital SLR camera that combines great picture quality with good handling for professional photographers. The camera is powered by a long-lasting Li-ion battery, and takes SD cards for additional pictures. Neocamera rates the Pentax K10D as excellent. They note that the camera is fitted with nearly every feature possible for a digital SLR camera: stabilization, dust-reduction, weatherproofing, advanced customization, digital white-balance and depth-of-field preview, and an unlimited continuous drive. They also note the features that make this camera stand out from the competition: sensitivity priority mode, shutter-and-aperture priority mode (the camera automatically selects ISO), choice of program line for automatic mode, digital white-balance preview and in-camera RAW conversion.

Digital white-balance preview is particularly interesting because it allows pre visualizing the effect of white-balance, eliminating the need for taking test shots until the desired results are obtained. Digital Photography Review mentions twenty features of the camera, including an 11-point Auto Focus with nine points (in the center) which are sensitive to both horizontal and vertical detail. They also mention that the camera supports high-capacity SD cards (4GB or higher) and includes a remote control from the rear (IR sensor). To attest to it’s ruggedness, Digital Photography Review notes that the K10D body has 72 seals which provide dust and water resistance. The optional battery grip is also dust and weather resistant with 38 seals. They note that it's clear that Pentax is competing with the likes of the Canon EOS 30D and Nikon D200. ePhotozine agrees that the K10D is packed with features that have been well thought out in a body that has been built to withstand hard use. Pentax Photo Laboratory, the included photo editing software, is surprisingly good for free software. So, overall, according to ePhotozine, the K10D is a serious advanced amateur or semi-pro camera.

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  • Use LCD moniter instead of viewfinder

    Instead of always havign to look through the viewfinder for taking pictures, is there any ways I can look on the LCD moniter and take a picture on the screen instead, like other cameras?

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