Excerpt: Based on our test drive of a late-stage K10D prototype, we'd say Pentax has graduated from D-SLR underdog to serious contender. Priced at $899 to compete with other mid-level 10MP models, the K10D is more advanced in many ways and debuts technology found nowhere else.
Excerpt: 10MP DSLR Shootout: Pentax K10D27075121508PentaxK10DThis pleasant surprise combines an assortment of goodies -- built-in image stabilization, self-cleaning sensor, easy-to-use image controls -- in the beefiest, best-sealed body of the bunch.
Excerpt: Camera Test: Pentax K10D27075121508PentaxK10DSince its first unveiling in September, readers and industry insiders alike have been abuzz about the feature set of the Pentax K10D ($920 street, body only).
Excerpt: In the boisterous parade of new 10-megapixel DSLRs, here comes the tough guy of the bunch, the Pentax K10D. This new model packs 10MP capture, CCD-based image stabilization, a self-cleaning sensor, and compatibility with an extensive lens system into what is probably the best-sealed DSLR body in the...
Excerpt: With an excellent dust-proof, weather-resistant, ergonomic design and stability, the dSLR K10D (released in September 2006) is not a point and shoot camera: there are a lot custom settings, and you will have to find the ones that are the most important to your style.
Conclusion: The Pentax K10D is a high-quality camera with some innovative features not seen on other bodies in its price range. The K10D is the lightest smallest body that has extensive weather and dust sealing.
Conclusion: Any first-time D-SLR buyer should put the Pentax K10D high on the list—it’s a very good 10MP camera offering lots of room to grow as you spread your photographic wings. And its combination of good image quality, built-in Shake Reduction and sturdy build makes it a worthy contender for the...
Conclusion: Pentax K10D digital single lens reflex camera When DSLRs became popular a few years ago, it looked as if Pentax was going to miss the boat. Although it was a big name amongst camera manufacturers, Pentax was one of the last ones to join the digital adventure.
Summary: Pentax K10D verdict
The Pentax K10D is certainly a feature-packed DSLR and one which offers a lot of bang for the buck at current online prices. You get 10 Megapixel resolution, built-in Shake and Dust Reduction, environmental sealing, two unique exposure modes and a wealth of RAW options which put...
Pros: Built-in Shake Reduction system, Dust and weather-resistant seals, Unique shooting modes and RAW options, Switches for metering and focus areas
Cons: Default JPEG settings lack impact, Basic metering and tendency to underexpose, No dedicated buttons for ISO or WB, Tough rivals like the Nikon D80 and Canon 30D