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Pentax K10D
5.3 out of 10

Pentax K10D

The Pentax K10D is a 10.2 megapixel digital SLR camera that comb Read more

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Overall 9
8.7
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 10
9.5
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 8
7.5
Ergonomics 9
8.5
Build quality 9
9.0

Expert Review

DP Review
26 October 2007
  • Conclusion: My first impressions of the K10D were very positive, a well designed and robust body with a clearly extensive range of manual functions and a fairly logical control layout. The positive experience continued in use with the large, bright Pentaprism viewfinder, fast auto focus and short lag times.
  • Pros: Smooth clean images with good color and tone, not as crisp as we would like, Robust body with dust and weather seals, high build quality, Accurate and fast auto-focus, Unique exposure modes; sensitivity, shutter/aperture priority, hyper program, Selectable program lines; Normal, Hi speed, Depth a...
  • Cons: In-camera image processor unable to deliver crisp sharp edges, better to shoot RAW, About a third of a stop less highlight dynamic range than the competition, Slightly inconsistent continuous shooting rate (although always around 3.1 fps), Would have been nice to have hard buttons for White Balan...
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Overall 10
10
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
22 September 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
8.5

Pentax K10D Review

What Digital Camera
5 March 2007
  • Summary: What we’re looking at here is a pair of cracking DSLRs – the Samsung GX10 and the Pentax K10D – that redefine what we should expect at this price point. If you think ‘Nikon D200 at a D80 price’ you won’t go far wrong and I’m genuinely shocked to be saying that in many ways Pentax/Samsung are now...
  • Pros: Professional build quality, Top-end spec, Excellent price point, Good AF system
  • Cons: Multi-area metering underexposes too easily, Occasionally wayward auto white balance
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Overall 9
9.0

Pentax K10D Digital SLR

Trusted Reviews
14 December 2007
  • Summary: Pentax's top digital SLR gets the TR treatment at last
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Overall 10
10
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Overall quality 8
8.0

Pentax K10D

digicambuyer.co.uk
11 December 2007
  • Conclusion: If you're after a DSLR that's more technically demanding and sophisticated than your entry level model, the K10D is your companion
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
7.5
Ease of use 8
7.5
Performance 10
10
Picture quality 10
10

Expert Review

Digital Camera Magazine
9 August 2007
  • Summary: The Pentax K10D is quite a surprise. It might look like a 10-megapixel version of Pentax's existing SLRs, but it's not. It has a different, much larger body that feels like it's been hewn from a solid block of granite, and its performance matches anything its rivals can do.
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Overall 9
9.0

Pentax K10D review

TechRadar UK
13 February 2007
  • Summary: Will it make a splash? It's going to take some convincing
  • Pros: Excellent image quality Good anti-shake Dual-RAW modes Useful features
  • Cons: Lenses can't match the camera's quality
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Overall 9
9.0

Pentax K10D DSLR digital camera

Pocket Lint
2 February 2007
  • Pros: Good image quality, plenty of detail, excellent range (and some unique to Pentax) of exposure controls, body integral Anti-Shake, anti-dust system, build and environment protection, RAW+JPEG mode, good value for money
  • Cons: Slightly soft JPEG images "out of the camera", slight loss of highlight detail
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Overall 9
9.2

Pentax K10D DSLR Review

ePHOTOzine
6 December 2006
  • Summary: Pentax are back! With the possible exception of frame rate, made up for in part with the Shake-reduction and dual RAW capability, this camera is up there with Nikon’s D200 and Canon’s 30D.
  • Pros: Weather sealed body with s/s chassis, Dual RAW formats supported, Good 11 point AF system, Sensitivity priority programs, In camera anti-shake should keep lenses reasonably priced, Good battery life., Very well priced
  • Cons: SD compartment door release fiddly, Battery grip a little quirky, ISO1600 a bit too noisy
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Overall 8
8.1
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Durability 9
9.0
Photo quality 9
9.0

Pentax K10D Review

LetsGoDigital
13 December 2007
  • Conclusion: Op de behuizing van de Pentax K10D verder valt weinig af te dingen. Hij is compact, ligt zeer goed in de hand en is kwalitatief uitstekend gebouwd. Bovendien kan hij tegen de nodige druppels en stof en dat is erg prettig als je vaak buiten fotografeert.
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