Summary: K10d is a really good camera. I tried Canon xt and xti before but both are small and don't fit my big hand. the size of K10d is alright! and it provided powerful manual adjustment for your catching pictures. The kit lens is also very good as basic lens.
Awesome design, less than stellar performance/user
K Sed, Amazon
25 April 2008
Summary: I love the ruggedness of this camera. it is very solid and feels much better in hand than at least the Cannon Rebel Digital. It is heavier but I like that. The features and functions are great. This is my first DSLR and I am by no means even a novice photographer.
Conclusion: If you're looking for a first dSLR or a no-brainer kit, the Pentax K10D may be too much for you, as in too much power and too expensive. But if you want to buy into an inexpensive system with a really good amateur dSLR at its hub, the K10D hits the mark.
Pros: Excellent photo quality; well-designed and solidly built body; premium features for its price class; nice kit lens.
Cons: Occasional autofocus hunting; Shake Reduction only buys you a little over one stop.
Very nice camera.......White balance still not accurate
Z. Zhou, Amazon
11 November 2007
Summary: Very nice camera, especially for just that price. With many convenient buttons that you can directly switch to the funtion you want, saved a lot from browsing and choosing from menu items. Just like *istDL, K110D and K100D, the white balance still not accurate.
Summary: I purchased this camera in December of 2007. I have waited two years before reviewing the performance of this camera in order to use it under a wide variety of conditions. I am happy to report that it has performed perfectly in a wide range of conditions over the past two years.
Summary: After many years and photos taken with my point-n-shoot Canon S500 Digital ELPH, I've finally moved up to a DSLR! The digital camera market has suddenly become flooded with DSLR cameras aimed at the "prosumer" (professional consumer) with a price point of $400-$1000.
Well worth the price, a better flash would earn 5 stars.
C.A.M. "CAM", Amazon
8 May 2007
Summary: I've been upgrading my compact Digital Camera's nearly every year, trying to get a very good and portable camera to take on hiking and kayaking trips figuring if it where to be damaged I'd only be out a few hundred bucks.
A very good semi-pro digital SLR for legacy 24x36 Pentax lenses
18 February 2007
Summary: First, let me state that I just received this camera and only took a few hundred pictures to test it. Second, given how little choice one has in Pentax lenses nowadays, the only reason I can conceive for buying this camera today is to use discontinued Pentax lenses.
Summary: I was pleasant surprised with K10D as it combines built-in image stabilization, self-cleaning sensor, easy-to-use image controls and sealed body. It's just fills right in my hands. I'm not going to repeat all good pints that can be found in previous reviews. But I want to comments on some "Cons".