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.
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 "E&E maven", Amazon
6 February 2008
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: 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".
Summary: I owned a *ist DL for about 8 month and bought this upgrade. I don't have any experience with Cannon or Nikon. So my review is mostly based on a comparison to *ist DL. Hope this will help those in the same situation. I am not a Pro and will not be a Pro.
It may have been a long wait, but it doesn't disappoint
J. R. McDonald, Amazon
15 December 2006
Summary: Well, I've been holding out on making the switch from film SLR's to DSLR's mainly because I can get higher quality digital images with film and my halfway decent film scanner. I've adored Pentax since beginning with the K1000.