Excerpt: I think I have had about 5 or 6 digital cameras before getting the K10D, most recent being the Canon Rebel XT (with a few lenses). I really want to like the K10D more than I actually do, if that makes any sense. It is undoubtedly a well-built camera - the difference in term of feeling "substantial" is quite obvious between the Canon XT and the K10D. It's like comparing a plastic toy car to a faithful metal replica.
This is a great camera that fits in the Pentax line of cameras,s
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The Petax K100D Super is a great camera with a lot of bells and whistles on it. While it isn't in the current line of Pentax cameras,it still has many features that can be found in the newer cameras. For me the main feature of this camera other than being digital, is that it supports the k-mount that have fitted on older Pentax cameras. This is why one reason I have purchased Pentax SLR over the years.The lens from my 35mm SLR fit on my new k100D.
Love this camera,it is so rugged and can handle tough challenges
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I got this as a gift when it came out! I am pleased with it's performance and have used Pentax products since I was a little girl! It feels great in your hands not some delicate piece of plastic! Quality lens choices! Can't go wrong!
Summary: I bought the Pentax 10D to upgrade my K100. It has 10.2MP and many current features, and is a more professional based SLR. I can also use any of my existing lenses. The biggest downside is lack of live-view and unit is a bit heavy, but this was expected. The Pentax has most needed features, such as RAW, is dust proof and is an excellent selection in purchasing a used SLR. Consider price and features and Pentax delivers at a high level.
Summary: I'm an avid photography junkie and wanted a backup to my beloved Pentax K7. I had jumped from a K100D to the K7. Myy son had a K10D and I was very impressed with the results he's been getting. As I said, a junkie but not a rich one, so price was a distinct issue. And that's where the K10D really shined at this time. It was much lower in price than the K20 (and reviewers consistently said that there was no real reason to upgrade from the K10D to the K20D).
Summary: this is my first SLR and after 8 weeks and 1000 photo's overall I am very happy. my only real complaint is the documentation really doesn't tell me how to use the camera, but rather just lists how the functions work. I have mostly used it in the green mode and overall very happy. on a sunny day the detail and clarity is amazing! Some problems shooting snowboarding pictures and when backlighting exists but with some practice I'm sure I can master.
Pros: Comfortable Controls, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
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. A great feature set for the price, pro-level customization, and excellent photo quality make the Pentax K10D a bargain amateur dSLR. Only unremarkable performance holds it back from joining the pack leaders.
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.
Summary: The ergonomics are excellent, view finder is fantastic,control lay out easy including menu navigation. I love the digital or viewfinder depth of field preview option, with the digital option allowing you to take test shot and alter settings to see the effect before you save the shot.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Dof preview option, In camera raw processing, Multiple raw formats, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction, Weather seals, Wonderful color
Cons: Jpeg's are a little soft, Slow fps for action
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. Mostly too yellowish, especially under tungsten lights. Sometimes even with customized WB still too much yellow that I have to remove it using software after shooting.