Pentax K10D overview
Pentax K10D is Pentax's Advanced DSLR digital camera first introduced on December of 2006. It includes a 10 MegaPixel, CCD APS-C sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 3872 x 2592.
The K10D stands at #63 out of 91 in Advanced DSLR cameras and all around #465 out of 1422 for cameras in our database. Remember to test our Advanced camera finder to see camera ratings based on your personalized requirements.
Below is a graph of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Pentax K10D history
The Pentax K10D is part of a family of cameras. You can read the detailed range underneath.
Pentax K10D Gallery
You can check the K10D from various angles in the gallery here.
Pentax K10D Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of advantages and disadvantages of the Pentax K10D based on factors which are normally viewed as useful in a digital camera.
Pentax K10D Sensor info
The spec of the sensor on the Pentax K10D is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor is able to resolve 3872 x 2592 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Sensor based). Optical stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter may cause cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CCD sensor boasts 10 megapixels and features a standard ISO range of 100 to 1600. RAW format is supported therefore the user has wider margin for error.
The picture underneath displays the K10D's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The K10D sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is highlighted in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Pentax K10D dimensions
Pentax K10D has a weight of 1.75 lbs (793 grams / 27.97 ounces) and features outer measurements of 142mm x 101mm x 70mm (5.6" x 4.0" x 2.8"). The weight of normal Advanced DSLR camera is 775 grams and the Pentax K10D is on par compared to various rivals.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Underneath is a shot of the Pentax K10D besides a soda so you can have a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will provide the button design on the K10D.
Pentax K10D Lens info
The K10D fits the Pentax KAF2 mount and has 17 lenses available to buy. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the K10D.
Pentax K10D Connectivity
The K10D has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that consist of NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to send files and sometimes alter camera settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
A few applications even stream a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external display. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB port.
Pentax K10D Video info
Pentax K10D does not take video. If you are searching for a digital camera to take only pictures, this might not be a problem.
Pentax K10D Weather Sealing
Pentax K10D has weather sealing making it a fantastic pick to use during tricky environments. This can be particularly valuable when you are uncertain about the elements you might encounter during outdoor photography.
Pentax K10D Screen and Viewfinder
The Pentax K10D includes a 2.5 inch fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 210 thousand dots.
Please note that the display offers no touch support. The K10D also comes with a Top screen so you're able to quickly checkout the camera's settings.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The View Finder specs regarding Pentax K10D are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- ViewFinder Coverage 95%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.64x
In those sunny outdoor situations which make the camera screens washed out and hard to view, viewfinders can be quite useful.
Pentax K10D Shutter info
Pentax K10D is able to shoot continuously at 3.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Pentax K10D Flash and Hot shoe info
Pentax K10D has got both in-built flash and external flash ability. The max flash sync is 1/180s.
Pentax K10D Autofocusing info
Pentax K10D has got both Phase Detect Autofocus and Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier & precise in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing.
It includes 11 focus points to select from. Pentax K10D boasts manual focus when needed during low light conditions or you need to have more exact focus control.
Pentax K10D Battery life
The general Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 911. Nikon D780 has the highest possible (2260) battery life within this type of cameras.
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Pentax K10D for varying categories of photography
The following chart displays a analysis of the Pentax K10D for varying categories of photography. To look at more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Portrait photography with Pentax K10D
The Pentax K10D gets a score of 54 which is decent, meaning that it is relatively acceptable to use for portraits. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW files plus the option to use off-camera lighting.
Pentax K10D Street photography features
Having a above average rating of 65, the Pentax K10D is a very decent choice to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Pentax K10D Sports photography info
A reasonable sports photography points total of 54 suggests the Pentax K10D is somewhat appropriate for shooting sports. A camera needs to have fantastic tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Pentax K10D Travel photography information
Portability is very important in selecting a camera for travel. In general, the Pentax K10D gets a modest 49 for a travelling camera which makes it fairly acceptable to purchase for your travels.
Pentax K10D Landscape photography information
For anybody who is looking to pick a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most vital factor is going to be image quality. The Pentax K10D at it's modest grade of 56 for a landscape camera is somewhat suited among its competitors.
Pentax K10D Vlogging information
A vlogging camera ought to come with a articulating display screen, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Pentax K10D is not appropriate for vlogging as it comes to a bad score of 9.
Pentax K10D Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the K10D, here is a selection of the highest placed cameras that fall under the family of Advanced DSLR.
The chart down below provides you a summary of the K10D vs it's top scoring rivals shown earlier.
Here are a handful of other cameras you may check out as alternate options. To check out a detailed comparison, visit the "compare" link.